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    No more Wi-Fi dead spots in the home: $199 Eero signal boosters go on sale

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      No more Wi-Fi dead spots in the home: $199 Eero signal boosters go on sale

      No more Wi-Fi dead spots in the home: $199 Eero signal boosters go on sale | Daily Mail Online
      No more Wi-Fi dead spots in the home: $199 Eero signal boosters go on sale


      • Each white, square eero box measures just 4.75 inches (121mm)
      • Multiple boxes placed around a home create a so-called 'mesh network'
      • They work in tandem to maintain and boost Wi-Fi signals in every room
      • Pack of three eeros costs $499 (358), while a single box costs $199 (143)


      No matter how small your house or flat is, chances are there are corners of rooms where you struggle to get a Wi-Fi signal.

      The eero system has been designed to banish these so-called Wi-Fi 'dead zones' by boosting a router's signal inside, and outside, a house - and it is now available to buy.

      A square eero box measures 4.75 inches (121mm), meaning it can be placed discreetly around a house, and it regularly runs checks on the network to avoid crashes and interference.

      It creates what's known as a mesh network.

      Mesh networks are typically used by businesses because they transfer data in 'multiple hops'. By comparison, a traditional router and extender only lets data make a single hop.

      By sending data in multiple hops, it minimises how much signal is lost.

      Signal is also lost as it travels through walls, and can suffer from interference from home electronics and a neighbour's Wi-Fi, for example.
      'Eero is the world's first Wi-Fi system,' explained the firm.

      '[Eeros] work in unison to deliver hyper-fast, super-stable Wi-Fi to every nook of every room.

      'And from your backyard, too.'

      It boosts the signal by using multiple paths to transfer data.

      For example, if a door closes or a cordless phone causes interference, eero routes around it by taking an alternate path or by using a different frequency band.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-4031846056001

      It regularly runs checkups on the network and scans for devices that are connected to a network, including the speeds each device is achieving throughout the home, and any interference.

      And from a security point of view, eero alerts users whenever a device joins a network and will send a weekly report of all devices that have used the network.

      A pack of three eero boxes can be ordered from eero or Amazon for $499 (358), while a single box costs $199 (143) - although eero said a network can contain up to 10 boxes, for larger houses.

      Devices are available internationally. In the US and Canada shipping adds $10 (6) to each order, however, ordering a pack in the UK adds a whopping $107 (77) to the price.

      The company has not announced when the devices will go on sale in other regions.




      Another article here: Startup Eero wants to wipe out weak Wi-Fi - CNET

      Comment: Sky have mentioned that the Sky Q system will link together to provide WiFi coverage in a 'Mesh' form. I don't know if this is the same as this product.


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      Re: No more Wi-Fi dead spots in the home: $199 Eero signal boosters go on sale

      I can't really see this taking off. I don't care how good they are but 400 will buy a top end Homeplug system with wireless senders. These are always going to be faster and more reliable than wireless extenders.

      TomD


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      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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