Atlas Max 6E MX8501 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Router


Atlas Max 6E MX8501 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Router

SKU: MX8501
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

Atlas Max 6E MX8501 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Router

SKU: MX8501
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Linksys Atlas Max 6E (AXE8400) unleashes the biggest upgrade to WiFi in a decade, bringing the ultra-fast, low-latency 6GHz band to every corner of your home. Use as a backhaul between nodes or connect directly for seamless video conferencing, working from home, remote learning, and even the latest AR and VR.
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Intelligent Mesh™ allows you to expand your coverage across your home by simply adding nodes giving you the range to keep your connection going strong.

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To deliver the reliability you expect, our products pass 25 real-world tests in The Linksys Life Lab, are backed by a 3-year warranty, and have 24/7 tech support.

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More Devices than Ever Before

WiFi 6 sends and receives multiple streams of data simultaneously, providing up to 4x* more WiFi capacity to handle more gaming, and smart home devices.

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Easy Setup and Control

It's simple to set up, lets you access your network from anywhere, and view or prioritize which connected devices are using the most WiFi - all from the free Linksys app.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Stuff I'm extremely satisfied with this product! I used this replace an older router. It’s a Tri band (2.4/5/5GHz) wifi 6 router with 3 LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port which supports SMB file sharing so I was already pleased with that. Thats enough to dwarf my 200Mbps connection over wifi in my entire home. The Linksys app is also clutch too. I highly recommend this router for anyone looking to get into wifi 6 or even to start a mesh network. Thank me later.
Date published: 2023-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product is poor and the tech support is even worse I have been buying linksys products for over 20 years. I am a telecom engineer that has over 30 years of experience in everything from switches, routers, SONET/SDH, Frame Relay, ATM, OTN, etc. The problems that I am having are only on the wireless channels of the Atlas Max 6e. The wired ports work flawlessly but the wireless gives downloads that are 50 percent less than uploads. Tech Support tried to put this on My ISP which gives me 2.5 Gbps service and it works flawlessly. I have two computers with 2.5 Gbps nics and they work fine. I have the Atlas 6e connected to a switch a 5 Gbps and this should be able to fill up the pipe with up to 2.5 Gbps of traffic. But my upload gives me 1.5 Gbps and my download gives me 700 Mbps when doing wireless speed tests. But when I use my wired PC that connects to my multi gig switch I get 2.4 upload as well as 2.4 download so it cannot be the ISP. If it was the ISP, then the wired clients would get the same results as the wireless clients, but the Tech support can't figure that out!
Date published: 2023-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Linksys is going down by the year I use to buy exclusively Linksys velop products. Now every single wifi 6e product that I have tested failed. Either to even connect with my other mesh Linksys products or like this one to deliver advertised performance. I know a few about network and was not able to get more speed out of this router than the old gen wifi 6. Why should I pay more for the same speed? I think it's time for me to try competition. Setup through the app is horrendous where this used to be the best part of getting a new Linksys product. People have sat down on their laurel not trying to improve their products. Count me out!
Date published: 2022-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installation was a snap. Installation was a simple process. Range was good. System works very well. I like the unit because the antennas are within the unit and work throughout our 1900 sq ft living area.
Date published: 2022-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tri-Band AXE8400 For The Goal! Love this product! With about 4500 square feet to cover, this was the best solution considering that, due to architectural reasons, simple extenders were not just feasible. No more WiFi deadspots!!!
Date published: 2022-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi gamer household lighting fast This this unit can easily handle 3 Xboxes on a 2 gigabit fiber Internet connection with zero lag or latency. Definitely I must have for any household with multiple gamers.
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trying to install. If you have comcast ( Xfinity ) and have to go through their hub, installation is a NIGHTMARE, not only for me but also for their 2 different technicians on 2 separate days, just to Not run on Full speed. Do Not recommend! First time I have ever wrote a demeaning comment about a product.
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router- Make sure get multiple nodes This router is great and its ability to handle high traffic loads from all my different devices is great as well. I get really close to my advertised speeds with this router when I am next to it. My house is 900ish sqft on first floor and when I am in my bedroom the speed drops off to around 300mbps instead of 900-1000mbps I get near router. I only have one node so I am confident if you place at least two around your speeds and coverage will be satisfactory. With that said, and only one node, I get consistent Wi-Fi outside my house as well as in my garage. It just is not as fast as being near it. The fact that this has a dedicated 6G band is nice although not a lot of equipment out there utilizes it yet. Linksys web portal will bring a familiarity with it if you have ever had one of their later routers. Also available as an app, it’s easy to use and has a nice feel to it. I found it very easy to set up and user friendly. I found the design and look of this mesh router is sophisticated enough you could place it anywhere you can plug it in, and it would not be an eyesore. It appears the design of vent holes in top helps keep it cool as it never feels above gently warm to the hands. Bottom line is this router is a sleek powerhouse and should handle more than the average gamer/household needs.
Date published: 2021-11-17
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I have an ax4420 system. If I make MX8501 the parent, will my system quit working with Apple Homekit?

Asked by: HappyTechGuy
It should continue to work; however, any device connected to the AX4420 will only have a throughput commensurate to that device.
Answered by: JDodge3
Date published: 2023-05-26

Does MX8501 supports apple HomeKit ?

Asked by: jvsaldana
Hi! Currently, the MX8501 router does not support Homekit.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-04-15

Does supports verizon fios?

Asked by: emontalvo27
I used it   Which Verizon fios just   Internet  if you have cable you have bridge mode it
Answered by: Kdog120685
Date published: 2023-03-21

Am purchasing the Max 6e to use with one MX5300 at home.  Will start setup from scratch and am wondering which unit should be parent node and which child node. I have six devices out of 55 that are capable of 6e

Asked by: JAMB
Hi, JAMTPA. We always suggest setting the node with higher and better specs as the parent node to fully maximize its features. In your case, you can configure the MX8501 as the parent node and the MX5300 as the child node.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-02-11

what ghz is the guest network? i assume its the 5 or 6? i purchased this because my old router was 5ghz except guest network only ran at 2.4ghz which is virtually useless if you got newer devices, i hope this corrects that issue.

Asked by: bikeman5
SSID: thyme guest Protocol: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Security type: WPA2-Personal Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Description: Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz Driver version: Network band: 2.4 GHz Network channel: 5 Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 287/287 (Mbps) IPv4 address: IPv4 DNS servers: (Unencrypted) Physical address (MAC): B4-0E-DE-98-DB-F4
Answered by: Roger1008
Date published: 2023-02-05

Will this support link aggregation on the four 1 Gb LAN ports?

Asked by: ffzeus
No, ffzeus. The Linksys Atlas Max 6E does not support Link Aggregation
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-02-02

does this work as good with apple MacBook m1 as model mx4200-apl

Asked by: bikeman5
It does, with twice the throughput of the MX4200
Answered by: JDodge3
Date published: 2023-01-31

if my internet provider only gives me 2.4 and 5ghz, will the nodes connect backhaul on 6ghz?

Asked by: EdFF
Hi, EdFF. The wireless backhaul dynamically switches between bands (5ghz or 6ghz) to maximize speed or range. It may use the 6ghz band when the nodes are close to each other or with acceptable RSSI to maximize the speed.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-12-05
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*System indicating a multi-unit pack with no additional product purchases or firmware upgrades necessary to create a mesh network.

**Performance may vary. Customer-paid internet service required. For more information, please refer to the insert inside the package, or the product data sheet found at:

***As compared to WiFi 5 2x2 dual-band router up to 80MHz.

†4x more channels on 6GHz band as compared to dual-band router on 2.4 & 5 GHz bands excluding DFS channels, determined using 20MHz channels as a reference.

‡Wired speed up to 5Gbps requires multi-gigabit ISP speed up to or greater than 5Gbps.