When we talk about bringing the maximum speed of our internet connection to our entire home, there are several options. They all seem to work, but not all provide the same results. If we really want to enjoy the best possible speed one of the best alternatives is the Mesh system like the Velop from Linksys that we are analyzing today.
A system Mesh with great attention to design
The Linksys Velop MX5300 is, how much I’ve tried, one of the best routers we can buy today. Thanks to the fact that it is a system mesh and with Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, this Linksys router is able to distribute the maximum speed of our connection throughout the house without distances being an obstacle.
In addition, by the design of the system mesh, our devices will always connect to the node that offers the best coverage and also the best speed. If we have a package of more than two nodes and one of them is struggling to offer us the maximum speed, the network will automatically redirect the traffic so that we always receive the strongest connection.
By the very design of the system mesh
In this sense, the Linksys system it has a very neat and elegant design. The nodes have an elongated proportion and, in the upper part, a ventilation grid and a small pilot that indicates the status of this node at all times thanks to a color code. And, at the back, they hide the electrical connection, as well as the network outlets.
A Wi-Fi network that sets up from scratch in just five minutes
Before continuing I want to make a special mention of ease of installation of this system. The process is very simple, we just connect the main node to the power supply and open the Linksys app which we can download from the App Store.
The app practically performs the setup process on its own. Basically we just have to plug in the different nodes, one at a time. In about five minutes we have a high quality Wi-Fi network up and running. A network which, in addition, during installation is able to evaluate itself to offer advice and recommendations in order to obtain the most efficient configuration.
High speed, but without neglecting other important features
On a Wi-Fi network the first priority when choosing between one system or another is speed. In the end, what we want is for the maximum speed to reach the maximum area of our house. In this sense, the Velop system, which is ultimately a system mesh, offers exactly that.
I was able to verify how in all the rooms of the house arrive the 600 Mbps which I contracted. However, speed isn’t the only thing to consider when choosing a new router. In Linksys they know it and because of it the Velop system comes with
The vast majority of functionality is concentrated in the app Linksys which we can download from the App Store. From there, we can see how many devices are connected to the network, apply parental controls to them, restrict the number of hours per day that they can connect, create a network for guest users, prioritize the maximum speed on some devices, perform speed tests to verify that the installation is working properly and much more. I consider particularly useful the possibility of connecting any external storage to one of the nodes and their content is automatically available across the network on all devices.
Flexible configuration, even wired
On a more technical level, it must be said that these routers offer countless options to configure our network exactly as we want. Of course, this configuration is automatic, so we will never have to deal with it, but if at some point we want to
I want to mention that during the initial setup process, and in view of the subsequent network management, the Linksys app prompts us to create an account with which we can manage our home network from anywhere in the world. A very interesting function that we don’t have to use, however. Since if we wish we can configure the entire network and manage it directly from a browser just visit myrouter.local, something to keep in mind for those of us who prioritize privacy and want to avoid external connections from our local network.
Linksys MX10600 Velop 6 Mesh Tri-Band Whole Home WiFi System (AX10600 WiFi Router / Repeater, 525m² coverage, 4x faster speeds, 100+ devices, 2 nodes, white)
Finally, I would like to make a comment, although the system mesh It is really impressive in its ability to transmit at high speed throughout the house, if we have the possibility to wire between the different nodes, these, when detecting that they are connected to each other, start working wired. This, although not necessary, ensures that, regardless of the distance between them, all receive the highest available speed.
Overall, the truth is that the Linksys Velop MX5300 router is, without a doubt, one of the best routers I have tested. From the ease of setup to the incredible amount of customization options it offers, how easy it is to manage the network and, most importantly, how fast it can deliver to any home, I have to recommend the range Velop.