Items tagged with Mesh network

Rivet Networks, the folks behind the Killer networking products, has announced a new feature for its Wi-Fi chips already inside desktop and notebook computers. The tech is called Killer Wireless xTend and will be offered in desktop and laptop systems from MSI, Dell, Acer, Clevo, and Zotac. The xTend tech creates a mesh network by taking advantage of an available Killer Wireless-AC 1550 WiFi module inside notebooks and desktops. xTend allows the WiFi module to seamlessly clone and extend a home network, essentially turning all your computers with the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 hardware inside into... Read more...
Linksys has launched a new version of its Velop mesh router system, one that is smaller and more affordable than its previous offering. The new Velop Dual-Band series is intended to be the world's first mass-market mesh Wi-Fi system, with Linksys claiming it provides the same software features found in its Velop Tri-Band family, including Intelligent Mesh, advanced parental controls, website block, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and more. "Velop is now the most flexible whole home mesh W-iFi system on the market," said Justin Doucette, senior director of product management at Linksys. "We have a Velop... Read more...
Upgrading to a mesh network can improve wireless coverage in your home, allowing for faster speeds on devices that sit further away from your router and eliminate dead spots in remote corners. This is especially true if there are several obstructions (walls, doors, and so forth) in your home that sit between your wireless device and router. Unfortunately, upgrading to a mesh setup can be expensive, as it typically requires new equipment. However, ASUS has issued an "AiMesh" update for several of its existing router models that enables them to act as nodes in a mesh network. The update can significantly... Read more...
Wireless routers often have pretty good overall coverage inside your home -- especially if you use a mesh router system -- but coverage outside your home can often be spotty at best. If you like lounging poolside while catching up on Breaking Bad reruns, or simple need internet access in your backyard shed/man cave, Netgear is offering up a new solution to meet your needs. The new Orbi Outdoor Satellite is an extension of Netgear's existing Orbi Home Wi-Fi System, which means you already have to be invested into the company's mesh network ecosystem. Like other Orbi products, the Orbi Outdoor Satellite... Read more...
Linksys is jumping on the mesh network bandwagon with the introduction of Velop, a tri-band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations. The benefit of going this route versus a traditional router is that mesh networks are designed to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones, as well as offer fast speeds to every nook and cranny. It is particularly useful for large homes. Each Velop node is itself a tri-band AC2200 devices that functions as a router, range extender, access point, and bridge. Normally juggling so many functions would leave less experienced users scratching their... Read more...
Perhaps it's a bit difficult to fathom, but a technology that was originally developed for "homeland security and defense purposes," is now being unleashed in a consumer product that will let you remotely see what your pet is up to while you are away from the house. San Diego-based, Avaak, today officially announced its first general consumer product, the Vue Personal Video Network, a "wire-free video system." The Vue Personal Video Network ($299) comes with two wireless, Lithium-Ion battery-powered cameras, four magnetic camera mounts, and a base station, which Avaak refers to as a "gateway."... Read more...