Following enumeration will tell you what is BANA.
a:: BANA is a WiFi Router
b:: BANA is a WiFi System consisting of Multiple Routers to cover bigger homes. The BANA Routers talk among themselves wirelessly and form a BIGGER WiFi Network.
c:: BANA is a Wireless Surveillance Camera System, wherein you can attach USB webcams to the BANA WiFi Routers and monitor your premises from anywhere.
a:: A single BANA unit can be used as a WiFi Router
b:: Two or more units can be used to increase the WiFi coverage and avoid deadspots
c:: Attach USB Webcams to one or more BANA units to add Surveillance
The answer is little lengthy.
If you have an Internet Connection with speed below 80Mbps, then BANA fits the bill perfectly. Otherwise we recommend not to go with BANA.
There is something called throughput which is roughly 50 to 60% of the maximum speed. Throughput is the maximum speed, your clients (Laptop / Smart-Phone etc) can get. In a congested environment it would go down further.
Advertised speed is the cumulative speed of both the radios present on their Routers. But your clients will get connected with only one radio at any point of time. So effective throughput is only that you get with a single Radio.
From our experience, we know that with a 11AC radio you would typically get a throughput of 500Mbps in an RF-clean environment with shorter ranges say 4 - 5 feet. It may go down further when the distance between the Router and the client goes up. In a home scenario where there is a lot of interference from Neighbor's Routers, the throughput may be around 200Mbps.
So the effective throughput is not even half compared to the numbers advertised on the Routers.
BANA promises you upto 90Mbps of Internet Speed which is too good for most of the homes.
BANA covers upto 1200 square feet.
You can configure BANA using a browser (eg. Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) or the Android App that we provide. For initial setup, you need nothing. The moment you are connected with the first BANA Router, you will be automatically redirected to the configuration process.
There is no theoritical limit. BANA Network consists of two types of BANA nodes. The Root BANA and Non-Root BANA. The Root-BANA is the one which should be connected with your Modem (For Internet) using an Ethernet cable. The non-Root BANAs will automatically join the BANA Network when they are powered on. The Non-Root BANAs are mainly used to expand the WiFi coverage of the network. There should be exactly one Root-BANA and optionally multiple non-Root BANAs.
No. For initial setup, the moment you are connected with the first BANA Router, you will be automatically redirected to the configuration process. or You can configure through our Android App.
There will be exactly one Root-BANA and any number (from 0) of Non-Root BANA nodes.
Anywhere. Weighing 39grams, BANA can be easily placed anywhere like stick to the wall / ceiling or place it on the tables.
Yes. Monitor BANA from anywhere using our Android App.
We recommend to use not more than 8 cameras in a single Network for best quality.
Videos are saved locally. You need to buy our DVR box and a USB-harddisk to save the videos.
No. Just attach the cameras to the Routers. Thats it.
Yes. There is not limit on the time.
No. It is absolutely a FREE service.
Yes. BANA WiFi System supports USB storage devices. Only USB sticks are supported and USB-harddisks are not supported.
Yes. IEEE 802.11R is supported.
Yes. Plug-in your USB-tethered mobile or 4G-USB Dongle into the USB port of the Root BANA. It will be used as backup link when your main Internet connection goes down.
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