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Linksys today announced that it has added HomeKit support to the Linksys Velop AX4200 WiFi 6 System, otherwise known as the Linksys Atlas Pro 6 Tri-Band. HomeKit integration is available through a software update.

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Launched last November, the AX4200 is Linksys' latest flagship WiFi mesh system, offering up WiFi 6 connectivity at an affordable price.

HomeKit support in the Linksys Velop AX4200 allows it to be managed through the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The Home app offers up options to define how HomeKit-connected routers are able to communicate within the home and over the internet.

HomeKit users can opt to firewall off HomeKit accessories to prevent them from communicating with other WiFi devices on a home network and untrusted internet services, putting a stop to hacking attempts and providing better security for connected home devices.

The Linksys Velop AX4200 Mesh System with one node is available for $250, while the AX4200 with three nodes is available for $500. The AX4200 can also be purchased from the Apple online store.

Article Link: Linksys Adds HomeKit Support to Velop AX4200 WiFi 6 System
 
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LeadingHeat

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These are great. Well the older versions are. I know a lot of people don’t seem to like Lindsey’s, but I’ve had next to no problems with them. I love this HomeKit router functionality too being able to lock down devices.
 

havenyoung

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So, like two whole weeks?

I hadn't heard about this and am looking for something to replace my Apple network equipment so it's a timely article for me.
Yes I got a popped up window when I opened the Linksys app one day telling me Homekit integration is available.
They were probably rolling out gradually before making the official announcement.
 
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Ballis

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I love this HomeKit router functionality too being able to lock down devices.
Lock down how? Can you tie, say a speaker, to a specific node? Cos what I disslike about these mesh boxes is how some of my peripherals sometimes connect to far away nodes with a poor signal
 

MallardDuck

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maybe now it'll handle bonjour discovery? Gave up on the previous version because i had to reboot the apple tv every night to see the itunes library.
 

agregson

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I tested a few recently. Tried orbi and linksys. Both good but had concerns. Always dislike Netgear restarting with most/every change.

I ended up with ASUS RT-AX and used two with AiMesh enabled. Very well featured and performance is amazing. Seamless handover and roaming. Superb AX support - getting Speedtest as at close to my WAN capacity (1Gbps). iPad Pro over 800mbps two rooms away. Apple TV (latest) the same. Can recommend them.
 
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agregson

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Needs Ethernet VLAN support and these would be perfect.
ASUS supports VLAN on Ethernet and wifi with merlin software and official release albeit not on GUI but via SSH. Quite advanced configurations can be configured using terminal access.
 

bydandie

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And doesn’t work if you happened to upgrade the WHW03 Velop to an AX4200 parent node (i.e. only works if you have all WHW03 or all AX4200 in the Mesh). Utterly crazy!
 
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