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Huawei has launched a new Wi-Fi router, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro, which is the first hybrid home PLC and Wi-Fi System. This router eliminates common problems experienced with other Wi-Fi routers, such as weak signal strength, poor coverage and slow connection speeds.

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro three-pack hybrid utilises both mesh Wi-Fi technology and PLC turbo technology – which combines the best of both worlds. This hybrid consists of a main station and two secondary routers. The secondary stations can be plugged straight into a wall socket anywhere around the home to cover areas of poor signal and instantly bring full-speed broadband to that location.

Wide-reaching connectivity with PLC Turbo technology

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro’s PLC Turbo technology differs from traditional PLC modems, as it has a three-pin plug, which means the modem is less affected by electromagnetic interference from other household appliances. The Q2 Pro can also monitor interference from neighbouring Wi-Fi networks in real time and automatically switch the user’s Wi-Fi network to channels with the least interference.

In addition, PLC networking addresses the issue that Wi-Fi signal strength decreases significantly when it passes through walls, as PLC networking does not have to go through walls. This guarantees excellent broadband speeds of up to 200Mps in every corner of the home, eliminating those frustrations related to a loss of signal and intermittent Wi-Fi coverage when moving around your house. 

Simply plug and play for full coverage

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro can be easily and quickly configured through the use of the HUAWEI AI Life app – unlike other Wi-Fi networks that require time-consuming configuration. Users can simply plug in the device, and the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro’s secondary routers will automatically sync the Wi-Fi network’s name and password from the base router, ensuring quick and easy connection.

Users with very large homes, such as bed and breakfast establishments for example, also have the option to further improve the coverage by purchasing additional satellites. One HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro base can support up to 15 secondary routers simultaneously. Each new satellite can be added to a user’s existing network with just the touch of a button using the HUAWEI AI Life app.

Seamless router management with the HUAWEI AI Life app

Users are able to easily manage their Wi-Fi settings with the HUAWEI AI Life app. With this app, they are able to optimise Wi-Fi quality and analyse their Wi-Fi network to find ways of improving their Wi-Fi router. They can also set speed limits, allow guest connections, set Wi-Fi usage times, pause connectivity on their kids' devices, and check which devices are connected to the Wi-Fi and how much bandwidth they are using.

Triple security protection

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro also has advanced security features to protect the user’s home from hackers or people who want to illegally use their Wi-Fi. If someone attempts to crack the user’s Wi-Fi password using brute force cracking software, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro will recognise it and automatically blacklist them. The HUAWEI AI Life app also enables users to view all devices connected to their HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro, so they can kick unfamiliar devices off their Wi-Fi connection with a single button.

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro also has a Guest Wi-Fi feature, which operates on a completely different channel to a user’s main Wi-Fi network. This protects a user’s main Wi-Fi connection, as it uses a different SSID and password. Users can also disable their guest Wi-Fi network when their guests leave.

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro three-pack hybrid is available for R4,999.

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