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Linksys Velop Triband AC4800 Intelligent Mesh WiFi System | 3 Pack | Coverage up to 5,000 Sq Ft | Walmart Exclusive $252.75

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Keep in mind this is a single tri band AC2200 and 2 dual-band AC1300s. Their marketing is weird. It will affect your throughout if your network speeds are high enough, unless each of the units is hardwired.

That said, the velop system is good. I picked this up for $179 from Costco some months back, but I don't think it's often that cheap.
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Keep in mind this is a single tri band AC2200 and 2 dual-band AC1300s. Their marketing is weird. It will affect your throughout if your network speeds are high enough, unless each of the units is hardwired.

That said, the velop system is good. I picked this up for $179 from Costco some months back, but I don't think it's often that cheap.
So if I run ethernet to the two satellites and have 200Mbps home internet, would I notice any slowness? I assume all 3 of these could pump out 200Mbps?
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So if I run ethernet to the two satellites and have 200Mbps home internet, would I notice any slowness? I assume all 3 of these could pump out 200Mbps?
The AC1300 units are 867Mbps on 5Ghz and 433Mbps on 2.4Ghz. If they're hardwired, they should be able to push a 200Mbps connection, distance from the routers/other non router related issues notwithstanding.
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The AC4800 marketing BS reminds me of Sigma branding a 12MPx sensor as 36 MPx on the basis of the absence of a Bayer filter. Ugh,,,
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Bought this last week, and it is going back to walmart.

My internet speed is 300 Mbps and it always measured 300 using Netgear Orbi, TP Link Deco M9 and Netgear Nighthawk. Never went down.

I tested it with this Linksys Tri-band Velop and it went down to 150 Mbps! I made sure that I'm connected to the primary node which is a true tri-band, as mentioned by Drumsticks above.

Another issue is that it doesn't support seamless mobile device switching, mobile as in moving devices. If I'm connected to a node, and then I move close to another node, it will not switch to the nearby node. I tried to force it by unplugging the further node, and the device dropped the connection and then re-established a new connection with the nearest node. That's BS! I should never have the connection dropping off!
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Seems like a good deal. I was thinking you could buy a couple of those T-Mobile Cell Spot routers that you can upgrade to get Asus AiMesh, and then buy a better primary router to get about the same thing, but even then you're not saving much, if anything. By the time you spent $80 on two refurbished routers, spent an afternoon upgrading, and bought an equivalent primary router, you're probably worse off.

If you don't need the tri-band 2200mbps throughout, the Cellspot routers are a good choice. If you can find them, you can get a 3 node mesh network for like $120.
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Looking to upgrade to one of these new mesh network wifi systems.
Recommendations for a 2,000 sq ft 2-story home with all Apple devices?

Doesn't sound like this Linksys is the answer.
Netgear Orbi [costco.com] perhaps?
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These suck. I have 3 triband and two dual band. You have zero control over the system. How hard could it be in the admin panel for you to chose sunroom node connect to basement node. Nope 👎. If you want to be frustrated and wish you just bridged a couple routers together buy these
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Saw an AC4600 version at Costco on sale for $150.
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I have to admit these units are not very user friendly. The throughput on them is sub-par at BEST. Linksys has really gone down over the years and this is a prime example of its degradation. I have spent more time with Linksys technical support over their Velop system AND WRT3200acm router over the past year than literally in the past 10 years combined. Still, even after support concludes, the system does not work as advertised. I have 370 down through fiber in my area, the Velop wi-fi over most of the house 2200 sq/ft is barely 50 mbps.
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Bought this last week, and it is going back to walmart.

My internet speed is 300 Mbps and it always measured 300 using Netgear Orbi, TP Link Deco M9 and Netgear Nighthawk. Never went down.

I tested it with this Linksys Tri-band Velop and it went down to 150 Mbps! I made sure that I'm connected to the primary node which is a true tri-band, as mentioned by Drumsticks above.

Another issue is that it doesn't support seamless mobile device switching, mobile as in moving devices. If I'm connected to a node, and then I move close to another node, it will not switch to the nearby node. I tried to force it by unplugging the further node, and the device dropped the connection and then re-established a new connection with the nearest node. That's BS! I should never have the connection dropping off!
the inability to jump to the strongest signal seems to defeat the purpose of a mesh network, what am i missing?
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the inability to jump to the strongest signal seems to defeat the purpose of a mesh network, what am i missing?
The selling point of mesh systems is the united SSID and covering dead zones, then come any other features. Your average Joe might not notice any problems with wifi switching, since the device will re-establish the connection with the stronger node in a couple of seconds, despite that you expect better of the mesh system. Plus, there are far more immobile devices in a network so there is not a lot of wifi switching going on.

Orbi added "daisy chain topology" to its mesh system, then recently supported "fast roaming" feature. That eliminates any issues when going through wifi switching to the strongest node. The same can be said about Deco M9.
Linksys, in this case, is a big disappointment!
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Bought this last week, and it is going back to walmart.

My internet speed is 300 Mbps and it always measured 300 using Netgear Orbi, TP Link Deco M9 and Netgear Nighthawk. Never went down.

I tested it with this Linksys Tri-band Velop and it went down to 150 Mbps! I made sure that I'm connected to the primary node which is a true tri-band, as mentioned by Drumsticks above.

Another issue is that it doesn't support seamless mobile device switching, mobile as in moving devices. If I'm connected to a node, and then I move close to another node, it will not switch to the nearby node. I tried to force it by unplugging the further node, and the device dropped the connection and then re-established a new connection with the nearest node. That's BS! I should never have the connection dropping off!
You have to adjust th3 download speed In the router settings
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180 on ebay new. But I dont like this velop system. Only way to configure it Is thru their shitty app. Strong signal though.
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