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Setting up the Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi Extender

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The Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi Extender allows you to place nodes near smart home devices and hard to reach places like garages and hallways.

This article will teach you how to properly set up the Velop Extender. 

Before you begin setting up, have the following ready:
  • Existing Velop network with a primary node
  • Working internet connection
  • Linksys app 2.7.5 or later installed in your mobile device

Directions

Step 1:
Launch the app and log in with your Linksys cloud account.  

Step 2:
Tap on Set Up a New Product.

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Step 3:
Tap on Add Nodes to xxxxxxxx, where xxxxxxxx is the name of your existing Wi-Fi.

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Step 4:
Turn on Bluetooth on your device.

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Step 5:
Read the instructions on How to place your node then tap Next.

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Step 6:
Plug in the new node and tap Next.

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NOTE:  Tap on within range to check if the Velop Extender is within proper range.

Step 7:
Once the light turns solid purple, tap on The Light is Purple.

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Step 8:
Wait for setup to detect the node.  This could take a few minutes.

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Step 9:
Once the node is detected, tap Next to add the Velop Extender to your Velop network.

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Step 10:
The SpotFinder will determine if the location is good.  Click Next or follow the suggested action.

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NOTE:  The SpotFinder within the setup will provide suggestions on adjusting the location of the Velop Extender.  You can choose to follow the suggestions provided (recommended) or click on I'd like to leave it here.  If you are prompted to unplug and move the node closer, please wait until the light turns solid purple again.  After that, wait until the node finishes booting up before tapping on Try Again.

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Step 11:
Now you can Give your node a name.  Select a name for your node or customize the name to your preference.

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Step 12:
Great!  Now your node has been successfully added.  Tap Next to proceed.

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Step 13:
Want to add another node?  Tap Add Another Node and click
here for instructions.  Otherwise, tap That's it for Now.

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Step 14:
You're almost done!  On the Always fresh page, tap Next.

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Step 15:
Tap Go to Dashboard to finish.

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Congratulations!  The setup for the Velop Extender is now complete.

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