Linksys Atlas is a new series of wi-fi mesh systems from Linksys after Linksys Velop.
The first wi-fi mesh router in the series is the Linksys Atlas Pro 6.
It is a dual-band wi-fi 6 mesh router powered by the same intelligent mesh technology as the Linksys Velop, and hence you can mix and match the nodes from Linksys Velop if you like.
Linksys Atlas Pro 6 is powered by Qualcomm Immersive Home 216 Platform, which consists of a 1 GHz dual-core processor and has 512MB of RAM and 256 MB flash storage.
On paper, Linksys Atlas Pro 6 has a combined theoretical speed of 5,400 Mbps. 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 4,800 Mbps on 5.0 GHz with 160 MHz. And hence, in theory, it can cover up to 8,100 sqft of space.
At first, I thought Linksys Atlas targeted the mid-range market with this dual-band mesh router. However, in the US, there is the Linksys Atlas Max 6E, which is a wi-fi 6E triple-band mesh router and is clearly the highest-end model since Linksys Velop doesn’t have a wi-fi 6E variant yet.
So I am very confused about where Linksys Atlas stands.
*UPDATE* I Just got a reply back from Linksys. From now on, there will be two names, Linksys Atlas and Linksys Hydra. Linksys Atlas refers to a node form factor, and Linksys Hydra indicates a traditional router form factor.