• 3.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by David S from Winston-Salem

    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.

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  • 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.