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Linksys Velop Dual-Band Intelligent Mesh WiFi System Reviewed

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, May 29, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Linksys' takes a run at cheaper version of its Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System and comes up too short.

    Read on SmallNetBuilder
     
  2. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Regular Contributor

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    Hmm, I guess if a user used Ethernet backhaul with these, it would take away a lot of the performance issues. But I don't know if there would still be a more compelling offering in that price range.
     
  3. gingerbeardman

    gingerbeardman Regular Contributor

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    Can anybody confirm that it's possible to connect legacy WEP-only client devices to Velop? Specifically for Nintendo DS games.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    If you could do this, which I doubt Velop or any mesh Wi-Fi system allows, your throughput would be limited to 802.11g rates in 2.4 GHz, i.e. 54 Mbps. Accessing N or AC requires supporting at least TKIP.

    Not to mention that WEP keys are easily cracked.
     
  5. gingerbeardman

    gingerbeardman Regular Contributor

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    I'm fine with all those negative/undesirable points in this particular instance. But thanks for your concern.

    Original Nintendo DS games require B/G on 2.4Ghz with 20MHz channel bandwidth and WEP encryption.

    So I'm looking for definitive information from an owner/user about whether Velop supports WEP. Screenshots in the original review this thread is about seem to indicate it does.

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  6. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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  7. gingerbeardman

    gingerbeardman Regular Contributor

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    Thanks.

    But I'm playing on a DSi XL
     
  8. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    DSi XL supports WPA2-Personal with AES - so that shouldn't be a problem... the old-school DS and DS Lite were WEP only, and there, my little one got an early upgrade to a DSi ;)

    With Linksys SmartWiFi - for 2.4GHz, use B/G/N mode, rather than Mixed, and 20MHz channels are recommended there...
     
  9. gingerbeardman

    gingerbeardman Regular Contributor

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    Sorry, I should have said: I'm playing a DS game on a DSi XL. I mentioned this in post #3.

    In this scenario the game software dictates the Wi-Fi requirements: WEP only.
     
  10. serious96

    serious96 New Around Here

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    it's 2019 right now, i'm considering to buy velop dual band, is it still worth it?
     
  11. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Doesn't seem it was ever 'worth it'? See the first post.