Linksys Velop Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack)

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Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack)

The Linksys Velop Whole Home WiFi logo comes in over a splash of water color.

A Velop node appears sitting on a counter in a home environment. As the node spins around, the home environment changes behind the node revealing different homes, rooms, and home styles.

A caption reads: Meet Whole Home Mesh WiFi with you in mind

A splash of white comes in.

A captions reads: Designed to fit in any environment

Another splash of watercolor comes in and out revealing a diagram of a house showing three Velop nodes in different rooms. As the nodes appear, color radiates and spreads from each node throughout the entire house and outside, visualizing WiFi everywhere.

A caption reads:

Intelligent Mesh™ Technology

Nodes work harmoniously together to deliver flawless WiFi everywhere

Ensures you’ll always get the optimal WiFi speed to your devices

The diagram fades out revealing a happy family in the backyard of their home enjoying WiFi with a man holding a tablet.

A phone displays a screen showing the Linksys App.

A caption reads: Simple App Setup Quick & Easy to use

A splash of white comes in with the Linksys Velop Whole Home WiFi logo in the bottom right corner.

A caption reads: WiFi that sets you free™

A splash of water color comes in revealing the Linksys Velop Whole Home WiFi logo in the top left corner over an image of two Velop nodes sitting on a kitchen counter, slowly spinning around as a man cuts vegetables behind it.

A caption reads: Create your perfect WiFi system now

  • Overview

    Velop by Linksys is a whole-home Wi-Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high-range mesh network. Unlike traditional routers with range extenders, Velop’s Tri-Band Wi-Fi system provides 100% Wi-Fi throughout your home. Each node increases the Wi-Fi range by 2,000 sq. ft. and you can add more to grow your mesh network.*

    Utilising wireless mesh networking for whole-home Wi-Fi, Velop nodes seamlessly connect to one another and utilise a single SSID and password. There are no unsightly connecting cables, so you can place the sleek, compact nodes in open spaces. Simple app-based setup uses the Linksys app, which also keeps you informed of network status and solves any Wi-Fi interruptions. Nodes are backed by a three-year limited warranty and tech support.

    Highlights

    Creates a high-range Wi-Fi network with 2,000 square feet of coverage for each node*

    Fast and easy setup using the Linksys app

    Powered by Intelligent Mesh Technology that always optimises for fastest path to the Internet

    Modular system configures to every home shape and size — each Velop node is a powerful tri-band connection point you can place wherever needed

    Velop carries a premium level of support and is backed by a three-year warranty and a three-year tech support guarantee with a dedicated phone support line

    Linksys app helps you closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using an iPhone or iPad

    Parental controls help you ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids

    Device prioritisation lets you select devices that need the most speed

    Auto-fix automatically selects the best channel for your device and eliminates congestion with the push of a button

    Easily test and monitor your Internet connection’s speed to make sure you’re getting full speed from your provider

    What’s in the Box

    Two Linksys Velop nodes

    Ethernet cable

    Two power adapters

    Quick start guide

    Printed documentation

    Tech Specs

    Connections: Ethernet

    Height: Individual node: 18.54 cm/7.3 in.

    Width: Individual node: 7.87 cm/3.1 in.

    Depth: Individual node: 7.87 cm/3.1 in.

    Weight: Individual node: 0.63 kg/1.39 lb.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: A0302

    UPC or EAN No.: 745883758203

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Three-year limited

    Manufacturer Note

    *Each node in the wireless system provides a range of up to 2,000 square feet. Range can vary with the number and placement of nodes in the system. Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will vary depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.

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  • 4.5 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      My experience with Velop by Linksys

      As I unpackaged the Velop system the first thing that one notices is there isn't any excessive packaging. No books or messy paperwork. You get your nodes, in my As I unpackaged the Velop system the first thing that one notices is there isn't any excessive packaging. No books or messy paperwork. You get your nodes, in my case I purchased the 2 node model from apple.com , as well as starter guide that simply tells you to download the app which is available through the Apple App Store or Google, and follow the app instructions. The App is very user friendly. I mean step by step, picture book guided, easy. You just plug the first node into the router and wait a few minutes and it guides you to the next step. The app will also help you know if the placement of the node is going to give you the best results for your network. After completing the initial setup which took me about 30 minutes because of cable management aesthetics for my home, otherwise it was closer to 15 minutes I began customizing. One of the great features is that the network allows you to prioritize your wifi equipment. Because we want to have the best results for AppleTV I placed it as priority one. Next the iMac which we stream from all the time and third went to my iPad. You can also setup a guest network if you want one for friends and or visitors that you are alright with them using your internet but don't want them into your external hard drives that might be included in your home network or other files you might not be keen on staring. You also have parental control if the kids should get off the internet and start doing homework. The repost access though the app has been a tad unreliable as in it takes a long time for it to connect if I am out of range of home but this is not as important to me as a user as the other features. I was able to plug all of the other items I needed to the ports underneath the nodes such as my Hue hub. The app has a speed test built right into it. I was excited to see the results by eliminating my Apple router from the mix (more on that later) and the result was incredible. This is an actual screen shot of my results. I played with the notion of creating a Bridge Network and utilizing my Apple Time Capsule over the wifi. The downside of this is that it disables a lot of the aforementioned features. I decided to utilize the Time Capsule as a network hard drive and now I back up that way from my MacBook wirelessly. In conclusion I feel like this system is very much worth the money if your concerned about getting what you pay for with your service provider and have a lot of devices in your home and you need a lot of square feet coverage.

      • Written by Ron E from SALINAS

      59 of 62 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?My experience with Velop by Linksys

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Velop doesn't appear to support iTunes Home Sharing with Macs

      I bought a Velop two pack from Best Buy yesterday to test against my Time Capsule AC unit to see if would extend wifi to more distant areas of my two floor 2200 I bought a Velop two pack from Best Buy yesterday to test against my Time Capsule AC unit to see if would extend wifi to more distant areas of my two floor 2200 square foot house due using its separate node in my problematic basement, but, it will be returned today. Interestingly it wasn't quite as good as my TC throughput-wise even with my distant basement iMac server but the real deal breaker is the fact it won't route Bonjour services correctly from my iMac's iTunes Home Sharing Library as it drops that iMac's connection every hour. Linksys is aware of the problem but doesn't have a fix yet. (...and factory resets, latest firmware installed on both Velop nodes and enabling multicast filtering doesn't prevent the network drops.) Just a heads up if you're considering a Velop with iTunes Home Sharing from a Mac, otherwise, it's a very good mesh system.

      • Written by David S from Winston-Salem

      54 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Velop doesn't appear to support iTunes Home Sharing with Macs

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Very good coverage

      This Mesh router is easy to install and setup and works very good. I recommend this to anyone who has a fairly large house with spotty WIFI coverage. I have 2 This Mesh router is easy to install and setup and works very good. I recommend this to anyone who has a fairly large house with spotty WIFI coverage. I have 2 floors and a basement and started to get 3 the 3 NOD Pack. However, after installing the 2 pack, (1 on each floor) the entire house, the front yard and backyard is fully covered.

      • Written by Derick D

      35 of 37 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very good coverage

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Very disappointing

      I purchased a 2-pack Velop in the hope of improving my WiFi connection speed. I currently have an old Airport Extreme (early generation, from 2012), and given t I purchased a 2-pack Velop in the hope of improving my WiFi connection speed. I currently have an old Airport Extreme (early generation, from 2012), and given the size of my home, I can sometimes only get about 50Mbs using it. The Velop is an extremely well marketed product, but the product itself failed to lived up to this marketing. The basic point of the mesh system didn't work, and there were other issues which all lead me to send mine back. What I observed with the Linksys Velop system: 1. My devices almost never connected to the closest and strongest signal (node). My iMac always chose the furthest away node on 2.4G and I could not force it to use the closer one or different band. The best speed I got was 30Mbs. I read through Linksys support and found others with the same issue. Linksys expert suggestions did not work; I tried several. There is no capability to force a device to use a specific node. So the whole point of the system did not work for me. 2. The 5G network kept dropping devices and they could not reconnect, with a message that the WPA2 password was wrong. There are many others experiencing the same issue and looking for solutions on the Linksys support forums. This happened to me 3 times in the less than 24 hours I used the product. 3. Based on the feedback I read on Linksys forums from their own experts, it seems that it's the device which chooses which node to connect to, and many devices will only look for a better signal once there is a certain degree of noise or RSSI. So unless you can position nodes so that fixed (non-mobile) devices only has one node signal to connect to which is above these thresholds, then the mesh system is not going to work. Was very happy to send the Velop back and get my money back. Do your research (on Linksys forums, not in their marketing) before you buy this. I would love to see Apple push a better product, as Velop was in my experience a waste of my time.

      • Written by William F from London

      Is this review useful?Very disappointing

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Didn't find the internet - but OK

      Purchased the Velop to replace my dead Time Capsule and Airport Extreme (linked the two using Ethernet over powerline). Had a major problem during the set up a Purchased the Velop to replace my dead Time Capsule and Airport Extreme (linked the two using Ethernet over powerline). Had a major problem during the set up as the Velop system could not recognise the internet. Linksys support (over 90 mins on the phone) were great, and the final solution was that I use the Airport Express to manage the internet from my cable modem, use an ethernet cable to the first Velop node and then it was all OK. Not the best outcome, but now set up, speeds and coverage are good.

      • Written by Stephen B from Armadale

      Is this review useful?Didn't find the internet - but OK

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      The Linksys app is TRASH

      TLDR: DO NOT BUY THIS. Background: I'm a pretty tech-savvy person, I have solid understanding of ports, signal flow, etc. I was a big fan of how easy it was TLDR: DO NOT BUY THIS. Background: I'm a pretty tech-savvy person, I have solid understanding of ports, signal flow, etc. I was a big fan of how easy it was to setup Apple's Airport routers in the past. SInce Apple exited the WiFi router market and started selling the Linksys Velop instead, I figured it would be a worthy replacement. I was wrong. I bought a 2-pack from the Apple Store and went home to set it up. Downloaded the Linksys app and followed the instructions. Unsuccessful. I reset everything, deleted the app, and attempted to setup again. Unsuccessful. Naturally, I thought it was an issue with my ISP. Made an appointment with Spectrum to have a technician come to my house a couple of days later (for $59). A few days later, the technician comes. He switches out the modem, verifies that my internet connection is solid, and together we attempt to setup the Linksys Velop again. Again, unsuccessful. This goes on for 2 hours. He checks every connection inside and outside of the house to make sure it's not the fault of the ISP. Everything checks out, but we're still unable to setup this router. He then decides to download the Linksys app on his Android device and within 5 MINUTES, was able to setup the network. Well that's embarrassing. After the technician leaves, I decide to setup the second node myself through my iPhone and all of a sudden, NOTHING WORKS. At this point, I wanted to make sure I wasn't clinically insane, so I brought out my old Airport Extreme and was able to set it up within a matter of minutes. Needless to say, I returned this the next day. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. I have never purchased a piece of technology that has wasted so much of my time and has done so much psychological harm to my self-confidence.

      • Written by Jeffrey S

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Linksys app is TRASH

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