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

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

SKU: MX8501
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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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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Wifi and mesh routers

The Future Looks Bright

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.

Linksys Life Lab

Life Tested

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.

family sitting on couch using WiFi 6 on cell phones and tablet

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.

Linksys app on cell phone

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 Great mobile app! I’ve owned 2 of these nodes for a couple years now and am very happy with the network mesh! Combined with AT&T gigabit internet, I’m very happy with the results. As a developer I was working from home 8-10 hours a day, and I have yet to have a single issue with the either node. Just set up auto updates and forget it, I highly recommend if it’s in your budget :)
Date published: 2023-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Most expensive isn't best...... When you aren't a WiFi expert and you buy the "expensive" product thinking it will be best - probably not the best of ideas. I built a new average size ranch home and thought this would be perfect, but not so much. So hard to set up, the range through one wall is horrible. I am glad I had cat cables run to every room, give grace for buying this set up. My Spectrum router worked all through the house just fine I guess - now I know.
Date published: 2023-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mazing Access points Usually I don't write reviews, but while reading other reviews I decided I should leave one. we purchased 8 of these nodes and setup 3 separate networks. these nodes are used for sonos deployments as well as over 20 users. These access points worked amazing, it was easy to setup and the coverage is great, the speed of child nodes works perfectly even with multiple users accessing stream simultaneously. We also did post survey using Ekahua survey tools and the speed and throughput capabilities exceeded our expectations.
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Linksys Atlas Max 6E Do not purchase the Altlas Max 6E. It is a useless product. I was a loyal Linksys customer for several years purchasing prior Wi-Fi Routers and their Velop/Mesh systems. The Mesh system constantly drops and moving between your home will NOT be seemless, constantly shifting from Wi-Fi to broadband. I requested a refund and Linksys refused, after being a loyal customer for several years. DO NOT PURCHASE THE ATLAS MAX 6E.
Date published: 2023-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worthless e-waste extremely slow. takes about 10 minutes to boot, and this is a huge issue because its so unstable, you will be rebooting it a ton. sometimes will straight up not load. linksys phone support only knows how to factory reset, anything else they will just say I don't know, but we won't replace your router. I'd rather rub sand in my eyes than buy a linksys product again.
Date published: 2023-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from atlas Max 6E i just got the new atlas max 6e and i love it, it is very fast and easy to set up with the app. i love to be able to connect everything with ease.
Date published: 2023-03-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unable to handover connection between nodes Incredibly frustrating product and unhelpful tech support. While the wifi is incredibly fast when working, I have to regularly power cycle the node in my office in order for my Apple devices to work. There's a bug where Apple devices are unable to move between nodes and thus defeats the purpose of a mesh network. The resolution is to turn on/off the node in order to obtain a new IP address on the iPhone- have to do this at least once a day. I've had mesh networks in the past and have never encountered this issue before. So frustrating for the price! Don't buy until they (finally) release new firmware to fix this.
Date published: 2023-03-15
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
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when will the Atlas Max 6e come back in stock? do you have end of sale date? and what will be replacing it?

Asked by: FadyK
Hello, FadyK. We currently do not have an estimated time of availability. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly check our website for any forthcoming updates.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-09-06

Can an MR7500 Router be the parent to these?

Asked by: rmclipper
I suppose it can be but I do not know why you would want it to be. The range, wifi6e are better. The 7500 can be used as a node though.
Answered by: Jerry M
Date published: 2023-08-30

Can a MR7500 Router be the parent to MX8503?

Asked by: rmclipper
Yes, rmclipper. These two routers are compatible with each other.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-08-26

does this have a dedicated IOT network

Asked by: Patrick7765
It has the ability to set up a second “guest” network with a separate password, but it shares the same uplink, obviously.
Answered by: laurie
Date published: 2023-06-08

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

Do these support 802.11 k/r/v?

Asked by: nikitarama
Do not buy this! It does not support gigabit speed if you have fiber.
Answered by: John D.
Date published: 2023-05-23

I’m getting a set of three Atlas Max 6e units. I have three older Velop units. I have 140+ devices. Are there any problems with mixing the six units as long as the 6e is the parent?

Asked by: John Stuckey
I think this may only work with wired backhaul. Wireless backhaul is hit or miss even without mixing products.
Answered by: Atomalchemist
Date published: 2023-04-27

Does this have a repeater mode?

Asked by: Titan!T
It does not have a repeater mode. It has an access point mode and a router mode. So if you want to use your own router, you would put it into AP mode. I do not think it can repeat a signal.
Answered by: EddieSitt
Date published: 2023-04-17
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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.