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Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi® System

High-performance mesh Wi-Fi router system (2-pack)

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A single router may struggle to cover your entire home with strong, fast Wi-Fi. Your house may spread out horizontally, or maybe you live in a townhouse with three or four vertical levels. The Linksys Velop mesh system solves that problem.

Wherever friends and family gather, you'll get speedy, glitch-free Wi-Fi with the Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi system.

Wherever friends and family gather, you'll get speedy, glitch-free Wi-Fi with the Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi system.

Up to 6,000 square feet of solid Wi-Fi coverage

A single router may struggle to cover your entire home with strong, fast Wi-Fi. Your house may spread out horizontally, or maybe you live in a townhouse with three or four vertical levels. The Linksys Velop mesh system solves that problem.

Plug in one module wherever your modem is located. Then you can add more — up to 10 total — around your home to repeat and boost the original signal. If you start out with the 3-pack, you can cover up to 6,000 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 one 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.

Product Highlights:

  • powerful Velop two-piece system covers up to 4,000 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi®
  • compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control
  • router and satellite use a single Wi-Fi name (SSID) for seamless operation with all your devices, anywhere in your home
  • six high-performance amplified internal antennas in each module
  • 2 WAN/LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports in each module for wired connections (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
  • free Linksys app available for Apple® and Android™ devices
  • AC2200 Wi-Fi (400 + 867 + 867 Mbps)
    • up to 400 Mbps on 802.11n band
    • up to 867 Mbps on each 802.11ac band
  • powerful quad-core 716MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity
  • 4GB flash memory and 512MB RAM in each module for improved throughput
  • WPA2 personal encryption security
  • Bluetooth 4.0/LE for secure and easy App based set-up
  • 3-1/8"W x 7-5/16"H x 3-1/8"D (each module)
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 WiFi mesh routers
  • 2 AC power adapters (attached 6' cable)
  • Two 6' Ethernet cables
  • Setup Guide

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I love this product. I don't know how I was living without this before. Very easy to setup

Joe, Staten Island, NY

Reviews

Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi® System Reviews

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(22 Reviews)

Best router/mesh

Joe from Staten Island, NY on 4/9/2018

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I love this product. I don't know how I was living without this before. Very easy to setup

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nun

Working as advertised

Lee from Short Hills, NJ on 3/27/2018

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So far so good [knocking on wood] - installed the Velop system with great ease and it's working well so far - no complaints. Dead zones at the house are now a thing of the past.

Pros: Easy to set up, connectivity speed, WiFi range, mesh functionality

Cons: Haven't found any yet

Works as advertised

Jose J from Caguas, PR on 3/6/2018

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I used to have a setup of one Cisco Linksys E4200 router and two TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 extenders. The Wi-Fi signal degraded noticeably with distance. I read about the Linksys Velop mesh system and decided to try it. Installation was easy, but it takes a while for 3 nodes (about 20 minutes, most of which you spend waiting for each node to set up). I decided to give a separate SSID name to each of the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands (I looked up how to do this, as you can't with the iOS or Android app. Google "All connections to Velop are on the 2.4ghz band? - Linksys Community"). After that, I set up the Wi-Fi on some devices. The PlayStation 4 only recognized the 2.4 SSID, whereas my smartphones showed both of the SSIDs for the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands. I took this to mean that the PS4 can't handle 5.0, but my smartphones can. But (caveat) I know little of how Wi-Fi signals work (and how to express myself in English for that matter). Supposedly 5.0 GHz is faster, but you have to be closer to the emitter. I should also mention that our home's walls are made of cement, but my Linksys Velop nodes are like 20-25 ft from each other, and work as advertised. It's convenient that the SSID is the same for the three nodes, so one doesn't have to switch SSIDs as one roams through the house. The power cables are longer than I expected them to be. They work very nicely for me.

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Anonymous from Alpharetta, GA on 2/10/2018

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Solid product, but not ideal.

Pros: Pros: consistent and more stable than Orbi.

Cons: Cons: setup more cumbersome than anticipated, does not always play nice with Sonos and regularly have to log devices off routers and then back on.

Great Performance, Good Price

Chaz K from Smyrna, GA on 2/9/2018

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Prior to installing the Velop my entertainment room, separated from the main house by a courtyard, had nearly non-existent W-Fi (less than 1 Mbps). Comcast suggested leasing another of their routers and opening a second account. A local big box retailer recommended either a $2,500 Wi-Fi hotspot or a $450 Netgear Orbi System. Thankfully I found the Velop on Crutchfield and I could not be happier with the result. I purchased a pair of Velops, one plugged in to the Comcast gateway located in my main house and the other plugged in the wall in my entertainment room. The units are separated by about 50 feet and two exterior walls. I now have a steady 100+ Mbps download speed and 15+ Mbps upload speed. While these speeds are not quite as high as I get in the main house they are more than adequate for streaming movies and music as well as uploading photos. If you need a mesh router I recommend the Velop.

Pros: Easy Setup Reasonable Price Great Performance Good Warranty Adequate iPhone App

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Las Vegas, NV on 1/27/2018

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This is the third node I bought. My house, inside and out, are completely covered with signal. These units are easy to set up or add and are extremely reliable.

Pros: East to set up w9th strong consistent signal.

Cons: None so far.

Tough urban problem, solved!

Dave from Washington, DC on 1/22/2018

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I had a hard to solve Wi-Fi situation. Old brownstone w/ plaster, mesh wire lath and internal brick walls, plus an apartment building attached on one side with multiple competing wi-fi networks. I had never tried a mesh solution, but knowing how hard it would be for me to get a stable network, I read the reviews and tried to find the best. I think I found it. I have three nodes, and have great wifi on three levels, and from front to back of the home. The most difficult to reach spot (back of house transmitting thru brick walls and multiple plaster walls all along competing (and closer) wi-fi networks even has a pretty stable signal. I occasionally get a yellow warning on this outer node, but the system stays up and seems to automatically figure out how to get the signal back to blue (everything working perfectly). I know I could not have achieved these results w/o mesh wi-fi, and I suspect that a lesser mesh system would not have been able to show results this good.

Pros: Stable wi-fi in a very tough environment.

Cons: To get the best, you have to pay for the best

Great WiFi system

Michael from Paramus, NJ on 1/15/2018

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At last a system that's a breeze to set up and works well

Pros: Easy to set up works well with all devices no more dead zones in the House

Cons: Price

Welcome to the future of home wifi networking!!!!!

charles from guam on 12/5/2017

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I wanted to see how effective a mesh wifi system would work in my home wifi network where I was utilizing the standard router standalone (Linksys AC1900). My home is a single story 2600sqft structure with all concrete cement walls and ceiling. The main node is situated next to my modem located in center of my house, and one node was placed each at the farthest points of the house from off center of house. Coverage was awesome 100% at both ends of house---no more dead spots nor half speeds due to extenders. This piece of engineering tech is AWESOME! Worth every cent I spent on purchasing it (I just couldn't pass on the Cyber Monday sale price!).

Pros: -easy set up with phone app -elegant design fits in any home -robust design factor (each node utilizes 6 antennas!) -excellent coverage

Cons: -app may need a little bit more work (via firmware update?) -power cord too short (6 feet would be perfect) -price may be a wee bit high

excellent signal

Sandor from Lakewood, WA on 11/26/2017

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I purchased the Velop 3 node set for my home, Easy set up had all three nodes up and running within 10 min. like the idea of the assistance of placement of the nodes, lets you know if signal is good or not, I live in an old home 1967, lots of walls, corners 2 story home, tried other range extenders with little help but I spent a lot of time on the porch or the yard, with the Velop I have had no problems, the construction is flawless, I like not having to deal with exposed antennas, signal retention is excellent,

Pros: well constructed, easy setup, excellent signal coverage and retention

Cons: price

Amazing wifi coverage

Frank from Long Island, NY on 10/5/2017

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Amazing wifi coverage. I went from having multiple dead spots throughout my home with a cable modem/dualband router, to 100mps upload/download in every inch of my home. I love this product and would recommend it to anyone needing to get good wifi in their home. I have three floors and three kids who are always on and have experienced no slow downs since setting up the Velop system. So easy to install. Took minutes and my 10 year old set it up.

Pros: Easy install, great coverage

Cons: High price, but you get what you pay for

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Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 10/3/2017

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Looks good and works perfectly! Complete house hold coverage and a piece of cake to set up.

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William from Ottawa, IL on 9/30/2017

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More than satisfied. Incredibly easy to set up, I have the 2 nodes covering about 5000 sq ft. Reaches outside in my garage where I couldn't get a signal before. I may add a third in the future because of the lan connections.

Pros: Fast simple set up. LYNKSYS app for your smartphone. Strong flawless WiFi signal throughout the house. LAN connections; I can now connect an Ethernet cable to a smart tv in my living room without running a 100' cable under a crawl space.

Cons: None at this time

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Crutchman from South San Francisco, CA on 9/22/2017

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Very easy to setup with phone and app. Internet connections are quite strong throughout the 2500 sq ft, two story home. I did a backhaul after initial setup and it makes a huge difference in the speed. Resetting my previous router was a daily chore. I haven't had to reset the Velop once. after one month of use.

Pros: Speed, coverage, reliability, quality, ease of setup.

Cons: A bit pricey. App a little buggy but hopefully gets worked out.

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Brent from St Paul, VA on 6/30/2017

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This has really turned into a terrible experience. This mesh network claims coverage up to 6000 square feet, great my house is around 4000, sounds perfect. I set it up, and after moving it nodes around for a few days, and talking to Linksys tech support, it seems this product isn't powerful enough. Nodes 1 and 2 are about 25 feet apart, almost line-of-site, and connect okay. The distance between nodes 2 and 3 is about 20 feet, with a wall in between, but can never connect. I understand that walls and interference and cause issues with wireless signals, but I currently have a Netgear NighHawk (AC1900) that covers more area than these three nodes. Looks like I'll be sending this back.

Pros: Pretty simple set up. Single network name Nice app

Cons: Not very powerful App is very slow sometimes

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William from Stirling, NJ on 5/22/2017

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This system really works!!! two units and the entire house plus outside patio with wi-fi.... Very happy

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Anonymous from West Newton, MA on 5/21/2017

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great product, easy setup, provides great wifi throughout the house (old house with thick walls, basement + 3 floors), app is pretty good parental controls could be enhanced a bit, will look for that in subsequent updates Piggybacking off FIOS Quantum router, no issues

Pros: Does exactly as advertised Great wifi through 4500 sq. ft. home Easy setup iOS app

Cons: Price, parental controls features

Fantastic System

P.A. from Eden Prairie, MN on 4/6/2017

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FINALLY! I have been through various routers and extenders trying capture wi-fi throughout my house. Not only have the 3 nodes performed great in the 3600 sq ft house I also now have coverage outdoors on my patio. Works flawlessly with Yamaha R-N402 network receiver driving whole home audio and Yamaha WXC-50 network pre-amp for dedicated audio room. Easy setup and configuration.

Pros: Easy setup, performs as advertised with complete whole home coverage, small footprint can position anywhere.

Cons: Price

Easy set up and Effective Product

Harvey from Clearwater, FL on 4/5/2017

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Very easy set up and a very good performer. An excellent choice.

Pros: Great performance

Cons: Price

Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi® System

Daniel from Lahaina, HI on 3/31/2017

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I have been waiting for something like this for a few years now. I have the three node system and it has been great. Slight hiccup on setup, but all was taken care of after a phone call to Linksys support, system needed a firmware update, since then it has worked as advertised.

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Anonymous from Hendersonville, NC on 3/27/2017

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Works great! I'm using three access points - one in my bonus room office over the garage, one on the main floor, and one in my lower level mechanical room. Very easy set up! All three up and running in less than 30 minutes!! Great coverage!

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Anonymous from Smithfield, RI on 3/20/2017

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Works like a charm. Has whole home coverage in a 3200 sqft home. No issues.

Pros: Easy installation, takes 15 minutes. No dead spots in entire home

Cons: Cost

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Features

Velop Whole Home WiFi: Velop by Linksys is a true whole-home WiFi mesh system that delivers blazing-fast WiFi using dynamic Tri-Band technology to give you 100% full-strength signal throughout your home. The Velop is beautifully designed with internal antennas place at the top for better coverage and vented on three sides for optimal cooling. Its footprint is 88% smaller than traditional routers and all connections are hidden to reduce cable clutter, so you are free to place the Velop in plain sight. And best of all, Velop is easy to setup.

Modular System: Velop immerses you in WiFi no matter what type or size of home you live in. It is modular and available in a 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.

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.

100% WiFi Mesh Network Signal: 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.

Dynamic Tri-Band Technology: Featuring Dynamic Tri-band technology, Velop provides blazing fast speeds through its combination of three WiFi radios, each tuned for optimal WiFi load balancing to ensure peak WiFi performance throughout the home. Whether you're streaming 4K content, gaming, or video chatting, Velop delivers exceptionally fast WiFi to ensure optimal performance even when multiple WiFi devices are connected.

  • 2.4GHz: 2.4 GHz band with optimal speeds up 400Mbps for older Wireless-N & G devices.
  • 5GHz x 2: Two 5GHz bands with faster speeds up to 867Mbps each for newer Wireless-AC devices.

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 both 5GHz bands 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 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0.3+ 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.

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The Linksys Velop Wi-Fi router system helps spread your internet signal all over your home using a series of routers which work together to strengthen your signal.

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Why did you buy this?

I use a two mode system and want to add the third to help support my powerful home entertainment system, everything is wireless now, and that is how my components each get their software updates. [ Steve  Sep 20, 2017 ]
To stream 4K content to Apple TVs. [ DANIEL  Jan 29, 2018 ]
Support specialist Bryce was super helpful in making this purchase [ James  Oct 18, 2017 ]
Previous good experience with Linksys routers [ DAVID  Aug 31, 2017 ]
Reviews [ S  Aug 16, 2017 ]
Recommended by friend, and loved the way it works. [ Abel  Aug 15, 2017 ]
Good reviews and editors choice of PC Magazine. Good customer reviews on various web sites. [ Michael  Aug 14, 2017 ]
To improve whole house WiFi coverage. [ MICHAEL E  Jun 15, 2017 ]
Excellent ratings on-line. Was going to originally go with Orbi, but needed 3 units for my home and Orbi has had a lot of bad reviews recently. [ Lee  Feb 28, 2018 ]
Need to cover large area with wifi and reviews suggested this was the best option, although a bit expensive. [ Richard  Dec 30, 2017 ]
Good reviews, [ MICHAEL  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Expected performance and price reduction [ Tom  Nov 26, 2017 ]
These are working as expected. [ Shane  Jul 12, 2017 ]
I chose this product due to the fact that it has a back-channel in order to communicate between units that does not disrupt the wi-fi speed on the primary channels. Also, there are three separate units that allow for up to 6,000 square feet of coverage throughout the house. This may be more than I needed but I have several dead spots in my home that make wi-fi connections extremely difficult. My hope is that this product may alleviate the dead spots so that I can maintain a reliable connection. [ Judith  Jun 26, 2017 ]
coverage of 6000 sq ft [ sgk  Mar 16, 2017 ]
better home wifi [ Seth  Feb 19, 2017 ]

6 questions already asked

Yes, it costs about $200 and is really easy to add to set up. [ RONALD  Mar 30, 2018 ]
Yes, definitely. I think they say the Velop system is expandable up to 10 total nodes. [ Michelle  Mar 29, 2018 ]
Yes, as long as they're all daisy chained to the main node. [ Yui  Mar 29, 2018 ]
Hard wire is always better and faster but I only hard wired one unit to my router/modem (food) and the nodes are on WiFi only they work great [ Michael  Jan 13, 2018 ]
Hi George. I personally don't have my nodes hardwired. The nodes do an excellent job working wirelessly. They are very reliable. So if it would be hard for you to wire them I don't know if I would do that. [ Michelle  Jan 10, 2018 ]
I have two [ Michael  Jan 13, 2018 ]
I have the three node system, beyond that check with Linksys about adding more. [ DANIEL  Apr 06, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. 10. 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. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Apr 06, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. You can download/view directly from the main product page under the heading "What's in the Box" you will see the owner's manual link. I have also added the link below. Hope this helps. https://pdf.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageBank/v20170212101600/Manuals/750/750WHW0301.PDF [ Kenny  Apr 04, 2017 ]  Staff
The Velop modes use a proprietary mesh network to communicate with each other. You can continue to use your existing modem. The nodes offer great range and coverage but, depending on the building materials, the one that's 150 feet away may be too far. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Apr 07, 2017 ]  Staff
Only one node needs to be hardwired. [ sgk  May 06, 2017 ]
Nope. Only one module requires a connection to the modem. The others only need an electrical outlet. [ Charles S.  May 05, 2017 ]
No, they all need power. Only one of them becomes your traditional router, that is the one that needs an internet connection. [ DANIEL  May 05, 2017 ]
No, only the first unit. [ Robert  May 05, 2017 ]
No, just the FIRST module needs to physically connected to the Ethernet cable... Any additional modules are connected wirelessly using the downloaded app on mobile phone or wireless device... Setup is simple... [ Daryl  May 05, 2017 ]
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