Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Resolve (in)interoperability issues - Certifications & Compliance


For the price premium that the Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus are asking for, I would expected them to comply with all industry-standard specifications and have all the relevant certifications.


Issue #1: Some users of the Arlo Q, like myself, are experiencing problems connecting the Arlo Q to the 5GHz Wi-Fi network, as you can see from this thread. Jguerdat, one forum contributors, astutely pointed out that NONE of the Arlo devices have been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance group. You can verify this yourself by attempting to find the Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus on the Wi-Fi Alliance product finder page.


Netgear, why has this not been done? Without the Wi-Fi certification, any argument made by Netgear that a connectivity issue lies with the wireless access point rather than with the Arlo Q or Arlo Q Plus camera would be unconvincing.


On a related note, the claim that the Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus has a Wi-Fi speed of N600 is dubious at best and a downright misrepresentation at the very worst. Assuming N600 means 600 megabits/second using 802.11n, this means the Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus are utilising a 4T4R antenna design to support four spatial streams. I highly doubt this. I question the veractiy of Netgear's marketing literature.


Issue #2: Nowhere in the Arlo Q Plus page, be it the specifications page or the datasheet, does it mention that it is compliant with PoE 802.3af standards. Why not, Netgear? Why is there also no mention of the power consumption of the Arlo Q Plus?