Great Mesh System
Linksys Velop 3 unit system
Great for a double brick homes, with the 3 bands these units come with easy to obtain 94Mbps on NBN, TPG, HFC cable with wifi. Most Mesh/Wifi extenders systems, to obtain hi speed on wifi you are looking at 45Mbps. From the reviews in the US, these can obtain over 300Mbps on wifi, if the Australian government ever permits higher internet speeds in Australia. You have future proofed your wifi. No need to connect via a Ethernet connection to obtain high speeds.
Set up is easy via app, and with 3 kids and way too many devices, easy to remove a phone or playststion 4 off the wifi, until the child comes and has lunch. Takes no longer than 30 seconds, to make an uphappy child.
Cost is high, but best system currently available, after all my research.
I have TPG on NBN with HFC cable connection. Voip phone running from TPG modem. On 100Mbps plan.
Happy Days. No more slow ADSL2 internet.
Great Broadband service
Great broadband mesh system
comes with beautiful packaging, clear installation manual and easy configuration
Wide wifi range is a positive point as well is remote management system
This mesh system is by far the best mesh system I ever installed
Seamless integration with current wifi network is a great feature
Awful setup, Good Product
I was looking for a mesh wifi solution for my property and I chose the Linksys Velop based on a number of other reviews on tech hardware sites, Amazon and so on. What was the problem I was trying to solve? In general mesh wifi products provides a better solution for wifi dead spots in larger homes than would be provided by a traditional wifi router, even with an extender. You can have more physical nodes that work collaboratively to ensure optimum speeds. They all use the same SSID to you only connect to one wifi network in your house as you wander from one end to the other.
One node must be plugged in to your internet router; optional for the others.
In my scenario I already had an established network with a separate, existing DHCP server and some static IP addresses. I simply wanted to replace an existing wifi network with another. This is relevant to the discussion.
Pros: the Velop provides exactly what I was hoping for with one network for all three floors of an older house with double-brick construction; performance has proven to be good with minimal contention amongst multiple users; it supports all the current protocols (a,b,g,ac,n); the physical nodes aren't tiny but at around 20cm tall aren't massive either and they look nice with no external aerials; they each have 2 RJ45 ports if you wish to plugin your device physically, or to plug them into an existing LAN; the setup process wasn't too bad once it was clear exactly how it needed to be configured (but see below)
Cons: it's not cheap; the UI was awkward and is inconsistent between the web and mobile version; the UI provides information even when options are switched off e.g. run it in Bridge mode with no DHCP and the UI still reports back an IP address for the DHCP service; and in line with that it required some digging around on forums to understand the issues; I'd change IP addreses in the UI and they wouldn't change, or would change to something else; there were some limitations in how far apart they could be, I basically had to stack them in the rooms one over the other up through the house, instead of staggering them horizontally as well as vertically.
For a new wireless network setup where you have little else other than your internet router and a bunch of mobile/wireless devices and you don't care about the IP addresses this assigns... well its more like 5 stars. The moment you really need to play with things to get the settings right, well then you are in for some issues because the UI is not great. Not insurmountable but still painful. I did eventually find out how to disable the DHCP and learnt to ignore some of what the Linksys UI tools were saying to me. Maybe in another six months when the memories of the last week have faded I'll bump it to 4 stars.
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