Linksys MX5 Velop Ax Mesh Router

Last updated: October 27, 2021

The size of this mesh router can be deceiving, as it's able to handle as many as 50 devices at once. It covers an area of 3,000 square feet, even reaching your backyard. With this model you'll even be able to block outside signals, which will give your own signal a boost.

Linksys MX5 Velop Ax Mesh Router

We looked at the top Mesh Routers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Mesh Router you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Since this mesh router is thin, tall and white, it's sure to blend in seamlessly with your existing decor.

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Linksys MX5 Velop Ax Mesh Router placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Offering exceptional speed, coverage, and capacity, The Linksys MX5 Velop ax whole home Wi-Fi 6 system is the next generation of Wi-Fi this Wi-Fi router/extender combines Velop’s intelligent mesh technology with Wi-Fi 6 to deliver true Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds-up to 5.3 gbps-to every corner of your home, including outdoor areas. Capable of sending and receiving multiple streams of data simultaneously, Wi-Fi 6 has four times the capacity of Wi-Fi 5 technology. The Linksys Velop MX5 system can handle as many as 50 devices, so laptops, televisions, smart-home systems, and more can all operate simultaneously with ease. Featuring BSS technology, this Wi-Fi router/extender minimizes congestion by eliminating interference from nearby wireless networks in order to deliver a strong, clear wireless signal to your home. The MX5 is part of Velop’s modular system, which means increasing your coverage is as simple as adding another node. And with the Linksys app, setting up your system is fast and easy, so you can enjoy the next evolution of Wi-Fi in a matter of minutes.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Modular Velop mesh system. Easy setup. 5 1Gbps LAN ports + 1 USB 3.0 port.
- Heavy
One of the fastest mesh systems we've tested. Slim, tall profile. Easy to set up.
The device leverages the company's best wireless networking protocols for faster, smarter coverage that reaches every corner of the house.
Looks nice. Easy to set up. Fast at close range.

What reviewers didn't like

No multi-gig support. No inbound VPN support. Poor support.
- Heavy
Can't be easily hidden due to shape. Expensive.
No satellite for a complete mesh system. Lost speed at range. Some features are subscription only.
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