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Experience Flawless, Full-Strength Mesh WiFi with Velop

Easy to set up and designed to fit anywhere, Velop brings ultra-fast, full-strength mesh WiFi to your home in minutes. Featuring Intelligent Mesh™ technology and a sleek, modular design, the Velop mesh WiFi system spreads strong WiFi through any kind of home.

Mesh WiFi That Learns From You

From the moment you set up your WiFi mesh network, Intelligent Mesh™ Technology gets to work adapting your Velop system to your home.

Diagram of a signal between nodes

Self-Healing

If someone accidentally unplugs a node, the other nodes will pick up the slack.

Diagram of several devices accessing different channels

Self-Selecting

Even with a busy network, Velop knows how to select the clearest channel for your devices.


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Designed to Fit Anywhere

Each Velop node features a beautiful, compact design that coordinates with any home style and decor. Multiple nodes work together as a system, so as your WiFi needs expand, simply add more nodes and interchange colors to coordinate with your home style.

Modular Mesh WiFi Fits Any Home

As your WiFi needs expand, you can easily add more nodes. Plug your home details into our configurator tool to find the perfect WiFi mesh system for you.

  • For an apartment or a single bedroom house, try a 1-pack
  • For a 2- to 3-bedroom house, try a 2-pack
  • For a 3- to 4-bedroom house, try a 3-pack
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Future-Proof and Secure

With automatic software updates, your mesh router will always remain up-to-date and secure. Convenient, leading-edge security features allow you to block content and pause the internet for family time.


Fast, Reliable WiFi

Velop nodes comes equipped with Dual-Band technology, giving you exceptionally fast WiFi even when multiple WiFi devices are connected.

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Manage Your Home WiFi Anytime, Anywhere with the Linksys App

With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home WiFi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Guest Access: Create a separate, password-protected WiFi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids -- even when you're away from home. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
  • Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that need the most speed.
  • Alexa Support: When paired with Alexa, the Linksys App gives you access to a variety of convenient voice commands.
  • Speed Test: Easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed.

A WiFi Mesh Network in Minutes

Velop creates an efficient mesh WiFi network with all Internet-service-provider-supplied equipment and speeds. The simple, app-based setup will guide you through the process in minutes.

Step 1 Download the Linksys App

Download the Linksys App

Linksys App on iOS Get Linksys App on Google Play
Step 2 Connect to your modem

Connect to your modem

Step 3 Name your WiFi & create password

Name your WiFi & create password

Step 3 Place nodes throughout your home

Place nodes throughout your home

 

Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    Dual-Band AC1300 (867 + 400 Mbps)‡ with MU-MIMO and 256 QAM
  • Key Features:
    • Dual-Band Wi-Fi Mesh System
    • Seamless Wi-Fi
    • Easy App Controls
    • Intelligent MeshTM Technology - Self-Organize, Self Optimize and Self Healing
    • One Wi-Fi Network
    • Auto Firmware Upgrade
    • Parental Control
    • Guest Access
    • Auto sensing WAN/LAN Ports
    • Wired/Wireless Backhaul
    • AP/Bridge Mode Mesh Wi-Fi System
    • Spot Finder- Mesh system uses signal strength, throughput, and latency to determine the optimal placement during set-up and post set-up.
    • Auto Wi-Fi Channel
    • Bluetooth 4.1 embedded
    • Speedtest support
    • Amazon Alexa support
    • 3-Year Warranty and Support
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11g
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC1300 (867 + 400 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4Ghz + 5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    up to 3000 sq ft
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    2x WAN/LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Other Ports:
    • power jack
    • power switch
    • reset button
  • Antennas:
    3x internal antennas and high powered amplifiers
  • Processor:
    716 MHz Quad Core
  • Memory:
    256 MB NAND Flash and 256 MB DDR3
  • LEDs:
    One LED indicator
  • Wireless Encryption:
    WPA2 personal
  • Easy Setup:
    • Simple and secured App based set-up
    • Required for set-up: (1) Internet connection with Modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 4.4 or iOS 9 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    Required for set-up - Simple and secured App based set-up: Mobile devices with Android 4.1 or iOS 8 and higher
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    3.1" x 3.1" x 5.55" per Node
  • Weight:
    3.282 Lbs
  • Security Features:
    WPA2 personal
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC class B
  • Additional Information:
    Bluetooth 4.0/LE for secure and easy App based set-up
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 1.0A
Package Contents

Package Contents

  • Linksys Velop (x2)
  • Ethernet cable (x1)
  • Power adapter (x2)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Printed Documentation

 

Reviews

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unable to configure after multiple attempts Unable to configure. I tried to setup multiple times over 2 days and ran into a problem each time. I already have the Velop Whole-Home WiFi System and know how to set it up; however, I tried one node and after 2 attempts (the 1st attempt ended on 1 day with an error report containing a log file sent in and the node reset back to factory defaults) was able to finally get it talking to my Linksys account only to get an "Oops. We've hit a snag. Can we start over?" error. I reset back to factory defaults and tried again only to give up because it was getting late. Next, I tried to resume setup a couple of days later... 1) I tried the same node and got to where the node was linking to my Linksys account only to get the same error "Oops. We've hit a snag. Can we start over?" I started over by resetting the node. And continued and got the exact same error as before. Also, this time, I could see the node "_VelopSetup0B2" which is unable to be deleted from my account. I am told to "Reconnect to the internet" which is impossible because the router has been reset. I sent another error to Linksys via a link. 2) I think tried the other node, but it was never discovered once powered on and the Linksys app started. Feedback: 1) It would be great to still have the web browser based interface. This seemed easier to use/navigate, etc. especially when setting up routers/nodes on the local area network (the current app seems to rely too much on an internet connection being able to talk to the router/node). 2) Have a short cut process to allow reviewers to talk to a technical Linksys resource or even a real-time chat. 3) Allow for a Linksys account to be able to delete a router EVEN if that router is offline. This is not an available option. I also suspect this is part of the problem with the setup continually failing -- my Linksys account sees the MAC address of the Router/Node and sees it in the account but since the Router/Node has been reset, it is unable to reconcile the old name with the new name in the setup. Just my thoughts. 4) Have a better Linksys app that checks Routers/Nodes to be setup. When trying to setup the 2nd Node, it never did find it... and I let it search for almost 30 minutes. I would think after a 2 minute search with nothing found that an error message would pop up saying to start again (or something to that affect).
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice simple mesh network The Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh WiFi System, 2-Pack White (AC2600) package is very similar to its bigger sibling wich offers 3 bands not just the two bands of the The The Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh WiFi System (AC2600) package is very similar to its bigger sibling which offers 3 bands versus the two bands of the AC2600. The packaging is similar, as well, albeit smaller as each Velop unit is about 2/3 the size. I like this and they are easier to position in the house and less obtrusive. Having only two bands is not an issue for me, YMMV, in that all my wireless devices are fairly old in tech time and don't support the latest and greatest band available. Setup is easy, or is once you find an ethernet cable since one is not included in the box; a minor point as I have plenty of them running around from prior routers and the like. Still, all things considered including a short one would be nice. The Linksys Smart WiFi app makes setting up the mesh network very easy: follow the steps and you're good to go. It is a little tedious on my phone as switching between the app and the WiFi settings is clumsy at best (why they can't figure out that a split screen during this sort of activity would greatly simplify things I don't know). Be that as it may, once the phone is connected to the Velop unit, you can complete the setup and seamlessly transfer to operations. It is really nice to have the setup work so easily and to be able to step though it quickly and smoothly. Once the base setup is complete you can modify the admin password (a good idea), setup priority devices , have the units select the best channel for your environment, setup guest access, parental controls (if needed) and other router activities. They might take a bit of time depending on the complexity of you network but it was all easily accomplished. I can't complain about coverage: I have a T-shaped house with about 2600 square feet and a couple dead spots from where the router used to live due to air ducts and plumbing. The two nodes connected almost instantly and has provided rock steady WiFi even out onto the patio in the back yard. The problems I had been having with the WiFi enabled outlet have also gone away, which means now I can turn on the lights from the phone without fumbling. A real nice bonus whereas before the connection was so unstable I couldn't turn it on some times or turn it out other times what with the connection constantly dropping. Very nice coverage and transparent operations. A nicely engineered device.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features and range for smaller home The Linksys Velop AC2600 is a nice dependable product with an adequate range and a good speed for a smaller home. I set up the 1st node as a new product via the App on my iPhone. The initial set up for the 1st node went pretty smoothly and only took about 5 minutes. I have various Ethernet outlets around my house so I plugged one end of an Ethernet cable into my modem, which is located in a 3 sided concrete closet in the basement. The other end of this cable is attached to an outlet behind my TV which I was then able to plug the 1st node into. I put it here to allow so I can plug a game system directly into one of the Ethernet ports on the node for better signal. The App walked me through the setup and it only got hung up once and I had to log back into my Linksys account to finish setting up the node. Once the 1st node was set up I used the App to set up the 2nd node in my office on the 1st floor. Setting it up here allowed me to be able to plug my desktop directly into the Ethernet port on the node. Initially during setup of the 2nd node I kept getting the message that my node was out of range of the 1st one. I had to keep moving it closer to the 1st node and even reset it before it was finally recognized and completed setup. Once that node was set up though I just unplugged it and moved it back to my office and it has worked fine. My house is a 3-story home with approx 1200 feet on each floor. I have 1 node in the basement and a 2nd node on the 1st floor. My home has multiple game systems, smart tv's, tablets and phones all fighting for bandwidth. I found that I do have coverage in all areas of my home, but its a weak intermittent signal in some areas on the 3rd floor. I also found that when the game system is running, videos are being streamed on the tv and tablets are on that the streaming slows down and buffers or freezes. My thought is that this setup can't handle ALL the internet needs a family of 5 has at the same time. When only 2-3 people are on the internet it works smoothly with no issues what so ever. I have had stability issues with other routers in the past due to power surges in my area and I can happily say those issues have not shown up with this setup. I like the setup, how easy it was to install and especially the App features that allow me to turn on and off internet access to devices (game systems) at will. I know that this setup allows you to add additional nodes to increase coverage and I may pick up another node to expand my reach on the 3rd floor or move the nodes around. If you don't need to use the Ethernet ports these are very mobile.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's decent, but the range could be better. The Linksys Velop Home Wi-Fi Router is a wireless mesh networking router that is designed to provide coverage throughout your whole home. It's a mesh networking system, so it consists of nodes that you can place around your home for optimal wireless coverage and maximum flexibility. I received the 2-Pack AC2600 system as part of the Linksys Family and Friends program to test with my review below. Contents: The contents of the router are pretty straightforward. It consists of two nodes, two power adapters, an Ethernet cable, and a quick start guide. It's shorter than the Tri-Band variant, and the power jack is on the side along with its Ethernet ports. I really like how the adapter resembles a cell-phone charger; it's not bulky and won't cover up other outlets if you're using a power strip. Setup: Setup of the Velop system was done through the Linksys Velop App through your smartphone. Setting up the first node was pretty straightforward. I just connected it to my internet connection, powered it up, and ran the app. It managed to walk me through the setup painlessly, though there was a moment where it took a while for the light to change blue. I just turned it off and back on again, and the app was able to pick up where I left off making setup relatively painlessly. However, there were issues with the second node that made the experience worse. Due to the size of my house being a relatively medium 2-story dwelling, I had to install a second node on the second floor to ensure maximum coverage. However, the area where I intended to set up my node was too far from the base node, which caused it to not receive the signal, and caused the setup to take very long. Once I moved it closer, the setup was straightforward, though I had to find a new location to place my node. This brings up one critical issue I found with this router: the Wi-Fi range doesn't seem to be very good. Testing: I ran tests using Ookla Speedtest. Results may vary, but I got a download speed of around 40-45 Mbps when close to the router, and around 20 Mbps when farther away. Similarly, the upload speed stayed consistent at aroune 18.2 Mbps on average. The values will vary, but compared to my previous dual-band router, these values seem fine. It's better than getting single digit download speed values. Nothing mindblowing, but 40 Mbps seems alright. Conclusion: All in all, this router is, for a lack of a better word, decent. I didn't expect mind blowing speeds, but these values show that it's a decent router with above average speeds. My only gripe about it is the range. It's just not as wide as I thought it would be. Perhaps an extra node would be better for a two-story house, but I can imagine two nodes being sufficient for a single-story house.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Welcomed New Technology Linksys-Velop Mesh Wi-Fi (2pack)-product review The initial installation of this system was far different from other systems that I have used. I have always tried the initial setup instructions, just to see how the “average joe” would do it, and then reset it and do it the advanced way. First, it stated that an app is required on a mobile device to get this going. I thought this was a bit irritating, there again coming from previous systems, but when it asked to enable Bluetooth, I realized why they had done it. This was not going to use Wi-Fi and the DNS routing to take you to a configuration page; it was going to take care of that all by itself over the Bluetooth connection. The first node took a few minutes simply because I was worried about messing up my Linksys app, previously you could not simply remove routers tied to the account, but that is now not an issue. Next, I had to find a great place for it to go. I wanted it out of the way, near an outlet, and Ethernet cable. With those two items connected and the device placed, I started the setup process. I think I started the install too soon, as on my first try it did not locate any Velop nodes. One the blink blue light changed to purple, the install proceeded quite fast. I was really quite surprised how well and how fast this proceeded, all without any technical information needed. My second node, placed on a different level and opposite side of the house was place into position. This node, and from what I can tell all nodes after the initial one, just needs a power connection. From the same app, if you are still in the initial install, it asks you to configure another node; you can select that and continue from there. If you exit the app with only the first node configured, simply “add new Velop node” from the app and continue from there. I waited until the purple light was on, continued with the install. Almost instantly, it found the second node, and started to configure it. At this point, it was displaying things that I was not expecting. It was scanning the channels for the best frequency back to the initial node, in both 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Once it finished, everything was connected and working better than ever, in all corners of the house. I made changes to the wireless, moved the devices around, and tweaked as much as I could from them. My only issue was when I did a reset, and started the install process over; it had detected an existing wireless network, and kept warning me. I was aware of this, because I was creating a new network for my house, which is not unheard of, but the constant warnings were very annoying. This is a non-issue for someone who is replacing their router, while adding a Velop system seems to want all other network routers disabled. As an almost after thought, I found that you are able to configure each of the nodes the old fashion way, by connecting to the secure Wi-Fi and code labeled on the bottom of each node. I definitely recommend this system to others. I did receive this promotional product to test. My biggest drawback would be the cost of the initial system, and the cost of adding nodes.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall, but a few points of concern ... I purchased the AC2600 (Dual Band 2 pack) over Black Friday, to replace an existing AirPort Express that I have been using. We were never getting our Full 150 Mbps speed that we pay for with our ISP (sometimes was as low as 30-40 with the Airport only having 802.11n). I was super pleased with the design, and setup was simple for both nodes. I had read some reviews that worried me having the 2nd node downstairs and away from the modem, but it connected just fine, and was detected without issue. The Speed from Modem to Parent Node is consistently 173Mpbs (pay for 150) and 5-6 Mbps upload, so big improvement in overall speed. I'm not sure how this translates to the individual devices though. And, that's part of my concern. I wish there was a way to assign the 5Ghz band and 2.4Ghz bands manually to the devices. You can prioritize up to 3 devices, but so far this hasn't automatically put them on the faster 5GHz band, so I'm not really sure how it prioritizes. I would expect they pull from the 5Ghz for best performance, but I may not fully understand the technical side of this. Secondly, for example, my parent node is in my office upstairs next to the modem. My child node is downstairs near our main television. I would think our Apple TV in the upstairs bedroom would detect the Office Node since it's closer, and ideally run at the 5Ghz since it's a priority device, but it is always connected to the downstairs child node at 2.4Ghz (SEE PHOTO BELOW). I'm confused because many devices (we have around 12 total) are connected to the node that is furthest away, rather than the node closest to them. This makes me worry they aren't always getting the best connection speed. Maybe they are, but it's unclear enough to cause me some concern. Overall, I haven't noticed any buffering or drops in signal since putting it in (something we experienced daily on the previous setup). My wife did say our Apple TV upstairs buffered at one point when no other devices were being used, but it hasn't happened since, so I'm going to call it a fluke. The Channel selection tool in the app is a bit confusing to me as well, as it just seems to bounce the devices around randomly between the nodes without any rhyme or rhythm - again sometimes putting them on the node that's nowhere near them. If I had a bit more insight into these "cons" then I think I'd be perfectly happy with it. I"m tempted to add a 3rd node to alleviate some of this random node connection issue, and try to get more devices on 5Ghz instead of 2.4. I did run ethernet successfully from the child node directly to my 4K Apple TV downstairs and it has a full, fast connection now at all times. I also love the ease of naming the Wifi, and setting up a guest network. The App itself is intuitive and helpful once you explore a bit. Setup was also easy for me (other than being a bit confused by what I mentioned above). Overall, it's working, and the Dual Band seems perfectly suited to our 1500 sq ft two story condo that has a max ISP service of 200mbps (pay for 150 now). I'd recommend it, but I'd love to know more about the features I mentioned above that have me a bit confused. Based on my Usage of the Linksys Velop Dual Band Nodes so far: Pros: -Easily Add additional nodes for better network coverage -Prioritize connection for 3 devices of your choice (though this doesn’t mean it will put them all on 5Ghz necessarily) -Easy Guest Network setup (Can easily share Wi-Fi password to other devices from the App which is super cool to not enter password 50 times) -Setup process is simple and intuitive -Linksys App for monitoring has some nice features and is pretty simple to use -Download and Upload from the modem to the Main node is consistently 173mbps download and 5.5 upload (pay for 150mbps), so the signal is strong. -Can Run ethernet from Node into devices to get full Ethernet connection speeds -Despite not always using closest node, I haven’t had any major speed loss due to this that I can see -Speed Test Built into the App for the overall Network Speed -Advanced Network settings available for users who want a more custom setup -Lights on the Node indicate status and are easy to see -Reset button makes it easy to reset and relocate a node (just do the setup process again via the app) Cons: -Cannot choose which devices get 5Ghz and which get 2.4 GHz band (it’s automatic based on device location and node distance from device) -My stationary devices like Apple TV don’t always use the closest Node to them, therefore also not always getting best connection -Device Prioritization doesn’t really indicate if those devices are actually getting better speeds (Some still use 2.4Ghz even when prioritized) -Channel Finder Feature (which should scan and find best performance areas) does not seem to do anything noticeable other than bounce devices around between nodes (not always to the nearest one to them) -Devices change nodes depending on where you are in the house- so in theory, you might not get as good of a connection if you’re in certain spots, or if it doesn’t swap nodes Example: I have my iPhone in the living room near that node, but it still stays connected to the upstairs office node (can’t manually change this)
Date published: 2018-11-28
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‡Maximum Performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, speed, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including building materials and construction, volume of network traffic, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. In order to achieve the best performance, this product must be used with compatible AC1300 wireless devices. The standard transmission rates for each node—867 Mbps (for 5 GHz radio), 400 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.