Product Comparison: Linksys Velop (WHW0303-UK) vs Google GA00158-UK


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
Google
Model
Velop (WHW0303-UK)
GA00158-UK
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Linksys Velop is the is the Tri-Band Wi-Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high-range mesh network. Each Node increases Wi-Fi range up to 2,000 sq ft with the 3-pack delivering Wi-Fi up to 6,000 sq ft and you can continue to add more Nodes to grow your mesh network.* It features simple app-based setup using the Linksys App, which also keeps you informed of your network status and solves any Wi-Fi interruptions.
Google Wifi points work with your modem and internet provider to give your devices a fast signal in every room. Unlike traditional routers and range extenders, Google Wifi can give you both great speed and complete coverage of your home. All communication between devices on your network is encrypted and your system’s security is updated automatically to give you peace of mind.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x nodes, Ethernet cable, 3x power adapter
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
Designated Areas
Up to 6,000 sq ft
Up to 1380 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
2134 Mbps
1200 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Linksys Velop (WHW0303-UK) Tri-Band AC6600 Intelligent Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Works with Alexa (Pack of 3)
  • I am now running a mesh network with 3 units in total, which covers the whole house with no gaps, plus a sizeable area around it.
  • First class solution for large areas, office or home, where you want no deadsports and fast simultaneous throughput - Excellent.
  • The 3-stations enabled us to cover a huge mansion and an 80m long garden, with no deadspots.
  • Since installing linksys - no black areas, even getting 200mps in the outhouse .
  • The kit is expensive, and don't expect it to cover the area it says.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • A 40mbs increase all because of the single Google WiFi unit. It's just a miracle, amazeballs, incredible!
  • This has sorted out our problem completely with really good wifi coverage throughout the house with speeds pretty much the same as if I was standing by the router.
  • I got the mesh units up and running and talking to each other and apparently all giving very good data speeds.
  • Easy set-up, good coverage of flat, speeds are good.
  • WiFi connections says it is connected to the WiFi but no speed at all .network dropping off . Happens on all my devices.
Size & Weight
Height
7.3 in.
2.7 in.
Width
3.1 in.
4.1 in.
Depth
3.1 in.
4.1 in.
Weight
1.06 lbs.
0.75 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Linksys Velop (WHW0303-UK) Tri-Band AC6600 Intelligent Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Works with Alexa (Pack of 3)
  • Compared to my old setup the velop units are great. They are neat (about the size of a pint glass) and easy on the eye (no antennae).
  • it certainly looks better than the standard router we have all got used to. It looks like a very small speaker.
  • The Velop is small, neat and easy enough to set up.
  • Decent quality and lightweight, highly recommended!
  • Excellent wifi connectivity, small and easy to set up.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • They are small in size and unobtrusive sitting on a living room table. Very pleased with this product.
  • It is the size of a traditional whiskey glass, and weight just about the same.
  • I like the small size of the units though, and the scheduled offline times for devices + parental filtering.
  • My only criticism is the big price tag and the big size of the devices. I expected the "pucks" to be much smaller to easily hide away.
  • I completely underestimated the size of the routers... each one is fairly substantial and definitely stand out when plugged in in a visible location.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Tri-Band
Dual-Band
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Encryption & Security
WPA2 personal
WPA2-PSK
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
Linksys Velop (WHW0303-UK) Tri-Band AC6600 Intelligent Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Works with Alexa (Pack of 3)
  • The unit automatically update when new firmware is available so I don't need to worry about new security updates.
  • Smart, secure and reliable service with almost max available speed.
  • Jump between nodes is seamless and I do like the fact that it switches between 2.4 and 5Ghz bands with a single SSID.
  • Large variations of wifi standarts, stable and reliable device!
  • Good security and speed, a lot of wifi standarts, decent quality!
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Seems that it more than doubled my wifi bandwidth, and has removed all the dead spots. Can highly recommend!
  • I like the fact that Google Wifi uses the same network name for both 2.4/5Ghz bands, it's a nice feature which allows devices to select the band automatically.
  • Super easy set-up, convenient app to monitor things from, 2.4 and 5 settings are combined so no more switching to the faster on.
  • The google wifi puts out a simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal and each of your devices can choose with signal it needs and if your device can do both, it will choose the frequency with the strongest signal.
  • Smart home sockets mostly use 2.4 GHz and typically require the managing device to be on 2.4GHz. iOS devices connect to 5Ghz. Looks like google is using this to force us all to Android. This surely is an anti-trust violation.
Features
Interfaces
2x WAN/LAN
2x WAN/LAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Processor
716 MHz Quad Core
Quad-core ARM CPU
Memory
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
Simultaneous tri-band Wi-Fi mesh system, Seamless Wi-Fi, AutoFix & Instant alerts, Works with Alexa
Expandable mesh Wi-Fi, TX Beamforming, Bluetooth Smart Ready
What customers say about "Features"
Linksys Velop (WHW0303-UK) Tri-Band AC6600 Intelligent Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Works with Alexa (Pack of 3)
  • The app for your phone (android or OS) enables you to prioritise devices, add / remove devices and even permit a guest network to ensure your data on the network is kept safe ad secure.
  • LED on the top of the units clearly show current status.
  • Via the app, I found an option to scan WiFi channels, so that the Velop would optimise itself to fit around any other WiFi networks in the area.
  • The range and speed is excellent, the app works very well for configuration and monitoring.
  • One problem is clearly the app; it kept freezing on my iPhone and required reboots (although while it worked it was fine)
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Software wise, it's more than functional, and allows you to see all the devices on your network, as well as gives you an idea of the speed.
  • The app works well and helps you get the hubs in the right place. It does things behind the scenes which make sure you get the best signal.
  • The app, shows all connected devices, shows if they are using the wifi and how much.
  • The units look great, the app is very well designed and easy to use.
  • There are no advanced settins on the Google wifi app which is a shame. I get why not. It is meant to be plug and forget.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
121.00 $


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