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Old 23-04-2017, 06:25 PM   #31
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The casing so many urgly holes? Are those really through-holes for ventilation?
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Old 23-04-2017, 07:34 PM   #32
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Orbi and velop, both are not the same.

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


True, but still waiting to see how this goes.
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Old 23-04-2017, 07:40 PM   #33
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You might wanna pop over to snb, their review includes a dissection of the node. It needs the holes for cooling the core unit as well as I think it's for the internal antennas to increase coverage..

The casing so many urgly holes? Are those really through-holes for ventilation?
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Old 23-04-2017, 07:41 PM   #34
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Yup.. If they did a comparison with Orbi instead of us doing the comparison, that will be great..

True, but still waiting to see how this goes.
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Old 23-04-2017, 08:33 PM   #35
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Yup.. If they did a comparison with Orbi instead of us doing the comparison, that will be great..


Ya lor, liddat wallet won't so pain

(I bought the Orbi months ago though so...)
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Old 24-04-2017, 09:57 AM   #36
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"Surprising results." .... meaning Arties beats them all !?

orbi ac3000
1733 (backhaul) + 866 + 400
350sq.m (~3700 sq.ft)

orbit ac2200 (Is this available in Singapore currently?)
867 + 867 + 400
RBK40: 250sq.m ~2700sq.ft
RBK30: 200sq.m ~2100sq.ft

Velop ac2200

867 + 867 + 400
2000 sq.ft

Arties ac1600(?)
1300 + 300
?? sq.ft
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Old 24-04-2017, 11:43 AM   #37
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This Velop looks promising indeed. Able to use wired backhaul is definitly a plus since most new homes are already wired.

Seamless switching between the node on your device, another plus points.

Consider to get this after June.
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Old 24-04-2017, 05:26 PM   #38
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If my home is wired, and I know how to play with router/APs settings, and can do DIY, my preference will be to use router + APs and configure the setup for wifi roaming.

This Velop looks promising indeed. Able to use wired backhaul is definitly a plus since most new homes are already wired.

Seamless switching between the node on your device, another plus points.

Consider to get this after June.
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Old 25-04-2017, 03:08 AM   #39
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Seamless switching is a plus point
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Old 25-04-2017, 09:25 AM   #40
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For use in a 5 room HDB, would it be an overkill to use 3 nodes?
Would 2 nodes system be more than sufficient?
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Old 25-04-2017, 10:03 AM   #41
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For use in a 5 room HDB, would it be an overkill to use 3 nodes?
Would 2 nodes system be more than sufficient?
very hard to confirm. the number of nodes needed depends on where you want to put your nodes at, and how is the layout of the house.

I would recommend you to get the 2-pack package first instead of buying the 3-pack package, cos the chances of the 3rd node needed will be kind of low..
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Old 27-04-2017, 10:57 AM   #42
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Some people have asked for detailed review with coverage maps etc,

here you go on Lester Chan's blog:

https://lesterchan.net/blog/2017/04/...-velop-review/
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Did u have to turn off the wifi in your router? Else would it interfere with the velop wifi?
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Old 28-04-2017, 03:09 AM   #44
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There is no hard and fast rule.

May I just share with you my set up and my rationale?

I am placing the first node just right beside the router as it needs to be connected to router via LAN. so in this manner, I turned off the wifi on router and let velop solely in charge my wifi.

However u can turn on your wifi if your first node is away from router, but still connected via lan, then it will be okay to leave it on..

Did u have to turn off the wifi in your router? Else would it interfere with the velop wifi?
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"Since the existing router is still active, at a minimum you need to turn off its wireless functionality in order to avoid interference. Ideally, you need to go a step further and turn off all of the router's routing functionality and use it just as a modem, otherwise known as "Bridge Mode." This avoids complications and potential performance issues that arise from having NAT functionality (Network Address Translation) active in both the old router and Velop."

hxxps://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/linksys-velop-review-uk-mesh-wi-fi/


Did u have to turn off the routing functionality?
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