How do I add an additional router/extender to my Velop Mesh network?
Adding an additional router or WiFi extender to your existing Mesh router is quick and easy. Simply follow the steps in our handy video or the step-by-step guide below.
It's important to note that we do not recommend that you attempt to reset your equipment unless instructed to do so by our team — this will ensure no settings are lost or otherwise altered.
Also that additional routers are referenced as 'Nodes' in the app. This is purely an industry term for 'router'.
Let's get started.
Step 1: Make sure that your main router is connected to a power source and turned ON, showing a solid blue light on the top.
Step 2: Open the Linksys app
Step 3: Tap on Log in
Step 4: Tap on the "Use Admin Password" tab
Step 5: Enter the admin password. The default password is the same as the setup Wi-Fi password on the sticker under your router.
For SUPERFAST/75Mbps users who have the Linksys Dual-Band router (Model WHW01), please see the correct position of your router password below:
Step 6: Tap on Set Up a New Product.
Step 7: Tap on Add Nodes to xxxxx.
Please note that the xs represent the name of your Velop Wi-Fi. In the sample image below, the name is VELOPWIFI.
You may be prompted to turn ON your Bluetooth®. Bluetooth is used for setup purposes only. For Android™ devices, tap YES to automatically turn ON Bluetooth. For iOS devices, you may need to turn on Bluetooth manually. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
Please note that for some Android devices, you may be prompted to turn ON the location access for Bluetooth setup purposes only. You will need to turn ON the location access to complete the setup of an additional router.
Step 8: The app explains how to place additional routers. Tap Next.
Step 9: Gather all the items shown on the screen. Tap Next once ready.
Step 10: Plug in a router into a power outlet then tap Next.
Step 11: Wait for the light on top of your router to turn solid purple. It will blink blue while starting up. Tap The light is purple
The app will look for your router.
Step 12: Once your router has been found, tap on the Nextbutton.
Step 13: Wait while the router is being added to your Velop system.
Step 14: The app will let you know whether you placed the router in a good spot. If you are too close to other routers or too far away, the app will suggest moving it. Tap Next.
Step 15: After placing your router in a good spot, give the router a name.
Step 16: That's it. Tap Next.
It's important to note that after setup is complete, the router will go through a firmware check. If new firmware is available, it will update automatically. Otherwise, the setup will continue and will prompt you to log in to the app dashboard. You have now added a router to your existing Velop network. Have more questions? Submit a request