About the Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 5 Dual-band Router
Up to 1,500 square feet of expandable Wi-Fi coverage
Up to 1,500 square feet of expandable Wi-Fi coverage
This single dual-band Velop router may be plenty to cover your entire home with strong, fast Wi-Fi. And if you need more coverage in the future, its built-in mesh network technology lets the system grow with you.
Plug in this module wherever your modem is located. Then you can add more — up to 10 modules total — around your home to repeat and boost the original signal. If you start out with the 3-pack, you can cover up to 4,500 square feet — the layout can conform to your unique needs. All modules share a single Wi-Fi name (SSID), so you experience seamless connectivity as you roam throughout the house.
Easy, app-based setup
Setup is fast and easy. Just plug the Velop into your existing high-speed modem and use the free Linksys app for Apple® and Android™ devices to configure the network. You'll be enjoying speedy streaming and internet access in minutes.
- single Velop router covers up to 1,500 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi®
- compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control
- expandable with the addition of more Velop modules
- can serve as a standalone router or an expansion of your existing Velop system
- six high-performance amplified internal antennas
- 2 WAN/LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
- free Linksys app available for Apple® and Android™ devices
- AC1300 Wi-Fi (400 + 867 Mbps)
- up to 400 Mbps on 802.11n band
- up to 867 Mbps on 802.11ac band
- powerful quad-core 716MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity
- MU-MIMO technology lets router communicate with multiple devices simultaneously
- beamforming technology directs wireless signal where it's needed most
- 256MB flash memory and 256MB RAM for improved throughput
- WPA2 personal encryption security
- Bluetooth 4.0/LE for secure and easy App based setup
- 3-1/16"W x 5-9/16"H x 3-5/16"D
- weight: 4.35 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # WHW0101
What's in the box:
- WiFi mesh router
- AC power adapter (attached 5' cable)
- 39" Ethernet cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Disclaimers and Legal Information
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More details on the Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 5 Dual-band Router
Features & specs
|Wi-Fi Standard||Wi-Fi 5|
|Wi-Fi bands/total speed||Dual-Band 1.3 Gbps|
|2.4GHz band||400 Mbps|
|5.2GHz band||867 Mbps|
|USB 2.0 ports||N/A|
|USB 3.0 ports||N/A|
Velop Dual-Band Series: Velop by Linksys is a Dual-Band (2.4GHZ + 5GHZ) WiFi mesh system that is perfect for apartments, dorms, as well as smaller to medium sized homes. Velop immerses you in WiFi no matter what type or size of home you live in. It is modular and available in one, two or three pack. This gives you the freedom to place additional nodes to reach difficult spots like the upstairs, basement, garage, or backyard for flawless WiFi everywhere.
- 1-Pack: For an apartment or a single bedroom house up to 1,500 sq/ft.
- 2-Pack: For a two to three bedroom house up to 3,000 sq/ft.
- 3-Pack: For a three to four bedroom house up to 4,500 sq/ft.
Note: The Velop system is composed of nodes. The first node you will set up becomes the Parent node and you can add another node to expand your network. There can be a total of 10 nodes in a Velop WiFi mesh network.
Mesh WiFi Network: The Velop mesh system operates as one network and continuously searches for your connected devices. This ensures a 100% seamless connection as you move throughout your home. A Velop modular WiFi mesh system gives you 100% seamless WiFi without lag or buffering. Velop gives you full-strength WiFi without signal degradation or drop-out.
Next-Gen AC + MU-MIMO: The Linksys Velop features Next-Gen AC WiFi with MU-MIMO technology, the latest advancement towards uninterrupted, simultaneous WiFi connections. Devices such as 4K TVs, HD streaming media players, tablets, game consoles, and many more use a lot of bandwidth, and with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the Velop sends WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.
Beamforming: The Linksys Velop has Beamforming technology on its 5GHz band which helps improve the quality of voice, streaming of video and other bandwidth and latency sensitive transmissions. Direct WiFi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and coverage. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies, and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.
Dual Ethernet Ports: The Velop by Linksys is also equipped with two WAN/LAN auto-sensing gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports (10/100/1000Mbps) for hardwired connection. One of these ports will plug into your modem.
Linksys App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Linksys App for Apple iOS 11.4+ and Android OS 6.0+ provides the freedom to access and control your WiFi from your smartphone or tablet. With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home's WiFi remotely from anywhere with a network or cellular connection.
- Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids, even when you're away from home. Reduce online distractions during homework, family or dinnertime. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
- Guest Access: Generate a separate, password-protected WiFi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password via text.
- Device Prioritization: Prioritize devices that need the most speed.
- Auto-Fix: Automatically select the best channel for your device and eliminate congestion with the push of a button.
- Speed Test: Easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed to make sure you're getting full speed from your provide.
Amazon Alexa Compatible: Alexa (sold separately) enables you to interact with the Linksys Velop system using your voice. When paired with Amazon Alexa, Velop gives you access to a variety of convenient voice commands. For example, you can verbally turn Guest WiFi on or off by stating, "Alexa, ask Linksys to turn on my guest WiFi".
AC Power: The Linksys Velop includes an AC power adapter which will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet. Input (100-240V ~ 50-60Hz, 0.7A); Output (1.2V, 2A).
Firmware Updates: You can update the router's firmware automatically or manually. Click here for the latest firmware updates.
3-Year Warranty & 24/7 Customer Care: Velop carries a premium level of support and is backed not only by a 3 year warranty, but also by a 3 year Linksys tech support guarantee with a dedicated phone support line.