Getting to know your Linksys Router
At BeFibre, we pride ourselves in providing the latest fibre broadband technology. Let’s take a deep dive into the router we install in your homes.
The Linksys Velop MX4000 Series Wi-Fi 6 System supports the latest Wi-Fi® 6 (802.11ax) standard to deliver next-level streaming and gaming. It offers a faster Wi-Fi performance for lag-free online gaming and simultaneous streaming to any device.
- USB 3.0 port— Connect and share USB drives on your network. For local file sharing only (no FTP, media server or virtualUSB support). Also, not intended for sharing peripherals such as printers, scanners or cameras.
- Ethernet ports—Connect ethernet cables to these Gigabit ethernet (10/100/1000) ports and to other wired devices on your network. If you have more than one node in your Velop system, use one of these ports to connect to your modem or modem-router.
Note—For best performance, use a CAT5e or higher rated cable on the Ethernet port.
- Internet port—Connect an ethernet cable to the yellow gigabit (10/100/1000) port, and to a broadband internet cable/DSL or fibre modem. If you are using this router as a child node in a mesh Wi-Fi system, you can use this port to create a wired connection to another node.
- Power port—Connect the included AC power adapter to this port.
- Reset button—Press and hold until the light on top of the node turns red, fades and flashes bright red again to reset the node to its factory defaults.
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup button—Press to connect WPS-enabled network devices.
- Power switch—Slide to | (on) to power on the node.
- Eight Spatial Streams
- Next-generation Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology
- 1.4 GHz quad-core processor
- Intelligent Mesh™
- MU-MIMO technology
- Easy Setup
- Wi-Fi security
- Seamless Roaming
- Guest network
- Parental Controls
- Supports 20 MHz, 40 MHz, and 80 MHz wide channels
- Coverage of up to 2,700 sq ft per node
- Three gigabit ethernet ports
- One gigabit internet port
- Power port (12V, 3A)
- One USB 3.0 port for external storage support. The supported formats are as follows:
- Windows®: NTFS, FAT32, and Samba
- Mac®: FAT32, and HFS+ (journaled, non-journaled)
- Supports SMB v2.0
- Supports up to 900 mA current draw
- Buttons and switch
- Reset button
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
- One power switch (sliding)
- Weight: 0.95 kg (2.15 lbs)
- Dimensions: 3.1 in x 3.1 in x 7.3 in
NOTE: To reset the node to its factory default settings, press and hold the button first. You will see a bright red flash, followed by three to four quick red faded pulses, and then another bright red flash. One you see the final red flash, you can then you can release the button.
IMPORTANT—Velop nodes can be set up as primary nodes or child nodes. A primary node must be connected with an ethernet cable to your modem or modem router. Once set up wirelessly, secondary nodes can be connected to another node wirelessly or with ethernet cables.
If you are adding this new node as parent node to an existing Velop whole home mesh Wi-Fi system, factory reset all nodes and add them to the system after the new node is setup and working.
- Download the Linksys app. You need this app to set up Velop.
- Go to the app store for your device and search for Linksys.
- Install the app, open it and follow the instructions.
Note—The app works with iOS 11.4 and later, and Android 6 and later.
- You will create a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account so you can use the app to view or change your Velop system settings from anywhere you have an internet connection. Among the many things you can do with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi:
- Change your Wi-Fi name and password
- Set up guest access
- Connect devices to Wi-Fi with WPS
- Block internet with parental controls
- Test your internet connection speed
Note—During setup we’ll send a verification email. From your home network, click the link in the email.
Other than plugging in the power and the ethernet cable, the app-based setup process does the work for you. Once connected, use the app to personalize your Wi-Fi by giving it a name and password. You also can give nodes names based on where they are so you can identify them in the rare case where things need attention.
Print this page, then record your Wi-Fi and account settings in the table as a reference. Store your notes in a safe place.