The AmpliFi Alien has one WiFi 5 chip for a 5Ghz radio and one WiFi 6 chip that broadcasts in 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz. The Alien supports 802.11ax/ac/n/g, which allows older devices to be perfectly compatible with this router. If you do not yet have WiFi 6 devices, the Alien will work well with your WiFi 5 devices and future-proof your home network.
The Alien product line is not "mesh-able" with our other product lines (HD, Gamer's Edition or Instant), since this would cause a degradation to the Alien and cause poor performance (see information on how to pair in third party mode below). We recommend using multiple Alien routers to create a WiFi 6 Mesh network. There is no limit to the number of Alien routers you can Mesh together. Please note that the Teleport hardware device is also not compatible with the Alien products, but the Teleport Router to Router or Teleport App VPN software will work perfectly with the Alien router.
Helpful links related to Alien:
- Website: More information on Alien, and selling points.
- Datasheet: Technical Specifications
- Quick Start Guide: "What's in the box" information, port location and other hardware physical characteristics.
- How to Edit the SSID Band: How to Create an SSID in a Specific 5GHz or 2.4GHz Range on Alien and other product lines.
- Which Device is Right for Me? Check compatibility of other product lines, ranges and coverage as well as other helpful links on how to expand your network.
- Alien + Standalone AmpliFi HD: You can add a standalone AmpliFi HD device (router or MeshPoint) to the Alien router's network in third party extender mode. We do not recommend this if it can be avoided since it will not fully integrate to the Alien, and there will be a loss of features. However it can be set up to extend the SSID and signal.