By using your Linksys app, you can view or change Velop system settings to make your Wi-Fi more secure or to work better with a device or game anytime. You can also access settings from anywhere in the world if you have an internet connection but, you can also access your Velop system directly from your home network if you are not online.
Explained into fewer steps below:
- Download the Linksys App from the Google Play Store or IOS App store to proceed further.
- Once the installation is done, Open the Linksys app.
- Type the register Email ID through which you created the account.
- Enter the Account login Password
- Tap Log in.
The dashboard is a snapshot of your Wi-Fi. Check the devices that are connected to the Linksys Velop system. The dashboard also shows you if any devices have parental controls on them or have been prioritized for Wi-Fi access.
You can view and change details for all devices connected to your Wi-Fi. You can also view devices on your main network and your guest network, or display information about each device
To view or change device details
From the Devices screen, you can change the device icons and can edit the device name. You can prioritize devices, set parental controls, and see Wi-Fi details in this option.
View or change your Wi-Fi name and password and connect devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
Advanced users can change the default security type and Wi-Fi mode anytime so please be sure not to change these unless you have a lot of experience with Wi-Fi networks. Channel Finder will search for the most-open Wi-Fi channels in your area to ensure you get the best performance from your Velop system. If you have more than one node in your Velop system then the Channel Finder will find the best channel for each node.
WPS allows you to easily connect wireless devices to your Wi-Fi without manually entering security settings.
You can use your Guest Access anytime and allow guests to get online while restricting their access to other resources connected to your Wi-Fi.
Run a speed test to make sure you are getting the speeds you are paying for. This test also helps in Device Prioritization because results determine how Wi-Fi is distributed to the prioritized devices
- Download speed: It is the rate at which internet content is transferred to your Velop system.
- Upload speed: It is the rate at which you can upload content to the internet.
Note— The Internet connection speeds are determined by a variety of factors like, including ISP account type, local and worldwide internet traffic, and a number of devices in your home that are sharing the internet connection.
Parental controls allow you to control when your kids are online and what they’re doing there. You can block the internet to specific devices, or block specific websites in this option.
You can choose up to three devices for priority usage of your internet connection. Those devices – wired and/or wireless — always will have the best access when connected. Velop runs a speed test to determine how to best distribute Wi-Fi to prioritize devices. Other devices will share the leftover capacity. Prioritized devices appear on the Dashboard.
Velop can notify you when nodes in your system go offline if you select this option. You can even ask Velop to alert you when a node is connected with an Ethernet cable to another node and is ready for setup. You have to turn on notifications in your mobile device settings to allow Velop to notify you.
You can use the VA screen to change the admin password and hint, and check various identifiers (model number, serial number, and IP details) for all nodes in your Wi-Fi. Even you can Opt-in to automatically report crashes to Linksys and contribute to improving the Wi-Fi experience or you can manually report specific issues to Linksys
You can choose how your Velop system connects to the internet. The default is Automatic Configuration – DHCP. There are other connection types and depend on your internet service provider or how you plan to use your Velop system. Moreover, advanced users can use these settings to clone MAC addresses and set MTU (maximum transmission unit).
A single port, multiple ports, or a range of ports sends traffic inbound on specific port or ports to a specific device or port on your Wi-Fi. Velop watches outgoing data for specific port numbers in port range triggering. Velop also remembers the IP address of the device that requests the data so that when the requested data returns, it is routed back to the proper device.
Please be informed that every network device has a unique 12-digit MAC (media access control) address. In this, you can allow or deny the device that connected over the network
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