Penning down the qualities of a Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system in a few words is not feasible. The same is the case with SmartThings Hub 2 brought in by Samsung. When on the one hand, Linksys Velop helps a person to access a lightning-fast WiFi connection in every part of the house, the SmartThings Hub 2 makes it possible for him to manage sensors, locks, lights, thermostats, and various smart devices with a single touch. However, all this management process will become an imaginary story if you do not set up the SmartThings Hub. This blog will particularly focus on the instructions explaining SmartThings Hub 2 integration with Velop mesh WiFi system. So, if you are an owner of multiple smart gadgets, this is a must read post for you.
What You’ll Need to Integrate Your SmartThings Hub to Velop?
Integrating or connecting the Samsung SmartThings Hub 2 with a Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system does not require much. The connection process can be completed using a mobile phone. But, you need to take notes of the SSID i.e. the network name and the network key (WiFi password) of the Velop node that you wish to integrate with the SmartThings Hub 2.
How to Integrate SmartThings Hub 2 with Velop?
This is to inform you that you add a SmartThings hub at a place where there is a hub. In this case, your Velop node will serve as a hub for your Hub. The first step of integrating SmartHub to your house requires you to add it to the home network. The instructions jotted down below will make you learn how to integrate a SmartThings Hub 2 with a Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system.
1. Download the SmartThings App
The process of integrating SmartThings Hub 2 with a Velop will not become possible if you do not have the SmartThings app installed on your mobile phone. Therefore, consider installing the same on your phone. The app is available on the respective app store of your mobile device. Just be sure that do not install the application from any third-party source. Otherwise, the integration process might fail.
2. Add the SmartThings Hub 2
The moment the SmartThings Hub 2 app gets installed on your phone, launch it. You will see the app’s dashboard. You should now tap the tab named “Devices”. After that, tap the Add option. This option is generally labeled with the plus sign. Select Add device to move further. You are suggested to select the “By Brand” tab and choose Samsung. Since you are adding SmartThings Hub 2, you should tap Smart Home Hub.
3. Complete the Setup
Select SmartThings Hub 2018 (IM6001-V3P). Just in case, your Smart hub has a welcome code which the SmartThings Hub 2 will definitely have, you should choose SmartThings Hub 2015. The moment you do that, a lot of instructions will appear on your mobile’s screen. Now, all you have to do is follow those instructions. At one point, you will be asked to select the WiFi network. There, choose the network that belongs to your Velop node. Enter the credentials (WiFi password) to connect to the network.
Note: Know that the Velop node with which you are integrating your SmartThings Hub 2 must be connected to the network of the same Velop node that you are connecting with hub. Else, the process will keep failing due to certain errors.
What If: SmartThings Hub 2 Integration with Velop Fails
If the integration process of the SmartThings Hub 2 with the Linksys Velop node fails, there is a possibility that you used the incorrect credentials i.e. the WiFi SSID and password. Therefore, we suggest you access the Linksys router setup portal via linksyssmartwifi.site URL and note down the WiFi password of that node. Use that WiFi password to integrate your SmartThings Hub and the Velop node. If you are still failing, focus on the hacks we have highlighted below:
- Update the SmartThings App: Perhaps, you are using an older version of the SmartThings app for the integration process. Therefore, we suggest you navigate to the app store once again and check if the app is demanding an update. If yes, then do the honors without any delay.
- Get Closer to the Velop: There are chances that you are not present in the range of the Linksys Velop node with which you are attempting to integrate the SmartThings Hub 2. Thus, we suggest you to get in the range of the signals emitted by that particular node. And one more thing to remember, your SmartThings Hub must also be placed closer to the node.
If you take care of the aforementioned pointers, SmartThings Hub 2 integration with Velop node will become an easy task for you. We hope that you have successfully integrated both devices. So, what are you waiting for? It is now time to add devices through the SmartThings app so that you can control them.