Is Linksys Velop Not Getting Connected to the Nearest Node?

Linksys Velop mesh systems do not need an introduction today. Their popularity has increased due to the seamless internet experience people are having after getting them installed in their houses. But, that does not mean that the Velop systems are not prone to issues. Many stances have been noticed where Linksys Velop does not get connected to the nearest node. It generally happens when the distance between the primary and secondary node is too much. But, as we said, it is just an assumption; there can be other underlying reasons too. To get to know about them, we want you to walk through this post that will help you get out the connectivity mess in a matter of minutes. After trying each hack, we recommend you access the Linksys Velop login portal and verify about the connection status. Keep reading.

Reasons: Linksys Velop Not Connecting to Nearest Node

The number one reason i.e. the improper node to node distance was already mentioned in the very beginning. That is why we recommend you work on that first. Simply get your Linksys Velop secondary or child node a little closer to the parent or the primary node. See to it if it fixes the problem for you.

This is for your general information that making the distance zero between two nodes will make their WiFi signals get involved in a clash. Therefore, you should avoid creating such a situation. Apart from this, there are the following reasons that might have plotted the emergence of the issue:

  • Your parent or child node might be demanding a firmware update
  • There is WiFi interference present between path of communication of nodes
  • The Ethernet cable connection is weak

Now that we’ve laid the foundation of the troubleshooting process by revealing the reasons behind the issue, it is time that you complete it by giving a shot at the hacks that are mentioned in the upcoming section.

Solutions: Linksys Velop Not Connecting to Nearest Node

Before giving a shot at these techniques, you are required to restart the node that is denying the connection (the nearest node). There are times when temporary glitches overpower the device’s ability to do well. The same thing might have happened with your Velop node. Thus, we recommend you unplug it from its respective outlet and wait for a few moments. Lastly, plug it back into the socket to notice if the troubleshooting process bears some fruit or not. If not, then know that, you always have the following hacks in your hand:

  • Update the Firmware

The first thing you can do to get rid of the problem is to update the firmware of the node. We suggest you update the firmware of any one node at a time. Breaching this rule might cause chaos and it can result in the Linksys 2123 error. The firmware of the Linksys Velop nodes can be upgraded with the aid of the mobile application designed for the Velop mesh management. After that, you can try to connect your nodes once again.

  • Get Rid of WiFi Interference

WiFi interference – as the name suggests is an interruption or interference in the path of WiFi signals emitted by any networking device. Maybe the signals emitted by the primary node are unable to reach the secondary node. This happens when either primary or secondary node is surrounded by objects or devices creating signal interference. Thus, you are suggested to keep your nodes away from things like microwave ovens, televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.

  • Check the LAN Connection of Primary Node

The primary node works as a router since it shares a wired connection with the internet modem. Therefore, there is a high possibility that the primary node itself is not getting an internet signal due to which it is unable to take it wirelessly to the secondary node. So, you are suggested to check the LAN cable joining your node and the main modem. Just in case it is found damaged or broken, get it replaced with a new one as soon as possible. And yes, you have to maintain a finger-tight connection.


We are now wrapping up the post explaining what to do if your Linksys Velop is not getting connected to the nearest node. If even after several troubleshooting, the issue does not get fixed, you can set up your parent node as the child node and vice-versa after resetting them.