Linksys Velop vs Google Mesh Wifi System
Many users still don’t understand Linksys velop and Google products so they need to compare Linksys velop vs Google before deciding which products to buy. Before making a comparison of the two it’s good to first discuss Linksys velop, what are the models and features.
In essence there are three types of Linksys Velop model which are then combined in velop mesh system kit sold on the market today.
- Velop AC1300 (WHW0101)
- Velop AC2200 (WHW0301)
- Velop wall-plug satellite (WHW0101P)
Please note that velop can function either as a mesh router unit or as a satellite node, unlike Netgear Orbi which distinguishes which unit is a mesh router and which one is a satellite unit. We will see one by one this Linksys velop model first.
1. Linksys velop WHW0101
WHW0101 Velop is based on ac1300 simultaneous dual band, same as other dual band models like Google (which we will compare later) and also TP-link Deco M5 and new comer Meshforce m3 products. See also Meshforce m3 vs Linksys velop.
Briefly, dual band Velop (whw0101) is highlighted as below, for details please click the product link at the end the article.
- simultaneous dual band based on ac1300 technology
- wifi speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz; 400Mbps @2.4Ghz
- Coverage up to 1,500 sq ft each unit
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet port with auto detect (WAN/LAN)
- 3x high gain internal antennas
2. Linksys velop WHW0301
Unlike Linksys velop AC1300 which is based on dual band, Linksys velop WHW0301 is a three band model based on AC2200, and of course its coverage is wider than velop AC1300 two band model.
- Three band simultaneous AC2200
- Total aggregated speeds up to 2,200Mbps (867Mbps + 867Mbps + 400Mbps)
- Coverage up to 2,000 sq ft
- 2x gigabit Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN) each unit
- 6x high powered amplifier internal antennas
There are major differences between the two velop models, namely between dual band and tri-band, as well as wider range and wider bandwidth on the three band model.
3. Linksys velop WHW0101P
Linksys velop WHW0101P is specifically designed as a satellite with a wall-plug model that you plug in practically into a power outlet where wider coverage is needed. This satellite or mesh extender is attached to work with either velop ac1300 or velop ac2200 to increase coverage.
- Dual band simultaneous AC1300
- Speeds up to 867Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz
- Coverage up to 1,500 sq ft
- Ethernet port N/A
- 3x high powered internal antennas
By understanding these three Linksys velop products, we can compare them with various mesh wifi router products on the market. This time we will discuss a comparison between Linksys velop vs. Google Mesh WiFi System. See also new Linksys mr8300 mesh wifi router.
Google Mesh Wifi System
Before comparing Linksys velop vs. Google, we need to discuss briefly what is the Google Mesh WiFi System.
Google mesh is still the # 1 best seller on Amazon with a very satisfying rating. Google is just this one product and it is fantastic on the market from the beginning of its emergence until today.
- Based on AC1200 2×2 wave 2 simultaneous dual band with MU-MIMO
- Wifi speeds of ~867Mbps @5Ghz band plus ~400Mbps @2.4Ghz band
- Coverage up to 1,500 sq ft each unit
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN) with auto detect
Besides this single mesh wifi network system, you can also create a guest network separate from your main network.
Linksys Velop vs Google
Technically, if this Google mesh is compared to the Linksys velop, the question is which velop model to compare? Because there are two models of velop mesh that can be compared with google, the fair comparison of velop vs google is the Linksys velop ac1300, not the three band model.
For that we compare google mesh 3 sets with Linksys velop ac1300 3 sets and consider the following comparison table.
Table 1 linksys velop vs Google
|Model||Linksys Velop Two band||Google Mesh|
|Wifi network segment||AC1200||AC1200 2×2 wave 2|
|Wifi speeds||~867Mbps @5Ghz band plus ~400Mbps @2.4Ghz band||~867Mbps @5Ghz band plus ~400Mbps @2.4Ghz band|
|Antenna design||3x internal antennas and high powered amplifiers||Internal antennas|
|Coverage (3 pack)||~ 4500 sq ft||~4500 sq ft|
|Ethernet ports||1x Gigabit WAN port, 1x Gigabit LAN port||1x Gigabit WAN port, 1x Gigabit LAN port|
|Other features||MU-MIMO, 256 QAM, guest network, spot finder, auto wifi channel, Amazon Alexa supports||MU-MIMO, beamforming, QoS by device/ application, location assistant, Alexa|
|Price (three pack – Aug 2019 in Amazon)||$275.00||$230.00|
So technically Linksys velop vs. Google is almost balanced, there isn’t much difference between the two. To learn more spec, manufacturer description, current price and rating for Google mesh in Amazon click the link below:
For network protection against any internet threat you may also like new Gryphone parental control mesh system. For gamers in mind, you may like this Netgear XR500 and Asus AC5300 wireless gaming router.
For extending the wireless range see also Linksys RE9000 and Netgear EX8000 wireless range extender.