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Linksys MX5 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System

Offering exceptional speed, coverage, and capacity, the Linksys MX10 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System is the next generation of WiFi. This WiFi router/extender combines Velop's Intelligent Mesh technology with WiFi 6 to deliver true gigabit WiFi speeds-up to 5.3 Gbps-to every corner of your home, including outdoor areas. Capable of sending and receiving multiple streams of data simultaneously, WiFi 6 has four times the capacity of WiFi 5 technology. The Linksys Velop MX10 system can handle as many as 50 devices, so laptops, televisions, smart-home systems, and more can all operate simultaneously with ease. Featuring BSS technology, this WiFi router/extender minimizes congestion by eliminating interference from nearby wireless networks in order to deliver a strong, clear wireless signal to your home. The MX10 is part of Velop's modular system, which means increasing your coverage is as simple as adding another node. And with the Linksys App, setting up your system is fast and easy, so you can enjoy the next evolution of WiFi in a matter of minutes.

Makes Your Current WiFi Feel Like Dial-Up

WiFi 6 technology delivers true gigabit speeds throughout your entire home, with up to 5.3 Gbps and 12-stream connectivity. Next-generation OFDMA (orthogonal frequency-division multiple access) increases efficiency in high-density scenarios, delivering high-speed WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously.

Woman enjoying WiFi in her liviing room
Diagram of Velop node providing WiFi coverage to the entire home

Increased Coverage Range

Velop's Intelligent Mesh Technology, combined with WiFi 6, delivers gigabit WiFi speeds to every corner of your home, including outdoor areas.

Supports Even the Biggest WiFi Hoarders

With 4x the capacity of WiFi 5, WiFi 6 provides enough bandwidth for as many as 50 devices. And MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology allows downloads and uploads on eight devices simultaneously.

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Eliminates Interference from Nearby Networks

WiFi 6 BSS (Basic Service Set) Coloring technology eliminates interference from nearby WiFi networks, so you always have a strong, clear signal for all your devices.


Advanced Security

Safeguard your network with wireless WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access 2) encryption and an SPI (stateful packet inspection) firewall.

Three quarter view of the Linksys MX5 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System
Back of the Linksys MX10 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System

USB and Ethernet Ports Offer Versatile Connectivity

Equipped with four Gigabit-Ethernet ports, the MX10 supports wired connections up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet. And thanks to the ultra-fast USB 3.0 port, you can easily connect shared storage devices.


Backed By 3-Year Limited Warranty and Tech Support

Velop is backed by both a three-year warranty and a three-year tech support guarantee. This premium level of support also includes a dedicated phone support line.


LINKSYS SMART Wi-Fi


Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR HOME WiFi ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home WiFi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids--even when you're away from home. Reduce online distractions during homework, family or dinnertime. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
  • Guest Access: Generate a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password via text.
  • Device Prioritization: Prioritize devices that need the most speed.

A WiFi Mesh Network in Minutes

Velop creates an efficient mesh WiFi network with all Internet-service-provider-supplied equipment and speeds. The simple, app-based setup will guide you through the process in minutes.

Step 1 Download the Linksys App

Download the Linksys App

Linksys App on iOS Get Linksys App on Google Play
Step 2 Connect to your modem

Connect to your modem

Step 3 Name your WiFi & create password

Name your WiFi & create password

Step 3 Place nodes throughout your home

Place nodes throughout your home

 

Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AX5300 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gigabit, 1147+2402+1733 Mbps
  • Key Features:
    • Easy Setup Easy Setup
    • 4x Better Performance than an AC Router
    • Tri-Band Dynamic Backhaul
    • 4x4 MU-MIMO
    • 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
    • Next-Gen OFDMA Technology
    • Advanced Security
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Control from the App
    • Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11g
    • WiFi 4 (802.11n)
    • WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
    • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AX5300 (1147+2402+1733 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 GHz + 5GHz (x2)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Large Homes
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1 Gigabit WAN
    • 4 Gigabit LAN
  • Other Ports:
    • USB 3.0
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    Internal
  • Processor:
    2.2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory:
    Flash: 512MB; RAM: 1GB
  • Wireless Encryption:
    up to 128-bit
  • Easy Setup:
    • Simple and secured App based set-up
    • Required for set-up: (1) Internet connection with Modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 4.4 or iOS 9 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    4.5" x 4.5" x 9.6"
  • Weight:
    3.5 lbs
  • Security Features:
    • WPA2
    • WPA2 / WPA3 Mixed Mode
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V, 50-60Hz; Output: 12V/4A
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Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I got this a couple days ago to replace a new installation of an Orbi mesh network for my house. Basically the Orby had become nonfunctional because of conflicts and it’s security software, excluding every day devices. I guess it’s part of the problem was the multiple devices and the complexity of the system. I hooked up the MX10 with one satellite, immediately got the same area covered, including going through stucco walls which are essentially large antennas That create tremendous interference. So far so good, set up was pretty good. Took longer than the net gear, took a couple tries, but all in all in about 10 minutes more. I’ll keep posting if problems arise.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo! Well played, Linksys. Excellent job! First of all, this is an excellent product. Period. The setup within the app was easy. I've noticed the WiFi bandwidth is significantly faster on my iPhone 11 Pro. The routing is also noticeably faster. And as a customer of the MR8300 where the USB drive did not work (and I ripped the MR9000 to shreds in another review), the USB drive WORKS on the MX10. The authentication option on the external drive (USB) was a nice surprise. This way, not everyone with WiFi access will have access to the USB drive with my personal files on it. The form factor is exactly the same as the previous Velop routers, but MUCH BIGGER. I really wish they made this version in black, but I'm okay with the color now that it's been up for a few hours. Did I mention the speed is incredible? Well, the range is also incredible. I switched from one MR8300 and THREE Velop nodes to a SINGLE MX10. No kidding. I even bought the 2-Pack so I'm sitting here wondering what the heck to do with the second MX10. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend or family, but only if it's within your budget. I can't believe these things cost so much, but now that I have everything in operation, I'm getting a sense of real value here. If I was to make a recommendation to Linksys, that would be to get the Linksys services going ASAP (Aware and Shield) with this router because it's clearly missing right now. Also, offer this in black. The white doesn't work well with my living room (or any other room). Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, large, white monoliths This mesh units 5.3 Gbps rated wi-fi speed (802.11ax WiFi 6), signal strength - coverage area (6000 sq. ft.) and ability to handle upwards of 50 devices is definitely a winning combination and is a great upgrade option. While this system is backward compatible to prior Wi-Fi standards, to truly unlock the routers maximum speed/potential I would suggest you verify what internet access speed you are paying for from your internet provider, as well as your modems specifications. In my case I decided to upgrade to Gigiblast from Cox cable as well as replace my modem to handle Gigablast. Unfortunately, I wont get Gigablast installed until 11/23 as they need to perform some line upgrade to my house, So for now I am “stuck” with my current limit of 150 Mbps. I consider these to be “hidden costs” associated with wanting to get the best out of this router and maybe something that should be considered before purchase. I have used the prior 802.11ac Linksys velop 3 node system (01-2017). My main dislikes of those units - it only allowed for max of 2 hard wired ethernet connections, no USB and the access/connection area is very small at the base of the unit. Tech specs; Tri-band (1,147Mbps 2.4GHz, 2,402 Mbps 5GHz, 1,733Mbps 5GHz) 2.2 GHz quad-core processor 512MB Flash memory 1GB RAM and 4x4 MU-MIMO. There is virtually no info included in the box for these units and at the time I was writing this review there was very little info I could find but these 2 links may help with FAQ’s and specs; https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=306850#H06 https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=306849 Positives; 1) The biggest positive for me is each unit can be used as a base or as an extension node. This provides future flexibility as you can “lend” an unused node to be used by a friend, etc. Netgear Orbi units are either base or extension – you cant use extension as a base. 2) Very Easy setup – but must download Linksys app and use mobile device for initial setup using Bluetooth. 3) Blazingly fast, with right equipment 4) Each of these AX5300 units allow for 4 1Gbps hard wired connections as well as USB 3.0 connection for external storage (doesn’t seem to support a printer). The ability to connect devices such as a TV using ethernet cable may allow for much higher streaming speeds than using the devices older wifi. 5 Signal strength is pretty amazing. Using speedtest.net app on my phone I checked signal strength at my wifi pool equipment which is outside and about 60 feet and 2 walls away from the extension node. Speed was exactly the same as I got when seated 10 feet away with no obstructions. After using for a week have not noticed any wifi drops of signal. 6) I think they have aesthetically pleasing shape but they are maybe 30% larger and heavier than prior Velop units. Also, prior model needed 3 nodes to cover 6000 sq ft – this takes only 2. 7) After initial setup you can access the wifi network using Linksys Smart WiFi on your desktop/laptop. The interface is nice and gives you more or less same access to settings as phone app – including map of attached devices. There is also a Device Prioritization option so you can give certain devices preference on their signal. Changes made here reflect on the phone app and vice a versa. Can list devices alphabetically – which I liked. Stated on box can have more than 50 devices connected. I have 27 and while not all of them are in use at any one time I did run 3 with 5GHz and 3 with 2.4 GHz wireless connections as well as 1 hard wired - all streaming something and I did not notice any impact to picture/voice, etc. Negatives; 1) Price - but I suspect most homes could make due with 1 node (3000 sq ft coverage) which would be cheaper. 2) I found an irritating anomaly between the Linksys phone app and the desktop interface. The device list on the phone will tell you whether device is connected to base or extension using 2.4 or 5 GHz but doesn’t give you the devices IP address. The desktop interface does give you the IP address but doesn’t tell you if device is connected to base or extension and doesn’t indicate how connected (2.4 or 5 GHz) – very frustrating. In either software you can easily rename the device. 3) Due to where the connections are in the back (on an edge and angled) the wires kind of stuck out for me, which I didn’t like particularly in the family room expansion node. I just turned it 45% and problem solved (see pics). I think this is a great 802.11ax option and is for someone who has everything connected using wi-fi and wants the most up to date/fastest connection possible. There really aren’t many 802.11ax devices out there right now so if you currently have an 802.11ac rated router I am not sure this will be worth the upgrade price – unless you are bumping up against maximum devices connected.
Date published: 2019-12-03
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