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Deyond WirelessBy Deyond Wireless
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Deyond WirelessBy Deyond Wireless
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$2,237
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27
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 27 2015 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introduction

To many of us, WiFi is like air, we cannot do without it. The majority of the WiFi devices still operate at 2.4GHz today and we constantly feel the "pain" of limited bandwidth.  Some people may have tried to run multiple 2.4GHz WiFi networks at home or in office, only to find out that they interfere with each other.

Spider WiFi is a single box. It allows all of your 2.4GHz WiFi devices to connect to it, up to more than 100 of them, at the same time. No need to worry about your capacity if you have too many 2.4GHz WiFi devices.

With multi-antennas and equivalent transmit power of 4W (adjustable to meet local regulatory requirements), Spider WiFi will provide excellent WiFi coverage.

Spider WiFi: One Box Integrates Two 2.4GHz APs

Unlike the dual band WiFi routers which has one 2.4GHz and one 5GHz channel, Spider WiFi supports two 2.4GHz channels by integrateing two 2.4GHz APs into one box. In addition, it is equipped with 8 antennas (shown below) and 8 RF receivers/transmitters. These enable Spider to run our powerful adjacent channel and co-channel Interference cancellation algorithms and completely eliminate the interference between these two 2.4GHz frequency APs. 

Spider WiFi VS. Other Routers
Spider WiFi VS. Other Routers

The Root Cause of "Bad WiFi"

WiFi is indispensable nowadays, but the reality is not always satisfactory. How many times have you had "bad WiFi"?

The root causes of these “bad WiFi” are mostly because of interference and congestion of WiFi network due to overwhelming number of WiFi users. It is not uncommon to find more than 20 WiFi devices/users even in a single family home. So what should we do?

  • 802.11ac routers?  Only if you have 802.11ac capable smartphones, PAD and devices, of which most of them do not support yet.
  • 5GHz+2.4GHz dual bands routers? This is the majority of the WiFi routers currently on the market. But they only solve your problem if you have 5GHz. You still have the same limited 2.4GHz just as your old single band WiFi. A lot of WiFi dependent systems opt for 2.4GHz for backward compatibility. Sonos wireless speaker systems are a good example.
  • Deploy more than one AP at 2.4GHz? The APs will interfere with each other even if you put them on different channels in a small area.

Spider WiFi router is different. It is designed from ground-up with the most advanced smart antenna algorithms to solve the above WiFi problems!

 Smart Antenna Tutorial and  Video

Spider WiFi uses smart antenna beamforming technology to actively cancel out interference between the two 2.4GHz channel cards it has. 

If you are interested in knowing more about the theory behind Spider WiFi, check out this video:

If you still want to dig deeper, check out this presentation:http://www.slideshare.net/RajibKumar/smart-antenna?next_slideshow=1

Spider WiFi Router Demo

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Spider WiFi Features

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standard compliant
  • 2.4GHz + 2.4GHz (2 channels)
  • 4W total TX output power: 27dBm(500mW)/antenna (adjustable to meet with local regulatory compliance)
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Gateway, Bridge, Access Point Modes
  • Web interface, or SSH、SSH2、Telnet
  • Wireless Security - Open, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
  • Multiple SSIDs or single SSID
  • DHCP, VLANs, Firewall, QOS, WMM
  • MAC control, bandwidth control
  • 110V/220V or PoE power supply

Spider WiFi Router Components

We have already built Spider WiFi prototype.  This kick starter project is our attempt to allow our customers to pre-order Spider WiFi  for market validation. Below shows the components of a prototype Spider WiFi router. 

 
Spider WiFi Router Components
Spider WiFi Router Components

 Below shows the actual test results of Spider WiFi with its two integrated 2.4GHz WiFi APs running at the same time (Actual real world throughput with IxChariot)

Real World IxChariot Test Results of Spider WiFi Prototype
Real World IxChariot Test Results of Spider WiFi Prototype

Risks and challenges

Design

The current Spider WiFi already went through several iterations. It's been running nonstop in our lab with no issues. We expect to have 1 to 2 more design iterations mainly to reduce the cost before go into production.

Production

We've been supplying WiFi APs and CPEs since inception. We have a team in China and work closely with our contract manufacturers in China. We can handle a large initial order without encountering delays.

Challenges

The main challenge is to bring down the cost of the current Spider WiFi prototype as it's still quite higher than what we would like. The same team that worked on Spiders is behind numerous previous WiFi products we design and manufactured. We feel confident we can deliver the product on time.

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    Develop your applications on Spider WiFi router. Exclusive early access to our SDK. You get two production units TWO MONTH EARLIER THAN OUR GENERAL RELEASE DATE and exclusive access to our Developer/Tester support.

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