What you need to know
- Linksys debuted a new Wi-Fi 6 router today.
- The Linksys Max-Stream AX1800 (MR7350) includes Linksys "intelligent mesh" tech.
- You can order the Max-Stream AX1800 starting today at Best Buy (opens in new tab).
The new Wi-Fi 6 standard is hitting tons of devices in 2020, which means router makers are all on board as well. Linksys has a growing Wi-Fi 6 router lineup, and it's getting bigger today with the launch of the new Max-Stream AX1800 (MR7350).
The Max-Stream AX1800 is on the more affordable end of Linksys' lineup, coming in at $150. That's well below the $400 Max-Stream Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 (MR9600) that debuted earlier this year. For the money, you still get quite a few handy features.
The Max-Stream AX1800 can hit speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps and packs coverage of up to 1,700 square feet. It also comes with Linksys' "Intelligent Mesh" tech, so you can pair it with further Linksys devices to create a larger mesh network throughout your home.
The Linksys Max-Stream AX1800 (MR7350) is available to order today at Best Buy (opens in new tab), and Linksys says it will hit other retailers soon. If you want a little more horsepower, the Max-Stream Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 router is available at Amazon (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab) as well for $400.
Affordable Wi-Fi 6
The Linksys Max-Stream AX1800 brings a more affordable Wi-Fi 6 option to Linksys' lineup, complete with mesh tech, up to 1.8 Gbps speeds, and up to 1,700 feet of coverage.
I will stick with my Asus AX3000 for $160.00 at Amazon.
Faster, more options, 4 antennas for more streams, Free Trend AV built in, supports AiMesh (just add another one for Mesh networking)
I bought that router an a couple $20 Intel AX200 WiFi 6 cards for my two Laptops.
Great speed increase and WEP 3 to boot on the laptops now (just remember to download the new Intel drivers FIRST before you replace the WiFi card!)
Also, now my older WiFi 5 clients (TVs, Xbox, Blu-Ray players, etc.) run faster too.
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