Mesh Wi-Fi systems allow you to broaden your Wi-Fi coverage over a greater distance through the usage of satellite nodes connected to the main router. With the ability to increase the number of devices and users on a single network, worrying about slow or dead zones is a thing of the past. Here are a few benefits of mesh networking in your home.
Ethernet Is Obsolete
Wi-Fi and mesh technology allows you to upgrade past the frustrations of Ethernet. Instead, mesh technology connects your main router to satellite modules, also known as nodes, that you place throughout your home. Under older setups, range extenders utilize 2.4GHz radio bands in communicating with the router, but dead zones form where the radio signal is weaker. On the other hand, mesh networking is used for the router to communicate with the nodes, so your Wi-Fi connection will be just as strong no matter how far you are from your router.
Leave Dead Zones Behind
Speaking of dead zones, I'm sure your whole family knows which spots of your home result in buffering video and inconsistent connection. Most wireless routers are limited to providing full coverage to a small to medium-sized home, so homes with multiple floors, balconies, metal and concrete substructures, and dense walls prove to be beyond their range. If you've opted for range extenders, you know they can only provide half the bandwidth and the inconvenience of wired connections from access points to the router. Even worse, you're required to login to a new network SSID as you travel around your home. But with a mesh Wi-Fi system, you'll experience the luxury of a consistently high and powerful signal under a single network. There's no limit to the number of satellite nodes you add; so your coverage can extend to the corners of your yard if you wanted.
Strengthen your Network Performance
Due to the shift to working and learning from home in the past year, more family members are required to use devices that eat at the bandwidth on their devices. However, through the newest generation of Wi-Fi, up to 30 users can stream, game, video conference, and browse the Internet on one network while maintaining a strong connection. Mesh technology is perfectly compatible with Wi-Fi 6; the main router and nodes have an internal antenna without blinking lights, ensuring they blend quietly into your home's décor. Most routers and nodes are equipped with at least one LAN port if you ever desire a wired connection to a particular device.
Easy Installation and Management
One of the greatest benefits of Wi-Fi systems is that they're easily managed by members of the family with little technical knowledge. Most modern systems have instructions for quick system installation and node placement recommendations. Your smart system will automatically select the best Wi-Fi channel and radio band for the strongest wireless connection. You'll be able to control your Wi-Fi system, security settings, and individual devices on the network through a mobile app on your phone instead of logging into a confusing admin website. Furthermore, these new systems tend to install updates automatically, so you won't feel pressured to check your system frequently.
If you want to enjoy a consistently strong Wi-Fi connection no matter where you are in your home, mesh networking is the option for you. You’ll be able to leave wired connections, Ethernet, and annoying maintenance in the past and make the upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 and sleek satellite nodes. If you have questions about upgrading to mesh networking, contact our team at Origin Hi-Fi today.