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Adding a node to your existing Velop system

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Before you begin:
  • Make sure you have a node connected to your modem or modem router with an internet connection.
  • Make sure you have a Linksys cloud account.
  • Install the latest version of the Linksys app on your mobile device.
NOTE:  If your Velop system is in bridge mode, the nodes that you will add to the existing network will work with your bridge network.


Directions

Step 1:
Open the Linksys app to access your app dashboard.  To learn how, click here.

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Step 2:
Tap on the Menu User-added image icon.
 
Step 3:
Tap on Set Up a New Product.
 
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Step 4:
Tap on Add Nodes to xxxxx.

NOTE:  The xs represent the name of your Velop Wi-Fi.  In the sample image below, the name is VELOPWIFI.
 
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Step 5:
You may be prompted to turn ON your Bluetooth
®.  Bluetooth is used for setup purposes only.  For Android™ devices, tap YES to automatically turn ON Bluetooth.  For iOS devices, you may need to turn on Bluetooth manually.  Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

NOTE:  For some Android devices, you may be prompted to turn ON the location access for Bluetooth setup purposes only.  You will need to turn ON the location access to complete setup of an additional node.

 
Step 6:
The app explains how to place additional nodes.  Tap Next.

 
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Step 7:
Gather all the items shown on the screen.  Tap Next once ready.
 
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Step 8:
Plug in a node into a power outlet then tap Next.

 
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Step 9:
Wait for the light on top of your node to turn solid purple.  It will blink blue while starting up.  Tap The light is purple.

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The app will look for your node.
 
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Step 10:
Once your node has been found, tap on the Next button.
 
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Step 11:
Wait while the node is being added to your Velop system.
 
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Step 12:
The app will let you know whether you placed the node in a good spot.  If you are too close to other nodes or too far away, the app will suggest moving it.  Tap Next.

 
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Step 13:
After placing your node in a good spot, give the node a name.

 
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Step 14:
That’s it.  Tap Next.
 
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NOTE:  After setup is complete, the node will go through a firmware check.  If a new firmware is available, it will update automatically.  Otherwise, setup will continue and will prompt you to log in to the app dashboard.  You have now added a node to your existing Velop network. 

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How many Velop nodes can I add to my network?

You can add as many Velop nodes to your home as you’d like as every home is unique.  Take your home’s layout into consideration when figuring out the optimal number of nodes you need for your home.  This includes length, number of rooms, and any potential interference-inducing obstacles like brick walls, metal doors or large appliances.
 
Ideally the node connected to your modem should be centrally located in your home.  It’s okay if that’s not possible in your particular setup, but we recommend doing so when you can.  We typically recommend one to two nodes per floor.  You can always start there and test out various ways of placing your nodes to maximize your coverage.  Since every home is different, you can always add an additional node where needed.

If your home is already wired with ethernet connection, you can take advantage of these connections to increase the range of your Velop network and reduce the risk of Wi-Fi interference.  For more information about this, click here


What is the maximum number of devices I can connect to a Velop network?

Each node within the Velop network supports 64 Wi-Fi clients per radio (primary and guest networks are hosted on the same physical radio).  This means that, each node in the Velop network can support 128 Wi-Fi clients since there are two radios (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) per node.  


 
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