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  1. S

    Trying to understand modern Mesh routers and decide if I should buy one

    Hey all, I live in a home that is one floor approximately 2,000 sqft in size (high ceiling) with an approximately 2,000 sqft screened-in pool outside, perpendicular to and on the corner of the house. At the moment, I use an Arris TG1682 modem+router combo to deliver internet, however, it only...
  2. Adam Siemiginowski

    How does the Dedicated Wireless Backhaul work when combining a dual band and tri-band router?

    Hey all! How does the Dedicated Wireless Backhaul work when combining a dual band and tri-band router? Does the dual band router stop providing 5GHz wifi connection to devices OR does the dual band router not provide a 5GHz wifi backhaul to the other AiMesh nodes? I have an AiMesh setup with...
  3. Julio Urquidi

    News Qualcomm Unveils New Modular Wi-Fi 6E Device Family

    The Qualcomm Immersive Home Platforms (IHP) consist of four new devices designed to deliver Wi-Fi 6 and 6E Gigabit speeds in the home. Modular and compact in design, the new Immersive Home Platforms combine newer networking packet processing tech, Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, and physical design flexibility...
  4. Julio Urquidi

    News 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...
  5. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: TP-Link Introduces Wi-Fi 6 Deco Mesh Family

    TP-Link's three new Wi-Fi 6 Deco X90, Deco X60 and Deco X20 Mesh Wi-Fi systems all support seamless roaming, self-healing and adaptive routing. All three kits also support OFDMA, DL/UL MU-MIMO, and WPA3 and are managed through the Deco mobile app. Customers can also use Amazon Alexa to control...
  6. 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...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    Linksys Adds Motion Detection To Velop Mesh Wi-Fi

    Linksys Aware is a motion detection feature that joins the Linksys Shield parental control product as the latest subscription software features designed for the company’s Velop mesh networking product line. Downloadable via a firmware and app update, Linksys Aware will initially be available...
  8. C

    HELP! ASUS RT-AC3200 vs RT-AC5300.

    Ok, here's my dilemma. When I purchased my ASUS tri-band AC3200 Amazon advertised it as having MU-MIMO and a contributor here mentioned that a 3200 does not have MU-MIMO technology (thanks) and after much run around with ASUS I discover no, it does not! Damn.. after a lot of thought I...
  9. kc6108

    NETGEAR "Stealthily" Releases the Nighthawk X6S R7960P

    The R7960P is now listed on Netgear's website. I was a beta tester for this router. This is a Costco exclusive, and is available for sale on their website right now...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    D-Link’s AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System Released

    The two-node Covr-2202 tri-band Wi-Fi system, announced in 2018’s CES, has finally been released. The new AC2200 Wi-Fi system is a consumer mesh Wi-Fi product that includes Smart Roaming for seamless transitions between nodes using a single SSID, and Smart Steering that lets devices use the best...
  11. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2019: ARRIS Announces Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System With All 4x4 Design

    Arris moved strongly into the growing Wi-Fi 6 consumer market with the announcement of its SURFboard mAX Pro Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wi-Fi System. The AX11000 class system will support maximum link rates of 1200 Mbps on its 2.4 GHz radio and 4800 Mbps on both 5 GHz radios. The second 5 GHz radio will...
  12. Julio Urquidi

    TRENDnet’s First Business Router Includes WAN Load Balancing, Router Limits

    The tri-band TEW-829DRU, TRENDnet’s first business class router, is an AC3000 wireless router with dual WAN Ethernet ports providing load balancing and failover modes. Designed for SMBs, the router supports three concurrent wireless bands, two 5 GHz and one 2.4 GHz, running maximum link rates...
  13. Lord Kamina

    Setting up AiMesh: RT-AC88U not detected as node.

    I recently decided to go full-retard and on a recent trip to the US I bought a GT-5300, an RT-5300 and an RT-AC88U. My idea is to set up an AiMesh network with the GT5300 as primary, the RT5300 as a wireless node and the AC88U as a wired node. I didn't have any issue setting up the GT5300...
  14. Julio Urquidi

    TRENDnet Adds Router Limits Filtering To Upcoming Tri-Band SMB Router

    TRENDnet and Router Limits have announced a partnership that adds the latter company's web filtering and screen time management tools to a new TRENDnet SMB router. The TEW-829DRU AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Multi-WAN VPN SMB Router, scheduled for release in Q2 2018, will get Router...
  15. Julio Urquidi

    Pre-Orders Start For Linksys Tri-Band Range Extender

    Linksys today announced its RE9000 Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender. It takes direct aim at NETGEAR’s EX8000 Nighthawk X6S extender announced this past August, priced at $169.99, $60 lower than the EX8000's $229.99. Both products contain three radios, one 2x2 2.4 GHz, one 2x2 5...
  16. thiggins

    NETGEAR Announces DIY Orbi Extender

    NETGEAR's new EX8000 Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi Range Extender makes the technology used in the company's best-selling Orbi family of Wi-Fi Sytstems available to those of us who can't or don't want to swap out our current routers. The EX8000 creates a single SSID extended network...
  17. Julio Urquidi

    NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S; Adds MU-MIMO, Alexa Support

    The new AC4000 tri-band NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S adds several things to the former Nighthawk X6's original design, including MU-MIMO, support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service, and updated hardware specs. The new Broadcom-based Nighthawk has a 3x3 radio architecture, 64-bit 1.8 GHz dual core...
  18. thiggins

    ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 Tri-Band Gaming Router Reviewed

    ASUS' GT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router is a slightly beefed-up version of its RT-AC5300 predecessor. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  19. Julio Urquidi

    Amped Wireless Tri-Band Wi-Fi Extender Now Shipping

    Announced during this year’s CES, the Helios-EX is Amped Wireless’ new tri-band Wi-Fi range extender. Powered by a quad-core processor, 128 MB of DDR3 memory, twelve amplifiers and four high gain antennas (one is internal), the Helios-EX delivers maximum link rates of 399 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and...
  20. Julio Urquidi

    Qualcomm Rolls Out Its Tri-radio AC Platform

    If you've been wondering whether Qualcomm would let Broadcom have the market for tri-radio routers all to itself, you now have the answer. Today at Computex 2016, the company announced its tri-radio 802.11ac platform. Both are built around Qualcomm’s IPQ40x9 802.11ac SoC, introduced last...