Wyze’s mission to democratize the sensible residence began with a string of jaw-droppingly low cost gadgets that matched costlier rivals on options. Its indoor and outside safety cameras and video doorbell have all gained our suggestions, however that is the primary time Wyze has launched a Wi-Fi mesh router.
It is available in two flavors: The Wyze Mesh Router is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh system ($174 for a 2-pack), and the Wyze Mesh Router Professional steps as much as tri-band Wi-Fi 6E ($274 for a 2-pack).
After spending just a few weeks with each techniques, I’m happy by the efficiency they provide for the value. However Wyze is a fledgling router producer, and there are occasions when that reveals. Excessive speeds and stable protection should be weighed in opposition to bare-bones software program and occasional wobbles. And although each Wyze techniques are comparatively inexpensive, the model doesn’t undercut different rivals as ruthlessly because it does with its safety cameras.
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The Wyze Mesh Router and Router Professional mix simply into their setting. Each are rounded squares with beveled tops and a single LED to point out standing, and each are available in matte black or white plastic and have two Ethernet ports. The Professional models are barely larger. Whereas Wyze’s cameras have some character, its routers are plain and remind me of Eero’s techniques. However I used to be upset to study that you just can’t combine and match Wyze routers the way in which you possibly can with Eero.
A typical Wyze Mesh Router presents 1,500 sq. ft of protection for at the very least 50 gadgets and boasts two 1-Gbps Ethernet ports. Every Professional unit covers as much as 2,000 sq. ft, can join 75 plus gadgets, and has two 2.5-Gbps Ethernet ports. The twin-band Wyze Mesh Router presents connections on the two.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, whereas the tri-band Mesh Router Professional provides the 6-GHz band (this accounts for the bigger dimension, because it has extra antennas inside). Our Wi-Fi 6E information explains this matter in additional element, however the 6-GHz band is actually sooner and extra environment friendly than extra acquainted 2.4- and 5-GHz bands whereas protecting a shorter vary.
Setup is straightforward and finished by the prevailing Wyze app. For most folk, it ought to solely take round quarter-hour. The Wyze routers ought to be comparatively shut (consider them as a Wi-Fi backbone for the family). That is very true for the Professional system, the place you ideally want a line of sight to make use of the 6-GHz band as backhaul. I had some connectivity points with the usual Wyze router till I moved it, which underlines the significance of placement. As a result of you possibly can’t see or modify the antennas, it’s price experimenting to seek out the perfect spots. Watch out as a result of these routers run scorching and wish a transparent flat floor to vent warmth out of the grille on the underside.