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Adding a node to the existing Velop network

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If you have an existing Velop system and you would like to add a child node to the Velop network, follow the instructions below.


Directions

Step 1:
Launch the Linksys app and log in to your Linksys server account.

Step 2:
Tap on the menu User-added image icon and then tap Set Up a New Product.

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Step 3:
Tap on Add Another Node to xxxx (where xxxx is your existing Wi-Fi name).

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Step 4:
Tap on To extend my Wi-Fi with a new child node.

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Step 5:
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.

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Step 6:
Read the Terms and Conditions agreement and tap Agree to continue.

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Step 7:
The Linksys app explains how to place additional nodes.  Tap Next.

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Step 8:
Plug the additional node into a power source within range of another node then tap Next.

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Step 9:
Node detection will begin.  This could take up to 3 minutes.

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Step 10:
Tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple as soon as the light blinks purple.

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Step 11:
Setup will apply the settings from other nodes.  This could take up to 6 minutes.

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Step 12:
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.

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Step 13:
You have successfully added a child node.  Tap Next.

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Step 14:
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.

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Step 15:
Once the Always fresh screen appears, tap Next.

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Step 16:
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.


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You have now successfully added a node to your existing Velop network.


Related Articles:

How to add a wired child Linksys MX5300 to an existing parent Linksys MX5300 network
How to set up a wired Velop system

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