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GRYPHON High Grade Mesh WiFi Security Parental Control Router Hack Protection w AI Intrusion Detection ESET Malware Protection Smart Mesh Wireless System w App AC3000 Tri Band up to 3000sqft

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.4
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
151
Old Reviews
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Review Summary - 125 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 64
coverage, signal, gryphon, routers, wifi
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The built in wireless is very powerful, at least 60 dB more than my old d-link router.  ...  "
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" ...  The most time consuming act was switching all my connected devices to the new network.  ...  "
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" ...  I have also been pleased with the wifi signal the router transmits. ... I have a pretty large house and I get good wifi strength everywhere I go in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Hoping Gryphon router would impress me with their performance. ... Range was really good and no dead zones throughout the house. ... Range is better than Cox and speed is just as good, if not better.  ...  "
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" ...  This router by far surpasses any of the several other models of routers that I have tried. ... This being my second purchase so I can marry it with my first router to make a super strong whole house secure mesh router system.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using a Zycel USG310 router because they provide filtering s/w. ... The whole system was set up in 10 minutes including the repeater.  ...  "
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" ...  I originally purchased one router for my home and realized a few hard to reach areas would benefit from a second.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 2 Gryphon routers to replace Airport Extremes. ... I tried a number of routers and mesh routers. ... All were the same as the Airport Extreme for speed and coverage area. ... Full signal strength through whole house and speeds of 200+mb/s.  ...  "
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Setup
 60
router, app, simple, gryphon, instructions
+100%
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" ...  Excellent coverage and simple, straightforward user setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and easy app and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to setup, just add the app to your phone and setup in 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Loved this router super easy to hook up  ...  "
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" ...  Install was simple, identifying your devices was about the same as on Circle.  ...  "
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" ...  Really fast speeds, zero hassle with ‘techie’ lingo or ‘muddy’ set up and use instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Gryphon advertised fast simple set up.  ...  "
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" ...  First we will run through the hardware of this device, followed by the setup/configuration of it, then the testing and result of it. ... Setup is extremely easy and amounts to installing the iOS or Android App then following the instructions. ... Initial setup from unboxing to an active WiFi signal ready for connection is less than 5 minutes. ... There are a few things i would like to inform you of regarding setup ... After setup is completed you'll go into the app and start examining devices connecting to the Gryphon. ... I'd like to see a 'custom' web filtration category where I can setup custom fields about what to block.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 54
easy, easy to set, app, gryphon, simple
+98%
-2%
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" ...  If you want something more design-conscious with app setup to make it relatively easy to set up, I would go with Google.  ...  "
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" ...  Dead simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  SOOO easy to set up it is ridiculous!  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Gryphon takes care of this and shows you a browser history for each user once you assign the device to that user.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fairly easy and works well.  ...  "
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" ...  So god damn easy to set up!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Gryphon updated automatically and it was stunningly easy.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 52
connected, app, user, gryphon, network
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Every user can be assigned a unique ID with age level protections and the ability to block individual apps or even limit internet connectivity to certain devices at scheduled intervals (homework time and bed time).  ...  "
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" ...  I have a MacBook.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that you can identify what devices in your home are on your network and I was amazed to see all the actual devices that were using the WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you download the app and scan the barcode it is easy to follow how to add users, setup new devices and even change the router name and password. ... Also the stability and speed is consistent with an option to designate a primary device.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to setup with the app and you can customize your settings for each of the devices you add to your network via the app.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are not a networking guru this is the perfect answer to connecting with ease but for techies you would be missing configuration capabilities. ... It is interesting to note when checking connections using iOS on an iPhone or iPad, it tends to lock itself down.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the router and the software BUT I continuously lose the 1 to 2 repeaters and have to manually reconnect. ... but if you have outdoor wireless devises I.e.  ...  "
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" ...  Any time a device connects to the network, you get a notification and from there you can assign it a user.  ...  "
Wifi
 46
wifi, network, gryphon, routers, wi fi
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I have owned many routers in my time but the Gryphon router set up was a no brainer.  ...  "
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" ...  I had been using Asus routers connected as AP’s (access points). ... I then upgraded to a newer Asus router that would switch automatically, but they always dropped off the network. ... While you may have a strong wi-fi signal the connection speed or internet connection speed will be reduced. ... It takes around 20 minutes for iOS to hunt and switch to the better connection or you can turn off wi-fi on the iOS device, then switch it back on again.  ...  "
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" ...  I have also been pleased with the wifi signal the router transmits. ... Also, I love how the router notifies me on my app whenever a new device tries to join my network and allows me to assign them to a user profile for the level of filtering that device will receive or even deny access if I want.  ...  "
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" ...  The Gryphon has to be the most user friendly and easiest parental control WiFi router to setup and configure!  ...  "
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" ...  This mesh router is amazing. ... If this is your first time considering switching to a mesh router, I would definitely recommend this one.  ...  "
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" ...  The system has already scanned my local network and let me know where to improve!  ...  "
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" ...  After looking at EERO, TP-LINK, Netgear, as well as others, I settled on the Gryphon once I had read the reviews on CNET, et. ... First thing you must do: download the APP before you setup the router. ... Setup your account and remember to use the same credentials on the network you are augmenting.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not a tech savant but I've been setting up wifi routers at home and work for 15 years. ... It's pretty straightforward: you log on to the default/factory specified network (both the network name and password are usually printed on the router), log into the IP address with your web browser, set up the network name and twist a few other dials, and you are set.  ...  "
Apps
 41
gryphon, apps, youtube, devices, simple
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The software is fantastic, but if it's missing a few things I enjoyed from the Disney app that came with the Nighthawks.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the app to set up all of my devices and monitor/control Internet usage throughout the home is amazing. ... There are a few minor changes I would like to see in the app to enhance the user experience but otherwise I am really really happy with this router.  ...  "
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" ...  - ability to control users right on app  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this for over a month and I've had no problems with the device or the app.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone app software is extremely well done and versatile and a breeze to install and get my 2 router system up and running in just a couple of minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  The company did an awesome job on the phone app interface, but this leads to the only small wishful item that I had for this product.  ...  "
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" ...  you can also control what apps are allowed during normal time and homework time.  ...  "
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" ...  App is terrific and very easy to use perfect for newbies.  ...  "
Software Platform
 36
gryphon, apps, web, block, simple
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It has already quarantined malware on two of my Android devices and provides a level of confidence that I have not previously experienced with routers.  ...  "
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" ...  The software is fantastic, but if it's missing a few things I enjoyed from the Disney app that came with the Nighthawks.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, I can see what websites were viewed and at what time.  ...  "
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" ...  - ability to control users right on app  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like the customizable options for age, bed time, VPN and secure search options, as well as browsing history.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was simple using the smartphone app.  ...  "
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" ...  (By the way, we have 5 TVs with Netflix and Roku  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a breeze and management is a ridiculously easy with the smart phone app.  ...  "
Capacity
 29
coverage, throughout, signal, gryphon, router
+97%
-3%
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" ...  We live in a 2 story 3400 sq ft home and this one Gryphon WiFi unit sends fast internet to every one of our 16 wifi enabled products.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 2 and placed one downstairs and one upstairs in roughly central locations. ... ft. of living space in my home with a useable signal.  ...  "
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" ...  and I am living in a 1100 Sq/ft house.  ...  "
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" ...  I placed halfway in the middle of the home.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a single unit on one side of my home and the coverage is good throughout.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a pretty large house and I get good wifi strength everywhere I go in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Range was really good and no dead zones throughout the house.  ...  "
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" ...  One wired as an access point on the other side of the house.  ...  "
For Kids
 28
internet, children, school, parents, anyone
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I am married with 5 kids( Ages 20,19,18,13 and 8) and like most if not all other parents, believed in moral censorship on the household.  ...  "
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" ...  I know my kids are safer now.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want to get control over how much and what your children browse online, Gryphon is an excellent product.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice to be able to pause all kids devises!  ...  "
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" ...  And if my kids are online and I want them to stop or come to dinner right away, I just had to pick up my phone and pause their internet =)  ...  "
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" ...  I no longer have small children but I LOVE SECURITY and I play PS4 and Xbox online alot so the more safe my things are the happier I am.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like the world does not want us to be allowed to protect our children from the internet. ... Anyway, this thing gives me piece of mind that inappropriate websites will be kept hidden from my small children.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommended for parents who want to protect their kids from inappropriate content on the internet.  ...  "
ISP
 24
speed, connection, internet, gryphon, connected
+88%
-13%
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" ...  And indeed better WiFi coverage in our house than the default cable provider router  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t noticed any issues with connection speed and the content filtering works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll update if necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  The Gryphon router works great! ... I currenty have Verizon FIOS service (now Frontier) and have never had the speed I was paying for.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the router.  ...  "
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" ...  Speed/reliability is great so far, but some of that may be due to the new cable modem (Netgear CM700) ... No problem with our OBI VOIP box.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this router to replace my Netgear X10.  ...  "
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" ...  This router by far surpasses any of the several other models of routers that I have tried.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 21
weeks, gryphon, last, circle, couple
+76%
-24%
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" ...  So far the product is working well.  ...  "
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" ...  No apparent slowdowns even at peak usage hours.  ...  "
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" ...  I got Gryphon couple of months back and it changed my perspective on how router should be.  ...  "
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" ...  They were easy to set up and use and so far have been very reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  We've been using an Apple Airport Extreme for the last four years and been happy with it overall. ... It's been about 2 weeks now and here is my experience:  ...  "
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" ...  I would buy this over and over (my last Netgear router lasted 6+ years) so hopefully the Gryphon will as well and when time to replace it comes it will be with another product from them.  ...  "
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" ...  I figure this new router will last me 3-4 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Also contacted by the company to make sure I had no issues.  ...  "
Marketplace
 16
john wu, email, amazon, product, ceo
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I really like the design described.  ...  "
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" ...  The CEO contacting me directly and wanted to be sure I had a positive experience. ... Thanks John and thank you to your team.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my Gryphon two pack a couple of days ago.  ...  "
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" ...  I was super surprised to get a personal email from the CEO John Wu asking me if I was satisfied.  ...  "
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" ...  thank you Gryphon for making such a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  By far this is the best experience I have had purchasing anything on Amazon!!  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you, Gryphon for giving me the ability to do that.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm just an individual Amazon buyer like you.  ...  "
Design
 15
design, well, sleek, really, piece
+100%
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" ...  Very well made and the visual design is a bonus, they have managed to make a router look like a piece of art.  ...  "
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" ...  This is what the future looks like, and Gryphon has it now.  ...  "
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" ...  For those who appreciate asthetics, the Gryphon unit also looks elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  AND IT LOOKS NICE not like some alien bug.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sleek looking device.  ...  "
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" ...  The packaging is great, giving off a real premium feel. ... This is by design.  ...  "
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" ...  2) It's aesthetically pleasing to the eye. ... I like the shape of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only works well, but looks really stylish on the desk too.  ...  "
Controls
 10
parental, controls, parental controls, want, devices
+90%
-10%
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" ...  There are more options on Gryphon generally with parental controls, but so far, the controls seem to be over-restrictive even at the high-school level (as Comcast also is), so I’m continuing to rely on the iPad and iPhone iOS device restrictions. ... You can also pause by user (set of devices) with either app.  ...  "
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" ...  Extreme Device and Parental Control ... 2) Device designation controls the intrusion protection for the device. ... 1) You can control 'Homework' hours. ... 7) Control individual application use, when you want and how you want. ... Which then sends a screen capture of the page they want access to and the ability for you to one-click allow/deny. ... No default passwords. ... Then I group devices within those categories and assign specific rules/controls to control them on a more granular level.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t have small kids so the parental controls are not important to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the parental control  ...  "
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" ...  Parental controls are excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Parental controls are fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  This will allow me to go to a 100% Gryphon parental control solution. ... I feel that this feature is equally as important as the parental controls.  ...  "
Overall performance
 10
fast, gryphon, device, throughput, simple
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Just look at the before and after speed tests.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast, secure, and easy to use - GRYPHON, IT JUST DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product actually boosted speeds  ...  "
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" ...  Speed wise, it's 3000Mbps 'total' maximum throughput.  ...  "
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" ...  Gryphon advertised fast simple set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fast, stable, predictable and everything I was hoping for in a new device.  ...  "
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" ...  As for the wireless performance .  ...  "
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" ...  Also the stability and speed is consistent with an option to designate a primary device.  ...  "
Features
 10
gryphon, features, time limit feature, timer, performance
+100%
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" ...  The circle offers a time limit feature that I have not found on Gryphon. ... PLEASE Gryphon, add a time limit feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The other day, I discovered another cool feature. ... I feel that this feature is equally as important as the parental controls.  ...  "
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" ...  I've like the features and performance enough to purchase a second one as a mesh device.  ...  "
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" ...  I was worried about stability, performance, setup, and features.  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom illuminates with a white light. ... A cool thing about the bottom light is you can set it on a timer. ... Right now they function on the same timer.  ...  "
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" ...  New features get added at no cost.  ...  "
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" ...  With setting at 18+, rather than “no restrictions,” you can use the bedtime feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention it's really good looking, especially at night with the glowing internal lighting.  ...  "
Ports
 10
ethernet, gryphon, wan, ports, connection
+100%
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" ...  Attached the provided Ethernet cable to the Netgear and plugged in the Gryphon.  ...  "
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" ...  2) The Gryphon plugs into the ethernet going to your modem. ... No WAN OR LAN facing configuration AT ALL. ... Gryphon does very well here with full stealth on all service ports right out of the box. ... 1) All ports automatically stealthed. ... That's throughput on the LAN, WAN, and all three radius.  ...  "
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" ...  Truly plug and play!  ...  "
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" ...  I had a simple 5-port network switch that had the Xbox, Apple TV, MacMini, and smart TV connected to it and then connected to the old router. ... I had to plug each device into the router directly.  ...  "
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" ...  The way to avoid this and always have good bandwidth would be the ability to plug each router into your ethernet connection.  ...  "
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" ...  I am on a gigabit FIOS and I have 7 devices connected to it and as soon as the 5th device connected the speed of the 5th device went from Mb/s to kb/s basically dial up .  ...  "
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" ...  Admittedly, I called Support because I wasn't sure about certain terms, such as: "static IP" & "port forwarding".  ...  "
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" ...  I was motivated to do so by the fact that the Gryphon has only 3 ethernet outs, so I was going to have to unplug something as I had 4 wires running into it (or get another switch).  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
mesh, cannot
+100%
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" ...  It should be my RIGHT to protect them.  ...  "
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" ...  This in and of itself closes off many thousands of potential attacks and cannot be overstated about why it is important.  ...  "
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" ...  - more expensive than I’m used to, but felt worth it for the level of protection ... They seem very accessible.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the box construction had me thinking this is quality.  ...  "
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" ...  and I thought that thing was secure.  ...  "
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" ...  I cannot tell you what a relief it is to me to know my grandkids are protected, at least at my house, from the sick stuff that's out there on the internet.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had the Gryphon mesh covering my household for over 3 months now and wanted to 'up the ante' on anybody thinking there's a better mesh network system out there .  ...  "
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" ...  For these newer mesh routers, they usually sell it in “packs” of two or more.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
online, internet, game, browsing, apps
+100%
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" ...  Supports answer is to basically increase their age group to allow certain gaming sites/game launchers through.  ...  "
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" ...  I no longer have small children but I LOVE SECURITY and I play PS4 and Xbox online alot so the more safe my things are the happier I am.  ...  "
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" ...  even with my gamer son can see the difference with online performance.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very impressed that it allows me to review my son's browsing history.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a game changer.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
youtube, watching, see, would, provide
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Great idea for streaming wirelessly on movie night.  ...  "
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" ...  AL, and watched comparison videos on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love watching youTube videos but it is disabled during their “homework” time. ... I found them secretly watching youTube videos and chatting with friends.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
working, star, really, like, design
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I deduced one star since the product is not as advertised .  ...  "
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" ...  I did not see this anywhere in the product description.  ...  "
Delivery
 4
amazon
+100%
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" ...  Received it the next day at my doorstep and so far have been using it for only 3 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on Time and Great shipping service .  ...  "
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" ...  It is packaged nicely from box to device.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging was superb, shipping from Amazon took one day.  ...  "
Memory
 3
ram, processor, flash, quad
+100%
comment
" ...  This is one of the best purchases we have made in recent memory.  ...  "
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" ...  In comparison, a top of the line ASUS RT-AC3200 has a Broadcom BCM4709 dual-core 1GHz processor with 256MB of DDR 3 system memory and 128MB of flash storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Quad core proc, 4x4 mu-mimo, plenty of RAM.  ...  "
Remote
 3
control, gryphon, allow
+100%
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" ...  I am getting good speed except for the remotes (more on that below), so really no issues here.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the parental control  ...  "
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" ...  This will allow me to go to a 100% Gryphon parental control solution.  ...  "
Internet
 3
speed
+100%
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" ...  Or that I can control my kids internet access.  ...  "
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" ...  I currently have a Giga speed on my internet line and with Gryphon, I’m able to experience my internet speed full potential.  ...  "
Fit
 3
+100%
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" ...  It should be my RIGHT to protect them.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update as I see fit.  ...  "
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" ...  and I thought that thing was secure.  ...  "

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