Linksys is expanding its Velop line of home mesh Wi-Fi system with a less obtrusive wall plug-in node. The company is following the footsteps of other router companies like Netgear and Euro who was the first to introduce the concept. Mesh Wi-fi system depends on the multiple nodes placed in the open space around your house for an optimal performance.
These wall plug-in nodes offer a way to merge the satellites nodes according to your home without having multiple tower nodes on display. The Velop AC4800 mesh Wi-Fi system consists of AC2200 tri-band node and two AC1300 dual-band plug-in nodes which offers optimal whole-home Wi-Fi coverage for $399.99. Moreover, both of the nodes features MU-MIMO broadcasting along with WPA2-personal encryption, Bluetooth 4.1 for app setup, and powered by 716 MHz quad-core processors.
The tri-band nodes give up to 2200 Mbps transfer speed with one 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz radio, two 802.11n/ac 5GHz radios, and six antennas and amplifiers. Whereas the dual-band node offers up to 1300 Mbps transfer speeds with one 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz radio, 802.11n/ac 5GHz radio, and three antennas and amplifiers. Linksys also claims that AC4800 access the wi-fi signals for 3-4 bedrooms with up to 5,000 square foot range.
However, for large homes like 5+ bedrooms the company recommends AC6600 up to 6,000 square feet. Moving on to the ports, the tri-band node includes two auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports for WAN and LAN. On the bottom side, it has a slot cut out for the running Ethernet cables and the A/C power adapter with proper cable management.
On the other hand, the dual-band plug-in lacks Ethernet ports but has a built-in power supply so that you can plug straight into the wall Apple’s old AirPort Express. Both of the nodes equipped with resets buttons too. Linksys includes iOS and Andriod for the quick setting of the mesh Wi-Fi system and can add nodes to the network.
The new Linksys Velop AC4800 mesh Wi-Fi system is launching in a few days, you can pre-order it on Amazon for release on Monday, October 29th.