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Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi® System

High-performance mesh Wi-Fi router system (3-pack)

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Our take on the Linksys Velop Tri-band Wi-Fi® System

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 Tri-band 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 Tri-band 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 three-piece system covers up to 6,000 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi®
  • compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control
  • all three modules 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:

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

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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 (10/100/100Mbps) 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 Alex 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 ]
The reviews convinced me that this was the way to go. [ Richard  May 12, 2018 ]
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 ]
Reviews indicated that this was the one to buy. Good price and had a gift card. [ john  May 22, 2018 ]
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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