Everything from your watch to your refrigerator requires a Wi-Fi connection and you expect a standalone router to do just fine? Smart gadgets like speakers, TVs, bathroom scales, are all scattered throughout your homes and your Wi-Fi dead zones are just not dying! Frustrating? We feel you! You must have tried placing multiple routers or Wi-Fi extenders but are they good enough to deal with the growing demands of smart homes?
Not just smart homes, almost every household has ever-increasing needs of Wi-Fi connectivity. You need a solution which blankets every corner of your house with Wi-Fi connection; extends beyond what a single router can do. Routers fail to give you the needed coverage; extenders will help you in killing the Wi-Fi dead zones while also killing your internet’s speed! Then what is even the point for paying high-speed broadband Wi-Fis at home?
All you need is a smart solution for your smart devices which is MESH. Yes, you must have heard of this tool but what makes it different or better than any router or extender in the market? Mesh system is a Wi-Fi set-up which uses multiple nodes and spread Wi-Fi signal all over your home, office, bedroom, bathroom.
Good news, the way it operates is pretty simple too! Just connect one the nodes to the modem and place the rest of the nodes at places where you would want the connectivity.
Let’s say, place the main node in the living room others in the upstairs room, your office in the basement and maybe one in your kitchen. Easy, right? Each node connects to the other and allows you to create a network within your living space. With strong connectivity in every corner of your house, the mesh system makes sure your devices are always up and running.
No more Wi-Fi Dead Zones!
You must be wondering if you really need a mesh system at your home?
All you need to know:
How is Mesh System better than extenders/repeaters?
• As stated above, extenders kill your broadband’s Wi-Fi speed. By contrast, the nodes on the Mesh systems are engineered with separate antennas. Hence, they can talk not to just the main router but each other as well. This helps them handle the network backhaul. Hence, they are much faster than the range extenders and doesn’t kill your network’s speed.
Backhaul usually implies high-speed lines capable of transmitting high bandwidth at very fast speeds.
• The Wi-Fi extenders create a whole new wi-fi network instead of being a true extension of one created by your router and this puts you in two less than ideal situations:
1. If your extender uses a different network or SSID, you will have to manually switch when you want to use it.
2. If your extender shares the SSID with your main network, most devices aren’t smart enough to automatically switch to whichever is giving the stronger signals.
Hence leading to frustration when you walk between your router and extender (manually check and choose the network with better speed).
Mesh network, on the other hand, uses one single signal which is intelligently managed by whichever node serves as your primary router. Simply put, it connects you with the node serving the best speed. Hence, making it a seamless experience as you move around your home.
• Mesh networks come with comforts which are hard to find on traditional routers. From easy network management mobile apps to integrated support for smart home appliances making them attractive to people who are looking for seamless broadband coverage at homes.
You really don’t need to invest in a Mesh system if your house’s size is moderately small or the layout is not complex. Also, if you don’t have any extensive internet demand at your home, the Wi-Fi extenders might just do for you. Otherwise, the tool is hands down, an amazing one and won’t let you regret spending your money.