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Featured EnGenius Joins The Wi-Fi Mesh Fray

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by thiggins, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    EnGenius announced its EMR3000-Kit EnMesh Home Wi-Fi System. It's a dual-band AC distributed Wi-Fi / mesh system aggressively priced at $269 for a three-pack and $99 for a single unit.

    EnGenius' announcement is short of specs other than to say it is "dual-band 11ac" and sets up via an app and Bluetooth. But it's a safe bet it has a dual-band 2x2 802.11ac radio shared between backhaul and client connection with a single Gigabit Ethernet port.

    We'll see what this really is when it starts shipping next month.
     
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  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Where are you seeing that?
     
  3. whsbuss

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    I'm assuming(?) this statement has no mention of a backhaul between nodes:

    "High-performance, dual-band 11ac supports buffer-free video and audio for multiple connected devices"
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Bad assumption. If no wires are required, backhaul must be via Wi-Fi.
    The announcement doesn't spec radio class either.
     
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  5. whsbuss

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    True but the announcement leave questions about that and the class of each node. But May is around the corner so we can see when its released.
     
  6. RussellInCincinnati

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    Hope it uses an 80mhz 802.11ac channel for backhaul and different 80mhz channel for clients.

    Also in the forum title "frey" should probably be spelled "fray".

    Thanks for your posts and analyses.

    /Russell
     
  7. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Spelling corrected. I should have caught that.

    You can hope. But for $100 a node, I seriously doubt there will be a separate backhaul radio.
     
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    Thanks for the spelling correction. I do agree that with pricing for a 3-pack $40 cheaper than Google radios may not be much better. When we find out the router class, maybe we will have a clearer picture.
     
  9. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    For that money, it will be AC1200, 2x2.
     
  10. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Another QCA solution?
     
  11. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    That or Mediatek, like Edimax used in its RE11.
     
  12. thiggins

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    I received preliminary specs. It's a familiar design, one dual-band 2x2 AC radio, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one USB 2.0 port.
     
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    Doing a bit of research on the feature set - gut tells me it's likely QCA...

    QCA has really done a good job in the post Wave 1 world..
     
  14. RussellInCincinnati

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    My browser is still showing the word "frey" in the link, maybe the initial web page is cached or something.
     
  15. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    The thread title changed. The Front page new announcement wasn't. It is now. Thanks for the catch.
     

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