In the world of technology, looks can be deceiving with creativity, and keeping it different the motivation. This is exactly the case of the Linksys Velop router, which resembles the common desktop speaker we are used to, but as it turns out, it is a Wi-Fi booster that has incredibly cool features.
The communication’s company Linksys has developed a device that can boost your Wi-Fi signal where it happens to be weak inside the house. The device uses the mesh network which is responsible for powering the largest mobile networks in the world today. Originally, this technology was developed for military purposes and can be built at a very low cost using a mesh net.
In the past, if you wanted to extend your Wi-Fi reach, there were only two available options; use a range extender or wiring up your home with Ethernet. Both options had severe limitations though, as they would cut bandwidth in half. This was because only one wireless channel was being used to communicate with the Router and client. With mesh routers, though, the router has a dedicated channel to communicate with it, which eliminates the bandwidth problem.
How the router operates
Linksys made sure the set up is very simple and only takes a few minutes. The router, on activation, allows the user to be able to access Wi-Fi in every corner of the house, be it the basement, cellar, work shed, garage, attic or backyard. The distribution of the Wi-Fi is uniform in speed and access.
The router has a range of 2,000 square feet, which means it is ideal for large properties as well. Another operational feature is that it enables the multiple uses of the devices at a go and does not slow down the streaming speeds, and can adjust the rates if required to ensure that every user connected gets optimal speeds even when downloading content.
All the routers’ controls are in an accompanying app which makes usage easier and faster.
Features of the Linksys Velop router
Each unit of the router uses a tri-band dual-stream (2×2) router with two 5GHz bands (867 megabits per second each) and one 2.4GHz band (400Mbps). It also dedicates one 5GHz band to actually link the nodes together, which reduces the chance of losing the Wi-Fi signal.
Its modular version is available in one, two and three pack packages that suits the user’s different circumstances.
Safe for the whole family
For homes with kids, the router offers parental control which can be activated to ensure the young do not wander to sites they are not supposed to and limits their net activity to homework only.
The router’s design is elegant and appealing to the eye, as well as its size, which is only 7.2 inches tall in a tower shape. No visible buttons or antennas are sticking out of the router. There is only a single indicator light to show when the router is on or off.
For best results, the router should be placed out in the open and not in enclosed spaces.