Atlas Max 6E MX8502 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E System 2-Pack


Atlas Max 6E MX8502 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E System 2-Pack

SKU: MX8502
3.3 out of 5 Customer Rating

Atlas Max 6E MX8502 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E System 2-Pack

SKU: MX8502
3.3 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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family using WiFi 6E to stream on various devices

Bigger, Better, Band

WiFi 6E extends WiFi 6 to a new dedicated 6 GHz band for no interference, up to 4x faster speeds*, and lower latency.

Wifi 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.

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Life Tested

To deliver the reliability you expect, our products pass 25 real-world tests in The Linksys Life Lab, are backed by a product 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.

Qualcomm chip

Industry-Leading Technology

An advanced Qualcomm™ chipset delivers the ultimate WiFi 6 experience. This next-gen technology evolves home and business WiFi with wire-like stability and beyond-fast performance.

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 1 out of 5 by from Too High a Failure Rate I have purchased 5 MX 8500 model routers and in less than one year of operation, 2 have failed.
Date published: 2024-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money I bought the 3 pack and was constantly having WiFi drop. I thought I was losing connection from range (even though it’s advertised to cover the square feet of my house easily) so I purchased 2 more. I’m $1600.00 in this system now. Nodes constantly disconnect. WiFi drops from iPhones and iPads and all other moving devices. I spent about 25 hours troubleshooting with technical support. Including giving them remote access to my PC to troubleshoot the network. Reset the system multiple times and installed with their recommended specs. I have been working with their support team for weeks! They want to continue trouble shooting all of the time even though we’ve already troubleshooted everything. Now I’m waiting for approval to do a RMA. Meanwhile my WiFi has been absolutely terrible and both me and my wife work from home. I’ve always known linksys to have good products but this is not it at all. I can’t believe you can spend nearly $2k on a system and have terrible problems. I’ve worked in the IT industry for years so I’m pretty tech savvy. It shouldn’t take your company weeks to replace a faulty product. If I do get a replacement it will probably encounter the same problems. If you rely heavily on the internet don’t buy this. We have a hard time connecting to our baby monitor from our phones!!! Kids lose connection to online school work. It’s a shame you can spend so much money on a product that doesn’t perform as advertised. I have a fiber optic internet connection for reliability. Wish I could rely on functioning WiFi
Date published: 2024-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Product. I would not buy. I bought this system after researching the best mesh system for large home. I was willing to pay high dollar for quality. This product has been the worst I’ve ever purchased! I’ve researched troubleshooting but nothing works (I’m tech savvy so not complete idiot). Drops WiFi connects constantly. Appletv connection is lost multiple times during an evening (and it’s hardwired via Ethernet). I’ve just bought Asus system in hopes for better. I’ve owned many Linksys products over the years but this is my last for sure!
Date published: 2023-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK but not value for the money I purchased this at the recommendation of Linksys. I got a "special deal: and I was in a hurry. I later found out that it is / was being replaced by a newer model and had been available for at least 5 years. The technical support is excellent and I would never attempt to set one up without their help. The two nodes did improve my coverage. However, it each node has no more range than the AT&T WiFi Modem that comes with the service. The are others for less that have newer chips, better coverage and lower costs. The application isn't that good. I had to resort to using my laptop and a web client to get it configured properly.
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Performance high price I have numerous Linksys Mesh products. Bought this 8 months ago looki g to increase speed. I made the 6E my parent node and have had nothing but issues, extremely disappointed. The 6e signal only holds to my Fold 5 phone if i am withi. 10 feet, kids (16&17) continually complain about how slow the network is. Love the past products for this the extremely high price looking to move on to another manufacturer for WIFI 7.
Date published: 2023-10-15
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
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Is it an Modem router?

Asked by: caltr3
Modem is a term that allows you remote access, yes this router allows VPN remote connections . 
Answered by: Tgroves526
Date published: 2024-01-18

Which Linksys devices support 802.1x?

Asked by: KeyboardWizard
Hi, KeyboardWizard. We're interested in understanding the type of device you're seeking. Feel free to reach out to us via email at, and we'll gladly provide personalized recommendations for you.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-11-13

I would like the Max6E to work as simple access points. It would connected to the home network using cables and do not require wifi-to-wifi mesh capabilities. I've read that it supports traditional bridging so I'm assuming this can be done?

Asked by: hansangb
Please note that only the parent router will get connected to the Internet port. The child router LAN port should connect to the parent router LAN port. Do not use the child router Internet port.
Answered by: dantesan
Date published: 2023-10-21

Can an MR7500 Router be the parent to these?

Asked by: rmclipper
MR7500 is WiFi6E, too. It is good to use it as parent and the MX-8503 as nodes for aesthetics.
Answered by: dantesan
Date published: 2023-10-21

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
It depends on your device. If it is WiFi 6E-capable, it will connect to the 6Ghz band.
Answered by: dantesan
Date published: 2023-10-20

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 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
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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.