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Linksys Atlas Max 6E

Single mesh Wi-Fi 6E module (MX8501)

Item # 750MX8501

This router uses the new 6GHz wireless band for blazing speed and creates an expandable mesh network.

This router uses the new 6GHz wireless band for blazing speed and creates an expandable mesh network.

Item # 750MX8501

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About the Linksys Atlas Max 6E

Welcome to blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6E coverage

This single Linksys Atlas Max 6E router delivers an impressive 3,000 square feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi 6E coverage. That's quite a lot all by itself, but it's also a perfect starter for a wider mesh network — you can expand your system with additional modules if you discover that you need a little (or a lot) more coverage.

Welcome to blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6E coverage

This single Linksys Atlas Max 6E router delivers an impressive 3,000 square feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi 6E coverage. That's quite a lot all by itself, but it's also a perfect starter for a wider mesh network — you can expand your system with additional modules if you discover that you need a little (or a lot) more coverage.

Wi-Fi 6E: The 6GHz super-fast lane  

For years, routers operated solely on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The Atlas Max 6E uses those bands and adds a third band in the newly opened 6GHz spectrum. This additional band offers a blazing-fast 4804 Mbps. In fact, it delivers speeds that are up to 6.5 times faster than the previous standard. That means it's more than capable of handling 4K streaming, online meetings for work or school, and VR gaming.

Advanced Wi-Fi technologies improve network speed  

This Linksys router has cutting edge Wi-Fi features built in for the best possible performance. MU-MIMO and Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) allow efficient simultaneous data transmission to multiple connected devices, for minimal latency. These features are becoming more important than ever, as we depend on our home networks for work, school, and play time.

Excellent security options

This intelligent Velop mesh 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.


Product highlights:

  • Wi-Fi 6E router covers up to 3,000 square feet with strong, fast wireless internet
  • new, wide-bandwidth 6GHz connection optimizes speed for busy households
  • creates a mesh network that is expandable with one or more additional modules
  • tri-band AXE8400 Wi-Fi (1147 + 2402 + 4804 Mbps)
    • up to 1147 Mbps on 2.4GHz band
    • up to 2402 Mbps on 5GHz band
    • up to 4804 Mbps on 6GHz band
  • powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor delivers high-performance connectivity
  • 512MB flash memory and 1GB RAM for improved throughput
  • Linksys app for Apple® and Android™ devices offers app-based setup and monitoring of your router
  • device prioritization lets you choose which connected devices get more Wi-Fi
  • MU-MIMO and OFDMA allow more devices to connect without slowing down your Wi-Fi
  • secure and easy app-based setup via Bluetooth
Security features:
  • 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
  • 5Gbps WAN port for connecting to your modem (Ethernet cable included)
  • 4 LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
  • fast USB 3.0 port for connecting external storage devices
Dimensions and warranty:

What's in the box:

  • 1 WiFi Mesh router
  • AC Power supply w/attached 5' DC cord (12VDC/4A output)
  • 40" Ethernet cable
  • Setup guide
  • Warranty information

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Features & specs

Wireless Range 3000
Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi 6E
Mesh Network Yes
Beamforming No
Parental controls Yes
Processor 2.2 GHz quad-core
App Control Yes
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Wi-Fi bands/total speed Tri-band 8.4 Gbps
2.4GHz band 1147 Mbps
5.2GHz band 2402 Mbps
5.8GHz band 4804 Mbps (6GHz)
LAN ports 4 (10/100/1000)
USB 2.0 ports N/A
USB 3.0 ports 1

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Velop Intelligent Mesh Technology: The Linksys MX8501 Atlas Max 6E Mesh System is part of Velop's modular system, which means increasing your WiFi coverage in your home, business, or office is simple. The Velop 1-Pack (1 node) mesh system operates as one network and continuously searches for your connected devices. A Velop modular WiFi mesh system gives you 100% seamless WiFi without lag or buffering ensuring a seamless connection as you move throughout your home, and without signal degradation or drop-out. The MX8501 features the latest WiFi 6E technology that includes a 6GHz band for ultra-fast speeds and low-latency. The Linksys Atlas Pro 6 Mesh System works with all Internet Service Providers (ISP) and is backwards compatible with WiFi 5 and older devices. The MX8501 Atlas Max 6E node can provide up to 3,000 sq/ft of wireless coverage, with 65+ connected devices.

WiFi 6E with 6GHz Band: The Linksys MX8501 Atlas Max 6E Mesh System supports the latest WiFi 6E (802.11ax) standard, offering a 6GHz WiFi band to deliver true Gigabit speeds of up to 8.4Gbps to every corner of your home or business. The WiFi 6E standard sends and receives multiple streams of data simultaneously, providing 6.5x faster speeds and up to 4x the channels of current WiFi systems, letting the MX8501 easily handle all the traffic in the busiest smart homes using heavy-bandwidth devices.


  • WiFi 6E (802.11ax) is also backwards compatible with previous 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi standards.
  • To utilize the 6GHz band, connecting devices must be 6GHz compatible.

Tri-Band WiFi: The MX8501 offers three independent WiFi bands that deliver extremely fast combined speeds of up to 8.4Gbps. High-bandwidth applications like video-conferencing and movie streaming are ideal for the high-speed 6GHz and 5GHz bands, while lower-bandwidth devices (like older computers) can utilize the 2.4GHz band.

  • 2.4GHz Band: Up to 1147Mbps
  • 5GHz Band: Up to 2402Mbps
  • 6GHz Band: Up to 4804Mbps

Advanced WiFi Technologies: The Linksys MX8501 Velop Mesh WiFi 6E 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): The MX8501 features a 4x4 WiFi radio with MU-MIMO, allowing the Mesh System to handle downloads and uploads on multiple 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 + Antennas: The Linksys MX8501 WiFi mesh system utilizes a 2.2GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of Flash Memory and 1GB of RAM for extremely fast data transfer speeds. The MX8501 node also incorporates 12 internal antennas that ensure optimal performance & complete coverage of your home.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Linksys MX8501 node is outfitted with five Gigabit Ethernet ports (One 5Gbps WAN  & four 1Gbps LAN) with auto-sensing technology. The 5Gbps WAN port (10/100/1000/2500/5000) is used to connect your Internet modem, while the LAN ports (10/100/1000) are used to connect your local network devices. The WAN port lets you experience wired Gigabit speeds throughout your home for smart TVs, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and the latest VR and AR.

Note: Wired speeds up to 5Gbps require an ISP (Internet Service Provider) speed of 5Gbps or greater.

USB 3.0: Thanks to the ultra-fast USB (type-A) 3.0 port on the Mesh node, you can easily connect shared storage devices. The following USB file formats are supported - NTFS, FAT, FAT32 and HFS+.

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.

Advanced Security: The Linksys MX8501 system safeguards your network with wireless WPA2/WPA3 (WiFi Protected Access) encryption, plus an SPI (stateful packet inspection) firewall. It 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.

AC Power: The single MX8501 WiFi Mesh node is powered by an AC power supply with a 12VDC/4A output.

Mounting Options: The MX8501 can simply be placed on a tabletop or desktop. It cannot be wall-mounted.

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  • Wi-Fi 6E mesh network covers up to 6,000 square feet with strong, fast wireless internet
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