Wondering how to reset Linksys Velop? Search no further, because you’ve just come across the ultimate guide.
By the end of this post, you will know how to reset your Linksys Velop easily with parent nodes as well as all child nodes.
To reset your Linksys Velop, locate the parent node and hold down the reset button at the bottom of the device for 30 seconds. Once done, perform the same action to all child nodes in the household of your Linksys Velop system.
Now, let’s review more closely how to reset your Linksys Velop in a step-by-step tutorial.
Resetting your Linksys Velop system is pretty easy. The only thing you should do is perform the reset on all of the devices within the Velop system.
Keep in mind that once the parent node in your Velop system is reset, all child nodes will automatically be disconnected.
Note: Child notes can either be reset as well or reconnected once the parent node has finished the reset.
Important: Before moving on to the upcoming steps on how to factory reset your Linksys Velop, note that your device must be actively running.
You will know that your nodes are active if their LED boots up showing a purple or a blue light.
Now let’s see how to reset Linksys Velop:
Resetting your Linksys Velop will erase all settings and configurations made to your system.
Such are WiFi names, passwords, security types, and all temporal configurations made will be deleted.
If you’ve recently restarted or power cycled any of the nodes in your Linksys Velop system, the reset won’t work for a couple of minutes afterward.
Your nodes must have been actively running for a couple of minutes in order for the reset to work.
Before interacting with any of the nodes, double-check that the LED is either in purple or blue light.
Any other light might indicate an ongoing process and the factory reset button will not work.
As you probably know already, in your Linksys Velop system, there is a parent node and child nodes.
The parent node is usually a single device and all child nodes will be connected and controlled remotely from the parent node.
In order to reset the whole system, you must first initiate the factory reset by resetting your parent node.
The parent node can be distinguished from the child notes due to its physical connection with the modem.
You will know which node is the parent one if it is connected with your network modem via an Ethernet cable.
Follow these steps to reset the parent node in your Linksys Velop system:
- Double-check that your parent node is in purple or blue light.
- Turn the device upside down.
- Locate the factory reset button in the bottom panel of the device.
- Press the factory reset button and hold it down for 30 seconds.
- Release the button once the LED on your parent node starts slowly flashing.
After releasing the factory reset button, place your device in the correct position and wait for it to restart.
After the restart has concluded, all child nodes will be disconnected from the parent node.
After resetting your parent node, now all child notes are idle since they have been disconnected from the network.
To finish the reset, you must perform the same process as you did on your parent node, but with all the child notes in your system.
The child nodes in your Linksys Velop system will usually not have any cables attached to them except the power adapters.
You will be able to tell which nodes are child nodes by their smaller and compact size, compared to the parent one.
Perform the following steps in order to reset the child nodes in your Linksys Velop system:
- Locate the factory reset button in the bottom panel of the child nodes.
- Press the factory reset button on each child node for 30 seconds.
- Release the button once the LED’s light changes and the device reboots.
After the reset, you’ll most likely need a guide on how to hook up and set up all nodes so we got you covered!
In the next part of the post, we’ll be discussing the setup you need to perform after the reset.
Now that you know how to reset Linksys Velop to factory settings, you’re probably wondering how exactly to connect the devices back.
For this purpose, you will need the Linksys mobile app which you already have installed on your phone.
Note: Before working with the Linksys app, make sure that it is updated to the latest firmware version.
Otherwise, it could run unstable and it may not work with your phone.
Follow these steps to check the status of your Linksys Velop system and the nodes:
- Open the Linksys app on your mobile phone.
- Click on Launch Setup at the bottom.
- Choose Allow, when the app asks you for permission.
- Agree to the Terms of Service.
- When the app asks you what type of router you’re using, select Velop.
- If ALL cables are connected properly but clicking Next, the connection will be set up.
Log In Part:
- Log in to your account.
- Set WiFi name and password.
- Choose a name for the node and label the room.
- You’re done!
Note: You can set up other nodes in your household, following the same steps for each.
To reset your Linksys Velop, you must first reset the parent node and all child nodes afterward. To reset, hold the factory reset button at the bottom of each node device for 30 seconds and reconnect them using the Linksys app later.
Now that you know how to reset Linksys Velop easily, we hope that you will have no trouble connecting your device once the reset is done.
If you’re experiencing trouble during the reset or problems when reconnecting the devices later, you can always turn out for help from Linksys official customer support.
We hope that this post was helpful for you to reset the Linksys Velop, and if you’re experiencing any other issues with your setup you can check our technical blog for a solution.
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues.