Linksys Velop is a mesh WiFi system, which has multiple units to cover your house with hi-speed internet. The working of Linksys Velop is very different from a router, or you can say it is a blend of a router and an extender with a twist. The twist is that where an extender amplifies and redirects the internet signals it receives from the router, Linksys Velop comprises of a hub, which acts as the router, and 2-3 nodes, which redirects the internet signals received from the hub.
Now, if you are using Linksys Velop and facing issues with a node, then you can restore its functioning by resetting it. When you reset the Velop node, it goes back to the state when you took it out of the box for the first time. By resetting the node, all the settings that you have customized on it such as Wi-Fi name, security type, and password will be erased and you will have to reconfigure those.
If you have no issue resetting the node, then you can follow the below-mentioned steps to reset the node.
Note – Before you head to the resetting of the node, make sure that the node boots up properly, which means you should see a purple or blue light on the node (if you have set up the node previously). Trying to factory reset the node right after power cycling is not going to work, so you will have to wait for a purple light or blue light to show up before resetting the node to factory defaults.
Here is how you can factory reset Linksys Velop node:
- Check if the parent node is connected to a power source or not. If it is, then turn it on.
Important – A parent node is a node that is physically connected to the modem. Since Linksys Velop has multiple nodes, others are called the child nodes.
- Press and hold the reset button, which you can find at the bottom of the device. As you do so, the light on top of the parent node is going to turn red and fade in three pulses. Hold the button until you see the light going out and then, turning bright red.
- Once you reset and reconfigure the parent node, all the child nodes, which were previously connected to the Velopnetworkwill no longer be a part of it.
- As you complete the resetting process of the parent node, you need to perform the same steps for each node.
- Once you successfully reset all the nodes, you will be in a position to set up the parent node and child nodes again. To do so, you can take the help of Linksys Velop support providers.
- Once you are done with the setting up of the nodes, check if everything is added to the network through Velop administration. If you don’t know how to access the Velop admin page, then you must be having the Velop app, so you need to launch that app, then go to the dashboard followed by tapping the menu User-added image icon and finally, Network Administration.
With that, the process of Linksys Velop node reset is complete and now, you can enjoy fast and seamless internet in that part of the house where that non-functional node was present because it will now work smoothly.