Overview of the Linksys Velop's web interface

This article will give you an overview of your Velop's web interface.  To learn how to access the Velop’s web interface, click here.
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NOTE:  Images may vary depending on the version of your Velop system.
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Device List

The Device List page displays the list of devices that have connected to the Velop system.
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Guest Access

The Guest Access page allows you to configure your dual-band Guest Wi-Fi settings.  Your Guest Wi-Fi uses WPA2™ Wi-Fi encryption.
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Parental Controls
Parental Controls is used to manage usage and block internet access on a connected device or of specific sites per device.
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Device Prioritization
Device Prioritization allows you to prioritize internet usage per device.  High Priority devices (wired or via Wi-Fi) will always stay connected.  Normal Priority devices share the leftover capacity.  Drag and drop devices to change from Normal Priority to High Priority and vice versa.
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NOTE:  It is recommended to put devices used to stream videos or play online games and other demanding applications on High Priority.

The Device Prioritization feature uses speed test results to determine the amount of your internet capacity to direct to high priority devices.  If you feel that the results of the Velop speed test are inaccurate, you can input the speeds manually.  It is important that the numbers are accurate to get the most out of this feature.  It is recommended for you to go to https://speedtest.net on your laptop or contact your internet service provider (ISP) to find your actual speed and then enter it manually.
A speed test will automatically begin when you open the Device Prioritization page.
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Speed test results  

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To run another speed test or to use the manual settings, click on the speed test results to open the Device Prioritization Speed settings.
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Speed Check
The Speed Check feature helps measure the download (from the internet) and upload (to the internet) speeds of your Wi-Fi.  It is a good way to find out whether you are getting the level of service provided by your ISP.
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Download Speed is the rate at which internet content is transferred to your Velop system.
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Upload Speed is how quickly you can upload content to the internet.
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NOTE:  Speeds may vary depending on several factors, including how many devices are connected to your Wi-Fi and what those devices are doing.
External Storage
The External Storage feature of the node allows you to connect an external storage device into the USB port on the node and share the entire drive.  This feature is not present in other Velop systems.

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The following settings will be displayed: 
  • The node’s name (e.g., Family Room and Living Room)
  • The hard drive’s information:
    • The name of the hard drive/partition
    • The storage capacity and total storage used for every hard drive or partition
    • The IP address for SMB access – computers within your network can access the storage device connected. 
  • The Refresh button
  • The eject icon – Click on this to ensure that your hard drive will be safely removed, and file corruption prevented.
  • Authentication – To enable it, simply toggle the sliding switch to the ON position.  Enter your preferred Username and Password and click on Apply to save your changes then click Ok.

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When Authentication is enabled, access to the storage device will be available only to those who have the username and password that you have set.  Authentication is disabled by default.
Authentication requirements:

The username should have a minimum of four and maximum of 12 alphanumeric characters while the password should have a minimum of four and maximum of 50 alphanumeric characters.  Both can include characters such as an underscore ( _ ) or a dash ( — ).

The Connectivity page has the following tabs:
  • The Basic tab allows you to update your Admin Password, check for a Firmware Update and change your Time Zone. 
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  • The Internet Settings tab allows you to change your Connection Type, MTU Size, and enable MAC Address Clone.
  • The Local Network tab allows you to configure your Router Details and DHCP Server.
  • The Advanced Routing tab allows you to enable or disable NAT, Dynamic Routing (RIP), and configure Static Routing.
  • The Administration tab allows you to enable or disable the Local Management Access, UPnP, Application Layer Gateway, and Express Forwarding.
The Troubleshooting page allows you to diagnose and troubleshoot problems you may be having in your network.  It provides useful information about your connected devices and network details.  You can also reset or restart your Velop system on this page.
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Wi-Fi Settings
The Wi-Fi Settings page allows you to change the wireless configuration of your Velop system.
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The Security page allows you to keep your Wi-Fi safe from internet threats.  You can also configure port forwarding and DDNS settings.
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