Working From Home: Have Routers Become More Important?

first_imgGadgets 360: Do buyers adequately understand the differences between standards such as Wi-Fi 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.11ax? What actually pushes buyers to look beyond basic Internet connectivity and explore expensive routers?Vinay Shetty: Modern buyers have to come understand the basic difference between Wi-Fi n and Wi-Fi ac/ax routers. For most users, what they objectively relate those terms with is the extent of connectivity throughout their homes, and they obtain this information from YouTube and other online platforms. The deciding factors users look for before switching from their existing routers to a better router that may or may not be expensive, is wide coverage, stable connectivity across devices, high security, and most importantly the ease of setting up. For example, we have a mobile app that uses a graphical user interface that makes it easy for any user to set up and control the router and give access to a new user.Gadgets 360: Has the shift to a number scheme, ie Wi-Fi 6, and retrospective branding for Wi-Fi 5/4/etc caused any confusion?Vinay Shetty: A very human understanding for any new technology has been the higher the number, the newer the technology. The branding collateral for this latest generation of Wi-Fi, like any new technology, indicates the leaps over the existing Wi-Fi 5/ 4 etc.Gadgets 360: What factors motivate people to upgrade their routers? Especially for those who get a free basic one from their ISP.Vinay Shetty: Basic routers provided by all ISPs only serve the purpose of having a functional Internet connection. Over the course of time, using these basic routers, people become aware of their limitations in terms of bandwidth distribution, coverage, and security against Internet attacks. Consumer routers, especially the feature-rich ones, are the unsung heroes of the tech ecosystem. The WFH situation has underlined this. Everyone with a router wants a stable Internet connection with consistent speed and good coverage throughout their home. People have also understood the importance of Internet security and protection against malware and internet fraud.asus aimesh routers asusMesh routers can help extend your home Wi-Fi range to cover a large area Wi-Fi routers are a key gadget that many people don’t understand. As many of us have settled in to working from home, and have become heavily dependent on our Internet connections, we might need to consider upgrading the tools and infrastructure we need for working, learning, and staying in touch remotely. One often overlooked piece of hardware that could make a big difference is your home router – but what is the best one to buy, should you buy a mesh setup, and what’s the difference between the letters n, ac, and ax in the names? Routers come in various shapes and sizes, with capabilities differentiated in terms of speeds and frequency bands supported, range, number of antennas, and of course price.Gadgets 360 spoke with Vinay Shetty, Regional Director, Components Business, India and South Asia at Asus, to learn more about the market for home routers at present, and what the near future looks like.- Advertisement – Gadgets 360: What is the uptake of mesh router kits? Are potential buyers aware of how these work and what the benefits and tradeoffs are? Are the cost and perceived complexity serious deterrents?Vinay Shetty: Yes, people are becoming more and more aware of the concept and functionality of mesh networking technology. This helps to eliminate dead zones, lower your ping, and extend your connectivity range. Our digital media and social media platforms help us reach, inform, and educate our user base. As far as the cost is concerned, you can get a dedicated mesh or SOHO mesh system starting from Rs. 8,000, depending on the user requirement. Currently, we are the only manufacturer that offers the flexibility of using two or more ASUS AiMesh compatible models not belonging to the same series to form a comprehensive mesh system.Gadgets 360: What does the future of the market look like? What innovations or new tech can we look forward to in the home networking space?Vinay Shetty: We’ve already seen the integration of a Bluetooth speaker with Amazon Alexa in a router, then RGB LED lighting in our new ROG line of routers. Our product marketing team is working closely with our R&D team on a few exciting projects in the consumer and home networking space, which you will have the opportunity to see in late 2021. Gadgets 360: How has the market for home routers and networking products changed since the beginning of the lockdown? Has working from home driven upgrades?Vinay Shetty: The current “work from home” scenario has propelled the home router business not just globally but in India as well. Users now realise that it is important to not just have a strong Internet connection, but for its bandwidth to be equally distributed amongst users at home. Currently, on an average, a family of four has close to two devices per user; that’s already eight connected devices. In addition, if you consider a smart TV and other smart devices or appliances that are connected to the Wi-Fi at home, it makes the demand of connectivity very high. So, the need to a have a good networking device is imperative. We are seeing an encouraging shift in dual-band router purchases along with existing customers upgrading from a single-band router to a dual-band router.Gadgets 360: How price sensitive are most buyers of home routers? Which models are the most popular? – Advertisement –center_img Vinay Shetty: Customers are largely price sensitive, but in the current scenario where a stable internet connection is a necessity while working or studying from home, customers are opting for quality and stability, even if it means paying a premium for it. Most of our dual-band range of routers in the price range of Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 5,000 have garnered the needed momentum, as well as our line of AiMesh routers that offer a wide array of features, making them a logical buy in the long run.asus rog rapture routers asusThe top-end Asus ROG Rapture router models are designed for gamers and power users- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Tennis News Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to Daniil Medvedev, India singles challenge ends in US Open 2019

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic recently.Daniil Medvedev took a medica timeout immediately after the second set.The 29-year-old from Chennai competed in all Grand Slams this season.center_img New York: India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran got a taste of high level tennis in his first-round exit from the US Open, losing to world number five Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in New York. The gulf between Prajnesh and top-10 players were wide and apparent as he lost 4-6 1-6 2-6 to the Russian, who recently vanquished multiple Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic. The Indian left-hander began aggressively but could not maintain intensity after losing the well-fought first set at Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday. The pressure induced unending unforced errors from Prajnesh, who was trying too hard. He had the heart to fight but lacked experience of playing at this level against the best in business. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old from Chennai competed in all Grand Slams this season, though he is yet to win a round in the singles main draw. Long rallies featured from the word go, though, Prajnesh took some time to find his range. The Indian dropped his serve in the very first game of the match but broke back Medvedev in the fourth with a crushing inside-out forehand winner after serving at love. The Russian broke back immediately when he placed a cross-court forehand from baseline in the open court.It was a dogfight but Medvedev nosed ahead again with another break of serve and consolidated it with a hold. Prajnesh mixed it up nicely by striking hard from the baseline with his free-flowing forehand and played some deft drop shots to set up points. Prajnesh’s body language was aggressive while Medvedev largely remained calm as the Russian served big and his solid returns in long rallies helped him take those extra points. Unforced errors from Prajnesh when Medvedev served for the opening set made easy the job of the Russian.Prajnesh began the second set with double faults and a forehand error at 30-all put him down by a breakpoint, which Medvedev converted. From here it became a one-way traffic as unforced errors from Prajnesh continued to pile and soon he was down 0-3 with a double break. He finally got on the board in the fifth game but was now trailing 1-4. The second set was over in no time with more and more errors coming off the Indian’s racquet.Medvedev took a medical timeout immediately after the second set to treat his left thigh but did not let Prajnesh take any advantage. He played smartly by making the points short. Prajnesh only helped his rival’s cause by not curtailing errors. He had lost steam and was going all out but the balls just flew over the lines. Medvedev had no trouble in closing the match in his favour after one hour and 24 minutes.last_img read more

Olivet’s Jalen Adams finally thriving after transferring three times due to injuries and playing time

first_img Published on January 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm Contact David: On Dec. 16, Olivet College gave up a game-tying 3 at the end of regulation to St. Mary’s (Maryland). It allowed a game-tying layup at the end of the first overtime. The Comets gave up two game-tying free throws with 20 seconds remaining in the second overtime.In Olivet’s huddle between the second and third overtime, Jalen Adams felt a tap on his side from his backcourt mate, Tracy Edmond.“We gotta end this now,” Edmond remembered saying.The two were exhausted, having played more than 45 minutes to that point and accounting for 65 of their team’s 99 points. Without saying a word, Adams nodded in agreement and headed back onto the court. The backcourt then combined for 11 points — seven coming from Adams — in the third overtime, securing a 117-111 victory.“It was such a crazy game, we should’ve won in regulation but sometimes things don’t go your way,” Edmond said. “As it went to overtime, and then another one, and then another one, we were just like ‘Wow.’ But we grinded it out.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile the contest was one of the craziest games of Adams’ career, he won’t remember it because of its three overtimes, his 38 points or his 55 minutes played. Rather, he will look back on it as the first time in five years his health allowed him to be at the center of such an exciting basketball atmosphere.In 17 games at Olivet, his fourth school in as many years, Adams averages 9.8 rebounds per game and 35.4 minutes per game, along with 26.5 points per game — the fifth-best in Division III. It’s the first chance he’s had to put up those numbers in a full season since high school.Adams attended Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan, where he gained statewide attention as one of Michigan’s top players. He landed at St. Bonaventure, where he chose to redshirt his freshman year after realizing most of his season would be spent on the bench.During the summer after his redshirt season, Adams broke his foot. While he was able to start the season on the Bonnies’ roster, he struggled to break into the lineup. In his season debut against Dartmouth, he recorded a season-high 11 points in 13 minutes. His scoring and playing time soon faded, and he scored just 13 points in as many appearances for the remainder of the season. Soon after the season ended, Adams decided he was going to transfer.“I was hurt, but not too much,” Adams said of his time at St. Bonaventure. “But it was definitely time for me to leave. It wasn’t the right place for me.”Adams needed a landing spot where he was guaranteed playing time, so he chose Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan, a four-time National Junior College Athletic Association national champion, with its most recent title coming in 2012. Adams intended to play one season at Mott, make it to the NJCAA championship game, and then go back to a Division I program, he said. He enjoyed plenty of game time, starting 17 games and averaging 16.9 points per game, but with just two games left in the season, Adams tore a meniscus.Adams’ injury severely set back his plans to join a Division I program. He left Mott after one season and joined Wayne State, a Division II school in Detroit.His recovery lasted into his redshirt junior season, disallowing him from practicing and playing at full health for most of the year. Adams played in just 12 games, and as his frustration about his lack of health continued to build, he started looking for a new school. Once the season ended and word got out Adams wanted to transfer, Olivet head coach Steve Ernst phoned him.“I saw Jalen play as a junior in high school, so I’ve known of him for quite some time. He was a tremendous high school talent,” Ernst said. “I heard he had withdrawn out of Wayne State, and so we called him. It ended up being a pretty good fit.”All the stars had aligned for Adams. He had fully recovered from his meniscus injury, was thought highly of by his coach, and was joining a multi-talented guard in Edmond: his future roommate. Once he arrived at Olivet, he instantly became the team’s primary ball-handler and shot-taker.Bouncing to and from four different schools, ranging from Division I to community college, in four years, Adams has struggled to find opportunities to thrive. Now, he is healthy and has a coach that trusts his ability and a supporting cast to compliment his talents.“I’m stronger, healthier, and I’m finally getting opportunities to play,” Adams said. “And I’m taking advantage of it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more