Product Comparison: Linksys Velop (WHW0303) vs Google GA00158

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General Specifications
Velop (WHW0303)
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) AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh System (Pack of 2)
  • I have the two unit kit and it easily covers my home with clear signal throughout.
  • The only real advantage here is having a "single network" over a wide area, which is very convenient if you're running a lot of Wi-Fi devices for a smart home.
  • I love that this system has many configuration options available for the end user, other than simply enabling/disabling DHCP.
  • The one thing is that each node only reaches between two rooms. I was lucky that this was enough to address my needs.
  • It really has a lot of advanced options that I was looking for. But, it still could not cover the whole house.
Size & Weight
7.3 in.
2.7 in.
3.1 in.
4.1 in.
3.1 in.
4.1 in.
1.06 lbs.
0.75 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Linksys Velop (WHW0303) AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh System (Pack of 2)
  • Velop is small! Smaller than you can tell from pictures; it’s light weight, looks great and is very unobtrusive.
  • The wiring snakes securely out the bottom of each tower and hides easily behind them.
  • Decent quality and lightweight, highly recommended!
  • The unit is very light and small with no antenna outside, unlike the massive antennas on ASUS RT‑AC3200.
  • Excellent wifi connectivity, small and easy to set up.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
Encryption & Security
WPA2 personal
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
Linksys Velop (WHW0303) AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh System (Pack of 2)
  • All the major mesh systems also promise automated updates/upgrades of your system to add functionality and reliability.
  • The unit automatically update when new firmware is available so I don't need to worry about new security updates.
  • Jump between nodes is seamless and I do like the fact that it switches between 2.4 and 5Ghz bands with a single SSID.
  • No love for 2.4GHz devices without some tweaking. None of my 2.4GHz-only smart home devices were able to connect to the Velop right away.
  • The Guest network cannot have its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands separate into two SSIDs. There's a single SSID for both.
Easy App Controls
716 MHz Quad Core
Quad-core ARM CPU
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
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) AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh System (Pack of 2)
  • I bought the one with two nodes. It has made a big difference in how my wifi connects to other things like tv's and laptops, cell phones.
  • The only way to administer the system is remotely through the Linksys mobile app.
  • It is very important that I have all control over my network and I love my privacy.
  • 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)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
121.00 $

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