Add features to the Wyze Mesh Router and Router Pro

The best Mesh Routers available have a Dedicated Wireless Backhaul channel that is used only for the satellite towers to communicate with each other and with the base router. WYZE router should have this capability to compete against the competitors. The performance is greatly improved with the wireless dedicated backhaul.

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Any idea if my google home nest devices have that dedicated wireless backhaul? I doubt it, because they are all connected via wire for their backhaul in one house. The other houses just use them as a mesh – one main, and 2 satellites – and have no idea if they have a wireless back haul.

You only need wireless back haul if you don’t have a wired connection.

WYZE Mesh Pro x3, 75 devices, 1Gbps Internet, WYZE fanboy :wink:

My top requests in order:

  1. Add data usage / bandwidth tracking and reporting.
    • This is vital when dealing with your ISP. I’d bet a lot of us are paying for the top tier service and mine consistently drops below the 1 Gbps I’m paying for.
  2. Use device name (DSN support?) in device list instead of the MAC.
    • The Google Mesh I’m replacing at least allowed me to add friendly names so that would be an option I’d be OK with since I already track the MAC addresses, but I’d bet most people would want this to be automatic, especially with our WYZE devices.
      3a. Forcing a device to connect to a specific router
      3b. List of devices by router.
    • TBH, this would just be really cool, but not really that useful without the other item of forcing a device to connect to a specific router and very cumbersome with out device names.
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This would be a perfect replacement for my current router, except I need the additional LAN ports for my network setup. 4 LAN ports would be good, in my opinion. Thanks!

[Mod Edit]: Title and tags modified to be more inclusive and to enhance search clarity.

Adding 2 additional Ethernet ports to the already designed and marketed Mesh Router will neccessitate a product redesign. Therefore, your wishlist submission has been changed to a compilation topic that covers user ideas for a next generation (v2) Mesh Router.

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Add a 4-8 port unmanaged switch to your output port.

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That’s how I have my current mesh systems set up. :+1:

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch

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Same, I actually have a Netgear 5 port switch

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Let me pile on with the switch suggestion… get a $20-30 8 port switch and problem solved.

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Agree with the switch idea.
Also, would suggest NAS functionality via external USB drive.

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I bought this guy for under $20

8 port gigabit switch switch. Problem solved. No need to make the router more expensive, generating more heat and using more processor/RAM, etc, for the people who don’t need more than 2… :slight_smile:

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Allow the Wyze Mesh routers to be powered via POE (Power over Ethernet).

This would allow the APs to be easily placed where wi-fi is needed (not in my IT closet) while taking full advantage of wired backhaul already offered.

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That would be convenient.

There are lots of POE adapters, so it might work to use those.

I have noticed that it’s rare for any routers to support being powered by POE which makes me think that POE doesn’t generate enough power to do this well especially since the power will continually degrade the longer the cord is.

It would be nice to have more flexibility and fewer cords if it is possible effective.

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A router powered over POE probably a rare thing. However, a POE access point is quite available.

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Oh, it doesn’t just use the regular ethernet ports? I’ve never used PoE yet, so I just assumed it used any Ethernet port. Does it have to have a special port for it to power other devices?

POE does require specific Ethernet ports that are designed to split power and data. Regular Ethernet ports just ignore the power.

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I’d like to see both (all, if more than 2) ports on the Pro version be 2.5G or better, rather than just the WAN port.

I currently have 1.5Gbps internet, and my new computers have 2.5G ethernet ports for fast access to internet as well as local LAN data (on my NAS), so I can’t take full advantage of my high-speed internet connection and faster local network connection with the 2.5G WAN + 1G LAN ports on the current Pro router.

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1 WAN Port
1 10 2.5gbps Backhaul Port
4 LAN Ports 1 Gig are a must to be competitive with other wireless routers on the market place
I strongly recommend 6 to be fully helpful, increase density, encourage wired connections, and reduce the need for external switches or other equipment

Has anyone received a Router or Router Pro yet?
I’m confused about the coverage -
If it covers 2,000 sq ft that is about equivalent to a circle 65 feet in diameter, that seems pretty limited.