Monday, January 11th 2021

Linksys Introduces AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System

Taking advantage of the newly opened 6 GHz band, Linksys AXE8400 reduces congested, unsteady Wi-Fi connections and delivers more bandwidth to consumers' homes for clearer, faster networks and strengthened reliability. It has built-in mesh technology, easy app-based setup, and allows for full access to all three bands so that customers and connected devices, 6E or not, benefit from the system. The Linksys AXE8400 is fully certified with the Wi-Fi Alliance and FCC, ensuring it meets the highest standards for security and safety so consumers can have peace of mind using any device on their network.

Linksys AXE8400 is powered by Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 Platform to provide blazingly fast performance across hundreds of devices. It is an ideal solution for bandwidth-heavy homes and can support multiple activities simultaneously, from at-home working and learning, to VR gaming and media streaming via tri-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) capacity and a 5 Gbps WAN port. The device also has four Gigabit LAN ports, and one USB 3.0 port for multiple hardwire or USB connections. It covers up to 3,000 square feet per node and is designed to manage the demands of more than 65 devices all sharing the same bandwidth. It eliminates dead spots and provides high-speed connectivity for an entire home - backyard and outdoor devices included.
Simple and Safe

The Linksys AXE8400 system is compatible with Linksys Intelligent Mesh products, including previous versions, to support all smart devices whether 6E-certified or not, and uses the same app-based setup as other Linksys mesh solutions to make Wi-Fi less intimidating. It houses proprietary technology combined with the industry's highest standards and certifications to provide consumers a fast, reliable, safe and secure network.

Availability and Pricing

Linksys AXE8400 will be available beginning Spring/Summer 2021 in the US for MSRP $449.99 (1-pack), $849.99 (2-pack), and $1,199.99 (3-pack) from Linksys.com; global availability to follow in the second half of 2021.
Source: Linksys
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3 Comments on Linksys Introduces AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System

#1
DeathtoGnomes
good looking device, but is it heavy enough to remain standing when plugged full of cables and cords?
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Valantar
I don't understand the thing with nGbE WAN ports. I guess it has some utility for connecting a heap of mesh APs, but that then isn't a WAN port - unless each AP has its own external IP I guess, otherwise you need a router first. And it's not like these mesh setups come with nGbE switches built into some sort of base router, now is there?

By far the main utility of nGbE networking is for local transfers, and the amount of people out there with >GbE internet connections is tiny, so ... what gives? If this had a couple of nGbE ports for local devices that would be much, much more useful.
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#3
VulkanBros
Well - for $149 you can get this soon: Mercku M6
I have the previous version - the M2, and it is one of the best mesh systems I have owned.....

Hmm...but the look of the systems it could be XBOX X vs PS5
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