Mercusys, the manufacturer specializing in network equipment has just announced its new Halo H80X system to extend Wi-Fi coverage in homes.
With the generalization of wireless connected objects and mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops), Wi-Fi has become the standard for connecting, only the coverage is not always optimal. This is where Mesh technology comes in, which makes it possible to form a single network based on several Wi-Fi terminals, a kind of mesh within the same network.
In theory, its operation is simple and efficient, and this is precisely what Mercusys promises with its Halo H80X, “MERCUSYS Mesh solutions are very easy to install. This is done in a few minutes by the smartphone application following the instructions. The rest is automatic, unless you want to make settings yourself, such as defining a very effective parental control integrated into the application.”
Another peculiarity, the Halo H80X system uses dual-band WiFi 6 at up to 3000 Mbps – 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz – which in theory allows more than 150 devices to be connected at the same time.
An application is also present, it gives access to various functionalities such as parental control with the online time limit, the creation of user profiles, the control of sites with a blocking list and the suspension of the Internet connection.
Technical characteristics :
- Wi-Fi 6: 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz, 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
- Connectivity: 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connection
- Dimensions: 128 × 81 × 83.7mm
- Theoretical coverage of 650 m2
- MI-MIMO and OFDMA technology
Price and availability
The Mercusys Halo H80X will be available at the end of June in a pack of two terminals at a price of 139.99 euros and in pack of three terminals at the price of 199.99 euros.
With the Halo H80X, Mercusys thus intends to equip households with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh network at a lower cost, while offering satisfactory performance.. This dual-band system thus makes it possible, according to the manufacturer, to cover up to 650 square meters using 3 modules and to offer theoretical speeds of up to 3,000 Mb/s. The system has MU-MIMO technologies, 1024-QAM and OFDMA to improve network performance and efficiency while connecting up to 150 devices. Each module has three Gigabit Ethernet ports, but it is especially on the price that the firm really stands out with a kit of two modules announced at 139.99 euros (not yet available) and a version with 3 modules for 199.99 euros.
For those who want a simple Wi)Fi 6 router, Mercusys also offers the MR80X offering theoretical speeds of 3,000 Mb/s, four steerable antennas, WPA3, a WAN port and three gigabit Ethernet ports for 74.85 euros.