Linksys MR9600
MacFormat UK|March 2021
Versatile and impressive dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router
Cliff Joseph

£319.99 FROM Linksys, linksys.com/gb/

FEATURES 802.11ax Wi-Fi (aka Wi-Fi 6), dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, 2.4GHz and 5GHz beamforming, 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, 2x USB 3.0; 60x280x170mm, 0.94kg

Linksys provides a number of Wi-Fi 6 routers and mesh systems, and its new MR9600 is its top-of-the range router. Like all Wi-Fi 6 routers, the MR9600 is compatible with devices that use the older 802.11ac, but you will need newer devices with Wi-Fi 6 to get the full speed and benefits.

At £299.99, the MR9600 is on the pricey side. We’ve seen rival Wi-Fi 6 routers offering similar performance for less but, as well as acting as a conventional router, the MR9600 includes the same mesh networking technology as Linksys’ popular Velop mesh systems, so you could use the MR9600 to build or extend a mesh network.

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