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Linksys Announces Wall-plugged Velop

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    The latest addition to the Linksys Velop family of Wi-Fi system products is Velop Plug-In.

    The new Velop is a dual-band wireless Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 2x2 MU-MIMO mesh node that delivers maximum link rates of 867 Mbps in 5 GHz and 400 Mbps in 2.4 GHz.

    The Plug-In has a small profile and is designed to take up only one socket in a standard U.S. duplex outlet, freeing up the other socket for other electrical appliances.

    Plug-In supports all Velop features, including self-healing networking, seamless roaming, modular expansion, app-based management, automatic software updates, Amazon Alexa support, device prioritization, parental controls and guest access for up to 50 guests.

    Velop Plug-In is sold only in a bundle of two Plug-Ins and one tri-band desktop Velop. It's available now on Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Linksys.com for an MSRP of $399.99.

  2. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    $400 seems optimistic when the Netgear RBK33 kit is $300 ($260 after coupon @ Amazon) and that kit includes two tri-band RBW30 satellites with dedicated wireless backhaul with the tri-band RBR40 Orbi Router.
    avtella likes this.
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    Don't know why they don't have a standalone SKU for it either.
  4. Threska49

    Threska49 Regular Contributor

    Aug 6, 2015
    Be nice if devices like this used power-line. If one's going to hog an outlet, get some mileage out of it.