Easy Steps to Configure Your Linksys Velop Network

linksys velop setup

Elevate your home Wi-Fi experience with Linksys Velop. Our setup process is designed for simplicity and speed. With a choice of manual, web browser, or WPS setup, you’ll have your network up and running in no time. Enjoy strong, reliable, and seamless whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a novice. Linksys Velop makes it easy to connect, manage, and secure your network, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity for all your devices. Say goodbye to dead zones and hello to a superior online experience with the Linksys Velop setup.

Configuration of Linksys Velop Setup via Manual Setup

The manual setup method provides you with more control over your network settings. To get started, follow these steps:

 1. Unbox and Connect

  • Unbox your Linksys Velop units and connect one of them to your modem using an Ethernet cable.
  • Plug the unit into a power source and ensure it’s powered on.

 2. Download the Linksys App

  • On your mobile device, download and install the Linksys app from your app store (available for iOS and Android).

 3. Create an Account

  • Open the Linksys app and create an account, or sign in if you already have one.

 4. Follow the App’s Instructions

  • The app will guide you through the setup process, including configuring your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password.

 5. Complete Setup

  • The app will finalise the setup, and your Linksys Velop network will be ready to use. 

By following these steps, you have successfully set up your Linksys Velop via the manual method.

How to perform Linksys Velop Setup via Web Browser ?

If you prefer the Linksys Velop Setup method on your computer through a web browser, here’s what you need to do:

 1. Hardware Connection

  • Connect one Velop node to your modem using an Ethernet cable and power it on.

 2.  Open a Web Browser

  • On your computer, open a web browser and enter “extender.linksys.com” or “” in the address bar.

 3.  Create an Account

  • You will be prompted to create a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account or log in if you have one.

 4. Follow On-screen Instructions

  • The on-screen instructions will guide you through configuring your network settings and adding additional nodes.

 5. Complete Setup

  • Once all steps are completed, your Velop network will be up and running.

By following these steps, you can successfully set up your Linksys Velop via web browser.

Linksys Velop Setup via WPS Method

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) method is a quick and easy way to set up your Linksys Velop system. Here’s how to do it:

1. Plug in the Velop Node

  • Plug in your first Velop node to a power source and allow it to boot up.

2. Press the WPS Button

  • Locate the WPS button on your Velop node and press it.

3. Activate WPS on Your Router

  • On your existing router, locate and press the WPS button. Your Velop node will automatically connect to your existing network.

4. Repeat for Additional Nodes

  • If you have additional Velop nodes, repeat this process for each one.

5. Your Velop Network is Ready

  • Once all nodes are connected, your Linksys Velop network is ready to use.

Great! With these three setup methods, you can choose the one that suits your preferences and technical comfort. Whether you prefer manual control, web browser configuration, or the simplicity of WPS, your Linksys Velop network will deliver seamless, high-speed Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. Enjoy a stronger and more reliable internet connection with Linksys Velop. 

Resolve Linksys Velop common issues

Troubleshooting common issues with Linksys Velop systems can be quite straightforward if you follow a systematic approach. Below are steps and tips for resolving some of the most common problems encountered with these mesh networking devices.

1. Connectivity Issues

  • Restart Your Network: Begin by unplugging your modem and Velop nodes from power for about 30 seconds, then plug them back in, starting with your modem. Wait for it to fully boot up before powering up your primary Velop node, followed by any additional nodes.
  • Check Cable Connections: Ensure that the Ethernet cables connecting your modem to the primary Velop node and any wired connections to other nodes or devices are securely plugged in and undamaged.
  • Update Firmware: Firmware updates often resolve connectivity and performance issues. Check the Linksys app or the Velop’s web interface for any available updates and apply them.

2. Slow Internet Speed

  • Test Your Internet Speed: Use a speed testing website or app to check if the internet coming into your house (via the modem) is slow. If the modem’s speeds are good, the issue might be with your Velop system.
  • Optimise Node Placement: Ensure that Velop nodes are placed in open areas, avoiding obstacles and interference sources like microwaves or cordless phone bases. They should not be too far from each other to maintain a strong mesh network.
  • Limit Connected Devices: Too many devices connected at once can slow down your network. Disconnect devices that are not in use.


Q. How do I set up my Linksys Velop system for the first time?

A. To set up your Linksys Velop system, download the Linksys app on your smartphone or tablet. Connect your primary Velop node to your modem using an Ethernet cable and plug it into power. Follow the in-app instructions to create a new network. The app will guide you through the process, including the placement of additional nodes.

Q. Can I add more nodes to my existing Linksys Velop network?

A.Yes, you can add more nodes to extend your network coverage. To do this, open the Linksys app and select ‘Set Up a New Product‘ or similar option. Choose to add another node to your existing network, and follow the on-screen instructions, including placing the node in an optimal location.

Q. What should I do if my Velop node shows a red light?

A red light indicates that the node is having trouble connecting to the internet. First, check your modem or gateway to ensure it’s working correctly. You might need to restart your modem and primary Velop node. If the issue persists, ensure the node is within range of another node or consider relocating it.

Q. How do I update the firmware on my Linksys Velop system?

Firmware updates are typically done automatically. However, you can manually check for updates via the Linksys app. Navigate to the ‘Dashboard,’ select your Velop system, and look for any firmware update notifications. Follow the prompts to install any available updates.