We are all too familiar with the frustration that ensues whenever we walk into certain parts of our home with our laptop or mobile device and the Wi-Fi signal strength starts to drop. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple solution to this! A Mesh Wi-Fi system is the latest technological update for our home Wi-Fi network. The way it works is actually fairly simple. It has multiple access points and one point links to the modem and acts as the router while one or more other access points capture the router’s signal and rebroadcast it. As such, it is able to cover Wi-Fi dead zones in your home and blanket your entire home in a strong Wi-Fi signal.
Here are the reasons why you should definitely consider changing over to a Mesh Wi-Fi system at home.
The most significant and obvious advantage of a Mesh Wi-Fi system would undoubtedly be its able to provide you with full Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Instead of the usual single router system, it operates through a network of nodes working together to transmit your Wi-Fi signal throughout your entire residence. In addition, if there are issues with a single node in the network, the network will still remain active as long as the main one is connected to the broadband connection. This defective node can then be easily replaced.
Easy Network Management
Mesh routers are able to provide you with a much easier network access than traditional routers. Most of them are also automated and allow you to easily manage them even when not at home. You can even scan the current speed of your Mesh system, create guest networks as well as test the quality between the various connection points and connect to your smart home devices.
The traditional router Wi-Fi system often requires you to use Wi-Fi extenders if you wish to repeat the Wi-Fi signal over longer distances. However, there is an obvious drawback to this. Most such extenders require you to create a separate network with a separate name for the extender. This means that you may have to manually switch connections as you move around the house. Or if you have two devices, for example a printer and a laptop connected to different networks, they would not be able to interact with one another.
A Mesh Wi-Fi provides you with the ability to connect the entire house with a Single Service Set Identifier (SSID) as well as switch between nodes with ease. Although it may cost more than a traditional Wi-Fi system, the benefits it brings to you would definitely justify its price.