In the search for the Best Router options, an advanced user will pretty much always look for the Best OpenWRT Routers. While the Linksys MR9600 might not have support for OpenWRT, the overall performance is still pretty good. And it\u2019s a Linksys mesh router that comes with WiFi 6, so we don\u2019t really have a lot to complain about here.\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Linksys MR9600\r\nIf you want to set up a WiFi 6 based mesh network in your whole house, the Linksys MR9600 mesh router is a pretty great option. The Linksys intelligent mesh technology works very well, and you can add any Linksys Velop WiFi 6 node to the mesh network pretty easily.\r\n""\r\nPerformance\r\nThe performance of Linksys routers has historically been outstanding, and this one isn\u2019t different either. If you have a full gigabit broadband connection at your house, unlike the GL.iNet GL-AR150, you will definitely be able to take full advantage of said connection using this Linksys dual band mesh router.\r\nRange\r\nThe Wi Fi network range of this dual band router is insanely good. It can cover up to 3000 square feet, which no particular wireless router is capable of at this price. It will put the GL.iNet GL-AR750S or any other travel dual band router to shame with its unparalleled Wi Fi network coverage.You may be interested in the Asus BRT-AC828 review.\r\nDurability\r\nThe build quality of this dual band mesh WiFi router is even better than the TP Link AC1900. And the Linksys app is pretty great too, albeit a little frustrating for setting up parental controls. But, it comes with a Broadcom processor inside. So, don\u2019t expect OpenWRT support anytime soon.\r\nEase Of Use\r\nBoth the Linksys app and the web UI are extremely easy to use. But, you do need to be mindful about what you\u2019re connecting to the mesh network. Basically, you can connect every Linksys Velop WiFi 6 node to it, if it supports the Linksys intelligent mesh technology. However, you can not connect any Linksys Max Stream wireless router model to the same Wi Fi network.\r\nValue\r\nThis Linksys mesh router provides decent value for money overall. If all you care about is top-notch speed test results for bragging rights, this is definitely the dual band router to pick up. But, if you want a bit more customizability with OpenWRT support, you should pretty much look elsewhere.\r\nLinksys MR9600 Wrap Up\r\nAll in all, the Linksys MR9600 is an excellent device to use as the base router of a housewife mesh network. And it has fantastic coverage, making it a perfect option for people who don\u2019t want to set up a mesh Wi Fi network.