Linksys Velop AC2200

Last updated: February 7, 2019


Linksys Velop AC2200

We looked at the top Mesh Routers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Mesh Router you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Linksys Velop AC2200 placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Easy to set up and designed to fit anywhere, Velop brings ultra-fast, full-strength mesh WiFi to your home in minutes. Featuring Intelligent Mesh technology and a sleek, modular design, the Velop mesh WiFi system spreads strong WiFi through any kind of home.

Our Expert Consultant

Doug Brennan   
Tech writer for Digital Addicts, avid PC/console gamer

Doug Brennan is an avid PC/console gamer for the past 20+ years, and writer for Digital Addicts. In his spare time, he’s an active member on a number of computer peripheral forums (overclock.netgeekhack.orghead-fi.org), so he’s always up to date on the latest products.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Although it's the most expensive system we've reviewed, it delivered the best overall performance in our throughput testing and it offers the most robust feature set. It's our top pick for home Wi-Fi systems.
The setup process is easy as long as you have smart phone, and like many other mesh routers, there are no alternative set up options like a web interface.
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At medium range, it had the most powerful throughput of any mesh-router system we've tested.
The Linksys Velop promises a modular Wi-Fi mesh product with a quick, app-based setup process. Linksys’s system, like most out there, is modular because it works with anywhere from two to three or more units, with packs sold containing up to three identical Velop units.

What reviewers didn't like

Does not support dedicated band control.
Belkin's first home mesh Wi-Fi system -- finds itself right between the Google Wifi and Netgear Orbi in terms of performance.
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But the Velop system is more expensive than many of its peers, and the performance of its mesh network was less than dependable in our lab tests. At the Velop's price range, we prefer the similar, but more consistent Netgear Orbi.
While this is one of most user-friendly networking products we’ve ever seen, other routers offer a more complete set of configuration settings.
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