This app is the command center for your Velop system and Linksys Smart WiFi 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 app offers two subscription services: Linksys Aware for whole-home motion detection and Linksys Shield, which provides network security and keeps kids safe on the web.
• Remote Access – All you need is the internet.
• Dashboard – Your WiFi's vital stats on one page.
• Guest Access – Give friends internet access, but keep personal data secure.
• Device Prioritization – Improve streaming and online gaming by giving WiFi priority to favored devices.
• Network Security - Be proactive against network threats and malicious sites with Linksys Shield.
• Parental Controls – Encourage kids' healthy internet behavior by pausing internet access.
Linksys Shield, for Velop tri-band users, protects your WiFi from external and internal threats and delivers customizable content blockers to keep kids safe on the web. Linksys Shield can be used on up to 14 devices connected to your Velop system.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS
• $4.99 per month
Linksys Aware is a premium subscription for Velop tri-band users. Linksys Aware provides whole-home motion detection for mesh WiFi systems. Set a sensitivity level matching your home and lifestyle, and get notifications when motion meets or exceeds that level. Expand your motion detection with compatible smart home devices.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS
• $2.99 per month
Prices are in US dollars. Your price may be converted to your local currency.
Your trial converts to a paid subscription unless you turn off auto-renew. Access to the trial will be available as specified even if the trial is 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 the trial period, 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 WiFi 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 14.0 and greater
* Subscription services require a tri-band Velop system. Linksys Aware also requires at least one child node connected wirelessly to your mesh WiFi, or a compatible smart home device.
For additional help, visit our support site at http://support.linksys.com
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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.
The app works even with iOS 14 (smh) and the router works well and has excellent range so in short the 1 star ratings(after reading several) are because people have no clue how to use or set up things they buy or use. I.E - the app lets you restart your router no need to manually unplug it and that’s a simple example, and for everyone complaining about the product or app I’m glad your so intelligent you can make your own that’s so much better so why are you buying or using other products? And also no one cares if an app can go to landscape or not it’s an app not a game or movie smh lazy self entitled people this app with their recent routers and nodes is excellent and anyone who doesn’t think so should take all their fancy over priced tech back to the store for a refund because your to stupid to use it anyway, also no one wants to hear your trolling comments and net gear is junk so stop pushing it like you get commission on the sales thank you for your time 🥳
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I recently (foolishly) opened the app – my network had a hiccup that spurred me to reboot everything, and after everything restarted and reconnected and was working fine, I wanted to see if there was a firmware update that hadn’t been installed (yes, I have the firmware auto update set), and was greeted by the app telling me that one of my Velop units could not connect to the others. All units appeared to be functioning ok, no red lights. So I followed the app’s instructions and power cycled the node it said could not connect to the others, it rebooted and displayed the same blue light that it had previously. I then used the app to reset the network, and when things returned, everything had a blue light, everything worked, but the app now flagged a different node as being “unable to connect”. I repeat, the network was functioning fine. I tried excoriating their tech support drones via the “send us a suggestion” link in the app, and received the final humiliation … the email was returned as the address it was set to did not exist.
Folks, the Linksys development person has apparently expired or has relocated to an unused missile silo until the pandemic is over. Velop users are on your own. I have deleted the Linksys app from my iPad to protect my Velop network from software assaults.
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- In-App Purchases
- Linksys Shield $4.99
- Linksys Aware $2.99