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Linksys Velop Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System 4-pack - $399.99 for Costco members

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$100 manufacturer's savings** is valid 12/27/18 through 1/31/19. While supplies last. Limit 3 per member.

Cheapest I've seen since it went on sale at Costco for the same price last year
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Still a good deal, but not the best price. Was $150 off (so $350) for this bundle on Black Friday.
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Just returned this whole system after messing with it for months on end. I could write a book on my problems but check reviews and forums and I'm definitely not the only one. Velop support (not just the lower level Linksys support) had no clue what was going on, either. Thankfully, Costco let me return it no questions asked.
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woohoo pulled the trigger
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Just returned this whole system after messing with it for months on end. I could write a book on my problems but check reviews and forums and I'm definitely not the only one. Velop support (not just the lower level Linksys support) had no clue what was going on, either. Thankfully, Costco let me return it no questions asked.
Join the member here at Velop support club, lol

https://community.linksys.com/t5/...bd-p/Velop

Granted, Velop did a poor job for the mobile app, e.g. doesn't update status in time, feature malfunction while roll out prematurely etc.

But most of all it's the consumer false expectation such a delusion that a wifi system that's foolproof, except it is not. You have to tame it, tune it before it decides to work for you.

Like most of customer tech support line, they're there to calm you down than offering any real assistance, an amateur therapist at most.
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If you're even slightly tech inclined, the app is worthless, as you can't do any sort of fine tuning to your router to even find out the issues with setup. With one pair (Costco ships two (2) packs as their 4-pack), the app would find one Velop unit, then not be able to connect more than one, then give me an error, then things would work momentarily, then everything would crash again. Gave up on that, opened the other box and started working with those, and those had hell connecting to my cable modem even after the proper power cycling, etc, which the other pair wasn't giving me an issue with.

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But most of all it's the consumer false expectation such a delusion that a wifi system that's foolproof, except it is not. You have to tame it, tune it before it decides to work for you.
I share that opinion too, especially with mesh wi-fi systems. I've setup multiple Eero with no problems, tech support is sharp and they can solve most issues (even weird ones) over the phone. I've setup a few TP-Link Deco systems; they're definitely more of a system that you have to "tame", between ensuring they're all on the same firmware and you haven't connected the wired ethernet backhaul prematurely. I've done IT for two decades. If I can setup small to mid size Ubiquiti systems, I SHOULD have no problems with a Velop......at least that was my train of thought. I was just hoping I could cover my home and yard area with $400 worth of gear and "consumer" ease of setup. Shame on me for trusting Belkin (who owns Linksys and the quality of gear shows) with something like that. Their routers were always garbage in the past but I figured maybe they wouldn't completely mess up the Linksys brand because, hey, they used to be Cisco not that long ago. I'm going to just go full Ubiquiti at my house and just spend the time and money to do it right.

I read dozens of professional reviews before I tried out the Velop train, and although I'm sure it works for some people; it shouldn't have been that hard, plus there might have been at least one defective node in my Velop boxes. Velop support suspected this, but they really didn't have any ideas beyond that and the things I had already tried. My setup was very consumer-grade and typical, there were no special provider arrangements or extra hardware involved (such as a rental modem, etc.) or even a static IP address. It's very clear after researching my problems and seeing plenty of similar unresolved issues among customers that Linksys/Velop needs to fix some problems with their firmware, but they don't have any clue on what needs to be fixed.
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