Questions & Answers
- QuestionDoes the velop support ethernet backhaul? The Linksys website does nto say for sure but makes it look like it does. (10 Answers)Answers
Yes it does, but you have to configure the system initially with only one wired "parent" node, and two wireless "child nodes. Once they are connected and talking to each other, you can connect them to a wired Ethernet connection. If you try to wire them first, you will confuse the system and it won't work.
- QuestionCan the nodes be used out doors? Are they weather proof? (10 Answers)
- QuestionI recently switched to Spectrum to take advantage of higher speed. Close to the Modem/Router is fine, however 40 feet away my speed drops 70% and Smart TV apps don't work well. How far apart can the nodes be reasonably placed from the first unit? (5 Answers)Answers
I had one node downstairs and a second node on the second floor and they saw and talked with each other fine. The signal upstairs fluctuated between 4 and 5 bars with the second node installed, which surprised me. I expected 5 bars as the node was 3-4 feet away from the smartphone I was using. That phone showed a solid 4 bars for the original node before I connected the second one. Check for interference where the first node is installed. Make sure it is "out in the open" as Linksys recommends, rather than buried behind other things. The app also has an advanced setting (sorry, I stumbled on it while experimenting and do not remember where it is) that will examine the network and adjust the channels the nodes are using, if needed, to optimize the signal. Personally, I was surprised that was necessary as I presumed te setup process would have already done that.
- QuestionDoes it have a browser interface, like the other Linksys routers ( WRT/EA )? (10 Answers)Answers
- QuestionI have wi-fi on the router for AT&T service for the internet and phone, how would this benefit me? (10 Answers)Answers
Are you using a Wifi router provided by AT&T or your own? If yes, you might want to give them a call. I am not 100% sure but I think they have all the modem, Wifi router and phone function integerated into one device. If you are using your own Wifi Router than you can just replace it with Velop.
- QuestionHow many nodes in total can be in one network? Tect Subport lady said 5, is that true? (5 Answers)Answers
- QuestionCan you do any advanced setup like port forwarding or setting up a dmz? (5 Answers)Answers
- QuestionDo I still l need to pay a service provider each month (like Comcast or Verizon)? (10 Answers)Answers
- QuestionI'm am ignorant when it comes to technology. I finally left cable and figured out roku and sling. I only use time warner for internet and want to get rid of it. If I purchase this, will I be able to drop time warner completely. Many thanks. (4 Answers)Answers
No you won't be able to drop your internet. These are Wi-Fi routers. You have a modem in your house that brings internet into your home. So when you use Time Warner they are delivering the internet through a modem. Only the modem actually has internet. In order for the whole house to have internet you need a Wi-Fi router attached to the modem. That is what this product is, it attaches to your modem and makes the Wi-Fi a wireless connection of internet that is now available throughout your house. Without the wireless connection you can probably only have internet on one device at a time which would be the device directly plugged into the time Warner modem. This product is good because it extends the range of the wireless throughout your house because it has 2 towers. One that plugs directly into your modem. The other tower you plug in for power and it bounces of the signal wirelessly. So keep the time Warner or get different internet.
- QuestionHow is this different or preferable to a basic wifi extender that costs a whole bunch less? (5 Answers)Answers
Very different technology. Each node is essentially a separate router. The main router talks to the nodes using a wireless backhaul channel. Some extenders aren't fully compatible and may just create more issues than fix the coverage issue. Also another issue would be speed deterioration. With a regular extender your speed will slow down no question about it. And if your speed isn't all that great than this will make it worse. Over all the velop and mesh systems alike beat any extender any day and quality is expensive. If you want whole home wifi and consistent speeds get a mesh system.
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