Thursday, 9 March 2017

Typical Network Setup with BANA WiFi Routers and DVR

I am going to introduce a new Feature in this post. One can save the Surveillance video streams recorded by BANA WiFi Routers (Through USB Cams). Needless to say, DVR is also a wireless device. We made the configuration very easy for DVR also. It joins the network with a minimal configuration and saves the video streams.

A typical setup involving BANA WiFi Routers and DVR is as shown below.  ROOT is the main WiFi Router that starts the network and connected with Internet directly through a WAN cable. Non-ROOTs extend your WiFi Network and will  help you to avoid WiFi dead-spots. DVR saves the Surveillance videos captured by  USB-cameras (not shown in the figure) attached to ROOT and Non-ROOT Nodes. One can view the recorded videos through our App. 




There is no subscription fee to use this service. Just buy the DVR, attach an USB Hard-disk and configure it. Thats it. There is no limit on the size of the videos that you save. The streams are stored, as long as your hard-disk has free space. The oldest streams will be automatically cleared in case of non-availability of space. 


BTW, we have updated our website recently. Please check, http://www.nearhop.com . Also let us know if you are expecting more features. We will start selling the BANA Routers very soon through a crowd-funding platform.  Register at http://www.nearhop.com/#SIGNUP to hear more about the crowd-funding campaign. 

Friday, 3 March 2017

WiFi Router vs WiFi Range Extender vs WiFi System

WiFi Access is one thing that people can't live without. Traditionally you need something called WiFi Router through which you can access Internet.

WiFi Routers have a range of around 30 meters. In case you need to access beyond this range, you need something called WiFi Repeater / WiFi Range Extender. 

WiFi Repeaters have some limitations though.  Some of them are enumerated below.

  • WiFi Repeaters are not that easy to configure
  • Sometimes they create a new Network
  • There might be some compatibility issues between multiple vendors


WiFi Systems address the above limitations. They are easy to configure. There will be exactly one WiFi network with a typical WiFi System and there will be smooth roaming for clients between Routers.


People started moving towards WiFi Systems from traditional WiFi Routers / WiFi Repeaters and next few years belong to WiFi Systems.