Linksys Velop 3 Band Mesh Wifi System
Linksys introduces new Velop three band modular home mesh wifi system, whole home wifi system with auto-fix and instant alerts.
With the emerging of new wave of the way wifi connects, few networking vendors introduce home mesh wifi system to replace wireless router and range extender in homes. Linksys Velop comes to compete with other existing mesh home wifi system in the market including Orbi by Netgear, new series of Amplifi by Ubiquiti (Standard, Long range and High density), Eero and Google home mesh wifi system. And now Linksys offers similar product, Linksys Velop mesh wifi system.
What this product does
Dead zones in a traditional single wireless router in large homes is common. One thing that you might to do is to add a wireless range extender to eliminate the dead zone such as Linksys RE6500 wireless AC1200 extender or Netgear EX7300 Nighthawk X4 AC2200 range extender.
However, sometimes speeds of the devices in area where you add a wireless extender deteriorate and sometimes moving devices don’t roam seamlessly. So that’s why home mesh wifi system comes to solve the problem and Linksys Velop is one of best home mesh wifi system you can compare with Orbi that has been available in the market for a while, modular system with easy to scale up.
- Whole home mesh wifi system with auto-fix and instant alerts
- Simultaneous Tri-Band (2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz)
- Compact and sleek device with modular system
- Each Velop covers up to 2,000 sq ft area
- Based on wireless AC2200 (867 + 867 + 400Mbps)
- Supports Multi-User MIMO and 256 QAM technologies
- 6x internal high power antennas on top of tower
- Powered by high performance 1.4Ghz Quad core processor
- Memory 4GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
- Works with Amazon Alexa
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports WAN/LAN with auto sensing technology
- Linksys app for easy network management via your mobile devices
The model is designed nice and elegant you can place in your home as part of your home décor with white color.
3 band wifi
Linksys Velop is a three band mesh home wifi system based on wireless ac2200 technology delivering speeds of up to 867Mbps (5Ghz #1) + 867Mbps (5Ghz #2) and + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band for total of 2200Mbps in a single network configuration.
When you compare Velop with Netgear Orbi, you can find that Orbi offers higher speed. Orbi delivers total bandwidth of up to 3,000Mbps (1733Mbps + 866Mbps + 400Mbps) with three band technology.
Both Velop and Orbi support Multi User MIMO (MU-MIMO) and QAM256 technologies to allow concurrent data transport to multiple devices at the same time as opposed with non MU-MIMO router which sends data to multiple devices one by one in a series.
2,000 Sq ft coverage
Each of single Velop covers up to 2,000 sq ft area and you can add one Velop to extend another 2K Sq ft coverage. Two Velop units can cover up to 4,000 Sq ft area, the same coverage as two units of Netgear Orbi can cover.
Velop is modular wifi solution you can scale up when your wifi grows, strong signal and speed from edge to edge of your home.
The good thing with Linksys Velop is the auto-fix feature. When a node looses connection you might not be able to get connected to the internet. Velop will fix that, system will automatically re-establish internet connection for the remaining nodes.
Velop comes with Linksys app to help you manage your network via mobile device including setting parental control, guest network, auto-fix node, add nodes for scale up and all other networking tasks.
High performance hardware
Linksys Velop is powered by high performance Octa core processor with clock speeds 716Mhz. Normally wireless three band routers come with dual core processor, you can mention Linksys EA9500 AC5400 is embedded with 1.4Ghz dual core processor, so is Netgear Nighthawk X8. See also comparison between Linksys EA9500 vs Nighthawk X8.
The new Netgear AD7200 is powered by higher speed of 1.7GHz Quad-core processor, a new router with new wireless AD standard.
To understand spec comparison between Linksys Velop and Netgear Orbi, take a look at the following spec comparison table between the two.
Table 1 Velop Vs Orbi
|Model||Linksys Velop||Netgear Orbi|
|Wifi technology||AC2200 with MU-MIMO and QAM256 technologies||AC3000 with MU-MIMO and QAM256 technologies|
|# bands||Tri-Band (2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz)||Tri-Band (2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz)|
|Speeds||2,200Mbps (867 + 867 + 400Mbps)||3,000Mbps (1733 + 866 + 400Mbps)|
|Network coverage / device||Up to 2,000 sq ft / Velop||Up to 2,000 sq ft / Orbi|
|Ethernet Port||2x Gigabit WAN and LAN ports||4x Gigabit Ethernet ports
1xWAN and 3xLAN for router
4xLAN for satellite
|Hardware||716Mhz quad core processor with 4GB flash and 512 MB RAM||quad core processor with 4GB flash and 512 MB RAM|
|Price||$349.97 / two pack||$399.99 / two pack|
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There are few more home mesh wifi products available in the market including Google mesh wifi, Luma wifi system, Eero and Ubiquiti Amplifi and they will compete to prove which one is the best to meet your need.
Linksys Velop is a whole home three band mesh wifi system delivering total bandwidth up to 2,200 Mbps and coverage up to 2,000 sq ft each device. It is a modular system with auto-fix feature, MU-MIMO and high performance quad core processor.