ASUS announces HiveSpot and HiveDot mesh WiFi2017-01-05 07:57 by Daniela
Asus unveiled its own home mesh Wi-Fi systems at CES 2017: the HiveSpot and HiveDot. HiveSpot, the more powerful of the pair, is a tri-band AC2134 router, whereas HiveDot is a dual-band option with slower AC1300 speeds.
Both new products are modular, consisting of three identical hardware units. You use one to connect to an internet source, like a broadband modem, and it will work as the main router. After that you can use the other units as wireless extenders to quickly and seamlessly extend the Wi-Fi network, allowing Wi-Fi clients to automatically switch between them without interruption.
At least three nodes of either HiveSpot or HiveDot (up to five nodes are possible) are required for a system to be set up and any one of the nodes can be configured to be the router device and connected to your Gigabit LAN port, while the others are slave nodes. In case users already have a router, they can opt to connect the master device to the existing router.
Both systems also use ASUS' "AiRadar" beamforming technology to point wireless signals towards devices using them. On top of typical 802.11ac 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks, the HiveSpot also has a third 5GHz band that provides an 867-Mbps connection between its nodes.
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