Reported Update For Select Linksys WiFi 6 Routers Brings HomeKit Functionality (U)

Update: The downloadable files have now been removed from the Linksys website.

Router manufacturer Linkys have always been playing ‘catchup’ with Eero when it comes to adding HomeKit support to their routers, namely HomeKit Secure Router (HSR) functionality. However, according to Reddit user u/missbootleg the latest firmware for the company’s line of Wifi 6 routers is now released – albeit currently unofficially – which adds HSR support for the first time to some of their WiFi 6 routers.

The new update covers the MX4000 series, MX4000 series, AX4200 series, and the MX4200C and MX4050 series, although it would seem this hasn’t been officially announced by the company yet, as in order to get the relevant download for the aforementioned models, you do have to jump through a few hoops to get these updates, which starts with logging into the company’s web interface.

Whilst it seems there are currently no restrictions on downloading the relevant firmware update, it may be wise to wait for the download to be made available automatically via the Velop app, which appears not to need an accompanying update in order for the firmware in the routers to work. The firmware number, dated May 19th 2021, is v1.0.9.206360, which according to the release notes, contains general bug fixes, adds support for application prioritization, and adds support for HomeKit.

This is a follow-up to the company adding HomeKit support to the Wifi 5 routers late last year.

You can check out the original Reddit post HERE for more details and links.

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7 thoughts on “Reported Update For Select Linksys WiFi 6 Routers Brings HomeKit Functionality (U)

  • 21st June 2021 at 3:29 pm
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    What about MX5300?

    • 21st June 2021 at 3:31 pm
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      There’s no mention of this device in the release notes, so maybe there will an update later.

    • 22nd June 2021 at 2:55 am
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      ive been waiting and waiting and waiting , though it will be out by now

  • 22nd June 2021 at 2:54 am
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    been waiting for the MX5300 for ages ,no sign of update , but the cheaper AX4200 got it before。dont understand linksys

  • 11th August 2021 at 11:36 pm
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    Got a firmware update to my MX4000 mesh system that supported HomeKit. I have 7 Wemo plugs and switches. I enabled the HomeKit integration option and ran into problems. It wouldn’t recognize some devices (not always the same ones) and after numerous router reboots I couldn’t resolve the problem. I disabled the HomeKit integration in the Linksys app and got back to everything working again.

    • 12th August 2021 at 5:07 pm
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      this is one of the resons why I personally won’t be using a router with HomeKit Secure Router functionality turned on.

  • 17th August 2021 at 12:14 pm
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    I’m pretty sure once I enabled Homekit it made my system go haywire. It randomly drops the wifi connection for no reason and I’ve been going crazy trying to fix it. Even spending 2 hours on the phone with Linksys support to no avail. I’ve just switched it off to see if my system goes back to normal. Crossing fingers!

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