mesh networking

The Velop AC3900 mesh router offers cheaper whole-home Internet

The whole-home wireless craze peaked and waned last year with the rise of Orbi, Eero, Google WiFi, and Linksys’ Velop. These routers use mesh technology to blanket your home in soft, velvety Wi-

Particle announces the Mesh board, an easy way to make your DIY talk to itself

Particle – which used to be called Spark – has released the third generation of their tiny, networked computing boards. Their new product, called Mesh, allows you to connect either to a W

Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection

Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messagin

A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico

When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back-country hike. But it turns out that I underestimated the demand for

Bridgefy lets developers build mesh networking into their apps

Bridgefy, which is launching in our Disrupt SF Battlefield today, allows developers to build a mesh network into their mobile apps so that their users and apps can still communicate, even when those d

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a st

Smart WiFi startup Eero updates its hardware and introduces a new network security service

Eero is launching a new version of its flagship Eero wireless base station. The second-gen Eero is the same size and shape of its predecessor, but the company has drastically upgraded the underlying h

goTenna Series B fuels vision to make local communication possible anywhere on the planet

Founded in 2012 with the small goal of enabling connectivity-free communication, goTenna has ballooned to more than 23 employees and delivered real hardware to market in the process. Today the startup

GoTenna Pro meshing radio aspires to deploy next to rescue, fire and security teams

Keeping in touch when there's no communications infrastructure for one reason or another is nice for you and me, but critical for disaster response, forest fire control and military operations. GoTenn

Open Garden makes its offline mesh networking tech available to third-party developers

Open Garden, the company behind the FireChat offline messenger, is now the mesh networking tech behind its apps available for all developers. The company today announced the launch of its MeshKit SDK,

The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

Wifi is hot again. Recently products like Google Wifi, Eero, and now the Almond 3 are being released with the goal of changing the Wifi experience, something that really hasn’t really been trie

Luma, Quite Improbably, Makes Wi-Fi Setup Fun

Wi-fi setup is usually pretty easy: you find a space in the house, hire a team of radio experts to scan it for dead spots and an entire IT team to manage security and QoS. Then you try to connect from

Clean Tech Stages A Comeback In The Smart Building Space

After the clean tech boom went bust, the industry seemed to disappear from the tech world's focus as quickly as the billions of dollars that had been invested. But one sector -- energy efficiency -- h

Open Garden Raises $10.8M Series A Round To Double Down On Its Off-Grid FireChat Messenger

Open Garden, the company behind the popular FireChat messaging app, today announced its $10.8 million Series A funding round led by August Capital. Other investors include Firebolt Ventures, Future Pe

Open Garden Expands Its Mesh Network To The Internet Of Things

Open Garden launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY more than two years ago. At that time, the company was focused on building a mesh network for Android phones, but since then, it has also found success th

Firechat Enables Cross-Platform, Off-The-Grid Chat Between iOS And Android

Open Garden's Firechat was one of the first -- if not the first -- application to make use of Apple's new multi-peer mesh networking capabilities. This enabled its users to anonymously chat with each