The Velop Mesh takes the place of the existing router. Unless you have the Linksys MR8300 wireless router, which is designed to work with the Velop, your existing router will not work. The main node of the Velop is connected directly to your modem. You can have a switch after that node, but cannot put a router in as the parent node does all the routing. If your existing router can function as an access point, then you could add it that way. Otherwise, the Mesh will not work with it.
- Answered by Charles R from Niceville
- 11 May 2020
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I am looking to add the velop mesh system to my home. Do I need to buy a different router or will the router I currently have be sufficient?)