- Setting up the Velop system using an Android device
This article will teach you how to set up the Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh WiFi System on your Android™ mobile device.
1. A modem (or modem router) with an active internet connection
2. An Android mobile device with the latest version of the Linksys app
Disconnect the modem from the power outlet and remove your existing router.
Connect the modem to the internet port on the node.
Connect the modem and the node to the power outlet. Wait for the light on the node to turn solid purple.
Once the light on the node is solid purple, open the Linksys app and tap on Launch setup.
Turn on Bluetooth® if prompted.
If you get the following prompt, select an option to allow location access to continue.
The app will start to search for the node.
If the node is not found, you may be prompted to select what type of device you are setting up. Tap on the option for VELOP.
Check the light on the node. If it is blinking purple, tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple. If the light on the node is not blinking purple, tap on No, It’s not Blinking Purple and follow the on-screen instructions.
The app will now check if the node has an internet connection. If you are using a mobile device that does not have a data plan, you may be prompted to connect to the node’s default Wi-Fi name. The Wi-Fi name and password are located on the bottom of the node. However, this is only a temporary connection. Once you are connected to the default Wi-Fi name, go back to the app and tap on Next to continue.
Create a Linksys server account or tap on Log in here to enter your existing account credentials.
Personalize your Wi-Fi by creating a Wi-Fi name and password, tap on Next, and wait for the new Wi-Fi settings to apply.
Select a location for the node or tap on Name it something else if you want to customize the name.
Success! You have set up the node. Tap on Next.
If you need to add another node or mesh router that supports child mode, tap on Add a Node. Otherwise, tap on Skip this step. You can always add a node or mesh router later.
Updates for the node will automatically happen overnight. The node can also report crashes to Linksys to make your Wi-Fi better. Tap on Next to continue.
Your Wi-Fi is now ready. You can now connect your devices to the Wi-Fi or to the LAN port if needed. On the app, you can tap on Go to Dashboard to see the status of your connection and devices.
Setting up your Velop system with an iOS mobile device