If 2020 has taught us one thing it is that 95% of our job can be done from home and that the traditional brick and mortar buildings are not that necessary to keep an organization thriving. However, working from home comes with its challenges and at the top of that list is – connectivity. The folks at Linksys want to help with a powerful and future-proof dual-band router that ensures you are always connected no matter what corner of your home you do your busy work in.
The MR9600 dual-band router by Linksys features a 1.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor that can handle up to 40+ connected devices covering a maximum of 3000 sq. ft. It achieves this using Linksys’ own Intelligent Mesh™ technology that can pump out true gigabit speeds thanks to its advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology that can isolate your network, reduce congestion and deliver the strongest, clearest WiFi signal available. In fact, it is 4x faster than traditional Wi-Fi 5 routers.
Setting up the device is also brilliantly simple using the intuitive Linksys App which guides users through the process but also offers consumers granular control over their network including prioritizing connected devices, parental controls, and separate guest access. There are also automatic firmware updates and Alexa smart assistant compatibility which we appreciate.
So, what about performance? The MR9600 Router by Linksys has delivered some excellent results in our testing, besting many of their competitors along the way including our personal favorite the Gryphon Connect Router. The welcome addition of Wi-Fi 6 has contributed to the device’s ability to eliminate dead zones and handle multiple streams of data simultaneously. Most of this is helped in part thanks to Linksys’ own 4×4 MU-MIMO and OFDMA delivering speeds of up to 1147Mbps down over the 2.4Ghz and 4804 Mbps over 5Ghz. We have also appreciated the inclusion of multiple ethernet and USB ports for hardwired connected devices.
To conclude, you will not find a better router to power your home networking needs than the Linksys MR9600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 router. With Black Friday around the corner, keep an eye out out for this one online because it is worth every penny!