Consumer-grade in-home WiFi networks take a beating, there’s no denying that. With heavy, bandwidth-eating activity taking place throughout the day, competing signals from neighbors’ networks and nearby Bluetooth devices, and the challenges of true whole-home coverage, we ask a lot of our routers and other signal-boosting products—never mind the toll it takes on the consumers tasked with setting up their own network. And, often, they come up short leaving us with dead zones or just laggy overall performance. For Nokia, those struggles became too much to overlook, which lead to their development of a suite of WiFi solutions.
This week, Nokia announced plans to expand their portfolio of WiFi products and new features aimed at improving the user experience.
The Beacon 1, which joins the Beacon 3 in Nokia’s lineup, is considered an entry-level, whole-home mesh WiFi system for consumers “looking for the best performance at the best price.” Like the Beacon 3, the Beacon 1 includes Nokia’s Intelligent Channel Selection feature, which automatically identifies the best possible WiFi channel for each device added to the network to ensure an uninterrupted WiFi experience.