Imagine this: You own a large workplace and the router your service provider issued you is simply a bin! When you finally fed up with spotty, creepy WiFi signals in your building, what do you do? No way! Don’t look for a new router that will fit the bill. Instead, find a mesh solution that incorporates more than one node to cover easily up to 2,000 square feet with a tri-band connection. Well, yeah! It is possible, my friend. That solution is the Linksys Velop setup.
The Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi extender enables you to place nodes near smart home gadgets and hard-to-reach places such as hallways and backyard. The extender offers AC1300 dual-band WiFi 802.11ac extender mode. Quite amazing, isn’t it?
With 2×2 spatial streams, it creates the perfect WiFi system with modular mesh WiFi that is intended to fit the requirements of any home. Apart from its impressive coverage of 2,000 square feet, it is the ease of setup that attract many eyeballs around the globe. And even though the Linksys Velop is described as a home solution, it can perfectly serve your small- to mid-sized businesses.
When all is said and done, you might be wondering how to setup Linksys Velop, right? Well, wonder no more! Just walk through this post and set up your Linksys Velop within minutes. Read on.
Linksys Velop Setup Guide
Before you get started with the Linksys Velop setup guide, be sure to have the following things ready:
- Current Velop network with a parent node
- The latest Linksys app installed on your mobile device
- A fast and reliable internet connection
Now, follow the steps mentioned below to make your Linksys Velop WiFi mesh extender up and running:
Open the Linksys App on your mobile device and tap on the Login button. Enter your email address and passphrase and hit Log In. Once logged in, the app will take you to the dashboard of your Linksys Velop.
Quick Tip: Make sure to use the latest version of the Linksys app.
Tap on the Menu icon. A list of options will appear. Here, you need to tap on the Set up a New Product option.
Tap on the option that reads ‘To extend my WiFi with a new child node’.
The next screen during the Linksys Velop setup will ask you to enable Bluetooth. Do that to proceed further.
All the terms and conditions will display on the appearing screen. Read them carefully and tap on the Next button.
Now, it’s time to turn on your Linksys Velop WiFi mesh extender. Plug in the extender to an electrical outlet and tap on the Next button.
Note: In case your extender doesn’t turn on properly, make sure to apply some DIY Linksys extender troubleshooting tips.
Wait for some time as the app will start up the new mode.
The next screen will ask you whether you are seeing a purple LED or not. If you are seeing the purple node, hit the Yes button. If not, there is an issue with your Linksys Velop. In such a case, it is recommended you to contact our experts for quick help.
The Linksys Velop setup app will take a few minutes to add the node to your WiFi mesh system. So, wait for some time.
Spot Finder will determine whether the location is good or not.
Give a name to your node. You can also choose a name from the provided options on the screen.
That’s all! Your node has been successfully added to the Velop system. All you need to do now is just hit the Next button to complete the Linksys Velop Setup.
If you wish to add another node, tap on the Add Another Node button and repeat the instructions mentioned above.