Wi-Fi today has become a household necessity and the humble router has now placed itself inside homes as if it were a family member. The two have been synonymous since the dawn of the concept itself which is why adapting to newer alternatives seems to be something people will have to get used to. The need to change however , is very real and the best replacement for the single home router is the newer, more advanced Wi-Fi Mesh system. Routers, no matter how powerful, have their own fair share of limitations with the biggest one being that of the infamous “Notspots” – areas in the house where the WiFi simply fails to reach thanks to thick walls or other obstacles. Initially, the solution to this range problem was the use of range extenders along with routers. While this did solve the problem to a certain extent, not every common person was able to set it up, thus necessitating the use of external workforce. This is where the Mesh systems take the win.
Whats new in this system is the simplified configuration and super smart design which aims to attract the multitude of users who lack the time or the technical know how to set up routers and range extenders. Now, there are a few devices in the market such as the Netgear Orbi, Eero and even Google WiFi, but the device we will be looking at in this article is the Linksys Velop.
The Linksys Velop is a WiFi Mesh System with a simple app based setup. What’s more, the Velop is also modular since it works for anywhere between two, three or more units