Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

I have set up my Linksys Velop as a bridge (as I always use the ViewQWest router as a modem/router).

So here’s the set up. After you have opened the box, first thing to do is to download the app to your phone 🙂

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

You don’t have to set up an account now. It will happen later…
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Choose the first one, obviously:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

I chose the 2nd one:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Now plug it your first Velop (the master node.. the one that is linked to the internet, the one that is linked to your router with a cable, the master bloodline…)
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

And now the worrying begins..
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

To make you feel less lonely as you wait for the purple colour, I decided to take a photo as I was waiting…
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

The magic moment.. more important than when your girlfriend holds your hand or you graduated finally… the Linksys Velop has been found !!!
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Set up a Linksys account. It will be useful when you are not at home and want to check on the Linksys:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Name your wifi. Make it smart and don’t let the world know you have a Velop (e.g. You might like VirusWifi or something).
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Ok.This step is so so important.. You want to name your node so that you can know which one is which later (u know.. a mesh comes with a few similar looking nodes…. it is nice to know which one is in the toilet and which one is in your nosy tenant room)…
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

4D ! Toto ! Even feel happier than this moment !
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Did you see the blue light… so blue… so important..
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Ok..Unless you are mad, you do need another node.. I guess…
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Even gives you a guide on where to place your next node.. obviously not too far and not too near….
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Here we go again….
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Adding it to the network officially:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

And I added one more node to the master bedroom (and be wifi-ed every night when I sleep. Perhaps one day I will die of wifi cancer)
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Set up auto updated of firmware.. nice:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

You probably have some firmware updates immediately upon using it:

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Yes baby:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Now where is the set up for BRIDGE mode as you promised !! We do that now..

In your application, log on to the wifi network (you know, you set up an account earlier.. use that to log on to your account)
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Choose Internet Settings:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

See bridge mode right at the bottom ?
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

So many things you cannot do in a bridge mode:
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge
Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

You know you are in bridge mode when you lost “Parental Control” and Device Prioritisation (blanked out)

Setting up Linksys Velop as a Bridge

Enjoy !!

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