Sounds like it could be the AC2200
- Answered by Darren B from Canberra
- 14 Apr 2020
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Which actual model is this mesh system? I cannot find it on the Linksys website such as AC4400?)
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I have an Airport TC, that operates as my wireless router, with the ISP provided router put in to mo
Will this improve the Wi-Fi signal in a 3 story townhouse? The modem and router are on the 3rd floor
Sounds like it could be the AC2200
I live in the country and Wi-Fi is not an option out here yet. But we do have one AT&T cell phone to
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.
Put your time capsule in bridge mode and turn networking off. Then connect it via ethernet to the Velop. That way it just acts as a server for your backups. You won't want the time capsule to do any of the networking.
Technically yes, as long as there’s a sufficient amount of space between the nodes in the house and the one you put in the garage. Also the density and material of your outside walls will have an affect on the signal strength in garage.
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.
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 :(
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
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
I am looking for a new router for my apartment and I was wondering if it will work with my iMac (21.
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.
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.