Sure they can. They still need a power source though.
- Answered by Jennifer K
- 10 May 2018
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It depends on the layout of your house, location of the router, and distance to your garage. If the garage is 20ft from your office, and that's where the router is, then yes. If your garage is 100ft away and your router is on the second or third floors of a house, it still may, but it will be extremely weak.
Yes, each base station has an ethernet port
Yes these do support 802.11ac, even if you’re connected to the signal that’s being broadcasted by one of the “extension” nodes...which was unheard of a few years ago. I get consistent speeds of about 500 Mbps (up/down) on my phone or iPad, no matter where I am in the house or yard and my network is far from running under optimal conditions with 138 devices connected.
Yes, they need to be plugged in.
My Airport express has broken down and I need tot change router. I checked for compatibility with my different apple products but there is no information concerning Mc Os computer. Will I have to link the velop system with a cable for it to work once I connect the router to my modem or will it setup automatically on my computer like for Air port extreme?
thank you for the info. Daniele
Likely not. Your FIOS is a modem, in that it should have a coaxial cable input on the back. The linksys is a router, that is, it pushes wifi out to devices and has no coax input.. I have an Airport Extreme, and connect from my modem to the router via ethernet.
Hello any body ! I have 1GB modem from Netger and Linksys Velop WiFi mesh system, but I want to have my Mac connected via cable for more speed, can I establish an intermediate switcher(modular routers) between Linksys WiFi system and my Comcast modem to have free ports to connect other devices via cable ?
I love the ease of use of the Airport Utility. Is it compatible with non-Apple routers?
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 :(
For example I have various Wi-Fi devices including Windows laptops, Wireless HP Printer, Wireless TCL/ Roku TV and of course an iPad, iPhone. So more specifically can I connect all my Wi-Fi devices to this router for Internet access via my ISP?
Yes, to my knowledge, the Linksys Velop mesh system is compatible with most if not all WiFi using devices, and is most definitely not limited to just the Mac or Apple products.
On the other hand, if you are also wondering about other network devices, the answer would generally be no, though you can continue to connect and use an Apple Time Capsule as a backup device to your Velop network if you alter the TC's settings according to instructions posted on Apple's website.
I am looking for a new router for my apartment and I was wondering if it will work with my iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) - 2,7 GHz Intel Core i5 - 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 - AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB.
thanks for any answer...
My Airport express has an RCA jack. I don't see one on the Linksys device.
Yes, Linksys Velops Mesh WiFi system works fine with Air Play. We use Air Play frequently and have had no problems.
As answered elsewhere here, the Linksys Velop WiFi Router system competes with and would therefore replace the Apple Airport Extreme rather than be used in addition to the Apple Airport Extreme. That said, Apple never emphasized or promoted it, but their Airport Extreme/Time Capsule Tower series has a built in Mesh functionality if used with more than one, the difference being that the Velops can do it efficiently without interconnecting the multiple Velop units with ethernet cables whereas multiple Apple Airport Extreme and Time Capsules will build a wireless mesh but fare better if you interconnect them with ethernet cables.
My current SP router is located in the study which has concrete walls - most of the rooms in the house are bounded by internal concrete walls which has caused me internet connection problems when employing the normal router-extender technologies - internet is sporadic
Will this solution, combined with my Airport Router, solve my existing problems?
WiFi signals do not penetrate concrete or other mass material very well at all but by interconnecting them with ethernet cables through the concrete OR by locating them stair step fashion around the concrete barriers, they'll work. As to combining it with an Existing Apple Airport, the answer is no, you should either replace it with all Velops or buy another Apple Airport Extreme.
No, only one of the nodes needs to be connected to your Internet Service provider's modem, gateway or whatever your service provider calls it. That's the whole point of Mesh WiFi basestations like the Linksys Velop, that is, they create a continuous expanded bubble of WiFi signal by talking amongst themselves via a back channel.
That said, they can also be inter-connected with an ethernet cable between nodes which takes over that back channel role with certain advantages. However, the majority of buyers of Mesh basestations do so because they want the convenience of not having to string ethernet cables between nodes. I'm one that did but I'm sure I'm in the minority.
By the way, I would not consider buying just one Mesh device as your question infers you might be considering. Plan on Buying 2 or more depending on the area you're trying to cover.
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.
In short, No. If you want to extend an Airport Extreme, add another Airport Extreme. If you can connect the two (or more) Airports Extremes with an ethernet cable, they'll automatically operate as a Mesh system though alas Apple never promoted their Mesh capabilities. Alternatively replace your Airport Extreme with two or more Mesh devices like the Linksys Velop.
I have 4 running sweetly. They are all wired (although it was pretty good when I had only 3 wired). Wired speed is 350-ish. Wireless goes from 80 to 190!! Pretty good
Sure they can. They still need a power source though.