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The new Linksys MR9000X is a gaming router that can also form mesh networks

By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Feb 2020, 10:26am

The new Linksys MR9000X is a gaming router that can also form mesh networks

The Linksys MR9000X router. (Image source: Linksys)

Linksys has just released a new gaming and mesh-capable router called the MR9000X Max-Stream AC3000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5 Router.

What a mouthful, so we'll just call it the MR9000X from now.

It's a tri-band AC3000-class router that delivers speeds of up to 400Mbps on its 2.4GHz network, 867Mbps on one of its 5GHz network, and 1,733Mbps on its second 5GHz network.

With this setup, users can configure and set aside the high-speed 1,733Mbps for performance-critical applications like gaming.

That aside, it is also mesh-capable and can be used with Linksys' Velop mesh networking systems or any other Linksys MR series router to create mesh networks at home to expand Wi-Fi coverage.

The MR9000x has four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and a single USB 3.0 port. (Image source: Linksys)

As for ports, you'll get the usual single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. There's also a high-speed USB 3.0 port that's great for file and printer sharing.

The Linksys MR9000X router is priced at S$329 and it will come with a free 6-month subscription to the wtfast gamer network. It's available now from Hachi.tech, Challenger, and all authorised retailers.

However, there's a promotion running from now until 9 February where you can get the router for just S$269 at Hachi.tech and Challenger. We also found the same deal from some retailers on Lazada.

If you are looking for a gaming router with mesh networking capabilities, this is one router to check out.