The new Linksys Hydra Pro 6 router delivers Wi-Fi 6 speeds with stability
Linksys has unveiled a new WI-Fi 6 router called the Hydra Pro 6 with a dual band Wi-Fi 6 connection. This AX5400 router has a 2.4GHz band capable of 600Mbps and a 5GHz band capable of 4.8Gbps. With six streams, this router is designed to handle multiple devices simultaneously without compromising connectivity. Its speed is also aided by support for 160MHz on the 5GHz band.
The Linksys Hydra Pro 6 is well-suited for most homes with up to 2,700 square feet of coverage and the ability for mesh expansion. The Hydra Pro 6 retails for $ 299.99 and is expected to be available starting January 4, 2022 at Linksys.com with other retailers to follow.
Under the hood, the Hydra Pro 6 is powered by Qualcomm Immersive Home 216 platform which Linksys claims delivers wire-like durability. This router also supports Linksys' Intelligent Mesh so you can extend your coverage with a mesh down the line without sacrificing your router. At the back are five gigabit Ethernet ports with one time dedicated to the incoming internet connection with dual antennas. There is also a USB port for fast network storage option.
This router has similar hardware to some of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy and a sleek minimalist design. Unlike the more capable Hydra Pro 6E we reviewed last year, this router is limited to 5GHz Wi-Fi 6 although this will be fine for most people as long as 6GHz adoption remains relatively low.