The lat­est Wi-fi mesh router comes from…first Alert?

Show­go­ers were do­ing dou­ble takes when they saw the smoke-alarm man­u­fac­turer ex­hibit­ing routers—and smart speak­ers—at its booth at CES.

Macworld (USA) - - Workingmac - BY MICHAEL BROWN

First Alert in­vented res­i­den­tial smoke de­tec­tors decades ago, so imag­ine my sur­prise when I walked into First Alert’s booth at CES and saw a router bear­ing the com­pany’s name. And it’s not just any router: The Onelink Con­nect is a tri-band 802.11ac model that comes with two mesh ac­cess points in ad­di­tion to the one in­side the router.

What’s more, the sys­tem boasts a ded­i­cated wire­less back­haul chan­nel, a

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