How to add a wired child node to the mesh system using the Linksys app

The Linksys Intelligent Mesh nodes can be connected with ethernet cables.  Wiring nodes together can increase the range and speed of your Velop system and reduce the risk of wireless interference.  

You will still have to set up the additional nodes wirelessly using the Linksys app; once this is done, connect the nodes using
CAT5e or higher-rated ethernet cables and the nodes should automatically switch to a wired connection.


Step 1:
Set up the parent node using the Linksys app (if not yet set up).  Click each link below for specific instructions:

For Android™
For iOS
Step 2:
Add the child node using the Linksys app.  Click each link below for specific instructions:

For Android
For iOS

Step 3:
Once the child node has been added to the mesh system, move the child node to your desired location then connect it to a power outlet.

Step 4:
Connect an ethernet cable to the child node and connect the other end of the cable to the parent node.  The nodes will automatically switch to a wired connection.

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For StarHub ISP, it is required to connect the child node from its WAN port to the LAN port of the parent node.  This is for you to be able to stream with your StarHub Set-Top Box (TV+ Box) via the child node.

For non-Starhub nodes and other nodes with multiple ports, you can connect either from the WAN or LAN port of the child node to the LAN port of the parent node.

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Step 5: 
If you have other nodes to add, repeat Steps 2-3 
but connect the additional child nodes to the upstream node instead of connecting them to the parent node
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You have now set up a wired mesh system.  Keep in mind that the nodes need to be plugged into a power source.  They do not provide power over ethernet (non-PoE); however, they can use managed or unmanaged switches.  To learn more, click here.


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