Gaming and Computing May 6, 2022
Big house? Big family? Probably got teenagers? Then you’re bound to be familiar with the cry of “I need more Wi-Fi! Who’s using up all the bandwidth?!” combined with a younger person’s life crumbling around their ears as they’re cut off from the only thing that matters… Yep, I’ve been there! And what I would have given for something like this back then. Sometimes, no amount of Broadband speed can make it happen when you’re all trying to get online and a booster needs to be considered.
In comes the Devolo Magic 2 Wi-Fi 6. Put simply, it uses the latest available technology to allow multiple users simultaneous access to the Wi-Fi where-as previous versions (Wi-Fi 5 or less) tended to ‘queue’ multiple devices, leading to a lack of connection. The main LAN adapter plugs in to the wall and you then connect the ethernet cable from your router to the adapter. Plug the Wi-Fi adaptors in and they connect up within minutes. It’s that easy! Apparently, it can increase the speed of the Wi-Fi connection by up to 50% over Wi-Fi 5 (up to 1800 Mbps according to the blurb) and utilises ‘Mesh’ technology to keep all your devices happily connected (not to mention the younger family members…).
The Wi-Fi adaptors also have LAN sockets so you have even more options and the signal is good enough to get through those pesky walls that have always been the bane of getting online, especially in larger houses. And, the bit I like best is the fact that it utilises OFDMA technology to break information in to small data packets, making online gaming that much smoother! It sounds great and could potentially solve a LOT of problems at home but it’s a bit pricey. Could be money well spent though! RRP £349.99
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- Easy set-up
- Doesn’t look awful when plugged in
- Solid security encryption with WPA3
- Ability to set up parental controls, guest Wi-Fi and time control via the app.
- A happier home…
- It does cost a fair bit.