• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge upgrade

    • Written by Chris D from Carpentersville

    Would have rather Apple stayed in the networking game and come up with their own thing for mesh networking, but this Velop system is a lot like what I imagine Apple would do. Setup is easy, I haven’t had to fuss over anything or restart the network for any reason, and the speeds are crazy fast all over the house.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top rate

    • Written by Ellis W from LONDON

    This has exceeded all expectations. I had nearly been put off by earlier reviews, but I am thrilled with it.

    Installation: I bought a simple adsl/vdsl modem for this. Very straight forward.
    You then need to download the (excellent) App. Follow the instructions.
    I needed to manually input my ISP login and password.
    The rest was ultra-easy. Connect one node at a time.
    The App is brilliant! Dead easy to add a guest network and see what devices are connected, prioritise up to three devices, etc.
    Our WiFi is now transformed. Well worth the (high) expense. Wish I had done this some time ago.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router, but doesn't support network devices such as NAS drives

    • Written by Jonathan R from East Molesey

    I bought this router to assist a colleague who was having wifi problems with his home network - a two-node system was set up really quickly, but he immediately lost all access to his NAS drive, running via a Pi using OMV - he could browse to the device, but no content appeared. We installed a TPLink Archer instead, and instantly all problems were solved. I then tried a node on my own SOHO network, replacing a reliable but ageing AirPort Extreme. Again, set up was fast and easy, and I found I was getting faster download web access times than before. But, again, my NAS drive is completely uncontactable - *really annoyingly* it appears in the list of connected devices in the LinkSys app (another great feature), but I cannot even connect to it via the Apple Finder or it's own GUI via the IP address. All in all, a great router for gaming devices and iPads, but not good enough if you want to run a typical SOHO set up. A traditional router, like the C9 is a much better bet.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product. Very easy to set up.

    • Written by Nick C from MARGATE

    The first 3 node system I purchased had to be returned as one node didn't work properly. This was replaced, and I now have 6 nodes operating throughout our 190 sq m home. They all connected beautifully with no hitches at all, and the system now works perfectly. Very easy to set up, and it provides amazing speed for a wifi connection.

    My only (very minor) gripe is that the blue light is piercingly bright at night. Easily remedied with a piece of electrical tape.

    Very happy with this purchase. Strongly recommended.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    nice, but some initial speed problems

    • Written by Steven W. K from Calgary

    My Airport Extreme recently died, and since Apple has decided to get out of this market I went looking for a good replacement. After much reading I decided on the Linksys Velop system. This 3-pack was also a perfect choice for me as I have three floors in my house and put one (wired) on each floor of the house.

    The setup and configuration definitely wasn't as easy as advertised, it certainly wasn't as easy as my previous network of an Airport Extreme with two Airport Expresses extending to the other floors. In fact it took me most of the afternoon, in part because I lost power to one of the Velop nodes while it was upgrading its firmware. Kudos to Linksys that it did recover from that, although it took nearly an hour to get it back to a stable state. (Since then it has not shown any problem.) On the whole, while it wasn't as easy as the earlier Apple offering, it was a far cry better than the Cisco routers I've had to deal with at former jobs. So I would consider its setup as acceptable.

    My one main complaint is with the network cable that is supplied with the box. I have a very fast internet (300+ MBPS download) but the best I was getting through the Velop system was 10 MBPS. I spent quite some time (about an hour beyond the afternoon spent initially setting things up) fiddling with Media Prioritization, IPv6 settings, moving network switches in and out, but all without success. As a final measure I tried what I had probably should have tried first - I replaced the pathetic little network cable provided by Linksys with a proper cat-6 cable and my speeds came back to full.

    So I'm deducting a star due to Linksys "cheaping out" on the cable. (It alway annoys me when a hardware manufacture sells a very expensive product, and then "cheaps out" on something trivial.)

    But other than that, it is a great product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by Tina K from CHASE

    I live on a large body of water w two cabins. In order to provide internet for all guests and for me regardless of where I am outside I got the Velop w three nodes. It advertises it covers up to 6000 sq feet but it covered way more than that. It literally took maybe 10 minutes to get it all set up. Love it!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product with Easy Installation

    • Written by George S from East Hampton

    I have set up hundreds of Wi-Fi systems, this was much easier than I anticipated. I was concerned about getting the placement of the nodes right the first time. No need to worry as you can move them around at a later time to optimize coverage.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Linksys Velop

    • Written by Nicholas V from Beverly Hills

    Easy setup works great, indint know how bad my old wifi router was until I got the velop! Best router system.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to use

    • Written by Lei Y from southbridge

    I bought this pack because of my Apple extream base station gave up, and I was worried that these would be difficult to set up. To my pleasant surprise, the app and the system were easy to set up and manage. And I have set up parental control on my children's devices, also quite easy. I would recommend this system to anyone.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Great!

    • Written by Daniel F from Saddle River

    This system exceeded my expectations. I have a large house, nearly 6,000 square feet, and after setting up just two of the nodes, I was getting coverage everywhere. Setting up the third gave me excellent coverage everywhere. Set up was simple and quick.

    Hated to replace my aging AirPorts (I've always been a loyal Apple guy), but this is an excellent product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, Easy to Set Up

    • Written by Martin H

    This is my second Velop system. Both work great and were simple to set up. Couldn't be happier.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and easy to set up

    • Written by Norman K from Brooklyn

    Even in a fairly large house with 2 floors, the 3 pack provides excellent coverage and, most importantly, was super easy to set up

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dire software + unreliable hardward

    • Written by Nicholas R from Edinburgh

    I will be returning this after 8 days trying it in a 3-story house with stone walls.

    The system is configured with an iOS app. It is very poor. It helps you place the nodes once but will not help again if you move them. And it has no facility for deleting a node other than deleting the whole system and starting again.

    When functioning properly, the hardware works well, but the satellite nodes (the ones not connected to the router) frequently become very slow, showing strong connections, but with ping times well over 2000ms. Sometimes, despite showing full strength Wifi, iPads, iPhones and Macs cannot download anything at all. (Turning WiFi on and off a few times usually fixes it.)

    The system does support WPS through the app (though it's hard to find), but only one of my two printers would connect to it. The PIN method didn't work for the second (older) printer either.

    I have just installed a Netgear Orbi 3-node system to replace it. The setup and software are much better, the hardware has a WPS button and three eithernet ports per node (rather than one) and (after admittedly only one hour's use) appears to be functioning much better. Among other things, both printers work.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase!

    • Written by Chris A from Pico Rivera

    Would recommend if you’re looking to upgrade from Apples routers.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by pierre C from Andover

    As advertised

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by Richard C from Fallbrook

    I'm pleased with the overall performance of the Velop Mesh Wi-Fi system. Installation was straightforward and adding additional nodes was easy. The app allows users to fine-tune the entire system to your particular needs.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good WiFi

    • Written by stephen W from los angeles

    all reception using WiFi is much improved

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wi Fi everywhere

    • Written by Ashley T from Greensboro

    We recently moved to the below system we never were able to get consistent covers throughout our home even with a booster in place this system was so easy to set up and the coverage is fantastic!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must buy !!!!

    • Written by Lebelo M from Peabody

    My connectivity went from 30% being on my drive way to 85% significant change. That resulted me to have my WiFi camera with no issues.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazingly easy

    • Written by Bill E from Foxboro

    I read all the reviews, including how this Velop system and app were faster and with the app; more intuitive to set up, but I was skeptical. I had upgraded my Comcast modem to get more speed, but my 4 year old Airport Extreme (in bridge mode) just would not deliver, and using the built in wireless from Comcast meant abandoning my 2 Airport Express stations (would not work even when hard wired, actually crashed the new modem). So I purchased the Velop 3 pack, downloaded the app, and had all 3 online in under 20 minutes, no problems, no bridge mode, killer signal all over 3 floors in my home. Worth every penny.

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