Linksys Velop Smart WiFi Routers Launched in Davao


In addition to the new and already available Linksys Velop intelligent dual-band home WiFi series, Linksys Philippines is also launching the tri-band series of Velop WiFi routers in the local market.

Through a simple media event that Linksys PH held in Davao City yesterday, they officially introduced these new smart WiFi routers not just in Davao but also in the whole Mindanao market. And later this year, will also be released nationwide.

One of the main or best reasons to get these WiFi routers is if you have a quite bigger house and your WiFi signal can not cover the entire vicinity. In a most familiar tech wording here, these Velop mesh WiFi router systems act like WiFi extender or repeater, but in much much smarter way. So if you are having dead-spot issues within your house or some parts of it has very poor signal reception maybe because it is too far from the main router or the walls are too thick or solid for signals to pass through, then Velop routers are the best solutions.


All you have to do is set up the first one with your DSL or Fibr connection at home, and then use the Linksys app, which is available both on App Store and Google Play, to connect as many Velop routers as you would like or needed. What's nice is, all units will only have network name and password and the WiFi connection in your mobile devices will automatically switch to the nearest unit or with the strongest signal when you move around the house so your connection is never lost.

It is a smart device as all of its performance analytics is cloud-based and it automatically does all the maintenance on its own such as downloading software or security updates from Linksys servers, optimizing itself whenever it detects poor signal reception or if one of units or nodes is not functioning well, it will "self heal" without the need for you to do anything. All you have to care about is to make sure that it is connected to a power source and nothing more.

Linksys Velop Tri-Band Home WiFi Router
Pricing and Availability

Right now, there are two versions of these Velop Home WiFi mesh routers in the Philippines. One in Dual-Band and another in Tri-Band. And each can be purchased in one, two, or three-node packs. And the pricing is as follows.

Linksys Velop Dual Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi system
  • 1-pack = Php5,995
  • 2-pack = Php10,995
  • 3-pack = Php15,995
Linksys Velop Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System
  • 1-pack = Php11,995
  • 2-pack = Php19,995
  • 3-pack = Php25,995
Linksys Velop dual-band Home WiFi Router
As you can see they are quite pricey for many Filipinos. However, they are best bought and used when you have a very highspeed internet connection at home such as Fibr, you have a lot of devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs, PCs, gaming consoles, WiFi-operated gadgets and appliances etc at home connected almost all of the time, and have limited WiFi coverage, then this type of technology is a must so you can fully enjoy the full potential of your high-speed internet wherever you are in your home.


As for the availability, the dual-band series has already been available nationwide. The tri-band will be released either later this month or early November in the Philippines. I heard Octagon has and will have these products, so you can check them out.


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