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Arris SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System Review (Page 3)

By Tyler Bernath | Dec 6, 2019 10:50 pm CST
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ArrisModel: Surfboard W133

Tyler's Test System Specifications


Setup for the Arris is all done within the app. This is available on both iOS and Android. We are testing using the app on iOS 13.1.3 on an iPhone 11 Pro Max.


Setup continues into the app with a basic guided experience, something most of us have likely used in the past.


After a few questions, naming the router etc., you will land here at the dashboard, and if you chose to set up both nodes, you should see both listed as seen above. The dashboard will check the throughput between nodes and display that above, along with your ISP speed at the top. Along the bottom, we have several options for configuring the nodes these include; parental controls, network settings, and guest network.


The device list, which you will find on the dashboard, shows network activity for each device.


Parental controls allow you to set up and enable profiles for devices.


Networking settings include the ability to change the SSID and password.


Advanced Network offers LAN and WAN IP configuration along with port forwarding and UPnP.


Each device that is running the Arris app has the ability to run a speed test from the node to your device. The above result is the mAX Pro to our iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town in northern Ohio, technology was never around unless it was in a tractor. At the early age of nine years old, my parents brought home our very first PC and I was instantly hooked and quickly learned what it meant to format a hard drive, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95 as my parents slept. As I grew up, many things changed around me, but my love and enthusiast nature always kept my PC at my side. Eager to get deeper into technology, I started reviewing products.

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