Smart Wi-Fi is an innovative technology that allows you to use your smartphone, tablet, or computer as a remote control for your home network. It's wireless home networking made simple.

Easy Management of Devices and Users



Once you've installed your Smart Wi-Fi account on your smartphone, tablet, or PC (you'll need to download the free app), it will be easy for you to manage devices and users connected to your home network. The app will allow you to adjust parental controls, check who's online, see how much data has been used in a billing period, or block specific devices.

Smart Remote Access & Control

 

You can even access these advanced tools remotely when at work or away from home. Once logged into the app on another device, Smart Wi-Fi lets you take control of all these features anytime, anywhere - so if someone tries to connect an unknown device to your network while you're out shopping, for example, you can quickly log in and take action.

 

You Can Manage Your Network Even When You're Not at Home

 

Smart Wi-Fi also comes with an impressive range of other smart features:

 

- See who's home (and who's not) via the user presence feature, which detects devices as soon as they log on to your network. - Turn off all the lights remotely, including those plugged into Smart Plugs, when you go to bed or leave your house. - Set schedules for individual devices; put them on standby mode during school holidays and turn them back on when it's homework time again. - Receive notifications whenever a device connects to your wireless network and/or downloads data – so you can keep track of what everyone is doing online.

Better Network Security

The routers in this category are the weakest links in your network's security. So should you, with router companies improving their game. Smart WIFI routers will send all of your smart software and devices traffic through their network while filtering out any potentially harmful material. This keeps your network free from viruses and other security breaches, as well as protects all those devices that can't yet protect themselves.

Fast and Better Coverage

Standard routers have a significant signal loss and dead zones. While you may easily video chat with your friend from the comfort of your sofa, you'll notice that the signal does not reach other rooms in the house, such as the bathroom. Smart Wi-Fi routers eliminate this issue by using Mesh Networking, which is multiple router devices working together.

How Does Smart Wi-Fi Work?

Smart Wi-Fi allows you to connect your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the Internet through your home network. You can then use these devices as remote controls for your Smart Home. You can control all of the connected devices in your home while also connecting to the Internet over your home's wireless signal.

 

Some people confuse this technology with mobile hotspots, but they are quite different. Mobile hotspots give you access to a 3G or 4G mobile data network on another device (usually one that doesn't support wireless connectivity). Smart Wi-Fi uses your existing wireless hardware and lets you control it remotely via an app on another device instead of creating its connection between them directly.

 

The less attention an access point (AP) needs, the smarter it is. Customers appreciate Ruckus products because our Wi-Fi doesn't require much involvement on their part. If Wi-Fi is truly intelligent, you don't need to hold its hand (if an AP had hands). Let's use wireless mesh networking as an example. The mesh technology incorporated into all Ruckus APs makes this possible. But it does not necessitate a hands-on approach from the user. An AP will identify when its wired connection has been lost if you have it turned on (clicking a box on the management console). When the AP loses its connection, it will scan for another AP on your network to take over as an access point. Ruckus calls this "AP Neighbor Awareness". If there is no other Ruckus AP around, the client device will behave as an access point and re-enable connectivity to the rest of your LAN. No user action is required.

Multiple units for whole-house coverage

 

The only way wireless mesh "moves" is when a device moves from one AP to another. It doesn't work harder or faster, just intelligently. If you have an AP-based system and a device leaves your network but is still in range of the same access point – even if it's on the other side of the house – it will connect automatically. This can cause major performance problems with traditional Wi-Fi gear because every time a device hops onto a neighboring AP, its connection must be authenticated all over again.

 

With Ruckus Wireless Smart Mesh technology, this automatic handoff problem goes away completely because devices roam seamlessly from one AP to another as they move around your home.

Benefits of Smart Wi-Fi

In addition to being easy to use, the Smart Wi-Fi technology allows you to enjoy faster speeds and better coverage. The range of a single access point is limited – even a powerful one – but with several strategically placed APs, there's less chance of connection failure. Using Ruckus wireless gear, your network will automatically evolve into a mesh that provides complete whole-home coverage. This means that no matter where you are in your house or outside, the connection will be fast and reliable enough for all your needs.

 

Smart Wi-Fi has been adopted by service providers because it enables them to offer services without requiring their customers to make significant investments in time or money or expertise. As long as you have smartphones or tablets, you only need to download the app and you're all set to go. You don't have to climb ladders or even get out of bed – just use your mobile device to control the lights, locks, and other connected devices in your home.

In Conclusion

While smart WIFI routers are a superior choice to traditional routers, they all differ and accomplish different goals. Whatever smart router you pick will have improved security, parental controls, network restrictions, intelligent device monitoring, user management capabilities, and automatic integration with your existing smart home devices.