If you were to stop and think about it, you would find that you probably have more Wi-Fi devices connected to your home network than you realize, and that number is only growing, right? Let’s see, there are our computers, phones, tablets, printers, TVs, blue-ray players, game consoles, appliances, thermostats, security cameras, picture frames, doorbells, clocks, etc. Whew! What a list!
Keeping everything on your network secure as well as ensuring complete WiFi coverage can be a challenge. Enter the Luma router …. an easy-to-use Wi-Fi router that creates what the company calls “surround WiFi” which will cover your home network’s “dead zones” via strategic placement of multiple Luma routers (this router is NOT a WiFi extender). When setting up the Luma routers in your home, only the first one needs to be configured. After that, all others are detected when installed. Once installed, you can control your entire network from the Luma app. From there, you can easily see every device and every user on your network, what other networks could be causing interference, and where potential problem spots are. The Luma will also allow you to monitor all network usage. You will be able to see what data is flowing through your network (you can see what websites are being visited in real time) and will also allow you to provide (or revoke) access to your network, disable devices at will, or disable the entire network.
It also has many parental control features like allowing you to set the rating level of the websites your kids can access (such as R, PG-13, PG, G, etc.), monitoring all websites being visited, and setting time limits for usage. Your kids can also request access to a blocked website, and you can allow or deny the request right from your phone, regardless of where you are. You can even tailor the access to certain times of day, such as allowing only educational websites during homework time.
The Luma router is a modern looking device available in four colors (silver, gold, orange, or white) that may be placed anywhere near a power outlet. It is 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant with simultaneous dual band capability (2.4 & 5 GHz) and WPA/WPA2 enterprise level encryption, and two GB Ethernet ports, a quad-core processor, and Bluetooth 4.0. The Luma router is currently available for pre-order. It is $99 for one (for small apartments) and $249 for three (for a typical sized home). Please visit the Luma website to pre-order yours or obtain more information (see the FAQ section for more detailed info).