Mercusys Halo H50G, a cheap mesh network for everyone

Today, it is difficult to imagine a world without the Internet. In fact, not so long ago, access to it was inherently limited – either in terms of price or poor infrastructure. However, with today’s opportunities, we can cope with each of these challenges. Now by getting Internet from your operator, It is enough to pay attention only to the appropriate range, so as not to worry about the fact that the signal will be unstable somewhere in the house and the speed will be significantly limited. In this way, Mesh Wi-Fi systems are becoming more and more popular, and I would like to present one of them to you. This Mercusys Halo H50G not only looks very interesting on paper, and is undoubtedly one of the best value offers in its class.

What will we find in the kit with Mercusys Halo H50G and how much does it cost?

Mercusys Halo H50G is offered in the form of a classic cube with the most important symbols. Here, among other things, we will learn the main points of the specification, as well as information about the 3-year warranty. Inside the box you will find the most important, ie 3 sets of devices with special power adapters and Ethernet cable.

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How much is all this? Well, today we will buy the equipment for less than 400 PLN. This makes the Mercusys Halo H50G a really attractive price point among the 3 satellite Mesh systems. What exactly do the characteristic cubes offer?

Technical specification of Mercusys Halo H50G

  • MediaTek TP1900BN chip (Cortex A7, 1.2 GHz)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 32 MB flash memory
  • Mesh network support (802.11k / v / r)
  • Transfer speed up to 1900 Mb / s:
    • 5 GHz up to 1300 Mb / s (802.11a / n / ac)
    • Up to 600 Mb / s at 2.4 GHz (802.11 b / g / n)
  • operating mode: router or access point
  • Ability to connect up to 100 devices with a maximum range of 550 m2
  • guest network, QoS, parental control
  • Port Routing, DMZ, UPnP
  • 3x Ethernet connectors (RJ-45 1 Gigabit, automatic WAN / LAN splitting)
  • 6 internal antennas
  • Dimensions: 88 x 88 x 88 mm
  • weight: 500 grams

One of the main advantages is simplicity – it is already visible in the case

Mercusys Halo H50G review test review

Large, shapeless routers that are hard to put anywhere, because they rarely fit into the decor of the world, are a thing of the past. When we look at the Mercusys Halo H50G, we will clearly understand this. Small, light and, above all, shaped satellites will find themselves in any environment. Their simple structure and inconspicuous design provide adaptation to all needs. At the same time, everything folds properly and the finish does not collect dirt, which is a good example of a good and useful combination.

Structurally, the Halo H50G offers a logo at the end, a cooling system and the necessary signs at the bottom, a light-colored LED on the front and a reset button with all the connectors on the back. The latter are especially important. Each satellite is the same and each offers three RJ-45 connectorsthus, we can rely not only on good practice with wireless communication, but also on wired connection. After all, we are talking about a 1 Gigabit Ethernet port.

Configuration is also easy and takes a few minutes

Mercusys Halo H50G review test review

Do three routers require a triple configuration commitment? There can be nothing wrong. Mercusys has adapted its product to the needs of the user there is no need to read many manuals and learn industrial terminology. All you need is an app that you can download for free from the Play Store or App Store on your smartphone. The initial configuration process actually takes a few minutes, which is perfectly illustrated in the following material.

We connect the necessary cables (the WAN itself will be recognized), connect to the resulting network and proceed step by step to adjust all the settings to your needs. Similarly, just a few clicks are enough to add more satellites.

After configuration, we get not only access to the network in the Mesh system, but also a set of interesting features. Of course, we can quickly review the connected devices, but we can also inform about the newly connected uninvited guests. By the way, for them invitation we can open a private network.

To this, let’s add control to the user profile, which allows you to easily filter out unwanted traffic. Yes, yes, in today’s families, on the contrary, parental control is important, even important. Add to this the ability to allocate bandwidth to specific devices, as well as affect more advanced settings such as Fast Roaming or Beamforming. You will learn all this in the gallery above, but the goal is the same – to improve the wireless Internet experience.

What do we really gain? Mesh, ie a single Wi-Fi network

Mercusys Halo H50G review test review

The ability to create a mesh network at home is first and foremost a convenience. This way, you don’t have to worry about signal loss, because the whole system dynamically focuses on offering us the best connection quality and managing the satellites properly. Mercusys guarantees a total area of ​​550 square meters with the proper installation of equipment that can make an absolute impression. Inevitably, in my smaller test conditions (between 60 and 160 square meters), I rated the signal at a stable, strong level. No matter which room I was in, I could always count on a full download and download speed of about 600 Mbps. Of course, the wired connection also met the expected parameters, approaching 1 Gb / s. In this way, simplicity of construction, configuration, and operation does not mean a decrease in performance. Regardless of the intended use – browse the Internet, transfer files or play games.

Cheap and effective – the Mercusys Halo H50G home system looks like this

Mercusys Halo H50G review test review

The Mercusys Halo H50G stands out above all for its average performance. For less than 400 PLN, we get an elegant Mesh network system that offers exactly what it announces. Mandatory added functions are out of the question. It is a simple set both in terms of design and operation and should be considered as an advantage. On the other hand, the existing functionality will undoubtedly work at home, so the company has chosen the main buyer and the product for them very well.

The introduction was created in cooperation with the TP-Link brand

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