Linksys has announced the Australian launch of Velop, the first Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations. Providing fast and reliable Wi-Fi to the edge of a home network, the Linksys Velop is also simple to install and use, while its aesthetically-pleasing ‘nodes’ redefine what home networking should look like

Linksys’ Velop was first introduced at CES 2017 and we wrote about it back then, and while it was likely to come here in April, that deadline was missed just slightly, with retail availability at JB Hi-Fi & Harvey Norman from 15 June 2017. It is available as a 1-pack (RRP $349.95), 2-pack (RRP $649.95) and 3-pack (RRP $799.95).  Velop comes with a 3-year warranty and 24/7 consumer support for added peace of mind.

The theory behind Velop is pretty simple; the units are small enough to be placed anywhere while maintaining a clean and minimalist aesthetic.  Each Velop “node” is a powerful Tri-Band AC2200 device that serves as router, range extender, access point, and bridge which provides users the future-proof technology they need as they bring new devices into the home.

What’s it offer? Theoretically, 100% of your Internet speed to the very edges of your network (and your house). Available in a single pack, or two or three packs, the idea is you can place Velop devices around your home, link them to each other, and ensure maximum speed and coverage to everywhere around your place.

There’s a raft of features which makes Velop unique, including superior hardware, modular setup with easy guided software, a swathe of antennae and more. We’ve got a three-pack on the way to Ausdroid’s office — which is notoriously bad for WiFi signal — and we’ll see just how well things improve.

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And once again coming with a massive Australia tax slapped on top. The 2-pack can be purchased in the US for US $299 (AUD $400) yet the RRP here is $650. Why?


Which is why we need Amazon here a.s.a.p. To give HN a big kick in the ar*e.

Dean Rosolen

As well as competing products (Google Wi-Fi in particular).