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Linksys' new Wi-Fi 6 Velop MX5300 mesh networking system is now available in Singapore

By Kenny Yeo - on 20 Feb 2020, 2:52pm

Linksys' new Wi-Fi 6 Velop MX5300 mesh networking system is now available in Singapore

Note: This article was first published on 31 Oct 2019 and is updated now with local availability and pricing information.

The new Velop MX5300 from Linksys. (Image source: Linksys)

As one of the earliest brands to introduce mesh networking systems for consumers, its no surprise that Linksys is at the forefront again with their new Velop MX5300 mesh networking system.

The Velop MX5300 is one of the first mesh networking systems to embrace the new Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax).

For those not familiar with Wi-Fi 6, we urge you to read our guides here and here.

In a nutshell, Wi-Fi 6 promises faster networking speeds and also support for more connected devices ― crucial in today’s world when just about everything and anything can be connected to the web and controlled with an app.

Linksys claims the Velop MX5300 router will offer up to 4 times the speed and will be able to support over 50 devices.

At its heart, the Velop MX5300 is a tri-band design. Its 2.4GHz network supports speeds of up to 1,147Mbps while its two 5GHz networks are capable of delivering speeds of up to 2,402Mbps and 1,733Mbps respectively.

The Velop MX5300 has improved connectivity. (Image source: Linksys)

For backhaul transmissions, the Velop MX5300 can use either one of its Wi-Fi channels or if your home is already all hooked up, it can also use a wired backhaul.

One common complaint about mesh networking systems is that they are often short on connectivity options. The good news is that each Velop MX5300 node has a single USB 3.0 port, a single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports.

Linksys is targeting an early December launch for the Velop MX5300 in Singapore. No word yet on pricing but in the States, a single Velop AX router is retailing for US$399.99 (~S$552) while two Velop MX5300 routers will set you back US$699.99 (~S$967).

The Linksys Velop MX5300 is available now at Challenger and Hachi.tech exclusively until 19 March 2020. A single Velop MX5300 router is S$569 while two Velop MX5300 routers will set you back S$1,138.

Challenger ValueClub members will be able to enjoy a special promotion price of S$549 for a single Velop MX5300 and S$888 for two Velop MX5300 routers, while stocks last.

Take note, however, that the S$888 promo for two Velop MX5300 routers will only run from today until 4 March 2020.