About the Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6 Tri-band System
Create a broad, powerful mesh network
Create a broad, powerful mesh network
These three router modules create a powerful mesh network that covers an astounding 8,100 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi 6. The network can be expanded even further with the addition of more modules, and all modules share a single Wi-Fi name (SSID), so you experience seamless connectivity as you roam throughout the house.
The free Linksys app connects your smartphone to the router via Bluetooth and gives you easy access to setup, control, and security features. And the entire network is compatible with voice commands via Amazon Alexa devices.
A capable network multi-tasker
This system uses the latest technology to direct wireless traffic more efficiently. You can prioritize bandwidth for your most important devices, so online meetings go off without a hitch in the daytime, and movies can stream without buffering. Four-stream MU-MIMO technology and Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) allow efficient simultaneous data transmission to multiple connected devices, for minimal latency in streaming and gaming.
Excellent security options
This Velop network features tough WPA2/WPA3 security with 128-bit encryption. App features let you create a separate password-protected guest network so visitors have their own access. And parental controls restrict access to inappropriate content and block specific devices from accessing the internet.
- mesh network covers up to 8,100 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi 6
- all three modules use a single Wi-Fi name (SSID) for seamless operation with all your devices, anywhere in your home
- compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control
- AX4200 Wi-Fi (600 + 1200 + 2400 Mbps)
- up to 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz band
- up to 1200 Mbps on first and up to 2400 Mbps on second 5GHz band
- dedicated backhaul channel for more stable network connectivity
- powerful 1.4GHz quad-core processor delivers high-performance connectivity
- 512MB flash memory and 512MB RAM in each module for improved throughput
- Linksys app for Apple® and Android™ devices offers app-based setup and monitoring of your router
- Device Prioritization lets you decide which devices need the most speed
- 4-stream MU-MIMO technology lets router communicate with multiple devices simultaneously
- OFDMA allows more devices to connect without slowing down your Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0/LE for secure and easy app-based setup
- WPA2/WPA3 with 128-bit encryption
- create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for guests
- parental controls restrict access to inappropriate content and block specific devices from accessing the internet
Connections (each module):
- WAN port for connecting to your modem (Ethernet cable included)
- 3 LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
- ultra-fast USB 3.0 port lets you connect shared storage devices
Dimensions and warranty:
- 4-1/2"W x 9-5/8"H x 4-1/2"D (each module)
- weight: 2.08 lbs. (each module)
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # MX12600
What's in the box:
- WiFi router
- 2 WiFi extenders
- 3 AC power adapters (attached 59" DC cord)
- 6' ethernet cable
- Setup Guide
- Regulatory and Warranty Information
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Features & specs
|Wi-Fi Standard||Wi-Fi 6|
|Wi-Fi bands/total speed||Tri-Band 4.2 Gbps|
|2.4GHz band||600 Mbps|
|5.2GHz band||1200 Mbps|
|5.8GHz band||2400 Mbps|
|USB 2.0 ports||N/A|
|USB 3.0 ports||1|
Velop Intelligent Mesh Technology: The Linksys AX4200 3-Pack is part of Velop's modular system, which means increasing your WiFi coverage in your home, business, or office is simple. The Velop mesh system operates as one network and continuously searches for your connected devices. This ensures a 100% seamless connection as you move throughout your home. A Velop modular WiFi mesh system gives you 100% seamless WiFi without lag or buffering. Velop gives you full-strength WiFi without signal degradation or drop-out. The AX4200 3-Pack provides up to 8,100 sq/ft of wireless coverages (additional Velop products can be purchased separately to increase the wireless range).
Note: The Velop system is composed of routers and extenders (or Nodes). One Node will act as your router and the other Nodes will act as WiFi extenders to expand your wireless WiFi network. There can be a total of 10 Nodes in a Velop WiFi mesh network.
WiFi 6 (802.11ax): The Linksys AX4200 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System supports the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard to deliver true Gigabit speeds of up to 5.3Gbps with 12-stream capacity throughout the entire home. The WiFi 6 standard sends and receives multiple streams of data simultaneously, providing up to 4x more WiFi capacity to handle every mobile, streaming, gaming, and smart home devices (up to 120) on your wireless network.
Note: WiFi 6 (802.11ax) is also backwards compatible with previous 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi standards.
Tri-Band WiFi: The AX4200 offers three independent WiFi bands that deliver extremely fast combined speeds of up to 4.2Gbps. Tri-Band technology delivers up to double the wireless performance of a dual-band router. High-bandwidth applications like video-conferencing and movie streaming are ideal for the two high-speed 5GHz bands, while lower-bandwidth devices (like older computers) can utilize the 2.4GHz band.
- 2.4GHz Band 1 (G/N): Optimal speeds up to 600 Mbps for older Wireless-N & G devices.
- 5GHz Band 2 (AC): Faster speeds up to 1200 Mbps for newer Wireless-AC devices (great for file transfers & video conferencing).
- 5GHz Band 3 (AX): Fastest speeds up to 2400 Mbps for newer Wireless-AX devices (perfect for 4K or HD TV streaming & online gaming).
Advanced WiFi Technologies: The The Linksys AX4200 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) and OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access).
- 4x4 MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Outputs): With 4x the capacity of WiFi 5, WiFi 6 provides enough bandwidth for as many as 120 devices - so laptops, televisions, smart-home systems, and more can all operate simultaneously with ease. Thanks to built-in MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology, the Velop AX4200 system can handle downloads and uploads on eight devices simultaneously.
- OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access): Next-generation OFDMA (orthogonal frequency-division multiple access) increases efficiency in high-density scenarios, delivering high-speed WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously. Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient data scheduling so that more transmissions can be sent at the same time, resulting in an impressive capacity increase in your network.
Quad-Core Processor + Amplified Antennas: The Linksys AX4200 WiFi system utilizes a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor with 512MB RAM and 512MB Flash memory for extremely fast data transfer speeds. The AX4200 also incorporates integrated antennas and built-in amplifiers that ensure optimal performance & complete coverage of your home.
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Linksys AX4200 is outfitted with four 10/100/1000 (1 WAN / 3 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology. The WAN port is used to connect your Internet modem, while the LAN ports are used to connect your local network devices. The Gigabit Ethernet ports support wired connections up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet and allows you to easily connect shared storage devices, printers, and other supported peripherals to your network.
USB 3.0: Thanks to the ultra-fast USB (type-A) 3.0 port, you can easily connect shared storage devices. The following USB file formats are supported - NTFS and FAT 32 for Windows; APFS, FAT32, ad HFS+ for Mac.
Note: The USB port is for local file sharing only (no FTP, media server or virtual-USB support). Also, not intended for sharing peripherals such as printers, scanners or cameras.
Linksys App: With the Linksys App (for Apple iOS 11.4+ and Android OS 6.0+) you can setup, monitor, and manage your home WiFi remotely using your smartphone or tablet. With the Linksys App, you can access your home network from anywhere, any time. Easily tap into your home network to check the connection status of your devices, set up WiFi access for guests, or restrict your kids from accessing social networking sites when they should be doing homework. You can even prioritize which devices on your network get priority bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering. You no longer have to be tethered to your desk at home to manage your home network.
- Remote Access: You'll be able to access and manage your network from anywhere and quickly view the status of your WiFi network.
- Guest Network: You'll be able to create a separate password-protected WiFi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
- Parental Controls: You can ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids, even when you're away from home. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
- Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that need the most speed.
- Speed Test: You'll be able to easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed.
Linksys Shield: Linksys Shield delivers preset age-appropriate category blockers to keep your kids safe on the web. The fully customizable presets give you complete control over the content your kids see. Linksys Shield can be used on up to 14 devices (including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers) connected to your Velop system.
- Linksys Shield is available from the Linksys App (for Apple iOS 11.4+ and Android OS 6.0+). Make sure the Linksys Velop device and the Linksys app has the latest firmware update installed.
- Linksys Shield requires apaid subscription. After a free 30-day trial, Linksys Shield costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
Note: Linksys Shield is only available for Velop Tri-Band WiFi systems.
Amazon Alexa Compatible: Alexa (sold separately) enables you to interact with the Linksys Velop system using your voice. When paired with Amazon Alexa, Velop gives you access to a variety of convenient voice commands. For example, you can verbally turn Guest WiFi on or off by stating, "Alexa, ask Linksys to turn on my guest WiFi".
Advanced Security: The Linksys Velop AX4200 system safeguards your network with wireless WPA2/WPA3 (WiFi Protected Access) encryption, plus an SPI (stateful packet inspection) firewall. Its provides up to 128-bit encryption. You can even use WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) technology to automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.
Automatic Firmware Updates: The AX4200 3-Pack will automatically receive firmware updates from Linksys through the Linksys App as they are released, so your router is always secure and up to date. Click here for the latest firmware updates.
AC Power: The included router and extenders include an AC power adapter (100-240V ~ 50-60Hz) which will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet.
Mounting Options: The router and extenders can simply be placed on a tabletop or desktop. It cannot be wall-mounted.