Linksys’s VELOP is a mesh-compatible wireless LAN device that can cover a wide range by combining multiple access points. Although it can be set up and set up easily, it is a product that supports 867 Mbps + 867 Mbps + 400 Mbps Triband, which is characterized by securing a proper band for relaying. I tried to verify its ability.
The four feet grasping the ground is impressive, and the color is black and blue two tone, it feels like a decadeca and a logo “LINKSYS” is contained. When I look at that design sense now, I do not know whether it is quite goby and coalesced like robotic or insectic.
Internet connection supports DHCP and PPPoE connection. Since it can be used as a bridge after the Linksys Extender login, it is recommended that you leave the router function to existing communication equipment and use it purely for building the wireless LAN environment.
The design, as mentioned at the beginning, is very simple and has a sense of cleanliness. Tri-band compatible products tend to be larger in size than dual-band compatible products, but although this product has a slightly high (even to say 185 mm), since a slim casing is adopted, We do not need much footprint. The cable can also be connected to the bottom, and since the power switch and the reset switch etc are also hidden on the bottom surface, the appearance is quite elaborate.
By the way, although two wired LAN ports are prepared, they can be used regardless of WAN / LAN. It seems to be different from other products is that the WPS button is not installed. WPS is not supported, connection setup by WPS is to be executed from the smartphone application. Although it is a drastic specification, the application is used for initial setting and management, so it is impressive in practical terms.
The Linksys Extender Setup is also possible from the PC, but basically it uses smartphone application (Linksys application). When turning on the power of the main unit, since the LED on the upper part blinks purple, if you launch the application in this state, you can automatically detect nearby VELOP and execute initial setting.
However, the setting items are simple, you can set the SSID and password and choose the installation location from options like “living room” or “master bedroom”. If you have 2nd and 3rd, just repeat the same setting and repeat.
Is it unnecessary to set the administrator password? I was wondering, but the password is set only when managing with the web browser from the PC. In the case of using the PC, it accesses by using the code written on the bottom of the main unit and initializes the password. It is unnecessary unless you manage with PC.
Apart from the application, you can also use the linksys extender.linksys.com It can be used immediately with the minimum setting. Mesh is also one of its features. You can set up and manage from an application, grasp the current situation, etc. The administrator password needs to be changed from the default setting when accessing from the PC by the browser
When setting up the second and third, it is possible to automatically test whether each installation place is appropriate or not. This is due to a function called Spot Finder technology, for example, advice such as “it is a bit too far” is displayed. Adjustment of installation location is very important for performance in mesh, but with this function it is possible to judge it to some extent.
Also, in the mesh, the connection method and usage band between the access points selected according to the installation location plays an important role in the performance and stability of communication, but this setting calls the company “Intelligent Mesh design” It is designed to be executed automatically automatically by technology.
For example, when there are three access points, topology such as whether it is connected in a star shape centered on one, whether the three are connected in a daisy chain, two topologies such as a 5 GHz band and a single 2.4 GHz band. It is automatically decided which channel to use for which purpose.