Onelink @ CES 2019

Last year, I was really impressed with First Alert Onelink‘s Alexa/Google Home enabled smoke/CO detectors. This year, even more so with their plans to release a Wi-Fi mesh model. Details were a bit sparse on the floor, but I was promised more information in “early 2019”. Such an amazing idea, that should solve wireless connectivity in most any modern home. […]

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Mesh Wi-Fi might start working like Wi-Fi soon

If you’re old enough to remember when Wi-Fi became a thing, then you should also recall how all the different kit didn’t really play nice together. If you wanted to get a Cisco AP, you pretty much needed to outfit all your clients with Cisco wireless cards. Obviously this complexity has sorted itself out over time, or well, to be […]

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Mesh Wi-Fi roundup

Mesh Wi-Fi is a rapidly developing market, which something I’m glad to see. Being able to quickly add signal everywhere in your home without needing to worry about channels, SSID, etc. makes solving the problem much easier for everyone (even geeks :)). This round up doesn’t really get in to the technical bits much (or really at all), but that […]

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Eero v. Luma – Mesh Wi-Fi comparison

Mesh Wi-Fi systems promising whole house Wi-Fi coverage via multiple APs is rapidly moving from enterprise only into the home. I haven’t had a chance to play with either of the two main players in this market, Eero & Luma, so it was interesting to see Omar’s comparison. For my family though, that’s another matter. Wifi is infuriating to get […]

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