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Unleash the Power of WiFi 6E

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. Velop Intelligent Mesh technology offers whole-home coverage that’s easily expandable by adding additional nodes. With easy setup, advanced security, and parental controls, Linksys Atlas Max 6E is an essential upgrade to any home that needs the most reliable, highest-speed WiFi.

Linksys Atlas Max 6E (AXE8400) displayed next to a large blue WiFi 6E symbol

A New Band for Your Latest Devices

WiFi 6E offers the 6GHz band connection needed for optimized work-from-home, online learning, livestreaming, and up to 6.5x faster speed*** for AR and VR devices.

For devices you wish to connect directly to the 6GHz band, please check with your device’s manufacturer regarding compatibility with the 6GHz band.

Mesh WiFi 6E systems and smart devices shown in different rooms and stories of a home.

Highest Device Capacity Ever

With 4x† the channels of current WiFi systems, the 6 GHz band can handle all the traffic from the busiest smart homes using heavy-bandwidth devices all day, every day.

Linksys Atlas Max 6E next to Velop Intelligent Mesh logo

Powerful WiFi 6E Mesh Coverage

Velop Intelligent Mesh™ technology combined with WiFi 6E delivers gigabit WiFi speeds to every corner of your home or business.

Qualcomm chipset

Industry-Leading Technology

An advanced Qualcomm™ chipset delivers the ultimate WiFi 6E experience. This next-generation technology transforms home and business WiFi with its wire-like stability and blazing-fast performance.

Linksys Atlas Max 6E displayed within the Linksys App

Easy Setup and Control

The Linksys app makes setup simple. Once set up, you can access your network from anywhere, and view or prioritize which connected devices are using the most WiFi.

Child safely and securely streaming a video on the Internet

Smart Security

With automatic firmware updates, parental controls, and separate guest access, Velop provides a safe, secure and up-to-date home network.

Linksys Atlas Max 6E displayed next to smart phones and headphones

4x4 MU-MIMO

4x4 WiFi radio with MU-MIMO enables more devices to connect simultaneously, allowing multi-device streaming, uninterrupted gaming, and faster internet speeds. Downlink and uplink MU-MIMO are both supported.

Person plugging in an Ethernet cable into the back of a Linksys Atlas Max 6E Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6E System

Ultra-Fast Multi-Gigabit Speed

With a 5 gigabit WAN port, you can experience up to 5 Gbps‡ speed throughout your home for smart TVs, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and even the latest VR and AR.

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Works with all ISPs

You’re covered no matter who your internet provider is, plus you’ve got 100% backward compatibility for WiFi 5 and older devices.


True Tri-Band

Every tri-band node can broadcast on three wireless radio bands simultaneously with combined WiFi speeds up to 8.4 Gbps.


USB 3.0 Port

Connect storage devices to the 3.0 port and share across your WiFi network.

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Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AXE8400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Multi-Gigabit, 1147+2402+4804 Mbps
  • Key Features:
    • Easy Setup with the Linksys App
    • Expanded Spectrum with the 6GHz Band
    • Dynamic Backhaul
    • 4x4 MU-MIMO
    • 2.2GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Next-Gen OFDMA Technology
    • Advanced Security
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11g
    • 802.11n (WiFi 4)
    • 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
    • 802.11ax (WiFi 6)
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AXE8400 (1147+2402+4804)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    up to 3000 square feet
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    Four Gigabit LAN + One 5Gbps WAN
  • Other Ports:
    USB 3.0
  • Antennas:
    12 Internal
  • Processor:
    2.2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory:
    Flash: 512MB; RAM: 1GB
  • Wireless Encryption:
    up to 128-bit
  • Storage File System Support:
    FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+
  • Easy Setup:
    • Simple and secured app based setup
    • Required for setup: (1) Internet connection with modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 6.0.1 or iOS 11.4 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    4.45 x 4.45 x 9.57 in
  • Weight:
    3.25 lbs
  • Security Features:
    • WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands only)
    • WPA2 Personal (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands only)
    • WPA3 Personal (all bands)
    • Enhanced Open Only (all bands)
    • Open and Enhanced Open (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands only)
    • Open (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands only)
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V / 4A
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Reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible upload speed on FIOS Just rec'd my 3-pack. I have Verizon FIOS 1gigabit, and best speeds I get are 880 Mbps down and only 10-20 Mbps upload (at the PARENT router), my best client speeds are half that. My netgear RAX120 would yield 990 down / 990 up consistently at the router and 400/270 at a client. Verizon has pinpointed problem with the router. When I swap routers, or plug a client directly into the ONT, I get full 1gig up/down. Spent 2 hrs with Linksys Tech Support without a solution. Hold off on purchase until fw update sorts this out. Definitely do not buy if you have a gigabit ISP plan.
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Speed, Needs More Advanced Features First week into using this system and it max's out my Frontier FIOS gigabit speeds. Link speed on my newer MSI GS66 Stealth laptop is 2162/2402 on the Wifi 6E band and the other 40 plus devices seem happier than my previous Wifi 5 mesh network. The only issues are that I thought it supported Apple HomeKit but that takes a long time to get certified with Apple so I understand it and it doesn't support Linksys Shield at this time. The lack of Shield might be a deal breaker for me as I was an Orbi / Circle Parental Control heavy user due to kids. If parental controls are not an issue and speed matters then this is the product to buy!
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor upload speeds Getting extremely low upload speeds. I have a gigabit fios connection. Getting normal download speeds but abysmal upload speeds. It’s the same on the wired connection over ethernet. Getting 900 mbps down and 1 mbps up. This is a $1200 system. Contacted costumer support, they are giving me the runaround between departments. One said to connect the device directly to Fios ONT. Are you kidding me? Zero knowledge. Now have to wait for call back from the team who supposedly manages this model. I will likely RMA this. Very disappointed!
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent hardware - upgradeable software After a week of use, here is what I think of the Linksys Atlas Max 6E. Until now, I was using a Synology RT2600ac router associated with three MR 2200AC nodes, in a nutshell, a good Wifi 5 mesh network bought four years ago. Installation: The installation of the Linksys is super simple via an iPhone or Ipad. The installation of the three nodes took me 30mn. I have a Netgear Nighthawk modem cable (2.5Gbps max) associated with an Xfinity internet subscription at 1.2Gbps. I noticed very good speeds with a better ping than my previous installation. After 10 minutes, the Led of the Linksys turns to red and then back to blue a few seconds later. This happens every 5 to 10 minutes, perpetually. I restart the modem and the router, but nothing changes. I then decided to change the ethernet cable (provided by Linksys) to a category 6 cable. Since this change, no more problem. The cable provided by Linksys is gone in the trash. Speed/Stability: I have two Wifi 6 devices, a Mac book pro M1 and the new Apple TV 4K. The Wifi speed of the Apple TV is capped at 600Mbps during my test, very stable. In the same place, my Apple TV used to cap at 100Mbps with the Synology Wifi 5. My Mac swing between 500 to 700 Mbps, according to my position in the house. If I am in front of the router, I can reach 1Gbps. The connection is very stable, and the speeds are high in the whole house, which is very appreciable. I have about thirty devices permanently connected on the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. I don't have a 6E device yet, so I haven't tested the 6Ghz band. My Synology was also very stable but with much lower speeds. Software Either through the web interface or via the app, all the basic functions are present. In comparison with Synology, my opinion is that the software offer is poor. No VPN, no dynamic line usage information, no threat filtering, the minimum. I think Linksys can do better. They do well all the mandatory functions, but it seems to me that they are clearly behind compared to Synology or Unify. Wishlist . At least one Lan port at 5Gbps instead of 1Gbps. That would be more consistent with internet connections that exceed 1GBps. I haven't figured out how to aggregate the LAN ports, which could be a workaround. . A richer software: Real-time speed visualization, VPN, Parental controls less frustrating, anti-threats, ability to stick a device on a specific node (e.g. for cameras), etc Conclusion A very good hardware, good stability (a week's hindsight), and very good performance with a software that could bring more value and control.
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from *EDIT* now works on FIOS w/ an umanaged switch The MX8500 now runs pretty smoothly with the FIOS workaround (install an unmanaged gigabit switch between your FIOS ONT and the MX8500). Now I'm getting advertised speeds from my gigabit plan (880 down / 950 up). Additionally, the mesh units work pretty well. I have 30 wifi clients and they're all getting pretty solid connections to each other and my internet.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Upload speed issues, but otherwise okay. Like others, I have FiOS -- and my upload speeds are 1% of what they are suppose to be on a Gigabit connection. Other than that, set-up is easy, app is nice -- I wish there were a way in the app to see exactly what devices are connected to which node though. If they can push out a firmware update to fix issues with FiOS customers, then I'll re-visit my speed rating, but for now this is not good.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Connection between Nodes I bought this 2 weeks ago, and this router has been awful. I originally had 4 MX5 before upgrading to the Atlas 6E. I had no issues with the MX5s for almost 2 years. As soon I switched to the Atlas 6E, it's been nothing but trouble. I was having the same issues with the FIOS upload speeds. Luckily I had a Verizon gateway to get my upload speeds to normal. One of my nodes disconnects randomly. I scanned for inference with inSSIDer and there was no other frequency around my area. I started playing around with separating the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. I also created a 6 GHz but I do not have a compatible device. There is no set of combos that worked consistently during the day. I wish I could return this product but I am past return policy. Please do not buy this product.
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Fast Router Verizon Fios Gigabit service. Fios G3100 Router connected to ONT. Atlas Max 6E connected to Fios Router. Wired connection: 940 down, 928 up. Wireless (with cell service disabled): 671 down, 662 up.
Date published: 2021-05-18
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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: Linksys.com/velop/documentation.

***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.