Adding a node to the Velop system using an Android mobile device
If you have an existing Velop system and you would like to add a child node using an Android™ mobile device, follow the instructions below.
Launch the Linksys app and log in to your Linksys server account.
Tap on the menu icon and then tap Set Up a New Product.
NOTE: Images may vary.
Tap on Add Another Node to xxxx (where xxxx is your existing Wi-Fi name).
Tap on To extend my Wi-Fi with a new child node.
Turn ON the Bluetooth® on your device. Android™ devices may prompt you to turn ON location access to continue the setup. Turn ON Location in your phone’s settings.
Read the Terms and Conditions agreement and tap Agree to continue.
The Linksys app explains how to place additional nodes. Tap Next.
Plug the additional node into a power source within range of another node then tap Next.
Node detection will begin. This could take up to 3 minutes.
Tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple as soon as the light blinks purple.
Setup will apply the settings from other nodes. This could take up to 6 minutes.
Select a node name then tap on Next.
NOTE: It is recommended that the name corresponds to the actual location of your node at home. This will allow you to identify multiple nodes through the Linksys app. To customize the name, tap Name it something else.
You have successfully added a child node. Tap Next.
If you want to add another child node, tap Add Another Node. Otherwise, tap That’s it for Now. You can also add another node later by logging into the Velop dashboard and following the same steps above.
Once the Always fresh screen appears, tap Next.
The node will perform a firmware check to verify if your node is up-to-date. If a new firmware is available, the Linksys app will update automatically. Otherwise, you will land on the Your Wi-Fi is ready screen and you can tap on Go to Dashboard.
You have now successfully added a node to your existing Velop network.
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