Available in single, two-pack and three-pack options, the new AC1300 dual-band, two radio Velop Wi-Fi system is the smaller, more affordable sibling to Linksys’ Velop Tri-Band, three radio offering. Both products have dual-stream AC radios.
Standing two inches shorter than its predecessor, the dual-band MU-MIMO Velop includes familiar features such as Linksys’ Intelligent Mesh tech, parental controls, website blocking, Alexa compatibility, automatic updates, and management using the Linksys App (iOS or Android).
The dual-band Velop system is set up with one of the nodes designated as a parent node while all other (wired or wirelessly) connected nodes are clients. Nodes between the dual and tri-band models are also compatible to one another and can be used to extend a tri-band network at a better price.
Setting up either Velop system is done using the Linksys App, which according to Linksys simplifies the installation process. Additionally, Linksys’ Spot Finder feature helps optimize performance by helping determine the best node placement around the home.
Linksys’ Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System is currently offered as an online pre-order via Linksys.com, Amazon and BestBuy.com, and will be widely available in other online stores, as well as retail stores, on May 15, 2018. Pricing for the 1-pack, 2-pack and 3-pack are $129, $199, and $299, respectively.