The Linksys Velop offers auto updates and future proofing
Bangalore, October 8 2018: Linksys, once a Cisco brand, and now part of Belkin, has always retained its identity as a respected name in data networking for home and small office. Known for a wide range of WiFi routers, it has smartly moved with the times to offer the Linksys AC 1300 Mesh WiFI system in a pack of 1( Rs 7999), 2 ( Rs 14,999) or 3 (Rs 21, 999) nodal units. This has the advantage that you can mix-n-match units and buy more if your home or office expands.
Velop is a 802.11 ac system with dual band operation and Mu-MIMO and as its model name suggests, it can deliver a data speed of 1300 MBPS. While offering the advantage of app-based easy setup; self optimizing network and self healing, Velop also works with Amazon Alexa. Which means, if you have installed an Echo speaker, you can always say: "Alex, What is my WiFi password?" if you forgot it .
The units are much bigger and ( at almost 1 kg each) heavier than some of the other options, and I am guessing lets Linksys build-in larger antennas. In-built flash and RAM memory allows it to get auto updated with new software.