• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't find the internet - but OK

    • Written by Stephen B from Armadale

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Linksys app is TRASH

    • Written by Jeffrey S


    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny!

    • Written by Audrianna D from Castle Rock

    I was hesitant to spend the money on this system but had to get a new router to support new Home accessories. I've always been intimidated by the idea of setting up a network on my own (I usually rely on my ISP) but this set up is entirely effortless. Took about 10 minutes to set up, and half of that was trying to decide where I wanted to put the second node. Network is noticeably faster.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement

    • Written by Raghu G from Pittsburgh

    I switched from an older Airport Extreme (802.11n) to this. The airport served me well for many years, but was choking on streaming TV, especially when more than one video/VOIP stream was active in the house. I am lucky to have a very good spot for the primary node, so I don't really need the second unit to cover the house. However, it is adding great coverage in my backyard now.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good.

    • Written by Thomas O from Liverpool

    The Velop system has given us consistently reliable WiFi throughout my house on all floors. It has replaced my ancient AirPort Extreme System with which we had constant problems in certain rooms of the house.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Internet

    • Written by Ivan P from Santa Fe

    We have a house with a round shape, which puts distance between the different areas of the house, this system not only makes internet accessible throughout the house it also is the fastest system we have had. Easy to hook up and easy to use!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid performer, a snap to set up

    • Written by YASUO W from Farmington Hills

    Blind spots in our house are gone and the wifi is fast. Setting up took less than five minutes. Although the graphics on the packaging isn't the most attractive in the world, I enjoyed the clean, functional design of the box, too. I'm very happy about the purchase. The only thing I would change would be the location/shape of the indicator light. As it's mounted flush with the top surface of a tall tower, you cannot see it when you put the unit above eye level.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by capraro C from hove

    I have just bought the two pack whole-home mesh and its a total rip-off. it doesn't cover my whole flat, which is a mere 65sqm and 1 wall in between the 2nd node and my bedroom, where signal is still absent regardless of the node barely 2 mt away from it. called the call centre and spent 2hr 15 min on the phone to hear that they don't know how to solve the issue as there are no faults in the meshes and blamed it on my EE broadband, which has worked just fine until this day.
    What to say..an expensive design product that doesnt perform the one task its supposed to do.
    ridiculous! Do not buy!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by George C from Morristown

    These really do work as well as suggested. The signal is extremely strong now and speed is very fast.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Set Up

    • Written by Rodolfo A from Dallas

    I found it very easy to set up a new Wi-Fi network for these devices. Between the illustrated interactive step-by-step guide in the phone app, the color-coded status lights, and the fool-proof physical connection options, I never felt lost or in danger of taking a bad step. The elegant simplicity of it all was comparable to that of an Apple product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, feels faster and more robust, and wider spread.

    • Written by Ronald S from Tucson

    I like to work outdoors in the nearby desert, and in various rooms. The setup took full advantage of the concept of a 'wizard' and the speed and reliability are noticeably better than prior off the shelf router-wifi combos.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved multiple issues

    • Written by Reid G from Burlington

    Had been running old Apple Airport Extreme base station on a line ISP said was getting 120 Mbs. Showed less than 40 Mbs on speed tests and no bars in back yard, so no streaming music by the pool :-( Picked up 2 pack Velop system and was up and running in about an hour with wireless printer hooked up as wll. Speed test by the pool at 127 Mbs. Not an inexpensive fix but great feel to the product, good interface and easy set up with my iPhone and my wife didn't say that they were ugly! May buy a third node for upstairs, but seems to be good without it

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast set up

    • Written by Geoff L from LONDON

    Fast and easy set up. No issues and has been smooth as silk ever I got it up and running.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product! What I've been looking for!!!

    • Written by Tu T from Round Rock

    I really have enjoyed the Linksys Velop. I have tried numerous products to get the best wifi signals around the house and all have been a disappointment until now. My house has walls beyond walls. But this product has given us the same signal throughout the house. I can watch videos on my iPhone at the farthest end of the house without turning off the wifi and using my data. It's been a frustration reliever. Great product!!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Smooth

    • Written by Chadd M from Calgary

    Fast and easy setup with my airport still connected.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Unit

    • Written by Robert G from Long Beach

    Fast Internet

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to setup, with some minor glitches

    • Written by Brian P from Montvale

    The mobile app worked very well for initial setup and there have only been minor glitches that I've been able to resolve with a hard reset of both nodes. Coverage is great and seamless on the client side.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mesh Wi-Fi

    • Written by Glenn L from San Francisco

    This is the replacement/upgrade for an Apple Airport Extreme base. After disconnecting the Airport Extreme station, the Linksys setup was very easy following the Linksys iOS app that guides you through installation. I reused my old wifi network name and password.
    I was expecting issues setting up the second station but it was a cinch though it took a bit longer to initiate than the first station. Setting up HomeKit and also Phillips Hue Bridge was also simple. With the old network name in place, I had to reconnect all my wifi devices to the old network name and re-enter the password. Everything came up fast.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my problem

    • Written by Stephen C from Chestnut Hill

    had trouble for years getting a consistent connection to my network in a room that is on the wrong side of a carrying wall in my house. I finally decided I had to do something about it when I couldn’t get a cable tv connection to work. I replaced my older Apple Airport based network with Linksys Velop Whole Mesh WiFi System (2-Pack). Setup only took about 10 minutes. My problem is completely solved. Why did I wait so long?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup

    • Written by Wilma B from North Andover

    The linksys app on the iPhone was used to setup the two node system. It was easy to follow and quick. My only comment on the setup is that the led color on the unit is fusia and not purple. The signal strength and coverage is all I need. I like the dashboard option which lists all my devices connected. It shows Apple devices, smart WIFI thermostats, printers and Alexa. You will need to buy a CAT-5/6 hub if you have hard-wired equipment since the node has only a single intranet connection.

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