Wi-Fi sucks. (But it doesn’t have to.)

The following is a sponsored post from Ignition Design Labs and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Backerjack’s editorial staff. 

One thing all tech users can agree on is their frustration with Wi-Fi. But, considering consumer Wi-Fi technology hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years, this should come as no surprise. What has happened during the last decade, however, is a rapid influx of tens of millions of Wi-Fi-enabled devices. All of these devices are now operating on a network that carries more than 100 times the amount of data it was designed to carry.

Consumers want faster, more reliable connections that allow them to use all of their devices more easily. But with applications such as HD video streaming, real-time gaming, video chat and more competing for bandwidth, it’s no wonder Wi-Fi sucks.

That is, until today. Portal is now available on Kickstarter.

Portal is the world’s first turbocharged router engineered to outperform in today’s congested Wi-Fi environments to improve users’ daily wireless Internet experience. It delivers up to three times the radio spectrum, three times lower latency and up to 300 times the speed of conventional routers.

It’s able to achieve this by listening, learning and adapting with the changing Wi-Fi environment. Portal’s unique FCC-certified technology (FastLanes™) permits most existing Wi-Fi devices to operate in a portion of the 5GHz frequency range that is designated primarily for use by weather radar systems. This allows Wi-Fi networks with Portal to use a total of six channels (80MHz), four of which aren’t available to networks with ordinary Wi-Fi routers.

With six channels available, Portal can use another unique technology, SmartLanes™, which actively monitors for congestion and changes Wi-Fi channel assignments predictively to avoid network congestion and give an uninterrupted and hassle-free Internet experience.

Portal’s award-winning RF design also reduces dead spots and improves Wi-Fi performance throughout your home. The large and unsightly external antennas that many routers use to improve range are folded into Portal’s elegant case. Inside the smooth, aerodynamic body are 10 state-of-the-art radios, strong external power amplifiers and nine conformal antennas that deliver impressive range and coverage.

While the technology is advanced, Portal is easy to set up and operate. Users can manage Portal’s security, parental controls and guest access with one-touch set up via smartphone.

Be one of the first to own Portal.


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