mesh network

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Netgear Expands Wi-Fi 6 Orbi Mesh System Lineup

    The NETGEAR Orbi AX4200 Tri-band Mesh System follows up on the already released AX6000 product. Where the older Wi-Fi 6 product is designed to handle up to 60+ connected devices and is recommended for homes with service-provided 2.5 Gbps speeds, the new AX4200 scales down, not only in price, but...
  2. K

    ASUS AC5300 - Mixing with Linksys Velop Mesh

    Hi, Over the years I have cycled through from a N66U to the AC5300 which has serving well in a heavily congested block of flats. Nothing fancy running, just SmartConnect and auto QoS. 2 floor maisonette - N66U struggled with throughput due to wireless channel congestion but AC5300 has been...
  3. Julio Urquidi

    Trendnet Intros AC Mesh Wi-Fi System

    The tri-band Trendnet AC2200 Wi-Fi Mesh Router System (TEW-830MDR2K) is a kit composed of two Wi-Fi mesh nodes said to provide coverage up to 4,000 square feet. The mesh nodes support maximum wireless rates up to 867 Mbps on each of its two 5 GHz bands and 400 Mbps on its single 2.4 GHz band...
  4. Julio Urquidi

    D-Link Releases New Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh COVR-1102 System

    One of the first Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh network devices to hit the home networking market, the D-Link COVR-1102 AC1200 Dual Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System is a two-node wireless system that covers up to 3500 sq. ft. With its internal antennas (2x2+2x2), maximum wireless rates for the...
  5. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: Linksys Adds 5G, Expands Wi-Fi 6 Product Lines

    Belkin / Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) returned to CES with a new portfolio of Linksys-branded 5G routers and hotspots and some additions to its Wi-Fi 6 router lines. Not many details were given, but here are the 5G devices: Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot – Aside from 5G, the new Mobile...
  6. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: Arris Adds Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band Mesh To Surfboard Line-Up

    Arris' SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system is a less expensive member of its Wi-Fi 6 SURFboard mAX mesh system family, joining the SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (AX11000) and SURFboard mAX Plus Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (AX7800) announced last year. The mAX AX6600 features a tri-band...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: NETGEAR Adds 4G LTE To Orbi Tri-Band Mesh Router

    NETGEAR's Orbi 4G LTE Whole Home Wi-Fi router (LBR20) adds a 4G cellular WAN connection to its award-winning mesh networking system. Designed for locations that don’t have easy access to a broadband connection, the newly added 4G cellular connection included with the AC2200 router can either be...
  8. JMTHEFOX

    Looking to buy mesh system for cord cutting.

    Hello, I currently own an Asus RT-A66U B1 dual gigabit router since this August for my Verizon FiOS gigabit internet plan. I am recently thinking of making a mesh system by either buying two other ASUS routers that have AiMesh compatibility or getting a triband mesh system like Netgear Orbi or...
  9. Julio Urquidi

    EnGenius Now Shipping the MESHdot Kit For The Budget-Minded

    Composed of EnGenius’ recently announced ESR530 wireless mesh router and a single EMD11 (AKA MESHdot) wall-pluggable mesh node, the AC1300 MESHdot Kit wireless system is now shipping and priced at $99 MSRP. Powered by Qualcomm’s 717 MHz quad-core processor and a 4x ARM Cortex A7 processor...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    Linksys Announces Wall-plugged Velop

    The latest addition to the Linksys Velop family of Wi-Fi system products is Velop Plug-In. The new Velop is a dual-band wireless Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 2x2 MU-MIMO mesh node that delivers maximum link rates of 867 Mbps in 5 GHz and 400 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. The Plug-In has a small profile and is...
  11. Julio Urquidi

    Wi-Fi Alliance’s EasyMesh Certification Standardizes Home Wireless Networks

    Focused on access points, Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh is standards-based certification established by the Wi-Fi Alliance. In other words, customers are able to use multiple certified access points from different vendors with the assurance that optimal wireless coverage and operation is achieved...
  12. Julio Urquidi

    Linksys Releases Dual-Band Version Of Velop Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

    Available in single, two-pack and three-pack options, the new AC1300 dual-band, two radio Velop Wi-Fi system is the smaller, more affordable sibling to Linksys’ Velop Tri-Band, three radio offering. Both products have dual-stream AC radios. Standing two inches shorter than its predecessor, the...
  13. Ikefu

    Router + AP, or 2x APs?

    Hey all, Question: If you wanted to expand to a mesh network using APs would you use your existing router plus one AP or would you buy two APs and turn off the router? I have a TP-Link EAP225 V3 coming in the mail and am wondering if I should buy a second AP and turn off the radios on my...
  14. Julio Urquidi

    Open Mesh Announces Company’s First 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

    Open Mesh's A42 is a new dual-band AC1200 class PoE-powered access point, replacing the company's previous A40 dual-stream AP. The company claims the A42's quad core processor platform supports twice the number of devices and delivers up to "3X more data throughput than the previous model"...
  15. Julio Urquidi

    Origin Wireless Announces Wi-Fi Based Position Detection For Qualcomm Mesh Networks

    Origin Wireless has announced that its TRM (Time Reversal Machine) now supports Qualcomm's Wi-Fi Mesh Platform. TRM uses two Wi-Fi devices that send and receive echoed multipath pulses within an interior space, like an office or home. The pulses are used to detect movement/location within one...
  16. thiggins

    ASUS Makes AiMesh Official

    ASUS today quietly rolled out its AiMesh feature that has been in beta since last August. AiMesh is a free firmware upgrade for select ASUS routers that adds the ability to form multi-node networks. So you can start with an existing AC class router and add other copies of that router, or any...
  17. poizonrock

    WiFi System for big area

    I have decided to help my friend fix his coverage issues in a really big home. Sorry I can't provide you with square footage. It's big and gets rented out to parties and family reunions - so mainly we need something to service ~40 people in a big area. Granted, not everyone connects to Wi-Fi...
  18. B

    Home Wireless/Wired Network Advice

    Hello, I have 2 story house with basement that has wired Cat6 all over the house (Minimum 3 RJ45 connectors per room). Currently my internet and modem are located in the basement utility room with a ASUS-N66U router connected to it, followed by a 24 port switch. Off the router directly...
  19. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link Mesh Wi-Fi System Now Shipping

    TP-Link just announced that the Deco M5, its entry in the distributed/mesh Wi-Fi system market, is now available. The Deco M5 comes in a three-unit pack and includes several security features, as well the usual router-based capabilities. TP-Link's announcement did not mention the Deco M5 Plus...
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