Linksys MR9600
Mac Life|May 2021
A versatile and impressive dual–band Wi–Fi 6 router
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$399.99 From Linksys, linksys.com

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; 2.36x11x6.7in, 33oz

LINKSYS MR9600

+ Impressive Wi–Fi performance

+ Multiple Ethernet and USB ports

+ Compatible with Linksys mesh systems

- Expensive

GREAT

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.

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