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Old 22-04-2017, 03:45 PM   #16
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Woohoo, now everywhere i walk my signal strength is full bar..

Initially i connected the 2 other child nodes into my main router which doesn't work. Both child nodes gave me red LED, which means no internet access.

However i remembered about daisy chain, so i connected the parent node to a child node, then from there connect to another child node and the 3rd node, i put in a PC via LAN.

And wala, it works like a charm..
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Old 22-04-2017, 05:28 PM   #17
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Thinking whether worth to upgrade to velop from airties or not. Hmm...
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Old 22-04-2017, 05:31 PM   #18
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You're paying monthly to Singtel liao right? Then just stick to Singtel lor.. Now I realise velop also got some bugs, while wifi mesh is more or less stable..

The app for Android I'm wondering if it's compatible to nougat..

Thinking whether worth to upgrade to velop from airties or not. Hmm...
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Old 22-04-2017, 07:37 PM   #19
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Woohoo, now everywhere i walk my signal strength is full bar..

Initially i connected the 2 other child nodes into my main router which doesn't work. Both child nodes gave me red LED, which means no internet access.

However i remembered about daisy chain, so i connected the parent node to a child node, then from there connect to another child node and the 3rd node, i put in a PC via LAN.

And wala, it works like a charm..
Ya, connect to router can not. The mesh need to identify one parent node, which is the node that communicates to WAN. Putting all the nodes at the same tier confuses them

U must have 2 Ethernet ports at each location to connect via Ethernet daisy chain? Else u must be running many cables
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Old 22-04-2017, 08:21 PM   #20
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Only 2 nodes are wired. The third is on wireless mode.

Only parent node is connected to router and the 2nd node must be connected to the first node via lan.. I guess this is because velop don't do double Nat.

Overall coverage and speed is better, but my devices are confused as to which one to connect, though obviously I know the devices should connect to the nearest one..

Ya, connect to router can not. The mesh need to identify one parent node, which is the node that communicates to WAN. Putting all the nodes at the same tier confuses them

U must have 2 Ethernet ports at each location to connect via Ethernet daisy chain? Else u must be running many cables
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Old 22-04-2017, 09:01 PM   #21
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Yup currently paying SingTel monthly. They have have the one off payment when I get those wifi mesh.

You're paying monthly to Singtel liao right? Then just stick to Singtel lor.. Now I realise velop also got some bugs, while wifi mesh is more or less stable..

The app for Android I'm wondering if it's compatible to nougat..


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Old 22-04-2017, 11:02 PM   #22
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Can a four room flat 95sq ft or a double storey masionette which is less than 2000sq ft uses only one velop?
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Old 23-04-2017, 10:14 AM   #23
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Can a four room flat 95sq ft or a double storey masionette which is less than 2000sq ft uses only one velop?
Well i suppose you can use only 1 velop, but whats the point of using just one when you pay so much for the product? 1 node is 300+ dollars i think..

Velop works best with at least 2 nodes in a double storey house..
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Old 23-04-2017, 11:50 AM   #24
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Well i suppose you can use only 1 velop, but whats the point of using just one when you pay so much for the product? 1 node is 300+ dollars i think..

Velop works best with at least 2 nodes in a double storey house..
Can the only node after setup be place at 2nd floor after setup? If one node can cover 2000sq ft why should I buy one more if my house is 95sq ft or two storey only less than 500 sq ft?

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Old 23-04-2017, 12:19 PM   #25
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That is based on ideal testing environment with no obstacles and under lab conditions. Different houses will have different coverage limitation as none of our houses are decorated alike right?

If you live in big house and you have alot of mirrors, metallic structures, brick walls, all these will alter the signal coverage leh..

I don't know how tall is your ceiling and where you intend to place, but generally if wireless doesn't work then you go via ethernet backhaul, which will work in this case as it's used to overcome the wireless limitation.

Anyway, if u choose to only buy one node, that node has to be connected to your router or else it won't work..

Perhaps you can read up on velop and other mesh systems. Mesh systems don't work by one node, you'll save more if you get an access point instead..

Can the only node after setup be place at 2nd floor after setup? If one node can cover 2000sq ft why should I buy one more if my house is 95sq ft or two storey only less than 500 sq ft?
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Old 23-04-2017, 04:13 PM   #26
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I wonder such setup will work for the ethernet backhaul?
Parent Node to Switch, Switch to Child Node 1 and Switch to Child Node 2.
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Old 23-04-2017, 04:18 PM   #27
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I wonder such setup will work for the ethernet backhaul?
Parent Node to Switch, Switch to Child Node 1 and Switch to Child Node 2.
yes it does work that way.

It is mentioned in this link: http://www.linksys.com/us/support-ar...icleNum=217442
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Watch out for our detailed review.

It's almost done.

Surprising results.

Thinking whether worth to upgrade to velop from airties or not. Hmm...
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Old 23-04-2017, 05:27 PM   #29
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Watch out for our detailed review.

It's almost done.

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I will be very surprised if it beats the Orbi
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Old 23-04-2017, 05:57 PM   #30
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Orbi and velop, both are not the same.

Orbi is not a true wifi mesh system. Lol..

I will be very surprised if it beats the Orbi
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