Mesh Networking

Most home networks fall under one of three categories: ISP-supplied gateway (modem and wireless router combo) with optional wireless extenders Discrete modem and a standalone wireless gateway / router (coupled with optional network extenders, or, a Wi-Fi system) Discrete modem, discrete wired router, and switches / access points All three choices have their pros and cons, with the first option being preferred by consumers who are not tech-savvy to begin with. In that case, the customer usually pays a monthly rental fee to the ISP. The maintenance of the gateway (including firmware updates) is handled by the ISP too. Vendors such as Arris and Netgear have tried to play in this market segment with modem-router combo products in retail for direct purchase by the consumers. Such products have typically...

Huawei Pushes G.hn Powerline Networking with the WiFi Q2 Whole-Home Wi-Fi Solution

Mesh networking / whole-home Wi-Fi systems have seen rapid growth over the last couple of years. Almost all vendors in the consumer networking space have one or more offerings...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/17/2018

D-Link Expands Covr Mesh Networking Lineup, 802.11ax Routers in 2H 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — D-Link entered the mesh networking market with its Covr lineup of devices last year. Most vendors had launched their mesh platforms with a kit comprised...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2018

ASUS CES 2018: RT-AX88U 802.11ax Router Gets a Date, & ASUS Adds Smart Speakers

LAS VEGAS, NV — Along with their other devices being announced today, ASUS has several new products in their Connected Devices lineup, including mesh networking with smart speakers, and...

1 by Brett Howse on 1/8/2018

Linksys at CES 2018: Velop Updates, and a Gaming Router for the Xbox

LAS VEGAS, NV — Belkin has come out with a trio of updates at CES 2018. While two are related to their Linksys offerings, their home automation / IoT...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Netgear Launches Orbi Pro Wi-Fi System Kit for SMBs

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system has emerged as one of the leading mesh / Wi-Fi systems in the market in terms of performance. The platform, with its FastLane 3 marketing...

9 by Ganesh T S on 8/31/2017

Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 Brings Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi to Range Extenders

​Netgear's Orbi system has proved to be one of the most popular kits in the emerging mesh / Wi-Fi system market. While Wi-Fi systems are not for everybody (for...

3 by Ganesh T S on 8/29/2017

Qualcomm Announces Mesh Networking Wi-Fi Router Reference Design with IoT Functionality

The last couple of years has seen rapid proliferation of mesh networking kits / whole-home Wi-Fi systems in the market. Recent market research suggests that the mesh network segment...

4 by Ganesh T S on 5/29/2017

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