We’ve developed the world’s first mobile multi-hop mesh network. With Anyfi software, that power is brought to your Wi-Fi network.
As the number of users on the Anyfi network rises, so does the coverage area of each traditional Access Point. Each user device connected to the internet through the Anyfi network effectively becomes a dynamic, mobile Access Point available to others. If an Anyfi user is not in connection range of a traditional Access Point, they automatically connect to another user in range. We call each of these range extending user connections a “hop”.
With the Anyfi SDK, the coverage area of the traditional Access Point grows exponentially depending on the number of “hops” away Anyfi users are connected. Simple geometry* shows just how massively coverage expands with Anyfi’s multi-hop technology.
With a zero-hop network, or a connection of a device to a traditional Access Point with an average range of 30m**, the coverage area is ~3,000m². With a one-hop network, or two steps away from a traditional access point, the coverage area expands to ~9,500m². With a two-hop network, three steps away from a traditional access point, the coverage area expands to ~20,000m².
With just two “hops” on the Anyfi network, the coverage range of an existing, traditional Access Point increases almost tenfold. The magic of this expanded coverage is that it does not require the complex, costly installation of new Access Points-- it happens simply with the Anyfi SDK.
Another important benefit to note is that Anyfi’s mesh technology overcomes typical topology challenges as it continually adjusts and reconstructs itself. Anyfi’s dynamic network allows for connections to take place without a direct line-of-sight with an Access Point. Line of sight is critical to Wi-Fi. Walls, appliances, corners, and pretty much anything solid sharply degrade a Wi-Fi connection. Mesh networks allows alternative routes with a direct line-of-sight to the access point to be used instead of a direct connection without, affording a much superior connection than traditional Wi-Fi networks
*(the area of a circle= π r²)
**(enterprise class routers and smartphones both have a signal range of ~30m)