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Blanket your home in Wi-Fi with Huawei's Q2 routers

Huawei is getting its feet wet in the consumer mesh router market.

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Gordon Gottsegen
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A huge name in wireless infrastructure, Chinese giant Huawei is getting into the consumer Wi-Fi router market in the West: introducing the new Huawei WiFi Q2.

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The problem with common home Wi-Fi routers is that signal weakens as you get farther away from the router, and that homes tend to have Wi-Fi blind spots.

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Huawei's WiFi Q2, like other mesh systems, tries to solve this by pairing each router base unit with satellite repeaters that supplement the signal.

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Plug an additional repeater into an outlet to give that room a strong signal.

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Meanwhile the base unit will act like your standard Wi-Fi router.

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The base units and repeaters are sold in sets so you can buy more or less depending on how big your home is.

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For more info on the router system read CNET's coverage of the Huawei WiFi Q2.

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