Tag Archive: Mesh


Linksys can now use its mesh networks to track motion in your home

Turn your mesh into a motion sensor for your home.

What you need to know Linksys Aware is a subscription service that notifies you about motion in your home. It tracks motion using only the signal from the Linksys Velop Tri-band mesh system. Subscriptions start at $ 2.99 per month, $ 24.99 per year.

If you have a Linksys VelopTri-Band AC2200 mesh system, you will be receiving an update that enables your system for Linksys’ new Linksys  [Read More…]

Need a bigger Eero mesh? Here’s how to add more capacity

Eero has been supporting its older routers with software updates and keeping them compatible with the newer products. So if you want to upgrade your older Eero system with newer routers, you can add in new Eeros. However, you won’t see much improvement if you don’t configure them properly.

Products used in this guide Tri-band speed in a compact package: Eero Pro ($ 199 at Amazon) Fast enough for most normal internet users: Eero ($ 99 at Amazon)  [Read More…]

Ready to upgrade your mesh Wi-Fi? These are some of the best options

Wi-Fi 6 was designed with the future of routers in mind. A router spends most of its time directing and managing network traffic to keep speeds high even with a ton of connections. As our homes get smarter, we have more connections than ever that need to check in consistently and reliably. Wi-Fi 6 then allows for more connections than ever and still manages to kick speed up a notch. Wi-Fi 6 isn’t just for enthusiasts anymore and  [Read More…]

Eero Mesh vs Eero Pro: What are the differences and which should you buy?

Adaptable and affordable Eero Mesh

$ 99 at Amazon

Pros Two Ethernet ports Alexa support 2×2 MU-MIMO Beamforming More affordable Cons Dual-band Less coverage

This new Eero sets its target on the sub-$ 100 mesh router category. It stays focused on simplicity, beauty, and ease of use with great software and support for Amazon’s Alexa assistant. This is a great start or expansion to an Eero mesh network.

Speed and power Eero Pro

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Walk this way with Amazon Sidewalk mesh network

What you need to know Brand-new low-bandwith network using 900MHz spectrum. Sidewalk will keep track of and update devices. You’ll be able to use it to track pets and create household routines.

Amazon just unveiled a new outdoor wireless mesh networking system it is calling Amazon Sidewalk. Using a low-bandwidth 900MHz spectrum, it promises to allow you to better keep track of devices and even your pets. That’s right, you can conceivably use a connected collar to track  [Read More…]

Netgear’s first WiFi 6 mesh router is crazy fast and has a $700 price tag

This Wi-Fi 6 mesh router system will cover homes up to 5,000sq.

What you need to know Netgear has a new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router named the Orbi WiFi 6 AX6000 (RBK852). It has four times the capacity of Wi-Fi 5 routers, offers coverage up to 5,000sq, and speeds up to 6Gbps. It can be pre-ordered starting now for $ 700 and will be available on September 30.

Do you have the need for speed? Because Netgear  [Read More…]

Nokia unveils entry-level Beacon 1 mesh Wi-Fi router starting at $130

Nokia today expanded its range of Wi-Fi products with the addition of the Nokia Beacon 1 mesh system. With prices starting at $ 130, the Beacon 1 is an affordable alternative to last year’s Beacon 3 and shares many of the same features.

Like its predecessor, Beacon 1 supports 802.11ac and can be used to extend your Wi-Fi coverage to more areas of your home, eliminating dead spots. The dual-band system also features the same easy setup procedure  [Read More…]

Which TP-Link Deco mesh router is right for your network?

Maximizing Wi-Fi connectivity is becoming a priority as our devices become more compact and portable.

Big on speed TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

$ 250 at Amazon

Pros Fast AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds Tri-band signal MU-MIMO support 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports ZigBee smart home hub Cons Boring design

The TP-Link M9 Plus offers great specs in a tiny package. This white plastic puck can use its tri-band Wi-Fi to create a fast mesh network at speeds up  [Read More…]

Is Eero Pro better at mesh networks than TP-Link Deco M9 Plus?

At Android Central, we love being connected and hate Wi-Fi dead spots. We have studied every feature and option from Eero and TP-Link so we can help you know exactly which mesh router works best for your home network.

More in every category TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

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$ 140 at Amazon

Pros AC2200 speed Tri-band connection ZigBee smart home hub 2 Ethernet ports 2,000 sq ft coverage MU-MIMO support Cons Larger footprint Less subtle appearance [Read More…]

These are the best mesh Wi-Fi routers you can buy

Mesh wireless networks, like our favorite kit from Eero, are the best way to rid your home of those dreaded dead spots where Wi-Fi can never seem to reach. Since they are also easy to set up and expandable to work in almost any home, they’re a popular way to do it! Here’s our pick of 2019’s best offerings to help you pick which works for you.

Best Overall: Eero home

Eero made one of the first consumer  [Read More…]