Samsung Connect gets new life as SmartThings Wifi

CNET | 8/13/2018 | Molly Price
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SmartThings Wifi is an upgrade to the former Samsung Connect mesh Wi-Fi system.

Samsung's mesh Wi-Fi system debuted last year as Samsung Connect. Today, Samsung announced the release of its second-generation mesh system, rebranded under the SmartThings umbrella as SmartThings Wifi. Along with new hardware, the company is partnering with Plume, a cloud-based Wi-Fi management system.

Plume - Background - Bandwidth - Data - Device

Plume works in the background to manage bandwidth, monitoring how much data each device is using and sending, then selecting the most effective band and frequency channel, depending on your needs. You'll also be able to set parental controls, manage device screen time, and set up special passwords for guests.

Plume has its own app, where you can view a detailed analysis in real time and diagnostics for your network. The app isn't necessary, though. Users with the SmartThings app will still have the benefit of a Plume-managed network. Plume is transitioning into a membership-based service, but customers who purchase SmartThings Wifi won't need to worry about membership fees.

Specs - Processing - Memory - Speed - SmartThings

Technical specs for processing, memory and speed in the SmartThings Wifi mesh system are identical to the last generation, save for the...
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