• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS WELL BUT

    • Written by edgar V from Ewa Beach

    My wifi works great now but it was very difficult to find an outlet that could accept the big fat power cord head you provided.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Velop 2

    • Written by Joseph C from Marina Del Rey

    Installation was relatively simple and the system seems to work. Some issues with Printer when using Google Chrome but Okay with Safari

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

    • Written by Ken P from Laceyville

    Excellent product, extremely fast, reliable, perfect!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    • Written by William F from London

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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

    DO NOT PURCHASE

    • 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!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • 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!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

    0 of 1 people found this useful