Google Nest – The Fast Mesh Router for Smart Homes

Google Nest WiFi is an advanced home WiFi system that can replace your traditional WiFi to provide fast coverage all over the house. It contains speakers that work with Google Assistant so that you can play music and can control the settings.

The best thing about this router is that it’s fast and reliable as compared to other Google’s products. Whether you want to connect a single device or multiple, this router will work the same for you. No matter how many devices are connected, the advanced features will help you to get fast signals.

No doubt, this time, the design is more attractive, and the company had made sure to bring Google WiFi and Google home in a single product.

Let’s discuss the detail features of Google Nest WiFi so you can understand better.

Google Nest Wifi Setup

Google Nest WiFi interface is easy-to-manage and straightforward. You can place the device in open areas as it contains parental control features. In case if you already own a mesh network product, then it would be easy for you to set the modem.

Besides, you can also set screen time for your kids, so that they don’t overuse it. Here are some simple steps that you can follow to set up this device.

  • First, download the Google Home App and then choose the location of your network.
  • Now connect the Ethernet cable with the router to start the process.
  • On the app, you will be asked to scan the QR code.
  • Once you are done with the QR code, give your WiFi a name, password and enjoy the service.

Google Nest WiFi Design

This time the design is more simple and elegant. If you are someone who is fond of simple models, then this device is perfect for you. On the router, you can find an LED light that indicates that your connection is active now.

Furthermore, on the bottom, you’ll see Ethernet ports, such as one Wan and one LAN. Undoubtedly, it’s the ideal choice for users who want to have decent routers in their houses.

In addition, you’ll see two main features on the device, one is a music play feature, and the other one is the time display. On the time display, you can set the time of the WiFi connection to manage your kid’s activities.

It helps to prioritize traffic to make your experience better when you are streaming 4k videos or playing online games. Also, the quick voice command helps you to control the live connections so that you can manage them later.

Google Nest WiFi Performance

As compared to Google’s other products, Nest WiFi performs much better when it comes to speed. You can connect multiple devices at the same time without facing any connection issues.

Furthermore, if you want to download tons of data, then this device can help you to do it in a few minutes. The downloading speed of Nest WiFi is much better than other devices, which is why it can be your best choice if you want to download numerous data in less time.

Cambium cnPilot e430w 802.11ac first look

This was originally posted on the MTIN blog at http://www.mtin.net/blog/cambium-cnpilot-e430w-802-11ac-first-look/

ISP Supplies has the updated version for $119 at https://www.ispsupplies.com/Cambium-Networks-PL-E430H00A-US

Some photos of the Cambium cnPilot e430w 802.11ac wave 2 dual-band wi-fi wall plate access point.

Some Features
-802.11AC Wave 2
-2×2 MU-MIMO streams.
-Max Data Rates 1.3 Gbps. 867 Mbps (5 GHz), 400 Mbps (2.4 MHz)
-16 SSIDs across 2 radios

Link to more info

What is WPA3?

With the introduction of WIFI6, we now have the new WPA standard in WPA3. In an earlier article, I talk about WIFI6, and it’s the introduction of WPA3. As we are used to with the previous versions of WPA, WPA3 comes in two “flavors. We have WPA personal and WPA enterprise.

WPA personal is what most of us are familiar with in home environments.  The most significant change isthe Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE), which replaces Pre-shared Key (PSK). A preshared key or passphrase is what we are used to typing in when we associate to a new, secured network. Typically you type an 8 character or longer password you have to ask your friend for when you visit their house.

So what does SAE do exactly? At the core, SAE is a peer-to-peer handshake. If you are the kind who likes to read RFCs, then RFC 7664 – Dragonfly Key exchange is what SAE is based upon. With SAE an attacker can not sniff data, analyze it offline, and introduce an attack on a pre-shared key like they can with WPA2. When the client connects to the access point, they perform an SAE exchange. If successful, they will each create a cryptographically secure key, of which the session key is based. If one session key is cracked it will only affect one key, and not all of the key used, as with WPA-2.  In SAE the four-way handshake is done away with.

Another critical benefit of WPA is Wi-Fi Device Provisioning Protocol (DPP) which replaces the flawed Wifi protected setup (WPS) currently supported by many consumer routers. With DPP, devices can be authenticated to join a network without a password through various means, including QR codes. So what does the Enterprise side of WPA3 give us? Most of the new features have to do with encryption and key exchange mechanisms.  WPA3 enterprise supports 192-bit encryption.

So what does the Enterprise side of WPA3 give us? Most of the new features have to do with encryption and key exchange mechanisms.  WPA3 enterprise supports 192-bit encryption.

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