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Linksys today announced the launch of its newest WiFi 6 router, the Hydra Pro 6. Priced at $300, the Hydra Pro 6 is meant to deliver fast, reliable, and secure connectivity for those working and learning from home.

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The Linksys Hydra Pro 6 supports more than 30 devices per node and offers 2700 square feet of coverage, so it's able to cover even larger homes. Intelligent Mesh technology allows for whole home mesh WiFi coverage that can be expanded by adding additional nodes.

It supports wireless speeds of up to 5.4Gb/s for seamless video streaming, fast downloads, and more, plus it works with Qualcomm's Immersive Home 216 Platform and has access to the 160MHz channel for true WiFi 6 connectivity.

With the Linksys app, Hydra Pro 6 owners can view and prioritize devices, plus there's support for WPA3/WPA2-Personal encryption and SPI firewall, automatic security updates, parental controls, and a separate guest network.

The Hydra Pro 6 can be purchased from the Linksys website starting today.

Article Link: CES 2022: Linksys Launches Hydra Pro 6 Wi-Fi 6 Router
 
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profcutter

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Wow, not even wifi 6e? Wifi 6 is so overpriced, and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. I bought an ax11000 when it first came out, came out to around 320 dollars, after a rebate for returning a broken apple AirPort Express (type g!). Now, I can’t remember, 2 or 3 years later, you get a bottom of the line router for 300?
 

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is there a wifi6 vdsl modem that works reliably, has stable connectivity, and .. doesn't look like it is designed as props for a sci-fi horror movie?
 
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project_2501

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You can buy an enterprise grade access point for less than the cost of these ridiculous looking things.

can you recommend any?

I'm tired of these "consumer grade" devices that over 15 years have become lower and lower in quality (overheating, poor range, poor stability, neglected security updates, terrible UI, slow UI, over-engineered for appearances not function)
 

Ion-X

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What’s with these routers being so expensive. Are they using titanium material or what. I don’t understand.
This is a mesh Wi-Fi system, so it is expandable over large homes / spaces using multiple access points, all with the same network name (SSID). Huge advantage over traditional Wi-Fi networks.

That being said, as an owner of a Google Wi-Fi mesh system, it isn't great at going around corners. I had to extend a good old-fashioned Ethernet cable to my room to get proper 300 Mbps speeds!
 

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Last Linksys router I had crapped out after a year and needed to be reset constantly throughout the day. I'll pass on their stuff at this point, even if they are Cisco owned these days.
 
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philosopherdog

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Tplink makes great routers. I just bought the ax1800. $100 Canadian. Easily as good a router as this probably better.
 

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can you recommend any?

I'm tired of these "consumer grade" devices that over 15 years have become lower and lower in quality (overheating, poor range, poor stability, neglected security updates, terrible UI, slow UI, over-engineered for appearances not function)

Replaced my 5+ year old Linksys WRTs, running OpenWrt in AP mode, with two EnGenius EWS377APv3's.

 

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chachawpi

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can you recommend any?

I'm tired of these "consumer grade" devices that over 15 years have become lower and lower in quality (overheating, poor range, poor stability, neglected security updates, terrible UI, slow UI, over-engineered for appearances not function)
EnGenius EWS377AP is the best bang for the buck in my opinion. Another commenter has also recommended it in this thread.
 
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