Use Linksys VELOP Router as AP

I bought a Linksys AC1300 Velop Mesh router the day before yesterday. It is on sale.  The original price is $129.99. The “last chance” price tag is $39.99, with a $90 discount.  So, I paid $45.32 including tax, etc.

Linksys VELOP whole home Wi-Fi. The one I got is just one device. There is a box with three devices that can cover a big house.  For me, I actually just need it to be an Access Point to improve the Wi-Fi signals in my daughter’s room.

Open the box and put everything on the desk.

 

  • The router itself
  • A CAT5 cable
  • A power adapter
  • Setup Guide booklet
  • A mini-CD with documentation

The setup needs a smartphone to download the Linksys app.

With the Linksys app (Setup the device as a router):

  • See who’s online
  • Turn on parental controls
  • Check speeds
  • View and edit Wi-Fi names and password

Let’s see the technical specs:

Wi-Fi

Dual-Band AC1300 (867 + 400 Mbps)‡ with MU-MIMO and 256 QAM

Key Features:

  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi Mesh System
  • Easy App Controls
  • Intelligent MeshTM Technology – Self-Organize, Self Optimize and Self Healing
  • One Wi-Fi Network
  • Auto Firmware Upgrade
  • Parental Control
  • Guest Access
  • Auto sensing WAN/LAN Ports
  • Wired/Wireless Backhaul
  • AP/Bridge Mode Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • Spot Finder- Mesh system uses signal strength, throughput, and latency to determine the optimal placement during set-up and post set-up.
  • Auto Wi-Fi Channel
  • Bluetooth 4.1 embedded
  • Speedtest support
  • 3-Year Warranty and Support

Network Standards:

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac

Wi-Fi Speed:

AC1300 (867 + 400 Mbps)

Wi-Fi Bands:

2.4Ghz + 5GHz

Wi-Fi Range:

up to 1500 sq ft

Number of Ethernet Ports:

2x WAN/LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports

Other Ports:

  • power jack
  • power switch
  • reset button

Antennas:

3x internal antennas and high powered amplifiers

Processor:

716 MHz Quad Core

Memory:

256 MB NAND Flash and 256 MB DDR3

How to set up Velop AC1300 as an Access Point?

So, before this setup, first need to do the normal router setup.

Then, Sign in to Linksys App on the phone.

Tap the three-line menu >> Advanced Settings >> Internet Settings

Change the Connection Type from “Automatic Configuration -DHCP” to “Bridge Mode”

In bridge mode, I can am not able to use parental controls, device prioritization, custom internal IP address, Port settings, Speed check, etc.

 

Actually, I can not do anything, except setting up the Wi-Fi name and password, Guest Access. That is all I need.

 

Reference:

Linksys official site –  Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh WiFi system, 1-pack white(AC1300)

User guide – 5MB User Guide

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