Gryphon Smart Wi-Fi Mesh Networking System with splendid Parental Controls

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Home Mesh Networking Systems are becoming popular by the day for their seamless coverage and reliability. Since with your average router, the chances of a Wi-Fi dead zone are more likely, with a mesh networking system, your whole home is covered. Therefore, Gryphon Smart Wi-Fi System is one such easy to use solution, which offers solid performance while also being affordable.

Not only does Gryphon’s mesh networking system offer extensive parental controls, but there is also a one-year anti-malware and antivirus subscription courtesy of the ESET Technology. What’s more is that you can get a two-pack system for a relatively affordable price tag of $399.

Actually, you don’t even need the two pack Mesh WiFi system, if you don’t have a large house i.e. a covered area of 6,000 square feet. This is because even a single unit is sufficient to cover a small covered area of 3,000 square feet, which is available for just $249. This can also be a good option in case you want even addition coverage to your already two-pack system.

Design

Both of the units that come in the two-pack system are exactly the same. The design is fairly elegant with each of the units towering with a slight taper at the top. Overall, their height is 9.3 inches and a width of 4.2 inches and 4.0 inches at the bottom and top respectively. They are a sight to see with their unique design in the way that it largely seems that someone twisted a rectangular block in a fashionable manner.

Ports

For the tech-savvy, each unit has 3 Gigabit LAN ports around the back. There is also a WAN port alongside a power adapter jack, and a reset button.

Specifications

Although there is no USB port on the mesh networking unit itself, you don’t need to worry since the device itself has a whopping (when it comes to networking devices) 4 GB of flash memory. Other than this, the device is powered by a Qualcomm 4019 processor, which is in fact Quad-Core. This means that combined with a 512 MB of RAM, the router can handle multiple clients easily.

To make sure that all nearby areas are covered, the router features 6 Wi-Fi antennas as well. This means that when it comes to Wi-Fi coverage, you are in safe hands. There is also a Bluetooth Radio as well for additional connectivity purposes. Most importantly, being a tri-band AC3000, the router is fully capable of supporting speeds of more than 1.7 Gbps on the newer 5 GHz band, while on the older 2.4 GHz band, the speed is limited to 400 Mbps.

There is an additional 5 GHz band as well, which is used for backhaul communications between units. That band though has a max speed of 866 Mbps, which is still sufficient unless you have a really really fast internet connection.

In addition to this, the router also supports 4 x 4 MU-MIMO, which means that any device connected to your network would be able to access internet any time rather than one waiting for the other. Furthermore, with beamforming technology, signals are sent where they are needed the most, rather than just spreading them around. Furthermore, with automatic band steering, you are guaranteed the best performance since the router automatically chooses the best radio band.

Mobile App and fantastic Parental Controls

To access the device’s setting, you can only do so through a mobile application. That’s a bummer since not every time do we have easy access to our smartphones. Though, it is also good in a way that by offering a web console, the router is always susceptible to attacks from outside. When you first open the app, there is a round Pause button. Through this, you can give your internet a break.

There are four tabs you can interact with namely Managed Devices, Unmanaged Devices, Things, and TV & Entertainment. The rest is elementary since even a novice user can easily use the app. The best thing is the parents can enable Safe Search and even a YouTube filter from within the app itself. They can even view the internet browsing history of anyone who uses the network. Though for privacy purposes, it is already disabled for adults and guests.

The parental controls are so great that you can even set internet time for your children. Other than this there is also a built-in malware protection, which will prompt you immediately if there is any malware on the network. This is powered by ESET Technology, though only for a year, after which you would need to spend $9.99 a month but that’s your call.

Our Verdict

Considering that the Mesh Networking system is available for as low as $399 for a two-pack system while offering solid performance and splendid parental controls, perhaps, your search ends here.

 

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