Linksys Velop Home is bringing many new things on the table in terms of the internet. The device has already gotten in full bridge mode and a recent update has added various new features in the device for the benefit of users. The device has undergone a firmware update in which parental control schedule has been introduced in the device. Along with that, Linksys also enabled a full bridge mode to its Velop Wi-Fi system, making it more powerful and reliable.
This update was very crucial as it allowed the system to work as part of an existing network like the one powered by a modem/router combo gateway rather than creating a separate network of its own. This type of setup is technically known as double-NAT.
The ability of Velop to function as a system despite having two or more units puts the device in the mode of ‘full-bridge’. There are other Wi-Fi systems as well, such as Google Wifi, which works in bridge mode, but then, their ability to work in bridge mode only appears when they use a single hardware unit. When using a device in bridge mode, you will not get the full feature set of the Linksys Velop because original router manages the home network.
However, if the statements from Belkin are considered, then Velop continues to function as a dynamic tri-band system, which has the ability to use any of its 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz bands to provide a strong and reliable internet connection to a user in real-time. Full bridge mode in Velop doesn’t affect the support for Amazon Alexa and the ability of the device to acquire automatic firmware updates.
When Velop was launched for the first time, it was deemed as a fast home mesh system, which was also on the expensive side. However, things have changed since then, as the price of Velop three-unit system has gone down. Moreover, the update is going to make things even more competitive among Wi-Fi systems.
Besides all that, this firmware update brings in a new feature by the name of ‘parental control scheduler’ to Velop and all Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, which are now known as Linksys app-enabled routers. These routers include new Linksys WRT and Max-stream routers. Linksys Velop and other routers (the one we just discussed) have auto-update setting turned on by default.
Therefore, if you are using Velop router or any of the above-mentioned routers, then the firmware of your device may already be updated. If not, then it will be done soon, as we have not seen people doing the update manually. In case, you don’t receive the update, then you can do it manually as well via Linksys app or the router’s web interface.