Linksys MR9600 Mesh WiFi6 Router

The Most Up-to-date Technologies:

In a general technical view, it can be said that this router has a professional level in all technical aspects :

  • Supports  WiFi6  technology, which is the newest and fastest WiFi technology.
  • Industry-Leading Technology Qualcomm immersive Home 216 Platform.
  • Has  4 high-power  antennas along with a 1.8Ghz Quad-Core CPU.
  • Equipped with 2  1Gbps  WAN ports + eight 1Gbps LAN ports.
  • Covers up to 3,000 sq. ft, handles 40+ Devices.

Perfect Coverage:

This router is able to cover twice as much as its similar routers due to its strong antennas and signal amplifier and easily cover a house with 3 bedrooms. Most importantly, this device supports Intelligent Mesh technology (which is Linksys proprietary Mesh technology) It allows you to increase WiFi coverage by adding multiple WiFi routers (without losing quality and requiring cabling).

If you want to know more about the other router’s capabilities , stay tuned and read the Linksys MR9600 review in the below tabs:


WiFi6 Technology:

The WiFi6  (802.11ax) standard has very favorable capabilities for professional users needs. High connection speed with low latency is definitely the most important need of online games, VR, 4K and 8K video streaming and other high quality Multi-Media programs.

Due to the presence of valuable technologies such as MU-MIMO, Beamforming and the existence of  160 MHz channels, The amount of coverage and communication speed has increased significantly in this linksys wifi router.

The overall speed of Linksys MR9600 is up to 6000Mbps. Which is serviced in 2 separate frequency bands, one of which is used to communicate high-speed devices such as Game Consoles , Streamers and the other to serve the clients for routine tasks such as web surfing and checking emails.

Mesh Technology is supported:

Linksys Company has a dedicated communication technology named for Mesh networks. Intelligent Mesh allows you to expand your coverage across your home by simply adding nodes giving you the range to keep your connection going strong.

With this technology, you can connect multiple compatible devices wirelessly and create a large and integrated WiFi network. This system uses a separate frequency band to communicate between different access points. Which has no effect on the quality of communication of network clients.

Linksys MR9600 Range:

Technically, the router’s coverage range depends on several factors like the antenna design, signal amplifier and radio frequency (RF) technology. Linksys Company has designed and developed these factors based on every router’s technical requirements to increase the coverage.

The coverage of this router is about 3000 square feet, suitable for medium and large houses

Read More : How To Extend WiFi Range

High Processing Power:

Technically, the router must process all the information that passes through it,  So the processing power is as important as communication speed.

The use of a 1.8 GHz Quad Core Processor has taken the Linksys MR9600 processing power to extraordinary level. Using a suitable processor that can process all incoming data without interruption increases communication speeds by up to 18%.

MR9600 can serve up to 40 clients simultaneously, without any interruption, so that all of these clients can use services such as VR, Use 8K Streaming and online games at a same time!

Linksys MR9600 Price:

In terms of price, this router is in the intermediate category. But in terms of valuable software features and hardware power, this router is in the category of professional routers. This device is a complete package of software and hardware capabilities.The price of this router is around 299$, which is worth it.

Easy Installation:

Setting up and managing this router is very easy. As you know, Linksys has a dedicated app (Linksys App) to install and manage some of its WiFi routers. Fortunately, the Linksys App supports this router, allowing you to install and manage the router in the easiest way possible.


WiFiAdviser technical team has performed different tests on this wifi router. Which includes speed test, simultaneous user count test, Mesh quality and security tests. In the end, we gave the router a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is a very good score for a home WiFi router.

Our team assures you that this router will answer all your future needs for several years. After purchasing this linksys wifi router, you will not have any restrictions in any field and safely use the latest technologies.

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11ax (a/b/g/n/ac)
Bands Dual Band
Overal Speed 6000Mbps
Range Large House
Concurrent Clients 40
Antenna 4 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 8
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports 4 (1Gbps)
USB Ports 2 (USB 3)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology YES
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support Yes, Intelligent Mesh
Repeater Mode NO
Vendor-Specific Technology Linksys Intelligent Mesh
Hardware Specifications
Processor 1.8GHz processor Quad-Core
Memory 512MB
Dimension 280 x 170 x 60mm
Weight 2.07 lbs (940 g)

How to Setup by Mobile App

Here you will learn how to set up a Linksys MR9600 router by using the official mobile application. First, download the company’s official app from the Useful Resources tab and follow the instruction below.( please note that only the main steps are mentioned).

Step 1 : Execute the Linksys app and tap on Set up a New Wi-Fi Network.

Step 2: Choose Mesh WiFi Router (MR Series).

Step 3: Tap on I would rather set up without Bluetooth 

  • Note : Before continue , you should connect your mobile device to the default WiFi name (SSID), and enter the default password located on the bottom of the node.

Step 4: Make sure your modem has turned-on and connected to your Linksys Hydra WiFi Router ( Connect the modem to the WiFi router’s WAN port , if you have any problem with this step , please read this post How to Connect Modem to WiFi Router? )

Step 5: The WiFi router should detect the internet, Otherwise tap the Do you have ISP settings to enter link and select your internet connection type.


Step 6: Create a Linksys cloud account or tap on Log in here to enter your existing credentials.

Step 7: Personalize your WiFi network by creating a WiFi name (SSID) and Password then tap on Next.


Step 8: Select a name that best describes the location of the router you are currently setting up and tap on Next. ( Only used for naming purposes)

Step 9: If you have another WiFi router (node) to add, tap on Add a Node, otherwise, tap on Skip this step.  You can always add a node to your network at a later time.

Step 10: Tap on Go to Dashboard.  Your WiFi should now be ready.  You can now connect your WiFi clients to your WiFi including the mobile device you used for setting up the node.

How to Setup by Web Browser

Here you will learn how to set up a Linksys MR9600 router by using the web browser. Follow the instruction below.( please note that only the main steps are mentioned).

Step 1: Connect your computer to the default WiFi network of the router.  Look underneath the router for the default WiFi name and password.

Step 2: Open a web browser and enter the default IP address of your router in the Address bar then press [Enter].

Step 3: On the setup screen, click on the mobile image.

Step 4:Enter “admin” as the default administrative router password and then click Sign In.


  • You will be redirect to the dashboard.

Step 5: For security reasons ,you must first change your default admin password.  Click Connectivity under Router Settings and then click on Edit on the Basic tab.  Click Apply when done.


Step 6: Go to the Router Setup tab and create a WiFi name (SSID) and WiFi password.  Once done, click the Setup Node button.  The WiFi password is case sensitive.

  • NOTE:  The Router’s SSID has changed , so you will lose your WiFi connectivity.

Step 7: The light on top of the node will start to flash.  Once you see your new WiFi name in the list, connect to it to continue the setup.

Step 8: Now check if your node is online.  If the light on the node is solid blue, your node is online.

Useful Resources

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