Linksys launches a new Velop router: «Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System»
There’s a new member to the Linksys Velop series. And it’s part of the WiFi 6 world! Let’s take a closer look at the previously released AX5300 Mesh WiFi System as well as the slightly more affordable AX4200 series.
Smarthome, streaming, home office and gaming – your WLAN has to withstand a lot. The Linksys Velop WiFi 6 AX4200 mesh WiFi tri-band system is designed for homes that need a seamless, simple and fast WiFi experience. The standard router can be replaced and, as WiFi needs grow, more nodes (also called towers or satellites) can easily be added to expand the network. The Trio version supports up to 120 devices on one network at the same time or supplies up to 10 rooms with WiFi 6.
Setting up and later managing your network works via the Linksys app, where you can, for example, block certain websites for your children or give your guests access to the guest WiFi. The manufacturer also emphasises the strong WiFi coverage of «gigabit WiFi speeds to cover every corner of your home, including the backyard» and the «particularly high WiFi capacity». Sending and receiving several data streams simultaneously means that WiFi 6 (AX) has 3.5 times the capacity of WiFi 5 (AC), the WiFi 5 standard.
As with most mesh systems, you have the choice of a 3-piece set, a 2-piece set or a single piece with the modular Linksys Velop AX4200 series. The 3-piece set is not yet in stock, but we expect it to be available in a few weeks. If you can't wait, feel free to combine the available packs of 1 and 2.
Facts and figures
- You always have your own WLAN under control with parental control, guest WLAN, automatic firmware updates and definable prioritisation of devices.
- Equipped with a simultaneous tri-band frequency band (1 × 2.4 GHz with up to 574 Mbit/s, 2 × with up to 2402 Mbit/s) with dynamic backhaul, OFDMA technology, 4x4 MU-MIMO, beamforming and seamless roaming technology.
- In addition to 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 × WAN, 3 × LAN), there is also a USB 3.0 port for media streaming or file sharing.
- Setup via the Linksys app to install and manage your wireless mesh network within minutes.
Compatibility with other Velop systems is guaranteed, as all Linksys mesh nodes (towers) and routers can work together. When combining several mesh nodes and routers, make sure that the most powerful device is positioned first.