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How to connect your Velop Mesh WiFi system to the Apple Home app

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Your Velop Mesh WiFi system now works with Apple® HomeKit® to add an extra layer of security to your smart home.  Use the Home app to control which services and devices your HomeKit accessories can communicate within your network and on the internet. 
 
When your Velop Tri-band node is linked with the Apple Home app, it can monitor HomeKit accessories and prevent them from communicating in ways that might be harmful in the event an external threat gets through.  This can stop viruses and malware from spreading, or your data from being sent to the wrong places.

This article will show you how to connect your Velop Tri-band node to the Apple Home app.


Before you begin:

 
  • Apple HomeKit integration works with the following Velop Tri-band nodes only:
  • A03x
  • WHW0301
  • WHW0301B
  • WHW0302
  • WHW0302B
  • WHW0303
  • WHW0303B
 
NOTE:  Mixed hardware networks such as WHW03x / A03x with WHW01, WHW01P or MX5300 are not supported.
 
  • You must have the latest firmware installed on all your Velop Tri-band nodes
  • You must have a home hub setup in your network before enabling HomeKit on the network.  To learn how to create a home hub, click here.
  • Your network must use one Wi-Fi name for both radio bands (different Wi-Fi names across 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios are NOT supported)
  • Bridge mode is NOT supported
  • Your network must use WPA2™ Personal security (default setting)
  • The latest version of the Apple Home app installed
  • A Home created in the Apple Home app
  • The latest Linksys app installed on an iOS mobile device with version 13.2 or later
  • A Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account
 
Click on the links below for specific instructions:


Instructions for prior iOS versions
Instructions for iOS 14
 

Instructions for prior iOS versions

Step 1:
Launch the Linksys app.

Step 2:
Tap Manage Your Wi-Fi.

 
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Step 3:
Enter your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account credentials and tap Log in to access the dashboard.

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Step 4:
Tap Let’s do it on the HomeKit banner shown on the dashboard.

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NOTE:  You can also tap the Menu icon on the dashboard then tap on Apple Home Integration.


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Step 5:
Tap on Connect to Apple Home.

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Step 6:
Tap OK to allow access to your Home Data.

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Step 7:
Select a home.  If you have multiple homes set up in the Apple Home app, make sure to select the current home.

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Step 8:
Tap on Add to Home to begin linking your Tri-band nodes to the Apple Home app.

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Wait for it to be successfully added.  


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Step 9:
Tap on Turn On Accessory Security.

NOTE:  It is highly recommended to leave the security setting to Auto.


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Step 10:
If there are other Velop Tri-band child nodes connected to the network, you will get a prompt for each node in the network.  Just tap Next until you can tap on Done.

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Step 11:

Your network should now be linked to the Apple Home app.

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Instructions for iOS 14

Step 1:
Launch the Linksys app.  If prompted for the following messages for iOS 14, tap on OK.
 
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Step 2:
Tap Manage Your Wi-Fi.


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Step 3:
Enter your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account credentials and tap Log in to access the dashboard.


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Step 4:
Tap Let’s do it on the HomeKit banner shown on the dashboard.


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NOTE:  You can also tap the Menu icon on the dashboard then tap on Apple Home Integration.

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Step 5:
Tap on Connect to Apple Home.

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Step 6:
Tap OK to allow access to your Home Data.

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Step 7:
Select a home.  If you have multiple homes set up in the Apple Home app, make sure to select the current home.


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Step 8:
Tap on Add to Home to begin linking your Tri-band nodes to the Apple Home app.

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Once your parent node has been detected, tap Continue.


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Step 9:
Select a location and tap on Continue.

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Rename your node, if needed.  Tap on Continue to proceed.


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NOTE:  If you have additional WHW03x nodes in your network, the node detection steps will repeat.  Select a location for each of them, rename them (as needed), then tap Continue.

Step 10:
Tap on Turn On Accessory Security.

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Step 11:
Tap on Done.

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Step 12:
Your network should now be linked to the Apple Home app.


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HomeKit-enabled routers Frequently Asked Questions 

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