Unless you live in a brand new property, or you’ve got a very patient spouse, chances are you don’t have the luxury of plugging into super-speedy wired Ethernet networking throughout your home. Of course, there are alternatives. The humble Powerline adaptor, which uses your property’s electrical wiring to funnel data from socket to socket, remains a popular option. Wireless mesh routers, which use multiple wireless nodes to blanket your home in wi-fi, have grown in popularity too.
The trouble with all of these solutions, as well as the bundled Wi-Fi router provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), is that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. Mesh routers bring Wi-Fi to troublesome dark spots, but can lack the reliability of a wired connection for things like 4K streaming. Powerline adaptors can bridge the gap when you need high bandwidth, but configuring them to work with an existing wireless setup is often a frustrating experience.
That’s where the Devolo Magic 2 WiFi comes in. It brings more speed, range and stability to home networks by combining high-performance mesh Wi-Fi with the latest Powerline technology into one integrated, fuss-free package. The Devolo Magic 2 WiFi hooks up to your existing broadband router or modem via Ethernet and uses your home’s electrical wiring to transmit data. What’s clever is that each Magic 2 WiFi node also contains a wireless AC access point, which lets you create a wireless mesh network with a wired backhaul (via Powerline) for super-reliable networking.
All you have to do is plug in nodes where you need Wi-Fi, or an extra pair of extra 1Gb Ethernet sockets, and you’re ready to go. Within two minutes the nodes are automatically connected via a secure connection creating a mesh Wi-Fi network where devices seamlessly roam between nodes for a consistently stable connection. And, with speeds of up to 2,400 Mbps—that’s over twice as fast as a typical 1Gb wired Ethernet connection—the Devolo Magic 2 WiFi lets you stream multiple 4K movies, 8K videos, data-hungry virtual reality applications and play online gaming with the minimum of lag.
Still on the fence? Watch the video above for a rundown of the Devolo Magic 2 WiFi’s features and a demonstration of how easy it is to set up.
The devolo Magic 2 Whole Home WiFi Kit retails at £269.99. The devolo Magic 2 WiFi single adapter retails at £109.99, while the devolo Magic 2 WiFi Starter Kit retails at £169.99. Click here to buy now.