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Features

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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.

 

Alexa Wi-Fi Access

Alexa Wi-Fi Access

With Alexa, you can easily manage Wi-Fi access for devices and individuals in the home, taking focus away from screens and back to what’s important. Say commands like “Alexa, turn off Timmy’s Wi-Fi”, when it’s time for dinner or “Alexa, enable guest Wi-Fi” when you have people over.


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
    • 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
    • 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 6.0.1 or iOS 11.4 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    Required for set-up - Simple and secured App based set-up: Mobile devices with Android 6.0.1 or iOS 11.4 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 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup and great reliability The setup of this device was a breeze with the Linksys Smart Wifi App and I wouldn't have it any other way. This system although didn't quite cut it for me in my two story 2000 sqft home. I did notice a few "dead spots" and I really was amazed that with this router I wasn't getting full coverage. For a bigger home or a home like mine I would definitely recommend either getting the three pack or the bigger and better Velop. I did like and enjoy this router It just simply wouldn't cut it for me in my home. Setup took less than 5 minutes to get up and running. I also really enjoyed how the app would tell me what placements of the Velops were ideal.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good way to expand my existing Velop system! I added this Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh WiFi System, 2-Pack White (AC2600) ads nodes to my existing Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh WiFi System, Tri-Band, 3-Pack White (AC6600) network. I had little or no learning curve because I did not have to set up a new Velop system. My biggest concern was mixing different node types, which turned out to be no big deal. In fact, the design of the AC2600 was a little nicer than the AC6600. The shorter nodes don't tip or get knocked over as easily. The side ports for the power and ethernet cables are easy to access. This product would be a good fit for a basic setup for to 3000 square feet as the box suggests. Or, it is good way to add nodes to expand coverage for a more complicated setup such as mine, covering up to my 4000 square foot house and 5000 square foot patio, pool deck, and yard area. Overall, a good product!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Coverage I bought this Velop AC2600 a month ago and have to say it does pretty well. For starters setup was a breeze using the Linksys Smart WiFi app it took about 20 minutes or less to set up both nodes. I find it easier to set up the second node close to the first one then moving it once complete. Download speeds are pretty fast for the mbps this unit was designed for. Be sure when picking out a Velop system you know this unit is intended more for a small home or apt. If you need to cover more space then you’ll need to ad more nodes. If you have a large home try the Velop tri-band system it works amazingly, especially if you have a lot of devices connected to it and say goodbye to dead spots.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works well for about 2 month periods Then started having major issues with the reliability of the system. Some basic troubleshooting fixed it for about another 2 months and then experienced severe connection and stability issues again (whole system crash 3-4 times a day). Tech support tried to help and even sent me a new one since I was experiencing the same issue and the new one responded exactly the same. After a couple weeks and going back and forth with them it started to work again (though not really tied to anything they did) and then about 2 months after that experiencing the same connection and stability issues.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks great but limited wi-fi range The system looks great but the performance is lacking. The two Pack the I have is supposed to cover 2000sf. My house is 1800 sf and a single level. Wi-fi is okay inside but as soon as I step outside, myself and anyone else connected drops the connection. My previous router was a Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router and I had great coverage throughout the house and both the front and back yard. Again, they look great but the performance is not what it should be.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good placements I tried out the bridge mode initially on setup--the main router eventually fought with the velop bridge to gain more signal, I recommend using a separate SSID if you use bridge mode. Using this mesh normally, The MAC filter does not work with the mesh (Its totally useless if you are using more than one of these), I was quite disappointed when the other node would not connect until I disabled the filter--I initially thought I did not place the node close enough (kind of a useless option to enable if it does not work--not everyone can spend the time to figure this problem out if it doesn't work initially and would definitely abandon this product if they couldn't). OVERALL this router still works and provides excellent signal quality.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Prefer my Linksys EA9300 A little disappointed with the Velop setup. The first node was an easy to setup, but the second one would not connect, getting an out of range message. I have a 2 story 1800 sq. feet home and the second node was near the staircase on the second floor less than 20 feet away from the first node. Poor range and speed. I am sticking with my current Linksys EA9300 wireless router with has MUCH better speed and range. It is a very nice looking small unit that will looks nice no matter where it is placed, just wish that it performed better.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Linksys dual-band Velop AC2600 review We live in a moderate sized 2 story home (~2100 sq ft) with a partially finished basement. Our internet is provided via cable at 100 mbps. Our WiFi is distributed by a WiFi router hooked directly to the cable modem in the basement and another WiFi router setup as an access point on the main floor. These routers are cascaded via cat 6 ethernet cable and broadcast the same SSID and use the same passwords. The primary router (an 802.11AC device) is located in the basement (east side) close to the cable modem. The second router is located on the main floor in our family room (west side of the house). About a month before I was notified I would be receiving the Velop system for review I had purchased an 802.11AC router to replace an old 802.11N one. The new router was installed as the access point in the family room. Our main bedroom is on the second floor on west side of the house directly above the new access point. The new router provided a strong signal to the bedroom and the west side of the second floor. The east side bedrooms of the second floor receive a moderate to strong signal from the router in the basement. We have a mix of devices (802.11AC & N) in the home (computers, mobile phones, wireless tablets, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, smart doorbells, smart garage door openers, smart electrical plugs). When the Friends and Family program offered me the chance to review the dual-band Velop system I jumped at the opportunity. My plan was to totally take down my existing WiFi system and replace it with the Velop. I’d test it independently of any other routers. I received the 2 node dual-band Velop AC2600 system. The nodes are attractive white towers, small in size (about 6 inches tall, 2.75 inches square). You receive a power adapter for each node and an ethernet cable to use with the primary node (to hook to your cable modem or however you receive your internet connection). The quick setup instructions are clear and direct you through setting up the nodes, downloading the app (iOS or google), and getting online. You first power up the node you’ll use as the router, then connect it via ethernet to your modem. After the light turns from blue to purple, you’re all set to use the app to finish setup. I had to use the reset button on the bottom of the node and restart my router to get the node to recognize my cable modem. After first starting the app process, I was told I’d have to either manually input my ISPs information or contact my ISP to get the modem to recognize the node. After the node/modem reset everything worked fine. Once the node light turned blue I was able to get my phone connected to the node (first using the node’s default name and password printed on the bottom of the node). During the setup process you change the node’s SSID and password. Once hooked to the node’s WiFi, I connected an ethernet cable from a switch to the node’s second ethernet port. The switch provides connection to 3 computers, to a smart tv and a bluray player all in the basement and to the access point on the main floor. This is one of the “not so good” things about the Velop system. It has only 2 ethernet ports, one of which is hooked to how you get your internet (cable modem). As you might have noticed, I got around that problem utilizing a 5-port switch hooked to the second Velop port. The other “not so good” thing about the Velop is it has no USB connections to hook a printer or storage device. My normal network setup has a router with a USB hard drive hooked to it providing network storage to all the computers on the network. As far as performance goes, the Velop system provided the same level of speed to the computers hooked via ethernet as my normal network setup did. WiFi performance was another story. Our home was built in the early 90’s when “open” floor plans was not the trend, so we have many walls dividing up the house. As long as I was in the room where the node was, I received a strong signal (-50 to -45 dBm) (I used an app on my phone that measures WiFi strength). When leaving a room (for instances, leaving the living room for the first floor dining room on the east side/middle of the house) the signal strength would drop from -50 to -72. The first-floor node was located in the living room. Transmission speed also dropped but was still useable. Normally my wife would see 400 mbps on her computer in the dining room but it dropped to 200 mpbs with the Velop system. I think if the node were more centrally located on the first floor and there weren’t so many walls, the signal strength would be better. The signal strength upstairs depended upon where you were. If you were in the bedroom above the node, which was below on the first floor, the signal strength was good (-55) but if you moved to the east end of the house where the other bedrooms are, the signal would drop to -72 to -77. I think if another node were added to a central location on the second floor the signal strength would improve. After testing the Velop system “stand-alone”, I wanted to see how it would improve my existing system by bridging my current router. I was able to put the Velop in an ethernet bridge mode, but when I placed the child node in the location I needed it to be, the signal strength wasn’t strong enough to keep the node online. I continued to move the child node closer to the primary node until the light would stay continuous blue. Unfortunately, this was too close to the primary to do me any good. I needed the child node to be upstairs and the primary node to be on the main floor. I initially had hoped that I could use WDS (wireless distribution system) from my existing router to the primary node (a wireless bridge) but couldn’t figure out how to put the Velop system in WDS mode. I did not integrate the Velop into my existing network scheme. If I were buying this system to install in my home, I’d have to go with at least 4 nodes. One in the basement as the primary node, 2 on the main floor, and 1 on the second floor. We don’t have a real large home, but it is divided up with many walls and doors. I'd probably look at the 3 band system instead of the 2 band system before making my purchase. I really like the user interface both on the mobile app and the browser. The system is simple to setup and manage.
Date published: 2018-06-19
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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.