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Featured First EasyMesh Certified Product Is Out. It's An Extender

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by thiggins, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    ARRIS last week announced what it says is the first product to receive Wi-Fi EasyMeshâ„¢ certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance.

    The VAP4641 is a dual-band two radio extender with four-stream 802.11ac 5 GHz and two-stream 802.11n 2.4 GHz radios. The 5 GHz radio supports MU-MIMO and 160 MHz bandwidth.

    Other features include automatic discovery and setup, automatic Wi-Fi configuration distribution, band steering and 802.11k, v and r roaming assistance.

    Although positioned as a "mesh" solution, the heart of EasyMesh is the draft Multi-AP spec, which is neither mesh-specific nor particularly focused on mesh.

    Arris' announcement included neither price nor availability.
     
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  3. Razor512

    Razor512 Senior Member

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    Seems pretty cool, especially if each device can use a wired backhaul (hoping that is what the single Ethernet port allows).
    Other than that, I would like to know how their automatic discovery works from a security standpoint.
     
  4. uscallesen

    uscallesen New Around Here

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    @Razor512 you can find the specifications at WifiAlliance.

    I really hope this gets momentum with the Wi-Fi Routers and AP manufactures - imagine being able to simply add any Easy-mesh supporting AP where you need coverage - and you can potentially keep the "hot spots" in the house on the latest Wi-Fi standard while waiting to upgrade less important areas instead of having to upgrade your entire proprietary Mesh solution..
     
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