Linksys Velop is a whole-house Wi-Fi System or mesh-router system, which makes use of multiple routers to generate and transmit strong and consistent internet signals throughout the house.
Linksys Velop is a product of the future because it doesn’t work on the same principle as that of a traditional router, hence being able to deliver faster and more reliable internet connectivity to users. You can make the unit work like a Wi-Fi Extender by adding either a new router or a new node to the existing mesh-router system. However, it is going to be more powerful and way too faster, thus resulting in a more robust Wi-Fi setup.
Linksys Velop is available as a single unit and as well as in a pack of three. However, you have the option to add as many nodes as you want without worrying as to what will be the Wi-Fi names and passwords of those additional nodes because there will be a single Wi-Fi name and password. With this incredible system installed in the house, roaming from one corner of the room to another will not be much of a problem, as the transition between each node will be seamless and the signal will never be lost.
How To Setup Linksys Velop?
Setting up Linksys Velop is simplest from the most annoying things at the same time. That is an awkward combination, to say the least, but that’s how it is with Velop.
- The ability of the device to entirely set up with the help of Linksys mobile app offers simplicity. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Download the app, sign up using your email ID and other details, and begin with adding your nodes.
- The app properly acts as a guiding light for Linksys smart wifi router setup, letting you know about each and every connection. The app contains all the information regarding connection and configuration of each node and determining its location whether it is suitable or not. In a nutshell, the app is very slick.
- There are two ways of setting up Linksys Velop – You can either have the Velops acting as access points in order to work with an existing router. If your router supports USB sharing, then that feature will also remain available. The second method is to have one of the nodes replace your existing router and the rest as access points. That sums up the ‘simplicity’ part and now comes, where you will start to get frustrated.
- The first reason for getting all riled up with the system because there won’t be any option outside of the app route. While every other router is providing a web-based menu system, Linksys Velop has forgotten to do the same. There is a system, but Linksys has somehow managed to make it difficult to access, and it’s also written that the service is only for Linksys Personnel.
- This implies that the configuration and troubleshooting of Linksys Velop Wi-Fi System can only be done if you have a smartphone or a tablet with a Linksys app on it.
- Even if you install the app, you are not going through the setup process in a jiffy, as it is a slow process that will take around five minutes for setting up each node. The more nodes you have, the more time it is going to take.
- The system will automatically apply firmware updates, which most often than not takes place at night when the internet usage is minimum to nil. The downloading of the updates occur and they run as soon as the system is set up, adding another few minutes to the starting process. In total, it will take around 30 minutes to get the system up and running.
- Linksys Velop features a synced router along with a hub pair, which you need to plug in followed by turning it on. Wait for two minutes so that the device can boot up and sync, and as it does, it is all set to work. You can change the default settings of the system from the menu, but if you are content with the default settings, then the Velop setup concludes right here.
Linksys has developed a very simplified system that can be accessed by anyone, even a person with hardly any knowledge about the routing device.
How To Login To Linksys Router?
The web interface of Linksys Router gives you the ability to change and modify settings of the router such as:
- Wi-Fi network name and password.
- Default network name.
- Username and password.
- Firewall settings.
- DHCP client addresses.
All these settings can be changed through the web interface of the router for which, you need to have login credentials. Here is how you can go about Linksys Router login process:
- Connect your PC/laptop to the network, which has to be the same network the Linksys router is on.
- Turn on your PC/laptop, launch a web browser and enter ‘192.168.1.1’ in the address bar. As you do so, a box will appear on the screen prompting you to enter your username and password in order to do Linksys Velop login.
- Enter your username in the ‘Username’ field. By default, the username field needs to be left blank, but in case, you have changed it, then you need to enter that username.
- Enter your password in ‘Password’ field, which by default is ‘Password’ only, but if you have changed it, then enter that new one.
- Click ‘Login’ and you will be able to successfully do Linksys Smart Wifi login.
How To Set Up A Wired Velop System?
Linksys Velop is a versatile system that can be easily connected with Ethernet cables. There are many benefits of having wiring nodes with the most prominent being the increase in the range and speed of Velop system and reduces the risk of any wireless interference.
When it comes to setting up additional nodes, then that will be done using a wireless connection. After Linksys Velop setup, you need to connect nodes by making use of Ethernet cables and then, the nodes are going to be switched to wired connection automatically.
Here are the steps to set up a wired Velop system:
- Set up the primary node using Linksys app, which is available for both iOS as well as Android devices.
- Using the Linksys app, you can include a secondary node via wireless setup.
- Upon completion of the Linksys smart wifi setup, move the secondary node to a new location where you think the signal would go weak. Then, connect the node to a power outlet.
- Connect the secondary node to primary one using an Ethernet cable. The modes switch to a wired connection on their own.
Note: Use CAT5e or other higher rated Ethernet cables
- In case, there are more nodes to add to the network, repeat 2nd and 3rd step. Once you set up the node in its intended location, connect it with an Ethernet cable to the node placed at a higher level.
With that, the process of setting up wired Velop system is successfully completed.
Note: Make sure to plug the nodes into a power source, as they don’t provide power over Ethernet, but are able to use either managed switches or their unmanaged counterparts.
How to setup Velop System in Bridge Mode?
Setting up your Velop System in Bridge Mode allows you to add it with an existing Wi-Fi. If you have an existing router or modem/router combo and want to keep using it as a router, then you can include a Velop system to enhance its Wi-Fi coverage.
A Velop system won’t have its own separate network in the bridge mode. All nodes and client devices that are connected to Velop’s Wi-Fi or the current modem router will be on the same network and communicate with other devices present within the network.
Prerequisites for setting up Velop system in bridge mode:
- Set up Velop by going through the standard setup process. Once setup, you can switch to bridge mode.
- Keep in mind to install the most recent version of the Linksys app on your smartphone. Your Velop nodes need to be running the most recent firmware version. If you want to verify, access your dashboard in the Linksys app followed by going to Velop Admin. You can check the status of the firmware in the ‘Firmware Version’ section of the Velop Admin page. If there is an update available, then you will see information related to it in that particular section.
- Make sure to connect your smartphone to Velop’s Wi-Fi. If it is not, then you won’t be able to change the connection type to bridge mode in case, the device is remotely connected to the node.
Things to remember:
- In case, the initial Velop system features secondary nodes, which are already connected, then all other secondary nodes are going to work in bridge mode once you switch to it.
- Upon switching to bridge mode, you will be able to add more secondary nodes by selecting the ‘Set up a new product’ option.
- In case, you are looking to have your connected type changed to the previous mode or you want to disable bridge mode, go to ‘Navigation Menu’ followed by ‘Advanced Settings’ and then, ‘Internet Settings’. Once you reach till here, select ‘Connection Type’ and then, ‘Disable Bridge Mode’.
- When you are in bridge mode, a few features will be disabled, which include Wi-Fi MAC Filters, Device Prioritization, Speed Check, Device List, and Parental Controls.
Setting up Velop Wi-Fi System in Bridge Mode:
- Open Linksys app and go to its dashboard.
- Tap ‘Menu’ icon.
- Tap ‘Advanced’ Settings now followed by tapping ‘Internet Settings’.
- Tap ‘Connection Type’ arrow or field in the ‘Internet Settings’ page.
- Now, it’s time to change the connection type to Bridge Mode.
Note: In case, you are unable to see Bridge Mode option, check if you are using the most recent version of Linksys app version and your Velop nodes are also equipped with the most recent firmware.
- Tap ‘Save’.
- When you’re ready, tap ‘Enable Bridge Mode’.
As you save your settings, the devices may be connected for some time, but as you are online, you will be taken back to the dashboard of the app.
You will see ‘Your Velop is in the bridge mode’ on the dashboard of the app, which will confirm that your Velop system is in the bridge mode. After the node is set up in bridge mode, the primary node needs to be connected via an Ethernet cable to the existing router, whereas other nodes can be connected wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable.
How To Personalize WiFi Settings Of My Velop System?
Linksys Velop System allows you to personalize your Wi-Fi system, but there are certain steps that you need to perform in order to do so:
- Launch the Linksys app and then, log in using your Linksys cloud account. Or you can tap ‘login with Router password’ link rather than entering your admin password.
- Tap ‘Menu’ icon on the ‘Dashboard’.
- Tap ‘Wi-Fi Settings’.
- Tap the field that you would like to change followed by tapping ‘Save’.
- You can personalize Wi-Fi settings via Velop’s web interface as well. For that, you need to follow these steps:
- Log in to your Linksys Cloud account.
- Click ‘Wi-Fi Settings’ option under ‘Router Settings’.
- If you want to use the same Wi-Fi settings for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, then you can do so, or you can use different settings for each band.
- If using the same Wi-Fi settings, enter your preferred Wi-Fi name and password under ‘Wi-Fi settings’ option followed by selecting ‘Security mode’ and ‘Wi-Fi mode’.
- If using separate settings, click ‘Show More’ under ‘Wi-Fi settings’.
- Type in and select your preferred settings for each band.
- Once you are content with the settings, click ‘Apply’.
- When you see a window popping up in which you are asked to use different Wi-Fi names, then you need to click ‘Use different names’ option.
- When you see ‘you’re updating Wi-Fi settings’ window popping up on the screen, click ‘yes’.
- Click ‘Ok’.
With that, your Velop system restarts and all the devices will be disconnected from the internet for a moment and get back online automatically.
How To Configure DNS Settings Of Your Velop Network?
To configure DNS Settings of your Linksys Velop network, follow these steps:
- Log into the Velop Dashboard on the Linksys app.
- Tap ‘Navigation’ menu.
- Now, go to ‘Advanced’ settings followed by tapping ‘Local Network Settings’.
- Scroll down to DNS settings section followed by tapping on ‘>’ icon.
- ‘Auto’ is selected by default, so you need to select ‘Manual’ and then, enter the DNS settings.
- After entering the settings, tap ‘Save’.
With that, you have configured the DNS settings of your Velop network successfully.
Linksys Velop despite being a top-notch routing device is not immune to technical errors, as many users have experienced dozens of problems in the device from time to time. Let’s shed light on some of the most common and annoying ones.
- Velop connection issues
- Linksys Velop won’t connect to the internet
- Linksys Velop loses internet connection
- Linksys Velop randomly loses connection
- Velop dropping connection
- Linksys Velop stuck in setup
- Linksys Velop setup with router
- Linksys Velop wired backhaul with switch
- Linksys Velop troubleshooting
- Velop not connecting to the closest node
- Linksys Velop not connecting to the modem
- Velop connection issues
- how to setup Linksys Velop whole home Wi-Fi
- Unable to setup Velop via Linksys App
- Can’t set up Velop in Bridge mode
- Unable to personalize Wi-Fi settings in Velop
- Can’t set up wired Velop system
- Not able to configure DNS settings on Velop
- Unable to sign up on Linksys app
- Problems in password reset of Velop Wi-Fi system
For all these problems and many more, you can get the right assistance from experts. Just get in touch with Linksys Velop support and experience the most incredible support being provided to you for all problems related to Linksys Velop.