Linksys Router – What Is Linksys Velop?

Linksys Velop is a modern-day router equipped with mesh WiFi technology for faster internet with broader coverage. Linksys Velop is a device that is designed with a futuristic approach, which you will be able to find when you begin to use it. The ability of this router to work as a router as well as an extender is what makes it so unique and efficient. It is always better to have a router, which can offer flawless internet signals and broader connectivity, and Linksys Velop will give you exactly that. However, to enjoy the benefits of Linksys Velop, Linksys router setup should be done correctly, details of which you can find in the upcoming section.

What are the steps for Linksys Router Setup?

To Linksys Router setup, you need to perform a series of steps, and that too in the proper order. Here is how you can set up Velop in the quickest of ways:

Linksys velop setup

  1. Linksys Velop can be easily set up using Linksys mobile app. You can download this app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. So, it would help if you began by downloading Linksys mobile app, after which you will have to click on the ‘account sign in/sign up button to sign up by entering your email ID and other basic details.
  3. Now, add the nodes by taking the help of the app.
  4. Linksys Velop can be set up in two ways, i.e., Velop being used as access points with the existing router. In case your router supports USB sharing, then you can make use of that feature. Another way to connect your Linksys Velop is by replacing your existing router with Linksys Velop, where one will work as the hub while others will be access points.
  5. The convenience of setting up the Linksys Velop can also be perceived as an immense frustration because there is no other way to set up the device.
  6. Even the configuration and troubleshooting of the Linksys Velop will be done using a smartphone or tablet.
  7. Another problem with the app is that even if you install it, you won’t be able to set up Linksys Velop quickly and easily. Each node will take around 5 minutes to complete, so the more nodes you add, the more time it will take.
  8. As far as the firmware update is concerned, that will be done automatically as soon as you set up the device.
  9. In Linksys Velop, you’ll get a synced router and a hub pair, which you should plug into the wall power outlet. Then, please wait for a couple of minutes, as that is how long it takes the devices to boot up and sync. You can also change the default settings of the entire unit from the menu.

After setting up the Linksys Velop router, you should move on to the login process.

Configuring Wired Velop System

To set up additional nodes to your Linksys Velop, you need to connect them to the hub using Ethernet cables. Once you set them up, you can unplug the Ethernet cables.

linksys velop wired network setup

Steps to setup Velop using an Ethernet Cable:

  1. Set up the primary Linksys node using the Linksys app.
  2. To add a secondary node, use the same cup, but you can add the node wirelessly.
  3. When you’re done setting up the additional node, move it to a new location where you think the signal strength is deficient. Once you identify the site, connect the node to the wall power outlet.
  4. Connect the secondary node to the primary node with an Ethernet cable’s help.

Note: The Ethernet cable needs to be CAT5e for a seamless connection.

All other nodes can be added using the same steps.

What are the steps to perform Linksys Router Setup in Bridge Mode?

To connect your Velop routers with the existing WiFi connection, you must set them up in the bridge mode. In Bridge Mode, the Velop system will not have a separate network. Still, all the nodes and client devices connected to Velop’s WiFi or modem/router combo will be on the same network and communicate with other devices present within the network.

Conditions to fulfill for setting up Velop in Bridge Mode:

  1. Set up Velop routers by following the steps above.
  2. Install the Linksys Velop app and use the latest version of the app and firmware. You can check the firmware version of the app by going into the Dashboard followed by the ‘firmware version.’ If there is an update available, then you should get that update.
  3. Connect your smartphone to Velop’s WiFi because if you don’t, you won’t be able to switch the connection type to bridge mode.

Things to remember:

  1. If the initial Velop system consists of secondary nodes that are connected already, then make sure the secondary nodes should work in bridge mode in case you switch to that mode.
  2. You can add more nodes by selecting the ‘set up a new product’ option as you switch to bridge mode.
  3. Suppose you want to disable the bridge mode. In that case, you can also do that by going to ‘Navigation Menu,’ then ‘Advanced Settings,’ followed by ‘Internet Settings,’ then ‘Connection Type,’ and finally, ‘Disable Bridge Mode.’
  4. Disabling the bridge mode will shut down a few features such as speed check, device prioritization, MAC filters, parental controls, and device list.

The process to Linksys router setup in Bridge Mode:

  1. Launch the Linksys app on your smartphone.
  2. Go to ‘Dashboard’ and tap ‘Menu.’
  3. Tap ‘Advanced’ settings, then ‘Internet Settings.’
  4. Select the ‘Connection Type’ option and change the connection type to ‘Bridge Mode.’
  5. Click ‘Save’ and then tap ‘Enable Bridge Mode.’

Linksys Velop Router Login – How To Do It?

As you get inside the web interface of the router, you get the ability to change and modify many of the router’s settings like:

  1. Username & Password.
  2. WiFi network name & password.
  3. Default network name.
  4. DHCP client address.
  5. Firewall Settings.

These settings can be easily changed through the web interface of Linksys Velop, but you must have the Linksys smart WiFi login credentials. You must log in to the web interface if you have the login credentials.

Steps for Linksys Velop Login

  1. Connect your computer/laptop to this new network to which your Linksys Router is connected.
  2. Turn on the computer/laptop, launch a web browser, and in the address bar, enter ‘192.168.1.1’. You will see a box with two empty fields in which you must enter the username and password for your Linksys Velop.
  3. By default, the username field should be left blank, but if you have changed it previously, enter the one you created.
  4. In the ‘Password’ field, enter ‘password’ because that’s the default password for the router.
  5. Finally, click the ‘login’ button.
Linksys Velop Router Default Login
Linksys Velop Router Default Login

Linksys router login- Here’s how you can perform?

The steps for performing the Linksys router setup are:

  • Connect your computer to the Linksys network using a wired or wireless connection. If you don’t know the password for wireless connection, then connect using the Ethernet cable.
  • Launch the web browser like internet explorer, safari, or chrome and enter the router’s IP address. It is 192.168.1.1. If this IP address is not working on your device, then check if the router is connected to the device or not.
  • The login page appears where the username and the password will be entered. The default username and the password are given in the manual. You can also confirm it from the router experts.
  • Click ‘Enter’ after entering the login details.
  • The web interface now opens on the front screen, from where you can change the settings of the existing router.

How to do Linksys smart WiFi setup?

The steps to accomplish Linksys smart WiFi setup are:

  1. Connect the router antenna to the top of it. Now, connect the power adapter to the router and turn it on.
  2. Connect the router to the modem using an Ethernet cable.
  3. Establish a connection to the WiFi. You can check the wireless login credentials from the manual.
  4. Open the web browser and enter http://linksyssmartwifi.com in the space given.
  5. Click on the box given next to ‘Read terms and conditions.
  6. Tap ‘Next’ to go to the next step.
  7. In the next window, the router update page will open, and the updates are set to ‘Automatic’ by default. If you want to change it manually, you can turn the ‘Automatic updates’ off.
  8. Enter the SSID name and the password in the field.
  9. You are now asked to change the name of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and return to setup.
  10. Please enter the new password twice to confirm it.
  11. The router is now successfully configured on the network. You will get a ‘Successfully configured message’ on the screen.
  12. The Linksys Smart WiFi account page will now open.

How to perform Linksys Smart WiFi login using www.linksyssmartwifi.com?

To log in to the router, you can use linksyssmartwifi.com or 192.168.1.1 IP address. The steps for the same are:

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and go to http://www.linksyssmartwifi.com.
  2. The login page now opens.
  3. Enter the username and the password in the fields provided.
  4. The home page will now appear.

Linksys Smart WiFi Login

How to modify ‘My Velop’ WiFi Settings?

With Linksys Velop, you can personalize your WiFi settings, details of which you can find in the steps below:

  1. Open the Linksys app and log into your Linksys Cloud account using your router’s password.
  2. Tap ‘Menu,’ then ‘WiFi Settings’, and select the field you want to change.
  3. Once you change the required field, tap ‘Save.
  4. You can open the web interface of Velop to personalize settings for which you need to log into your Linksys Cloud account, and then click ‘WiFi settings’ under ‘Router Settings.’
  5. You can select the same WiFi settings for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, or you can also use different locations.
  6. If you use the same settings, enter the preferred WiFi name and password under ‘WiFi settings and then select ‘Security mode’ and ‘WiFi mode.’
  7. If using separate settings, you’ll have to go to ‘WiFi settings,’ under which you need to click ‘Show More.
  8. Enter preferred settings for each band and then click ‘Apply.’
  9. A window will pop up where you need to use different WiFi names where you will click the ‘Use other names’ option.
  10. Click ‘yes’ to the ‘you are updating WiFi settings’ option and then click ‘OK.’

How to configure Velop’s DNS Settings?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to configure DNS settings on Linksys Velop:

  1. Launch the Linksys app and go to the ‘Navigation’ menu from the Dashboard.
  2. Tap ‘Advanced’ settings and then ‘Local Network Settings.’
  3. Scroll down to DNS settings and then tap the ‘>’ icon.
  4. By default, ‘Auto’ will be selected, so change it to ‘Manual,’ after which you need to enter ‘DNS Settings.’
  5. Tap’ Save.’

Frequently asked questions:

1: How many Velop nodes can be configured?

At a time, you can connect only three nodes to the Velop mesh. Yes, if more nodes are combined, another network will be created, and you need a modem with an additional port.

2: Linksys Velop keeps on disconnecting?

This problem occurs for several reasons, like the connectivity with the client device is not proper. There is a problem with the internet or the firmware update available for the router. Try updating the firmware of the router.

3: Does Linksys Velop support VPN?

Yes, Linksys Velop support VPN like L2TP, P2P tunneling protocol and IPsec.

4: How many devices can a Velop handle?

You can connect up to 10 wireless devices at home. The Velop uses MIMO technology to ensure proper internet connectivity on all devices simultaneously.

5: How do I contact Linksys Velop support?

Are you still getting problems using the Linksys Velop or configuring it on the network? Well, you can contact the Linksys Velop experts at 800-326-7114. The experts will solve your problem amicably.

  1. If you want to chat with the virtual experts, you can click on the https://www.linksys.com/us/support/#product-chat link.
  2. If you want to connect through social handles like Twitter, follow them on https://twitter.com/linksyscares.
  3. Some questions, along with the answers, are also discussed on the community forum page. You can go to this page through https://community.linksys.com/?category.id=English.