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Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White

Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White

Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
Linksys WHW0303 Velop Mesh Router (Tri-Band Home Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) 3-Pack, White
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Features

  • Coming Soon – Apple HomeKit Compatibility
  • Ideal for large, 5+ bedroom multi-story homes (upto 6,000 sq.ft.)
  • Provides fast, reliable WiFi coverage for 4K streaming, gaming and more
  • Connects to your existing modem from any ISP (replaces router)
  • Simple setup through the easy-to-use Linksys App.Processor: 716 MHz Quad Core
  • Tri-band connectivity speeds (867 + 867 + 400 Mbps per node)

Description

Linksys Velop is the is the Tri Band Wi Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high range mesh network . Unlike traditional routers with range extenders, Velop's Tri Band Wi Fi system is connection points that provide 100 percent Internet speed throughout your home. By utilizing wireless mesh networking for whole home Wi Fi, Velop delivers the freedom of reliable, secure, seamless connectivity throughout your home and outside. Each Node increases Wi Fi range 2,000 sq. ft. with this 3 pack delivering Wi Fi up to 6,000 square feet – and you can continue to add more Nodes to grow your mesh network. It features simple app based setup using the Linksys App, which also keeps you informed of your network status and solves any Wi Fi interruptions.Easy Setup: 1. Simple and secured App based set-up 2. Required for set-up: (1) Internet connection with Modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 4.4 or iOS 9 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.


Wireless Type 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency


Brand Name Linksys


Series WHW0301


Item model number WHW0303


Item Weight 1.08 pounds


Product Dimensions 3.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 3.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 inches


Color White


Flash Memory Size 4000


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


ASIN B01N2NLNEH


UNSPSC Code 43222609


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 3,506 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #157 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #13 in Whole Home & Mesh Wi-Fi Systems


Date First Available January 2, 2017


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Features

  • Coming Soon – Apple HomeKit Compatibility
  • Ideal for large, 5+ bedroom multi-story homes (upto 6,000 sq.ft.)
  • Provides fast, reliable WiFi coverage for 4K streaming, gaming and more
  • Connects to your existing modem from any ISP (replaces router)
  • Simple setup through the easy-to-use Linksys App.Processor: 716 MHz Quad Core
  • Tri-band connectivity speeds (867 + 867 + 400 Mbps per node)

Description

Linksys Velop is the is the Tri Band Wi Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high range mesh network . Unlike traditional routers with range extenders, Velop's Tri Band Wi Fi system is connection points that provide 100 percent Internet speed throughout your home. By utilizing wireless mesh networking for whole home Wi Fi, Velop delivers the freedom of reliable, secure, seamless connectivity throughout your home and outside. Each Node increases Wi Fi range 2,000 sq. ft. with this 3 pack delivering Wi Fi up to 6,000 square feet – and you can continue to add more Nodes to grow your mesh network. It features simple app based setup using the Linksys App, which also keeps you informed of your network status and solves any Wi Fi interruptions.Easy Setup: 1. Simple and secured App based set-up 2. Required for set-up: (1) Internet connection with Modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 4.4 or iOS 9 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.


Wireless Type 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency


Brand Name Linksys


Series WHW0301


Item model number WHW0303


Item Weight 1.08 pounds


Product Dimensions 3.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 3.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 inches


Color White


Flash Memory Size 4000


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


ASIN B01N2NLNEH


UNSPSC Code 43222609


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 3,506 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #157 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #13 in Whole Home & Mesh Wi-Fi Systems


Date First Available January 2, 2017


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Coming Soon – Apple HomeKit Compatibility
  • Ideal for large, 5+ bedroom multi-story homes (upto 6,000 sq.ft.)
  • Provides fast, reliable WiFi coverage for 4K streaming, gaming and more
  • Connects to your existing modem from any ISP (replaces router)
  • Simple setup through the easy-to-use Linksys App.Processor: 716 MHz Quad Core
  • Tri-band connectivity speeds (867 + 867 + 400 Mbps per node)

Description

Linksys Velop is the is the Tri Band Wi Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high range mesh network . Unlike traditional routers with range extenders, Velop's Tri Band Wi Fi system is connection points that provide 100 percent Internet speed throughout your home. By utilizing wireless mesh networking for whole home Wi Fi, Velop delivers the freedom of reliable, secure, seamless connectivity throughout your home and outside. Each Node increases Wi Fi range 2,000 sq. ft. with this 3 pack delivering Wi Fi up to 6,000 square feet – and you can continue to add more Nodes to grow your mesh network. It features simple app based setup using the Linksys App, which also keeps you informed of your network status and solves any Wi Fi interruptions.Easy Setup: 1. Simple and secured App based set-up 2. Required for set-up: (1) Internet connection with Modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 4.4 or iOS 9 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.


Wireless Type 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency


Brand Name Linksys


Series WHW0301


Item model number WHW0303


Item Weight 1.08 pounds


Product Dimensions 3.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 inches


Item Dimensions L x W x H 3.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 inches


Color White


Flash Memory Size 4000


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


ASIN B01N2NLNEH


UNSPSC Code 43222609


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 3,506 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #157 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #13 in Whole Home & Mesh Wi-Fi Systems


Date First Available January 2, 2017


abunda_amazon_reviews I bought these Velop units 7 months ago and I truly regret my decision to go with Linksys. For more than a decade I had been using Apple Airport products with very few problems, and those that did turn up were easily dealt with through the Airport utility. But with the growing number of devices on our network, and with Apple's discontinuation of its Airport products, I decide to look into the new mesh (or mesh-like) systems on the market. I quickly narrowed my choices down to the Linksys Velop and the Netgear Orbi due to the companies' long-time experience in networking equipment and the tri-band capabilities of their systems. After much research I decided to go with the Velop almost solely on the fact that their web site stated that scheduled parental access controls was already implemented, while the Orbi site only indicated that it was a feature they planned to add soon. That was my first mistake, as it turns out that the Velop web site was flat out lying. When the units arrived and I could not set up the scheduled access feature, I had my first of several calls with Linksys customer service, only to be told that the feature was not yet implemented, but that it would be available the following month. This was in February, so at the end of March I called again to be told that it was taking longer than expected to implement. And still the web site claimed that the feature was already implemented. By May the situation had not changed, so I filed a complaint for false advertising with the Better Business Bureau, which triggered a call from Linksys, who only offered a firm date for implementing the feature (end of June), but no acknowledgment that their false advertising had caused me or any other customers harm. The feature was finally implemented in June. By then a second issue had become apparent. The only way to administer the system is remotely through the Linksys mobile app. This means that there is no possibility to troubleshoot or to test the system locally. Nearly every other system of which I am aware has a web interface that allows access through the local network. But with the Velop everything has to go through the mobile app and through Linksys servers, even the most routine settings. In theory this should not be a major problem, but in practice it becomes a huge annoyance. First, the app is extremely slow to connect, and on many occasions, including when the Velop system was not working (i.e., when you really need to connect), would not connect at all. This seems to be a result of just poor programming on the part of the app developers and of Linksys not devoting enough resources to maintaining their servers. You might expect more from a system that cost several times more than the one it was replacing. Having insisted, however, that Velop administration be cloud only, you might also have thought that Linksys would have made it at least somewhat robust. This is not the case. As an example, devices show up in the app at first with only their MAC addresses. You can go in and assign recognizable names to each device, once you track down all of the MAC addresses, which makes things much easier, of course. But apparently nobody at Linksys realized that this might be data that should be saved and backed up. But after my having spent close to two hours entering this information for over 20 devices on the network, the first time the system went down because of a power outage, all of that information was lost, and with no possibility of storing a backup locally, there was no chance to restore it. The Linksys customer service rep was unable to explain why that information would not have been backed up on their servers. So now I have created my own database of MAC addresses for the next time the system loses that data (but it will still have to be manually entered again). In the 7 months that I've had the system, one of the two units had a hardware failure and was replaced under warranty, but the process for determining (to their satisfaction) that the unit was indeed defective, took almost two hours of my time. With the network down (and our VOIP home phone line with it), I had to be talking to the customer service rep on my cell phone while at the same time trying to perform all sorts of troubleshooting activities on the very slow app on the same cell phone. Extremely frustrating. I have had to reset the system from scratch three time already, and each time took well over an hour. After the third time I threatened to return the units for a full refund, but was talked into giving the latest firmware upgrade a chance. About one month in now, and the system has been stable, but I certainly do not feel confident about it, always waiting for the next problem to show up. And the app is still is an afterthought, apparently given to low-level programmers and interns to maintain. I cannot recommend this product to anyone, and very much hope that some other company will soon produce a mesh product that "just works" like my Apple equipment did for so long. As soon as that happens you'll be seeing my Velop units on Ebay,;;Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2017;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;A truly regrettable decision. . .;;Marissa K.;;;Our WiFi mesh experience - 5000 sq feet plus house, elongated shape, lot of load bearing walls with 0.7 acre land area. Over 13 months, have tried Netgear Orbi, Linksys velop and now google wifi. Google wifi is head and shoulders above the other two. Started with Orbi which we had for 3 months. Had 3 nodes and while signals and speed were great, lot of deadzones. So switched to Velop with 6 nodes. Less deadzones but terrible client switching for mobile devices. Moving from one place to another within the house the mobile devices would hang on to previous nodes and wifi would shut down and one would have to disconnect and reconnect wifi. Further things towards periphery like ring doorbells would stop working etc. had Velop for 8 months So switched to Google wifi. Started with 6 points and now have 7. Works like a charm. No range problems, no client switching problems, everything works all the time. Finally don’t even think about wifi and have >100 MBPS everywhere! So much for all commercial reviews saying Orbi and Velop are Triband and better than google wifi which is dual band. Thought of sharing for other people with this first world problem :);;Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Orbi vs Velop vs Google wifi;;Maverick;;;Summary: Shady Linksys is selling refurbished units as new. This problem is not limited to Amazon's stock. I bought another from Best Buy and they have the same problem. Look at my pictures before you buy. Full story: At first I decided to have 4 nodes to cover my 3-level home. So I bought 2 boxes of the 2 pack. First impression was good. Good packaging, nice looking unit, easy to setup. Everything was fine, until I tried to setup the 4th node. The unit does not turn on. So one of the two boxes is going back and I ordered a replacement. Next day the replacement box came. I opened it and found something is not right. 1. The units do not have front and bottom protective film. (Not very alarming yet) 2. The power bricks are dirty with sticky residue and were clearly used previously. At this point I thought someone screwed Amazon by ordering new and returning old one. So I ordered another replacement. It was in the morning so the 2nd replacement was able to came on the same day. I opened it and found same things - no protective films and dirty power bricks. This box has one more problem - one node has French on the labels (Canadian version?) while all others have only English on them. At this point I thought there're problems with Amazon's stock so I returned all the "refurbished" ones. The 2 nodes from the first box were working fine but I still needed more wifi coverage so I decided to go to Best Buy to buy yet another box. I opened the box from Best Buy and found yet the same thing as the 3rd and 4th box from Amazon. Now I believe there is something going on with Linksys. I found that there are some subtle differences between the new boxes and the refurbished boxes. I see that shady Linksys is intentionally doing this to try to make more money. They have lost trust in me and I am returning all the velop units and I am going to ditch all Linksys prodcuts I already have.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;**** BUYER BEWARE: Linksys selling refurb as new ****;;M. Liu

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Top Amazon Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By Marissa K. - Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2017
A truly regrettable decision. . .
I bought these Velop units 7 months ago and I truly regret my decision to go with Linksys. For more than a decade I had been using Apple Airport products with very few problems, and those that did turn up were easily dealt with through the Airport utility. But with the growing number of devices on our network, and with Apple's discontinuation of its Airport products, I decide to look into the new mesh (or mesh-like) systems on the market. I quickly narrowed my choices down to the Linksys Velop and the Netgear Orbi due to the companies' long-time experience in networking equipment and the tri-band capabilities of their systems. After much research I decided to go with the Velop almost solely on the fact that their web site stated that scheduled parental access controls was already implemented, while the Orbi site only indicated that it was a feature they planned to add soon. That was my first mistake, as it turns out that the Velop web site was flat out lying. When the units arrived and I could not set up the scheduled access feature, I had my first of several calls with Linksys customer service, only to be told that the feature was not yet implemented, but that it would be available the following month. This was in February, so at the end of March I called again to be told that it was taking longer than expected to implement. And still the web site claimed that the feature was already implemented. By May the situation had not changed, so I filed a complaint for false advertising with the Better Business Bureau, which triggered a call from Linksys, who only offered a firm date for implementing the feature (end of June), but no acknowledgment that their false advertising had caused me or any other customers harm. The feature was finally implemented in June. By then a second issue had become apparent. The only way to administer the system is remotely through the Linksys mobile app. This means that there is no possibility to troubleshoot or to test the system locally. Nearly every other system of which I am aware has a web interface that allows access through the local network. But with the Velop everything has to go through the mobile app and through Linksys servers, even the most routine settings. In theory this should not be a major problem, but in practice it becomes a huge annoyance. First, the app is extremely slow to connect, and on many occasions, including when the Velop system was not working (i.e., when you really need to connect), would not connect at all. This seems to be a result of just poor programming on the part of the app developers and of Linksys not devoting enough resources to maintaining their servers. You might expect more from a system that cost several times more than the one it was replacing. Having insisted, however, that Velop administration be cloud only, you might also have thought that Linksys would have made it at least somewhat robust. This is not the case. As an example, devices show up in the app at first with only their MAC addresses. You can go in and assign recognizable names to each device, once you track down all of the MAC addresses, which makes things much easier, of course. But apparently nobody at Linksys realized that this might be data that should be saved and backed up. But after my having spent close to two hours entering this information for over 20 devices on the network, the first time the system went down because of a power outage, all of that information was lost, and with no possibility of storing a backup locally, there was no chance to restore it. The Linksys customer service rep was unable to explain why that information would not have been backed up on their servers. So now I have created my own database of MAC addresses for the next time the system loses that data (but it will still have to be manually entered again). In the 7 months that I've had the system, one of the two units had a hardware failure and was replaced under warranty, but the process for determining (to their satisfaction) that the unit was indeed defective, took almost two hours of my time. With the network down (and our VOIP home phone line with it), I had to be talking to the customer service rep on my cell phone while at the same time trying to perform all sorts of troubleshooting activities on the very slow app on the same cell phone. Extremely frustrating. I have had to reset the system from scratch three time already, and each time took well over an hour. After the third time I threatened to return the units for a full refund, but was talked into giving the latest firmware upgrade a chance. About one month in now, and the system has been stable, but I certainly do not feel confident about it, always waiting for the next problem to show up. And the app is still is an afterthought, apparently given to low-level programmers and interns to maintain. I cannot recommend this product to anyone, and very much hope that some other company will soon produce a mesh product that "just works" like my Apple equipment did for so long. As soon as that happens you'll be seeing my Velop units on Ebay,

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Maverick - Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
Orbi vs Velop vs Google wifi
Our WiFi mesh experience - 5000 sq feet plus house, elongated shape, lot of load bearing walls with 0.7 acre land area. Over 13 months, have tried Netgear Orbi, Linksys velop and now google wifi. Google wifi is head and shoulders above the other two. Started with Orbi which we had for 3 months. Had 3 nodes and while signals and speed were great, lot of deadzones. So switched to Velop with 6 nodes. Less deadzones but terrible client switching for mobile devices. Moving from one place to another within the house the mobile devices would hang on to previous nodes and wifi would shut down and one would have to disconnect and reconnect wifi. Further things towards periphery like ring doorbells would stop working etc. had Velop for 8 months So switched to Google wifi. Started with 6 points and now have 7. Works like a charm. No range problems, no client switching problems, everything works all the time. Finally don’t even think about wifi and have >100 MBPS everywhere! So much for all commercial reviews saying Orbi and Velop are Triband and better than google wifi which is dual band. Thought of sharing for other people with this first world problem :)

1.0 out of 5 stars
By M. Liu - Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
**** BUYER BEWARE: Linksys selling refurb as new ****
Summary: Shady Linksys is selling refurbished units as new. This problem is not limited to Amazon's stock. I bought another from Best Buy and they have the same problem. Look at my pictures before you buy. Full story: At first I decided to have 4 nodes to cover my 3-level home. So I bought 2 boxes of the 2 pack. First impression was good. Good packaging, nice looking unit, easy to setup. Everything was fine, until I tried to setup the 4th node. The unit does not turn on. So one of the two boxes is going back and I ordered a replacement. Next day the replacement box came. I opened it and found something is not right. 1. The units do not have front and bottom protective film. (Not very alarming yet) 2. The power bricks are dirty with sticky residue and were clearly used previously. At this point I thought someone screwed Amazon by ordering new and returning old one. So I ordered another replacement. It was in the morning so the 2nd replacement was able to came on the same day. I opened it and found same things - no protective films and dirty power bricks. This box has one more problem - one node has French on the labels (Canadian version?) while all others have only English on them. At this point I thought there're problems with Amazon's stock so I returned all the "refurbished" ones. The 2 nodes from the first box were working fine but I still needed more wifi coverage so I decided to go to Best Buy to buy yet another box. I opened the box from Best Buy and found yet the same thing as the 3rd and 4th box from Amazon. Now I believe there is something going on with Linksys. I found that there are some subtle differences between the new boxes and the refurbished boxes. I see that shady Linksys is intentionally doing this to try to make more money. They have lost trust in me and I am returning all the velop units and I am going to ditch all Linksys prodcuts I already have.

Recent Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By Marissa K. - Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2017
A truly regrettable decision. . .
I bought these Velop units 7 months ago and I truly regret my decision to go with Linksys. For more than a decade I had been using Apple Airport products with very few problems, and those that did turn up were easily dealt with through the Airport utility. But with the growing number of devices on our network, and with Apple's discontinuation of its Airport products, I decide to look into the new mesh (or mesh-like) systems on the market. I quickly narrowed my choices down to the Linksys Velop and the Netgear Orbi due to the companies' long-time experience in networking equipment and the tri-band capabilities of their systems. After much research I decided to go with the Velop almost solely on the fact that their web site stated that scheduled parental access controls was already implemented, while the Orbi site only indicated that it was a feature they planned to add soon. That was my first mistake, as it turns out that the Velop web site was flat out lying. When the units arrived and I could not set up the scheduled access feature, I had my first of several calls with Linksys customer service, only to be told that the feature was not yet implemented, but that it would be available the following month. This was in February, so at the end of March I called again to be told that it was taking longer than expected to implement. And still the web site claimed that the feature was already implemented. By May the situation had not changed, so I filed a complaint for false advertising with the Better Business Bureau, which triggered a call from Linksys, who only offered a firm date for implementing the feature (end of June), but no acknowledgment that their false advertising had caused me or any other customers harm. The feature was finally implemented in June. By then a second issue had become apparent. The only way to administer the system is remotely through the Linksys mobile app. This means that there is no possibility to troubleshoot or to test the system locally. Nearly every other system of which I am aware has a web interface that allows access through the local network. But with the Velop everything has to go through the mobile app and through Linksys servers, even the most routine settings. In theory this should not be a major problem, but in practice it becomes a huge annoyance. First, the app is extremely slow to connect, and on many occasions, including when the Velop system was not working (i.e., when you really need to connect), would not connect at all. This seems to be a result of just poor programming on the part of the app developers and of Linksys not devoting enough resources to maintaining their servers. You might expect more from a system that cost several times more than the one it was replacing. Having insisted, however, that Velop administration be cloud only, you might also have thought that Linksys would have made it at least somewhat robust. This is not the case. As an example, devices show up in the app at first with only their MAC addresses. You can go in and assign recognizable names to each device, once you track down all of the MAC addresses, which makes things much easier, of course. But apparently nobody at Linksys realized that this might be data that should be saved and backed up. But after my having spent close to two hours entering this information for over 20 devices on the network, the first time the system went down because of a power outage, all of that information was lost, and with no possibility of storing a backup locally, there was no chance to restore it. The Linksys customer service rep was unable to explain why that information would not have been backed up on their servers. So now I have created my own database of MAC addresses for the next time the system loses that data (but it will still have to be manually entered again). In the 7 months that I've had the system, one of the two units had a hardware failure and was replaced under warranty, but the process for determining (to their satisfaction) that the unit was indeed defective, took almost two hours of my time. With the network down (and our VOIP home phone line with it), I had to be talking to the customer service rep on my cell phone while at the same time trying to perform all sorts of troubleshooting activities on the very slow app on the same cell phone. Extremely frustrating. I have had to reset the system from scratch three time already, and each time took well over an hour. After the third time I threatened to return the units for a full refund, but was talked into giving the latest firmware upgrade a chance. About one month in now, and the system has been stable, but I certainly do not feel confident about it, always waiting for the next problem to show up. And the app is still is an afterthought, apparently given to low-level programmers and interns to maintain. I cannot recommend this product to anyone, and very much hope that some other company will soon produce a mesh product that "just works" like my Apple equipment did for so long. As soon as that happens you'll be seeing my Velop units on Ebay,

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Maverick - Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
Orbi vs Velop vs Google wifi
Our WiFi mesh experience - 5000 sq feet plus house, elongated shape, lot of load bearing walls with 0.7 acre land area. Over 13 months, have tried Netgear Orbi, Linksys velop and now google wifi. Google wifi is head and shoulders above the other two. Started with Orbi which we had for 3 months. Had 3 nodes and while signals and speed were great, lot of deadzones. So switched to Velop with 6 nodes. Less deadzones but terrible client switching for mobile devices. Moving from one place to another within the house the mobile devices would hang on to previous nodes and wifi would shut down and one would have to disconnect and reconnect wifi. Further things towards periphery like ring doorbells would stop working etc. had Velop for 8 months So switched to Google wifi. Started with 6 points and now have 7. Works like a charm. No range problems, no client switching problems, everything works all the time. Finally don’t even think about wifi and have >100 MBPS everywhere! So much for all commercial reviews saying Orbi and Velop are Triband and better than google wifi which is dual band. Thought of sharing for other people with this first world problem :)

1.0 out of 5 stars
By M. Liu - Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
**** BUYER BEWARE: Linksys selling refurb as new ****
Summary: Shady Linksys is selling refurbished units as new. This problem is not limited to Amazon's stock. I bought another from Best Buy and they have the same problem. Look at my pictures before you buy. Full story: At first I decided to have 4 nodes to cover my 3-level home. So I bought 2 boxes of the 2 pack. First impression was good. Good packaging, nice looking unit, easy to setup. Everything was fine, until I tried to setup the 4th node. The unit does not turn on. So one of the two boxes is going back and I ordered a replacement. Next day the replacement box came. I opened it and found something is not right. 1. The units do not have front and bottom protective film. (Not very alarming yet) 2. The power bricks are dirty with sticky residue and were clearly used previously. At this point I thought someone screwed Amazon by ordering new and returning old one. So I ordered another replacement. It was in the morning so the 2nd replacement was able to came on the same day. I opened it and found same things - no protective films and dirty power bricks. This box has one more problem - one node has French on the labels (Canadian version?) while all others have only English on them. At this point I thought there're problems with Amazon's stock so I returned all the "refurbished" ones. The 2 nodes from the first box were working fine but I still needed more wifi coverage so I decided to go to Best Buy to buy yet another box. I opened the box from Best Buy and found yet the same thing as the 3rd and 4th box from Amazon. Now I believe there is something going on with Linksys. I found that there are some subtle differences between the new boxes and the refurbished boxes. I see that shady Linksys is intentionally doing this to try to make more money. They have lost trust in me and I am returning all the velop units and I am going to ditch all Linksys prodcuts I already have.