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Linksys WHW0303-UK Velop Tri-Band AC6600 Intelligent Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Works with Alexa, White, Pack of 3 £224.99 @ Amazon
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Linksys WHW0303-UK Velop Tri-Band AC6600 Intelligent Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Works with Alexa, White, Pack of 3 £224.99 @ Amazon

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Quick update guys, item came today and installed all nodes. My setup Billion 8900AX R2 and 40mbps down and 10 up.
I had a wifi extender in my room which I had a Netgear EX7000. Which I used to hook up all my games consoles and PC to the extender. Every hour or so the connection would drop out. Forcing me to reset my extender to reestablish a connection on the 5ghz band.

After installing the velop using the app very easy to setup, download the app. And install the nodes one at a time.
Make sure the main node is connected to the router/modem first then update their firmware and check that they all connect.
I install nodes in living room, my bedroom and study. All nodes have 2 bars out of 3 on the app. Connected all my mobile devices and printer to it.

And I set my PC and PS4 to have priority on the bandwidth so any updates or game installs can fully utilise the full internet bandwidth when necessary. Ran a speed test in my bedroom which is on the 1st floor and router is in the living room with the 1st node connected to it. I managed to get 37mbps down and 9mbps up which is more or less my broadband speed.

Please note that when you connect you devices Velop creates its own sub mesh network. So any predefined DHCP or static IP addresses will not count. I have checked in the advanced settings and it can be disabled. In future I may disable this so I can further tweak it to suit my needs but for now the setup was fairly easy to follow.


I have had this setup for the last 6 hours no drops yet and I could further tweak the nodes by changing the channels and physically moving the nodes closer together to reduce in-connectivity or future potential drops outs. So far I am really happy with the wifi.
If you guys want to ask me anything on setup or any features let me know thanks.
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Better than the BT pack for £95?
Mrpenguin8616/11/2018 20:41

How?



The ? made it a question, is it better?

Having owned the Linksys I don't rate it. Can't say for the BT offering.
Had weird routing rules and don't offer anywhere near the quoted coverage for me.
I've ended up going down the route of a Ubiquiti setup and it's great
Quick update guys, item came today and installed all nodes. My setup Billion 8900AX R2 and 40mbps down and 10 up.
I had a wifi extender in my room which I had a Netgear EX7000. Which I used to hook up all my games consoles and PC to the extender. Every hour or so the connection would drop out. Forcing me to reset my extender to reestablish a connection on the 5ghz band.

After installing the velop using the app very easy to setup, download the app. And install the nodes one at a time.
Make sure the main node is connected to the router/modem first then update their firmware and check that they all connect.
I install nodes in living room, my bedroom and study. All nodes have 2 bars out of 3 on the app. Connected all my mobile devices and printer to it.

And I set my PC and PS4 to have priority on the bandwidth so any updates or game installs can fully utilise the full internet bandwidth when necessary. Ran a speed test in my bedroom which is on the 1st floor and router is in the living room with the 1st node connected to it. I managed to get 37mbps down and 9mbps up which is more or less my broadband speed.

Please note that when you connect you devices Velop creates its own sub mesh network. So any predefined DHCP or static IP addresses will not count. I have checked in the advanced settings and it can be disabled. In future I may disable this so I can further tweak it to suit my needs but for now the setup was fairly easy to follow.


I have had this setup for the last 6 hours no drops yet and I could further tweak the nodes by changing the channels and physically moving the nodes closer together to reduce in-connectivity or future potential drops outs. So far I am really happy with the wifi.
If you guys want to ask me anything on setup or any features let me know thanks.
NitrousX12317/11/2018 21:42

Quick update guys, item came today and installed all nodes. My setup …Quick update guys, item came today and installed all nodes. My setup Billion 8900AX R2 and 40mbps down and 10 up. I had a wifi extender in my room which I had a Netgear EX7000. Which I used to hook up all my games consoles and PC to the extender. Every hour or so the connection would drop out. Forcing me to reset my extender to reestablish a connection on the 5ghz band.After installing the velop using the app very easy to setup, download the app. And install the nodes one at a time. Make sure the main node is connected to the router/modem first then update their firmware and check that they all connect. I install nodes in living room, my bedroom and study. All nodes have 2 bars out of 3 on the app. Connected all my mobile devices and printer to it.And I set my PC and PS4 to have priority on the bandwidth so any updates or game installs can fully utilise the full internet bandwidth when necessary. Ran a speed test in my bedroom which is on the 1st floor and router is in the living room with the 1st node connected to it. I managed to get 37mbps down and 9mbps up which is more or less my broadband speed.Please note that when you connect you devices Velop creates its own sub mesh network. So any predefined DHCP or static IP addresses will not count. I have checked in the advanced settings and it can be disabled. In future I may disable this so I can further tweak it to suit my needs but for now the setup was fairly easy to follow.I have had this setup for the last 6 hours no drops yet and I could further tweak the nodes by changing the channels and physically moving the nodes closer together to reduce in-connectivity or future potential drops outs. So far I am really happy with the wifi.If you guys want to ask me anything on setup or any features let me know thanks.


Thanks for the write up, thinking of getting this as I can use Ethernet back haul with them. If you get chance could you copy a large file from one device to another using multiple nodes. So laptop next to your node in the living room to desktop on the study as example. I'm hoping that will give an indication of the speed not throttled by your internet. Cheers!
Oneday7716/11/2018 20:45

The ? made it a question, is it better?Having owned the Linksys I don't …The ? made it a question, is it better?Having owned the Linksys I don't rate it. Can't say for the BT offering.Had weird routing rules and don't offer anywhere near the quoted coverage for me.I've ended up going down the route of a Ubiquiti setup and it's great


I heard the bt ones are made by ubiquiti
royals18/11/2018 22:58

I heard the bt ones are made by ubiquiti


Going by the form factor, could be the case. All I know is the Ubiquiti stuff I have is rock solid.
Only downtime has been when I’ve updated firmware and one of my Cat5e cables crapped out on me from the patch panel to my PoE switch.
Oneday771 m ago

Going by the form factor, could be the case. All I know is the Ubiquiti …Going by the form factor, could be the case. All I know is the Ubiquiti stuff I have is rock solid. Only downtime has been when I’ve updated firmware and one of my Cat5e cables crapped out on me from the patch panel to my PoE switch.


Yeh, the internals in the ubiquiti will likely be better being commercial grade
Cant decide whether to bite at this price!
elliot12 h, 51 m ago

Cant decide whether to bite at this price!


Me also ... have few access points around the house and no one is complaining but I sometimes notice the drop out when jumping from one point the the next ... but is that enough to warrant spending the money ... but cheapest I've seen it.
I found the Orbi was a much better solution and got the RBK3 for a good price yesterday. The velop has niggling problems. Speed tests show amazing speeds but when you're actually using it can have issues downloading or transferring big files. I also found the velop figures of AC6600 was misleading as it meant AC2200 X 3 whereas the Orbi was AC3000 so, by Linksys standards, AC9000!!! I also found the transfer from one node to another was problematic with the Linksys but not with the Orbi. It may be different for others but that's my experience. The new Orbi set I purchased yesterday was for my parents.
-Highheels-18/11/2018 13:10

Thanks for the write up, thinking of getting this as I can use Ethernet …Thanks for the write up, thinking of getting this as I can use Ethernet back haul with them. If you get chance could you copy a large file from one device to another using multiple nodes. So laptop next to your node in the living room to desktop on the study as example. I'm hoping that will give an indication of the speed not throttled by your internet. Cheers!


What does Ethernet back haul mean?
willeymunda22 h, 39 m ago

What does Ethernet back haul mean?


You have the mesh points connected via ethernet cable so they can talk to each other via the cable instead of using WiFi. With triband mesh systems the benefit of Ethernet isn't as great but it will still be better and more reliable. But if you hadn't already got Ethernet throughout your house I wouldn't bother as these mesh systems are meant to be really good.
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