This app is the command center for your Velop system and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers. Use the Linksys app anywhere you have an internet connection to check connected devices, set up guest access, or keep your kids off the internet when they should be doing homework. The updated app now covers Velop, whole home mesh WiFi that provides seamless, full-strength WiFi for the whole family.
• Remote Access – All you need is an internet connection.
• Dashboard – Your WiFi’s vital stats on one page.
• Guest Access – Give friends internet access while keeping personal data secure.
• Device Prioritization – Improve streaming and online gaming by assigning WiFi priority to favored devices.
• Parental Controls – Encourage kids’ healthy internet behavior by pausing internet access or blocking specific sites.
Linksys Shield is a premium subscription for Velop tri-band users. Shield makes sure kids get content that's right for their age. Fully customizable presets give you complete control over the content your kids see. Linksys Shield can be used on up to 14 devices connected to your Velop tri-band system.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS
Linksys Shield offers two auto-renewing subscription options:
• $4.99 per month
• $49.99 per year
Prices are in US dollars. Your price may be converted to your local currency.
Your 30-day trial converts to a paid subscription unless you turn off auto-renew. Trial runs 30 consecutive days even if canceled before it expires.
Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each term and you will be charged through your iTunes Account. You may turn off subscription auto-renewal at any time through your iTunes Account Settings. We cannot offer a refund for unsubscribing early.
After 30 days, iTunes will process auto-renewal payments in the 24 hours before expiration. To avoid auto-renewal, turn it off at least 24 hours before expiration. Manage subscriptions, including auto-renewal, through the iTunes store.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
• Velop systems and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers. Full list of supported routers: http://www.LinksysSmartWiFi.com/cloud/ustatic/mobile/supportedRouters.html
• User account (created in the app or at http://www.LinksysSmartWiFi.com) connected to your Linksys product.
• iOS 9.1.0 and greater
* Linksys Shield subscription service requires a tri-band Velop system
For additional help, visit our support site at http://support.linksys.com
For this release, we added IPv6 pass-through as an internet connection type for Velop and mesh-enabled routers. We've also thrown in a handful of improvements to the Velop setup process.
Keep helping us get better. Send suggestions to LinksysAppFeedback@belkin.com.
Ratings and Reviews
I spent 10 hours trying to set up two different routers from two different companies and had such a difficult time setting them up. After much frustration, I took them both back.
I talked to two representatives at one of the local electronic stores and both had the Linksys Velop systems. They mentioned the ease of set-up and convenience of the Linksys App. I was convinced that if this is the system that they use, then this is the system that I need to try out. I figured if I couldn't get it to setup, I was going to have to have an internet specialist come to my house and install this unit.
WELL, this was the easiest setup and literally took me less than 10 minutes to set up the whole system. The app is clear and extremely understandable and walked me through the whole setup (plug in wall, plug in signal, and it goes through a few setup steps) and WOW- it was online. Then, I set up the extra node with power and it connected right away. EASY, EASY, EASY. If you are looking for a GREAT system with awesome coverage and easy setup then the Velop system is for you. Thanks Linksys for making this system so easy that even a non-technical person like me can set it up in minutes.
I had to purchase a new router after I had an alarm system installed in my home..it was a smart alarm system which consisted of a wireless controllable front door, Two wireless indoor cameras, two wireless thermostats, and two overhead smoke/heat detectors.
Without realizing it everything on the smart home system affected my router bogging it down when I went to use the PC...I always used Linksys and at the time I had the best Linksys had to offer in routers which was I can't remember but it was the one previous to the EA 9500 that I'm writing about now. After reading the specs with all the antennas and the new technology I gave this a shot for $400 at the time and when I got back on my computer everything was cleared I was able to fly bonnet especially with gaming and I do play AAA games..
Also in my home I rent out eight rooms and not only does everyone have cell phones but they have laptops as well so that's a very busy system when I checked the app sometimes AC up to 24 items on there at once without even affecting the band with I highly recommend this unit
Great Stable App, Lacks Basic Features
This app surprised me. Netgear and a few other systems have apps, but they lag, log out, clear data, and lack features. This app stays logged into your router system even if you aren’t connected to your local wifi.
However, the app and wifi lacks a few features. Most common routers have a data usage intergration, with options to shut off the internet when it is reached. I wish this system would allow you to set a limit, since most internet providers do have a limit with overages. There is very basic parental controls, and it takes a bit of time to figure out how to use it. Sometimes if you unpause a device, it stays paused for several minutes. Setting up the router was easy, although it took about a week for the wifi to stabilize. Make sure that the node connected to the internet directly is a tri band node, with the dual ones in other locations.
If these features were added and revised, this would be an A+ product.
- 86.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Linksys Shield $4.99
- Linksys Shield $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.