Linksys Adds Browser-Based Interface Experience On Macs And Windows PCs To Award-Winning Velop Whole Home Wi-Fi Modular Mesh System


PLAYA VISTA, Calif., June 22, 2017Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business and the first to ship 100 million routers, today announced it has added a browser-based user interface for Velop® users.  Similar to the browser-based user interface available with Linksys WRT™ and Max-Stream™ routers, the user interface is now available for Velop users to access advanced features as well as manage their home network from a Mac or Windows computer in addition to an iOS or Android device. Velop was built for performance, design and for ease of use in setting up and managing the home network with the Linksys App; but now with the browser-based setup, there are even more ways to control the home network for a better Wi-Fi experience. The new user interface is available globally to all Velop users now with the latest firmware update. 

“As the most awarded mesh solution on the market by media and reviewers for its strong performance, simple setup and elegant design, there was one feature that certain reviewers wished Velop had and that was access to advanced features from a PC through a browser-based interface,” said Dan Albertson, senior product manager for software at Linksys. “Customers wanted a browser-based interface to access advanced features not found on the app or make changes to their network from their computers rather than their phones or tablets.  So Linksys got to work and we are excited to deliver this feature to customers today.”

The new browser-based user interface now includes the following features:

  • Access to advanced settings:
    • DHCP server access for automatically assigning IP addresses to devices that come onto the network. This provides easy connectivity for mobile devices that often leave the network and return later.
    • DNS configuration for linking host names, such as a web address to a specific IP address.
    • Troubleshooting: device table, router report, ping/trace route, logs.  These features provide additional insights into network performance. 
    • Security: firewall, VPN passthrough, DMZ settings.  Users can access these settings to manage their network security.
  • Browser access for users with a Mac or Windows PC.

“With this firmware update and the latest update to the Linksys app for iOS and Android, Linksys is also providing greater insight into a user’s Velop whole home Wi-Fi network by showing both the node and each wireless device connected to it as well as its current signal strength in the app’s Device List. This helps customers better understand the performance from a given device,” Albertson added.

Users can continue to enjoy the features found exclusively on the Linksys App, including:

  • Velop Setup
  • SpeedTest
  • Channel Finder
  • Notifications

Velop networks with Automatic Firmware Update enabled will automatically receive the new firmware overnight. If Automatic Firmware Updates is disabled, the new firmware can be downloaded and installed manually.  Please check the Linksys support page for more details. Users can visit the Linksys support site to learn more about Automatic Firmware updates.

About Linksys
Linksys has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 employing leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class networking technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and an ever growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of this product and other connected devices to the Internet. Some devices may require additional wireless adapters or an Ethernet cable to connect.

May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.

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Linksys, Velop, WRT and Max-Stream and many product names and logos are trademarks of the Belkin group of companies. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

 

                                

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