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Are routers and access points placed on the market for use in wireless MESH network systems covered by the requirements in Regulation (EU) 801/2013?

The access points communicate with electronic devices for instance computers and mobile phones. For instance, MESH networks are used in wireless audio systems.

A MESH network is basically a system of routers and access points communicating with each other in a mesh or star structure. A MESH network is a communication infrastructure in line with the definition of network in the regulation. In addition, routers and wireless access points designated for MESH network do not differ from the definitions of routers and wireless access points in the regulation.

Therefore products designated for MESH networks are covered by Regulation (EU) 1275/2008 (as amended by Regulation (EU)801/2013) as long as they are within the scope and in line with the definitions in the regulation. According to the definitions in the regulation the equipment will be categorized as HiNA equipment.

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