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Linksys Velop: Mesh System for WLAN Even in the Back Corner

The Linksys Velop Mesh system, which we are going to take a closer look at for you in our current test, is one of the newest and fastest Wi-Fi systems on the market, which is in direct competition with those meshed networks from Google, Netgear and Ubiquiti.

Velop supports users in ensuring complete wireless network coverage in their home environment. The system relies on a unique tri-band connectivity, which is intended to provide one hundred percent signal strength. Signal widths of up to 512 square meters are supported, so that Velop guarantees a perfect Internet connection even in larger environments. However, the Linksys mesh system can only be set up using an app provided especially for this purpose, and not via the in-house PC or laptop.

To find out exactly what the strengths of the Linksys Velop Mesh system are, how easy it is to set up and what features the system offers, please take a look at the test we have provided for you below.

The Hardware

The Velop Mesh system offers multiple ports – including a power port and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The connectors are located on the underside of the nodes. Therefore the cables are led out at a corner and do not attract attention. The connection with the modem must be established via one of the Ethernet ports, but only at the first node. The other ports can be used freely for the connection of further devices. There is also an LED at the top that lights up in different colors – either constant or flashing, depending on the connection status of the hardware.

The hardware of the Velop Mesh system comes with the tri-band network 802.11ac and the MU-MIMO technology. Two of the units transmit at 867 MBit/s in the 5 GHz range, one of which acts as a backhaul. There is also a 2.4 GHz band with 400 Mbps. The speed is quite low if you compare it with the FRITZ!7590 box, which offers up to 1,733 MBit/s in the 5-GHz band and up to 800 MBit/s in the 2.4-GHz band. However, Linksys Velop is less about speed than a generally good availability.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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