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Linksys releases more affordable Velop AX4200 Wi-Fi 6 mesh networking system

By Kenny Yeo - on 28 Oct 2020, 9:30am

Linksys releases more affordable Velop AX4200 Wi-Fi 6 mesh networking system

The Linksys Velop AX4200. (Image source: Linksys)

Linksys has just released the Velop AX4200, a cheaper alternative to the Velop MX5300 that we saw earlier this year.

It terms of the design, the two are identical – white, tall, and blockish. And looking at the spec sheets, the Velop AX4200 has the same dimensions as the more powerful Velop MX5300.

The differences, therefore, are on the inside. The processor is slower and the supported maximum throughputs are lower.

The Velop AX4200 has a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and it's tri-band configuration supports speeds of up to 600Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,200Mbps and 2,400Mbps respectively on its two 5GHz networks.

Round the back, it has a single USB 3.0 port, a single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, and three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. That's one less LAN port than the Velop MX5300.

The Velop AX4200 has one less LAN port than the Velop MX5300.

Like all Velop mesh networking systems, the Velop AX4200 is easy to set up and all it takes is the Linksys app and a bit of poking around to get everything up and running.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but it's available now in the US and a single router is priced at US$249.99 (~S$340) while a three-pack bundle is US$499.99 (~S$680).