In early March, Europe was confined to home, away from the streets, offices and family. The whole world has seen their lives restricted to the square meters that occupy their homes, and it is now when many have discovered the importance of having a network Strong and stable WiFi where all connected devices have a place.
Devolo It has presented a new series of devices designed to enhance the home networks that have been so saturated in recent months. The new family magic 2 supports speeds of up to 2,400 Mbps through the electrical network, along with WiFi repeaters and all under the same operating system to control them from the smartphone, Devolo OS.
Devolo highlights that since the beginning of this crisis in late February, Internet traffic in Europe has increased more than 30%. Europeans have mainly dedicated themselves to making video calls and viewing content via streaming, these services being responsible for more than 80% of this increase in internet use.
Teleworking, telematic education and the coexistence of families who had to compete for the WiFi network to use the different connected devices in the home, has made many Europeans realize the need to renew and invest in a strong WiFi network. In a video conference meeting, Marcel Schuell, Devolo’s consumer manager, revealed to us that the first weeks of confinement in March noticed a 100% increase in sales.
Some of products sold out in stock, shows the changes in consumption in society these months. That shift to teleworking and spending more time at home seems to be ending, but it could stay in many families for longer, so the brand introduces a new product line to eliminate connection issues they’ve encountered. many homes.
In any case, let’s go to the news of Devolo regarding repeaters, extenders and other accessories for improve WiFi signal at home.
Devolo Magic 2 WiFi next
Devolo Magic 2 WiFi next, the new WiFi Mesh solution from Devolo, offers a performance improvement between 20 and 30% compared to the previous generation. It allows connecting to different networks, as well as WPA3 and WPA2 with the same password through the electrical network. Without collecting any data in order to comply with the European data protection law, this system allows you to avoid the walls and other obstacles in the house that reduce the WiFi signal.
They use the G.hn connectivity standard so that the network reaches up to 500 meters away at speeds of up to 2,400 Mbps via WiFi 5. They also offer technologies like Access Point Steering that directs broadband in the direction of the device when we are moving around the house; as well as Multi-User MIMO that allows to provide an optimal transmission capacity to several devices simultaneously.
The new Magic 2 WiFi next will be available in July in three variants with a 3-year warranty.
- The Starter Kit: Two adapters for 199.90 euros. It covers a living area of up to approximately 90 m².
- The Multiroom Kit: three adapters for 299.90 euros. It directly covers larger spaces of up to approximately 180 m².
- The Single Unit: a single adapter to extend an existing Magic network, for a price of 129.90 euros.
Devolo WiFi Repeater + ac
This solution, unlike the previous one, is designed to improve the network of more open and wide spaces where there are fewer obstacles that deteriorate the network. The new WiFi repeater It does not work through the electrical installation, but through the WiFi network and supports speeds of up to 1,200 Mbps.
Schuell recommends applying this repeater in the center of the house to expand the signal to those rooms where the router is not as strong. It is compatible with WiFi Mesh, and incorporates a plug and two ethernet portsIt also maintains the Band Steering and the WPA3 and WPA2 support. It even integrates Beamforming technology to analyze the signal returned by the devices and detect interference.
It is interesting that also can be used as an access point without a router with an Ethernet port, as well as a repeater. It will be on sale in August for a price of 69.90 euros.
DEVOLO MAGIC 2 DINRAIL
We continue with a third solution designed for larger houses. A professional installs Magic 2 LAN DINrail in the electrical panel of the house avoiding the fiber installation and expanding the network through the plugs in your home.
Achieves 2,400 Mbps speeds with the G.hn standard as well as the Devolo Magic 2 WiFi next family. This new solution will go on sale in August for a price of 169, 90 euros in Europe.
All these devices integrate the Devolo OS operating system developed by the brand to be able to combine the different solutions in the same house and to be able to control all the devices from an application on the mobile.
In this way Devolo offers functions such as the secure integration of a guest in the WiFi network or a parental control with hours of use for the smallest of the house, as well as reports on the operation of each device and its expansion of the network by the different rooms of the house.