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.: 745883759033

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

    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.

  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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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

      55 of 58 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

      41 of 45 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

      30 of 32 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very good coverage

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great improvement

      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 tha 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.

      • Written by Raghu G from Pittsburgh

      Is this review useful?Great improvement

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      So far, so good.

      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 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.

      • Written by Thomas O from Liverpool

      Is this review useful?So far, so good.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Internet

      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 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!

      • Written by Ivan P from Santa Fe

      Is this review useful?Great Internet

  • Answers from the community

    • Can I use the built-in Apple AirPort Utility on my Mac for this?
      • Asked by Kenneth R from The Plains
      • on 27/10/2018

      Answer

      Unfortunately it does not. The Airport utility only sees apple routers. It's a shame that Apple is l Unfortunately it does not. The Airport utility only sees apple routers. It's a shame that Apple is letting these routers go their sysstem for set up and managing is second to none. I used to have Linksys routers and getting them to work with even their own brand was a pain. So I will try to buy a few airport express to have as back up for when one fails :(

      • Answered by Timothy F from Laconia
      • on 11/11/2018
    • Is it VoIP phone compatible?
      • Asked by Garry P from Adelaide
      • on 7/10/2018

      Answer

      This Linksys Velop WiFi Mesh system does not interfere with VOIP service provided by a standard VOIP This Linksys Velop WiFi Mesh system does not interfere with VOIP service provided by a standard VOIP modem where the modem's phone output port is connected to the home's telephone wiring and one of modem's ethernet output ports is connected to the primary Velop in the normal manner.

      • Answered by William M from GERMANTOWN
      • on 24/10/2018
    • Does the Velop support USB connected storage?
      • Asked by Gregg W from TULSA
      • on 27/06/2018

      Answer

      I almost sure it doesn't. There are two Ethernet ports and a power input. No USB. (I'm hedging becau I almost sure it doesn't. There are two Ethernet ports and a power input. No USB. (I'm hedging because maybe someone knows how to use the Ethernet port to connect.) I am using my AirPort as the router (FiOS connects to AirPort via an Ethernet cable) and the "main" Velops connects to the AirPort via an Ethernet cable. I have a hard drive connected to the AirPort. TimeMachine is backing up to the drive. And I can see the drive in the Finder>Shared>"My AirPort">8GB Seagate If you have to use a cable router, you can probably connect an AirPort to that and then the Velops. This gets to be more connections and possible confusion than one would want. And it assumes you already have an AirPort.

      • Answered by Greg S from Redondo Beach
      • on 28/06/2018