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How to add a wired child node to the Velop system using the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page

It is recommended to add the child node using the Linksys app.  If you want to learn how to do that, click here.  However, if you would rather set up the child node manually, follow the steps below.

Before you begin
Make sure you have the following ready:
  • A configured parent node.  If the parent node is all set up, DO NOT reset the parent node.  If you need to set up the parent node first, click below for instructions:
  • A child node.  If the child node has been previously set up, it needs to be reset to its factory settings.  Do not plug anything into the child node's ports until it has been set up.
  • An ethernet cable
  • A computer that is connected to the parent node (can be connected wired or via WiFi)


NOTE:  Images and steps may vary depending on your node or router.

Step 1:  
Make sure that the child node is connected to a power source and its light is solid purple.

Step 2:  
On the computer that's connected to the parent node, launch a web browser.  Enter the parent node's IP address in the Address bar then hit [ENTER].  The default IP address is

NOTE:  Verify the IP address by logging into the Linksys app.  To log in using an iOS mobile device, click
here.  For an Android™ device, click here.  Once in the dashboard, select the menu icon and go to Network Administration.  Tap on your parent node's name to locate its IP Address.

Step 3:
Click on the icon shown below.

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Step 4:
Enter your password into the Access Velop field and click on Sign In.  The default password is admin.  If you changed your password, use that instead. 

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QUICK TIP:  If you have forgotten the admin password, you can click on the Reset password link to assign a new one.  You will need the five-digit Recovery Key found on your parent node's label to proceed.

Step 5:
Click on the CA link at the bottom right-corner of the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page.

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Step 6:
Under Router Settings, click on Connectivity.

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Step 7:
Go to Velop Setup and then click on Add Wired Child Nodes.

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Step 8:

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

NOTE:  The light on the child node will blink purple during this process.
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For nodes with multiple ports, connect an ethernet cable into a LAN port on the parent node and connect the other end of the cable to the child node.  When the nodes are set up this way, the unused LAN ports can be used for connecting other devices and the internet port on the child node will be converted into an additional LAN port.

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Step 9:
When the child node’s light turns solid blue, click on Done Adding Child Nodes then click on Ok or Apply.

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You should now have set up a wired Velop system.  If you have other nodes to add, simply repeat the steps above but connect the additional child nodes to the upstream node instead of connecting them to the parent node.

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Related Articles:

Adding a child node to your Velop system using an iOS mobile device
Adding a child node to your Velop system using an Android mobile device

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