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Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

High-performance mesh Wi-Fi system and SmartThings hub (Single node)

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Our take on the Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

The Samsung Connect Home Pro provides strong, fast dual-band Wi-Fi for homes up to 1,500 feet. It provides plenty of bandwidth for demanding applications like 4K video streaming or online gaming. You can add up to five more nodes (not included) to expand your range as needed.

The free Samsung Connect app lets you use your router to control SmartThings devices throughout your home.

The free Samsung Connect app lets you use your router to control SmartThings devices throughout your home.

A smart router for homes with multiple devices

The Samsung Connect Home Pro provides strong, fast dual-band Wi-Fi for homes up to 1,500 feet. It provides plenty of bandwidth for demanding applications like 4K video streaming or online gaming. You can add up to five more nodes (not included) to expand your range as needed.

Speed up your Samsung Smart Home

The Connect Pro functions as a SmartThings hub, so you can dole out plenty of bandwidth to connect all manner of compatible devices. The multiple hubs are especially handy for setting up a network of Samsung wireless security cameras to help keep an eye on your home and loved ones.

Do-it-all app

Download the free Samsung Connect app to help you set up your router, and then you'll keep finding more uses for it. 

The app will help you locate and connect to Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung devices on your network, along with hundreds of other smart home products. The list includes TVs, appliances, speakers, door locks, thermostats, cameras, and more. You can schedule daily tasks, set up alerts, and issue instant remote commands, even when you're not at home. 

Product Highlights:

  • router node covers up to 1,500 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi
  • SmartThings hub functionality lets you control compatible devices with your phone, tablet, or voice
  • dual-band AC2600 Wi-Fi (800 + 1733 Mbps)
    • up to 800 Mbps on 802.11n band
    • up to 1733 Mbps on 802.11ac band
  • beefy coverage lets you stream to multiple devices simultaneously
  • free Samsung Connect app offers easy setup and control options
  • expandable: connect up to five additional nodes to expand coverage
  • 710 MHz quad core processor
  • 512MB of RAM and 4GB of flash memory
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Smart WiFi router/hub
  • AC power adapter (attached 5.5' DC cord)
  • 59" Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Setup Card

Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(31 Reviews)

Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

Crutchfield customer from Berkeley, CA on 8/26/2018

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Working great good coverage all around the home and backyard, and extended the mesh to my garage



Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg, OH on 8/5/2018

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Works great throughout our house so much better !!



Great product

Crutchfield customer from Spring Lake, NC on 8/2/2018

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Great product, easy w set up and super fast WiFi.



Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

Crutchfield customer from Irvine, CA on 8/1/2018

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Great product, excellent price and speedy delivery...awesome purchase experience



Overall pleased but needs more app controls and features

William from Payson, UT on 7/27/2018

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Setup was easy for me even though the process was a little different than the instructions. My wife would not have been able to set it up. Range seems better than what the specs led me to believe. It's noticeably better range than my ASUS 1900 with its three huge antennae's. I'm very disappointed in the lack of features to control it from the app. Very basic. I love that it has a built in hub. If it had more advanced app features and controls such as assigning devices to family members, etc... I'd likely give it 4.5 stars.

Pros: Small Built in hub Great range

Cons: Lacks features/controls Very basic app

Very nice wireless router with smart home features... but not for pros

Brent from Winter Park, FL on 10/16/2017

i currently own a SmartThings hub with 22 devices hooked up to it, so some might say I'm sort of smart home fanboy. I was really excited to hear about the Samsung Connect Home Pro and couldn't wait to give it a go on my network. Although it seems to be a very nice all-in-one wireless router and smart home hub, it's not going to replace my current set up. For the average consumer, this device may be the perfect solution. It's super simple to set up using the Connect app on Android, and it's easy to add a smart home devices to it. But for people like me who like to have more control over their networks, this device doesn't offer much in custom configuration. One example of a missing feature I depend on is an integrated VPN server. I use VPN to securely connect into my network when I am outside of home. As far as smart home features go, the device appeared to integrate with lots of different devices (outlets, thermostats, switches, etc.), but many of mine weren't supported (even the SmartThings outlet). This was disappointing to say the least, but I best they will continue to add new devices through firmware updates in the future. Compared to my current wireless router, the wifi speed and strength seemed to be about the same. i did notice the range dropped off a bit more on the Connect than my current router when outside. That said, the mesh network of the Connect means I could always add additional hubs to increase the range.

Pros: Very simple initial set up of wireless router. Integrates nicely with Android devices, especially Samsung ones. All-in-one device with smart home features. Mesh network capabilities means it's easy to expand range by adding additional hubs.

Cons: Router doesn't offer any advanced features expected at this price point (VPN, etc). Many smart home devices aren't yet supported, including some from SmartThings. Range from one hub isn't as good as some competitors with external antenna.

Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

Gavin from Passaic, NJ on 10/16/2017

Coming from an IT background I try to make sure I have a professional grade network in my home environment. I have to say that the WiFi coverage and stability of the Connect Home Pro can rival some of the professional grade WAPs I work with. The ease of setup and use makes this a product I would highly recommend to people, especially those who are not so technically minded. The fact that I was able to setup a Guest Network on the device without having to setup any crazy VLAN's or having to make this the primary router on my network was great! The only cons I found was the lack of a web-based portal and needing the Phillips Hue hub for Philips devices (which seems more like a limitation imposed by Philip's).



All in one network and home automation

Pak from Philadelphia, PA on 10/11/2017

The Samsung Connect Home Pro is a great combination wifi router and Smartthings Hub. You are able to manage both within the all-in-one mobile application, making it easy to access and use. The Connect Home Pro is no larger than a teacup saucer in area, and all antennas are tucked within the device, leaving for a clean footprint. There are minimal cables, 1 power cable, 1 ethernet in and 1 ethernet out. I was able to get strong signal within a brick building approx 1100 sq. ft without issue. You're easily able to connect additional units to extend the range. The Smartthings hub lets you easily connect and manage z-wave and smartthings compatible devices around the home. I was quickly able to connect and setup several z-wave lights and switches, as well as set up motion triggers and timed sequences. Having this functionality accessible through the mobile application is really convenient for turning devices on and off on the fly. Overall the Connect Home Pro is a great combination of wifi router and home automation hub.



Connectivity Everywhere

Jesse from Springboro, OH on 10/11/2017

This product has doubled my coverage area in a brick house, the speeds are faster and the same everywhere even outside in the yard. The smart things hub makes it even better as you only need one device plugged in drawing power. Simple five minute set up including the software upgrade on both ends. Would recommend to anyone needing wifi and looking to bring their home into the 21st century.

Pros: Allows you the ability to build your own home security system. Smart home hub while you have increased internet speeds.

Cons: Color doesn't fit in with other appliances, can be buggy with galaxy phones on the WIFI side

One device to control your house and improve Wifi.

Jeff from San Diego, CA on 10/2/2017

First thing right off the bat that impressed me was the packaging of the Connect Home Pro. Everything was well placed and I didn't have to fight or tear anything to get it out. The small, hockey puck size Connect Home Pro doesn't take up much space on my desk. It is hidden and still does a great job. Once I got this up and running, which took about 5 minutes to download the app and hook up the Connect, I was able to control my Samsung TV with my cell phone. I can't wait to get more devices to connect to this.

Pros: Small, fast.

Cons: None.

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Jeff from Manchester, NH on 10/2/2017

Depending on what you will be using this for, this hub may or may not work for you. I have a lot of Samsung products so I was able to connect all of them together such as my Samsung Fridge, television, laptops, etc. It allows me to control everything from my phone remotely. The download / upload speed that you get depends on the internet provider that you subscribe to. Don't expect to get blazing download speed if you have the cheapest and slowest download plan. That is the case for me, it did not go any faster since I have one of those plans since my max download speed is only 25 Mbps . I was able to get better range than my cable modem. I was never able to get a strong signal in the backyard and now I am able to listen to music without trying to place my laptop or phone half way in between the modem and wireless speaker.



Expand Wirelessly

Rafael from Los Angeles, CA on 9/29/2017

The Samsung Connect Home Pro is a must for the future of Wi-Fi in your home. The Connect Home Pro is a Wi-Fi router and Hub that enables you to control Samsung's SmartThings such as your TV, light bulbs, refrigerator, and many other capable devices while giving you a long-large range of Wi-Fi connection and speed from corner to corner in your home . The Connect Home became really essential to me since I have a 2 story home which sometimes it might be a hassle to navigate from item to item and also have time to sit back and relax. As soon as I did the easy setup, I was proud to know that I now have a smart home and have the ability to connect wirelessly without the worry of losing my connection or walking to every item I want to control. Furthermore, the Connect Home Pro gave me the capability of having an outstanding Wi-Fi connection all over my home and even in my backyard. Also, connecting my Samsung QLED TV was the best experience for me, I was able to turn off and on the TV, and switch channels directly from my phone without the use of my remote control. In addition, I'm impressed that its ability to control other devices at the same time such as a robot vacuum, fridge, speakers and that's only to name a few. Overall, if you want a hub that gives you an amazing Wi-Fi connection and the capability to connect to your home items all in one place the Samsung Connect Home Pro is for you and a great way to make your home a smart home.

Pros: -Expands your Wi-Fi connection -Easy set up - Makes your home a smart home

Cons: -Only purchase if you would like to make your home a smart home and expand Wi-Fi connection

Simple, Easy and Fast

John from VA on 9/27/2017

Samsung Connect Home Pro is what the average consumer should be looking for if you want a simple and easy setup for your Wi-Fi. I was impressed with how easy it is to set up and then turn on the Smartthings hub. This is by far a much better way to get things working within a home if you are not into the high tech and time-consuming process of setting up a Wi-Fi router. If you just want it simple and are not worried about all the little technical things that can be done in a router than this is perfect. I set mine up and was running in no time. The fact that it works on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz with the same SID was awesome. Other routers make you assign both frequencies and then choose. This one picks the best one and just works. At first, I thought that I was getting a lot of dropped signal but after the first week things leveled out and I have had no issues. For the cost I think this is a great value for an all in one package if you need a Smartthing hub. The system is easy to use through the app. This is a well-designed product for mom and dad, grandma and grandpa or anyone else that needs it to work without the fuss.

Pros: Fast easy to use simple design

Cons: Not for advanced users

Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

Cornelius from WA on 9/27/2017

The Connect Pro is very easy to use and all setup is done via the mobile app Samsung Connect. After you download the App you have to open the app and add the Samsung Connect Home to your internet modem. Using the quick start guide makes this a snap to do, you can then use the mobile app to automatically detected each hub once it is configuration to the network name and password were very easy. I have several Samsung TV's, Blue-ray playerameras and other devices so this is great. I have also that I can now connect to my network anywhere outside I want, I am always working in the back yard or garage and need to lookup how to do things and now I dod not have ru n in and out of the house. My house is 3 stories and over 2800 sq ft. I would absolutely recommend this product Overall the Samsung Connect Home Pro is easy to install/use, and performs spectacular!!

Pros: easy to saetup and use

Cons: none

Great Wifi Router with amazing home automation capabilities.

RanaG from Syracuse, NY on 9/27/2017

This is the third router and home automation hub I have tried and to be honest, it has outperformed the competition. The setup was so easy I just downloaded the app connected the cables to the hub and boom it was up an running in no time. I tweaked it little bit and I was getting even faster speed than what my cable internet provider has quoted me, I am suppose to get 100Mbps download speed and I speed tested after plunging this bad boy and I was getting 118.55Mbps download speed. One word "Amazing" The Samsung connect app is very helpful you can easily add all smart gadgets you have e.g light bulbs, Bluetooth speakers, Samsung Refrigerator, smart tv, smart thermostat, security cameras etc. Samsung has done it again and gave us the consumers another outstanding product, Thank you Samsung for making our lives so convenient.

Pros: Easy Installation Convenient App (Samsung Connect) to manage the Wifi router and connected devices.

Cons: Little pricey as compare to other routers in the market

Fastest Router Setup Ever!

Wade from ID on 9/26/2017

This router is the easiest router I have ever set up! The coverage is amazing and comparable to my other huge router with three large antennas. We have a 4000 square foot ranch house and have WiFi coverage in nearly the entire house. The other bonus is that we are consistently getting fast internet download speeds than any of my previous 4 routers that I tested in the same testing conditions. It also has more reliable speed and signal/connectivity. It looks great and is a huge improvement aesthetically compared to any other router. The lights are subtle and unobtrusive. If you have other Samsung devices it works even more seamlessly to set up each device. I love everything about it and cannot think of a negatives aspects overall. Highly Recommended!

Pros: Fast and Easy Setup Great Coverage Small Footprint

Cons: None

Connect Home Pro

Guest from Union City, NJ on 9/26/2017

Note: Samsung sent me one of these to test and review

Pros: Great product if you have several smart home products, as it combines a Zigbee Hub and Controller along with an amazing router that provides better coverage and speed than my previous routers. It is extremely easy to setup. The app also easily controls other smart devices on your network.

Cons: If you are just looking for a wi-if router, you may want to consider other options. As a standalone router, it is very limited. There are not many settings that you can tweak or adjust, and you must use an iPhone or Android device to setup the router. I could not use my iPad Pro or Macbook to setup the device. Also, the app was glitchy at times, and I could not access the device to make any changes. This could be because I was beta testing iOS 11.

Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi® Router

BARBRA from Minonk, IL on 9/26/2017

The Samsung Connect Home Pro seemed like a dream come true. I was so excited to finally have a product that was suppose to boost my wi-fi and connect all of our smart devices. First of all, my dream starting to come true as I opened the box and saw the shiny, sleek design. The instructions were very simplistic and easy to understand. I was sure this was going to be a huge success. Hooking up the Connect Home was as easy as it looked. In addition, the smartphone app was very convenient; it was nice to have all of the devices on one app. Unfortunately, that's where things took a turn.... Our wi-fi reception took a major dive. We are a household that utilitzes a lot of internet (high speed gaming, wireless printers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.), so we really put it to the test. Unfortunately, the Pro didn't meet our wi-fi needs like our previous router did (our home is 1200 sq ft with 3 floors). Ultimately, the bandwidth was unable to meet our internet requirements. Next, the Pro fell short with all of our smart devices utilization. We have over 22 smart bulbs and were unable to connect several of them because they weren't compatible. With that said, the Samung bulbs and our security system worked great on the Connect Pro. In conclussion, I loved the idea of this device; however, it was unable to produce the results necessary to sustain our household's wi-fi and smart device needs. I would recommend the Samsung Connect Home P

Pros: compact, easy to set up, good for minimal connections

Cons: not good for extensive connections, only compatible with minimal devices

Extremely Fast and easy set up

Jeffrey from NH on 9/25/2017

The installation of the Connect home Pro was super easy, I had it up and running in less than 5 minutes. I was easily able to connect my phone, tablet, laptop, and PC to the new access point. The first thing I did was test the access speed and it was more than double the speed router supplied by the cable company.



Connect Home Pro

Robert from Free Union, VA on 9/25/2017

Samsung Connect Home Pro The Samsung Connect Home Pro is a solid router with a built in smart hub. The setup is strait forward, and very easy. I had a Samsung phone, so the app I needed to setup the router was pre-installed. Once that router was plugged in and the app was opened, it did not take long to get connected and get everything running. The router speed and mu-mimo technology keep things moving quickly on the network. Having a built in smart hub is nice. I have Samsung Smart Things and Phillips Hue devices in my home. The Samsung Connect Home Pro allows me to consolidate the number of hubs I have on my network down to one, and get solid Wi-Fi in the process. Over all this is a solid router that will work very well for someone looking for simple, yet capable network. If you are a power user, the lack of options beyond turning you network on and connecting devices may be a deal breaker for you.



Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi Solutions

Teddy from Spring, TX on 9/25/2017

I believe that Samsung Connect Home Pro is the first step to create a solid home network. Initially I had some trouble with the Samsung Connect App. But once I got connected my Wi-Fi signal nearly doubled. With over 10 different devices, movie streams, music downloads ect. Samsung Connect Home Pro keeps everyone happy. Personally I haven't any complaints. Samsung Connect Home Pro is a great device that every modern home should have I'll definitely recommend this product to all my friends family and co workers.I would like to create a mesh for my home office using this product.

Pros: Relatively easy setup,nice modern look that isn't bulky or space consuming,and actually work really well.

Cons: I had some trouble with the Samsung connect app. But it may have been my device.

Samsung Connect Home Pro Wi-Fi Router

Guest from Mount Laurel, NJ on 9/25/2017

For this product, I currently was looking for a router that eliminated black-out periods, extended range, and was reliable. From what I read, this product should have been great, However, upon setup, I kept having a blinking red light on this product after three tried three different days setting it up. The perplexing part of this all is my current router works so that eliminated any other issue to blame. Given this, I have to give this product three stars since I am sure other people encountered this problem. The router does have a great look and feel and had a simple setup process outlined in the manual, but however it did not work for me.



Powerful WiFi Coverage!

Brian from Evansville, IN on 9/22/2017

I was in need of a new wireless router and decided to give the Samsung Connect Home Pro a try. The router has proved to have more range than my previous "extended range" router and passes higher speeds than it did too! The ability to control so much with the SmartHub is awesome, and I can't wait to have more stuff to connect it with. For those who don't have the ability to hide their router, this box is a great solution, it looks futuristic and sleek, it isn't just a typical box with antenna sticking out of the top. The sleek box would be at home in just about any decor and doesn't have as many lights on the front of it to bother you when trying to watch a movie, if your router is in the same room you watch movies in. I've tested the capacity of the router having 6 friends over, all connected to WiFi and playing online games on our cell phones. We never ran into any issues with everyone being able to connect and maintain the speeds I pay for from my internet provider. I would highly recommend this router to anyone who needs a new one, or someone who is looking to combine router and smart hub into one. It would be ideal for someone who may want to have a smart home, but isn't sure, as they could ease into it with this purchase.

Pros: Range, Design, Smart Hub, Ease of Use


My Wi-Fi speed has doubled!

Lex from Miami, FL on 9/22/2017

I was a bit skeptical about this product at first since I recently bought a pricey Wi-Fi extender not long ago and ended up returning it because it did not increase my range at all. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw my range almost double from before! I always thought it was due to the concrete walls that did not allow the range to extend as much as it should but this device has proved me wrong! From unboxing to setting up the connect home pro to my router took about 10 min. it was a breeze! I have an android phone and after downloading the app, it was as easy as 1-2-3! I do not own any smart devices at the moment so I cannot give a clear review on this function of the pro. It has increased the range and speed of my Wi-fi and judging it from these functions I give it 5 stars! I also love the fact that you can reset the network from the Samsung Connect app and not have to go and unplug it and plug it like usual. The app also makes it very easy to manage the new network and set up your own password for it aside of your router. Overall, I am very happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone with a regular cable router that is looking to increase their Wi-fi capabilities!



Great Wi-Fi Connection

Stacey from PA on 9/22/2017

The Connect Home Pro is great for our home. It was easy to setup and I was online in a few minutes. I tested the Connect Home Pro against my previous router and my network extended and it won for both speed and coverage area. I love that I can be outside my house and no longer drop my Wi-Fi connection. The look is an added bonus. It's small and only has one light so it actually looks good in my living room. The only smart device that I own is a Samsung Frame TV so I haven't been able to fully test it as a Smart Hub but being able to control my TV from my phone has been great. That's a huge plus when my toddler hides the remote! I'm very happy with the Connect Home Pro and would recommend it to anyone looking for multitasking router and smartthings hub.



No more wi-fi drops!

Fetesha from Chicago, IL on 9/22/2017

One product has now allowed me to work online in any room of my home. I don't think that's hard to convey how impactful this is. Add in the fact that I'm also in grad school part time and this hub saves me time (and money) from not having to go elsewhere for projects. Quick setup. A handy smart phone app. I'm quite content and definitely recommend this to others.

Pros: It works. Takes only a couple minutes to setup.

Cons: None so far.

Fastest way to fast WiFi and smart home feature

Dan from East Meadow, NY on 9/20/2017

Upon opening my Samsung connect home pro scary Wi-Fi device I came to the realization that this would be the easiest device to connect to my existing router. I simply downloaded the app from the play store, don't worry its on Itunes as well. Plugged in the Samsung device to the router. Opened the app. Followed the prompts and it was smooth and easy. It is amazingI now have my own Wi-Fi and the computer warriors have theirs. Samsung's Coney home pro had made my wifi so much faster. Amazing, but it's what I've come to expect from Samsung. Bravo


Cons: Nothing

Best of Both Worlds

Walter from Nashville, TN on 9/16/2017

Samsung has delivered a great smart hub device. It's small, compact, and very attractive. Setup was a breeze. Simply connect the router to your modem, plug it into a wall outlet, and launch the Samsung Connect app on your mobile device. A single Home Pro covers up to 1500 square feet of space. Even though the unit is small it has great range and the signal was strong and consistent throughout our whole house. Also the Wi-Fi works great and achieves speeds as fast as any other router I have used. I play a lot of video games and watch a ton of streaming video on my computer and TV and I haven't had any problems at all. This unit syncs with Z-Wave devices. It also supports ZigBee, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 and works as a hub for Samsung's SmartThings home automation system. By using the companion app you can program and control SmartThings-compatible devices so it's perfect if you own or plan to purchase other Samsung connected products. I only have Phillips Hue lights, the Echo and a Samsung Smart TV. But the possibilities are endless, especially as future smart devices are developed for the home. This router/smart home hub is really a great value for the money. There are many other routers with similar speeds that sell for the same price but none of the smart home functionality. So I definitely recommend it for people looking for a router and hub for smart devices as well. With the Samsung Connect Home Pro you get the best of both worlds and a s

Pros: Ability to connect to home automation devices

Cons: None

Fantastic Product. Far more than expected

Weave from West Lafayette, OH on 9/15/2017

I got this unit expecting a good router and a mediocre smart device hub or a mediocre router and good hub but after installing the unit and getting it set up with my smart devices I was pleasantly surprised. The Samsung Connect Home Pro is a fantastic Wi-Fi Router and a Fantastic SmartThings Hub.the unit advertises covering a 1,500 sq ft house however I have 4,000 su ft on 2 levels and I was able to get at least 3 of 5 bars in all corners of my house with the router placed centrally on my first floor. My D-Link router would never get within 10 ft of mu 2nd floor corners. As far as the SmartThings hub is concerned, it connect right up with all my device I had previously purchased for use with another hub. The response time is fast and the scenes give me the versatility to make my system do exactly what I want it to do. If you need Wi-Fi and a Smart Device hub and want it minimize the devices sitting around the Samsung Connect Home Pro is exactly what you need.



Small, Smart, and Fast!

Ken from San Antonio, TX on 9/15/2017

I was very skeptical about the Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart Wifi System, I wasn't sure who it was intended for. After receiving it and setting it up, I can now say that the Connect Home Pro is really fo everybody. The Connect Home Pro is beautifully designed and very easy to setup with the Connect Home App. After connecting it to my cable modem and firing up the app on my S7 Edge+ I followed the prompts and it immediately recognized all of my smart devices once I connected them to Connect Home Pro Wifi. I love that I can control all of my Smart devices from one app. It is so nice to be able to set up a guest network with the app so I don't have to give out my personal wifi password, plus you can limit priority speed with the app as well. I also really enjoyed being able to limit my teens wifi time. I live in a 1500 square foot single story home and usually with my cable wifi box there are dead spots but with the Connect Home Pro I had complete coverage including around the outside of my home with no slowdown. If you have multiple Smart devices or even if you don't and you just want to have great wifi coverage then the Samsung Connect Home Pro is a definite must buy.

Pros: Easy Set Up Strong Wifi Signal Small Foot print Control multiple smart devices with one app Great Parental Control Features for internet Usage

Cons: A bit too pricey

Samsung shouldn't have released this yet

Patrick from Chevy Chase, MD on 8/25/2017

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Not ready for prime time. I had big hopes for this router but I ran into several issues. 1. The Internet connection kept dropping. 2. Ethernet Backhaul is not working. It seems to use ethernet and wifi backhaul together which are causing loopbacks. 3. Samsung support has no idea how to use or support this product.

Pros: good form factor.

Cons: frequently disconnects from the Internet Samsung doesn't know how to support it yet. Ethernet backhaul does not work.


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Samsung Connect Home Pro: The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System (ET-WV530) is the easiest way to turn your home into a smart home because its a WiFi router and a SmartThings hub all in one with the ability to manage your WiFi settings and smart devices from the palm of your hand through the Samsung Connect App for Apple iOS & Android. Samsung Connect lets you easily control, monitor, and automate your home from anywhere through the Samsung Connect App.

1500 sq/ft Coverage: If you live in a small house or an apartment (up to 1500 sq/ft), the Connect Home Pro System is the perfect solution for corner-to-corner network coverage throughout your home or apartment. You can also link additional Connect Home Pros (total of 5) to create a proprietary WiFi mesh network for greater coverage (up to 7,500 sq/ft).

710MHz Quad-Core Processor: The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System (ET-WV530) incorporates a 710MHz Quad-Core processor with 512MB RAM & 4 GB Flash memory. Its capable of handling multiple simultaneous data streams, which results in improved WiFi performance and faster WiFi speeds to more devices.

4x4 MU-MIMO/WiFi AC2600: The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System is equipped with a 4x4 MIMO/WiFi AC2600 router for speeds up to 1733 Mbps @ 5 GHz + 800 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz.

  • 802.11 AC: The Samsung Connect Home Pro router supports the following WiFi standards - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. AC WiFi delivers exceptional speed and performance, and is 3x faster than Wireless-N.
  • Dual-Band (2.4GHz + 5GHz): The Samsung Connect Home Pro WiFi router offers two dedicated WiFi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 2.6Gbps. The 2.4GHz band offers optimal speeds up to 800Mbps for older Wireless-N & G devices, while the 5GHz band offers faster speeds up to 1733Mbps for newer Wireless-AC devices.
  • MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output): With MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi router sends WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed (up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router) - without experiencing lag or buffering.

Gigabit Wired: The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System (ET-WV530) is fitted with two 10/100/1000 (1 WAN / 1 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports. The WAN port is used to connect your Internet modem, while the LAN port is used to connect your local network device.

Note:  The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System (ET-WV530) must be plugged into your home's Internet modem via Ethernet. Additional Connect Homes (sold separately) can then be wirelessly connected throughout your home.

Network Device Control: In addition to being a Smart WiFi Router, the Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System (ET-WV530) is also a Smart Hub with SmartThings & Internet of Things (IoT) compatibility. With 100+ compatible smart devices and appliances, Samsung Connect turns your home into a smart home. The Samsung Connect will scan your network, recognizes your compatible devices, and then syncs them all together. Plus, you can control them all from the Samsung Connect App for Apple iOS or Android.

  • SmartThings: With SmartThings hub functionality, the Connect Home allows you to connect and control SmartThings compatible devices - including a Multipurpose Sensor, a Motion Sensor, a Arrival Sensor, a Water Leak Sensor, and a Smart Outlet.
  • Samsung Electronics & Appliances: The Samsung Connect Home Pro is also compatible with a number of Samsung electronics and appliances that are network enabled - from TVs (2017 UHD/SUHD/QLED models) and soundbars (Sound+ series only) to refrigerators and washer/dryer machines.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): In addition to being compatible with SmartThings and other Samsung network-enabled products, Samsung Connect Home Pro is compatible with a number of third-party network devices that support Internet of Things (IoT) through Z-Wave, zigbee, LAN, or Cloud-to-Cloud; including locks (from Kwikset & Schlage), thermostats (from Honeywell), wireless music systems (such as Bose SoundTouch), cameras (such as Netgear Arlo), lightbulbs (such as Philips Hue), and more. 
Note: To see if your device is compatible, look for the "Download Samsung Connect" label, or download the Samsung Connect app on your mobile device and check out the catalog of all supported devices.

Samsung Connect App: With Samsung Connect App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ & Android OS 5.0+), you can connect and control multiple devices quicker and easier from  your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. No matter where you are, you can monitor and control smart devices, home appliances, TVs, and speakers registered on the same network. Use the Samsung Connect App to make your life easier, safer, and more comfortable. Easily control your registered devices from anywhere and create rules based on your routine.

  • Simple & secure setup through the Samsung Connect App.
  • Connect and control smart devices through WiFi (Connect Home) or Bluetooth 4.1 (Quick Connect)
  • Remotely control and check status of devices registered on the same WiFi network.
  • Group multiple devices into a Mode and operate them simultaneously.
  • Configure the settings of devices, including the time and operating conditions to operate them automatically.
  • Devices can be used together by inviting others to the place where the device is registered.
  • The notification feature allows you to receive status information about your device.
Note: You will need to create a Samsung account to use the Samsung Connect App.

Voice Control for Android (Coming Soon): Via a network firmware update (no ETA), the Samsung Connect Home Pro will support voice commands using Bixby through the Samsung Connect App and the microphone on your Android device (not compatible with Apple iOS). Wake up Bixby by saying "Hi Bixby." Bixby will be the fastest way to control your connected devices. It will know all your custom devices, so all you have to do is ask.

Simple & Secure: With Samsung Connect Home Pro, your WiFi network will be safe and secure so you'll have peace of mind. Plus, you can setup in minutes with easy-to-follow directions on the Samsung Connect app for Apple iOS & Android.

Network Settings: With Samsung Connect Home Pro, you can instantly view all your network information, including the network name and password, from the Samsung Connect App on your Apple iOS or Android device.

View & Manage Devices: With Samsung Connect Home Pro, managing your network devices around the house has never been easier. When you have multiple devices connected to the WiFi router/hub, you can manage all of them via the Samsung Connect app on your Apple iOS or Android device. Set usage time for your children to block them from accessing the web late at night. To boost the network speed for your device, enable the Highest bandwidth priority option.

Control Commands: From the Samsung Connect App, you can easily control your devices whether you're at home or away from the house. Do things like turn on your lights or turn down the thermostat from the app. You can even set up custom modes that control multiple products or a location with a single command. To control devices by location, such as your home or office, create a location and assign registered devices to it. You can also set a mode to control multiple devices at the same time.

Customized Rules: In addition, you can create rules that your connected devices perform automatically. These rules assign triggers to your devices based on your schedule, sensors, weather and more. Below is a only a few examples of the Rules you can set to make your life easier & safer.

  • If you want to start your day with music every morning, connect speakers to the Samsung Connect app and create a rule to play your favorite music when you wake up.
  • If you want to ensure that the office is cool when you arrive on a hot summer's day, turn on the connected air conditioner via the Samsung Connect app 10 minutes before you arrive.
  • If you want to come home to a clean house, turn on the connected robot vacuum cleaner via the Samsung Connect app 30 minutes before you get home.
  • If you want to improve your home security, create a rule for motion sensors to operate at bedtime and activate the notification feature. When the motion sensors detect unexpected movements, they will notify you.

Notifications & Alerts: The Samsung Connect Home Pro App lets you receive notifications & alerts so you know when a task has been completed or something has happened. For example - get notifications when your washer and dryer finish their cycles, get notified when someone arrives at your front door, and/or get an alert if your smoke detector goes off.

Firmware & Software Updates: The Samsung Connect Home Pro will automatically receive firmware & software updates over its network/internet connection.

Manual Reset: If your installation is not going so smoothly or your WiFi seems awfully slow, try resetting the Connect Home. Get a paper clip or anything with a thin tip and gently push the reset button located at the back of the Connect Home until the green indicator light turns off,

Mounting Options: The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System (ET-WV530) is designed to be simply placed on top of a flat surface - such as a table, desk, shelf or piece of AV furniture. It should be placed out in the open (and not inside a cabinet or compartment) for best wireless performance.

AC Power Requirements: The Samsung Connect Home Pro Smart WiFi System comes with an external power adapter (100-240V~50/60Hz) which must be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately).

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whole house coverage & Smart Things hub [ JOHN  Jul 29, 2018 ]
Better home WiFi speeds and coverage was the main reason for buying these. They have 4x4 MU-MIMO AC radios and can use Ethernet as a backhaul. I just upgraded my internet connect and found out my current WiFi can't utilize the faster speeds. Can't wait to get these set up and configured. [ Nathan  Jul 29, 2018 ]
Good price [ Viernisito  Jul 23, 2018 ]
Deal [ CHARLIE  Jul 20, 2018 ]
You guys recommended it! [ James  Jun 19, 2018 ]
after read catalog description [ Zulma Gonzalez  Nov 16, 2017 ]

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