The term “Mesh networking” has been becoming more common as 2021 progresses. 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 Becomes a Thing of Past
One of the greatest benefits of Wi-Fi technology and mesh technology is that neither of them requires an Ethernet connection. Instead, your main router is connected to satellite modules, known as nodes, that you can choose where you want to place in your home. Range extenders utilize 2.4GHz radio bands to communicate with the router, but modern Wi-Fi system satellites communicate with the router through mesh networking, which means that the farthest node will still receive a Wi-Fi connection as strong as the one closest to the router.
No More Dead Zones
Do you know which areas of your home are the dreaded dead zones of buffering video and poor connection? It’s likely your whole family does! While the majority of basic wireless routers can offer coverage to a medium-sized home, they fall short in providing a consistent connection to bigger homes, or homes with multiple floors, dense walls, metal and concrete substructures, or balconies. Range extenders only offer half your main router’s bandwidth, while access points require the inconvenience of a wired connection to the main router. Furthermore, moving around the house means you must log into a new network SSID. So, if you want to enjoy consistently high bandwidth on a single network SSID no matter where you are in your home, a mesh Wi-Fi system is the way to go. You can add as many satellite nodes as your home requires, even if you want to extend coverage to the corners of your yard!
Stronger Network Performance for the Future
Have you been struggling with slow connections in the past year? Because more family members are at home to work, learn, and find entertainment, more devices used simultaneously eat away at your bandwidth. However, the emergence of the sixth generation of Wi-Fi will allow 30 users on one network to experience a strong connection, whether they’re streaming, gaming, or video conferencing. Mesh technology simplifies the process even more; the main router and nodes are equipped with internal antenna and lack flashing lights, so they can quietly blend in with your furniture and provide optimal coverage without being a visual nuisance. In case you want a wired connection to a device, most routers and nodes have at least one LAN port. No matter how many devices you need, your system will be strong enough for whatever the future brings.
Simple to Set Up and Maintain
One of the best perks of Wi-Fi systems is that they’re easily understood even by those with little to no technical knowledge. Nowadays, most systems come with instructions to install the system within minutes and suggestions for node placement. The smart system automatically chooses the optimal Wi-Fi channel and radio band for a strong wireless connection no matter where you are at home. Through a mobile app on your smartphone, you can manage your Wi-Fi system to prioritize or disable particular devices on the network or adjust wireless security settings. Newer systems like these automatically install updates, so there’s no need to fumble around with logging into a perplexing admin profile to manually check your system.
You’ll be able to easily set up and manage mesh networking that uses Wi-Fi 6 and discreet satellite nodes to enjoy consistent coverage all tied to one network. A mesh network is right for you if you’re ready to leave wired connections, radio bands, and complicated maintenance in the past. When you’re ready to move into the future of connection, contact our team at Xssentials today.