If you are paying for a Gigabit Internet plan from your Internet Service Provider, you want to get the most out of your Gigabit speed connection. When looking into mesh WiFi, you want to make sure that it can support Gigabit Internet speeds.
Mesh WiFi & Gigabit Ethernet
Reaching Gigabit speeds is most realistic within a mesh system that supports an Ethernet backhaul. Your WiFi mesh system should have a Gigabit Ethernet port so you can create a wired network backbone.
Create a Wired Connection vs WiFi
The best mesh WiFi systems support WiFi 6 and have at least two LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports to offer reliable Ethernet backhaul. Finding a mesh WiFi system that allows you to create an Ethernet backhaul is crucial for solid connection and fast speeds. This is because a wired Ethernet connection is more than seven times faster than the highest throughput of any wireless (WiFi) network. WiFi speeds can be affected by the distance between your mesh node and your Access Point.
Choose Devices that Support Gigabit Speeds
Achieving Gigabit speeds can depend on your hardware, among other factors. By choosing devices that support Gigabit speeds, you are more likely to achieve them. For Cable Internet, using a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem is a MUST since it can support Gigabit speed plans up to 6 Gbps.
Mesh WiFi with Gigabit Ethernet
Hitron’s mesh WiFi system has two (dual) Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) ports. The Internet speed connection to your end devices is determined by the Ethernet port capability on your router or mesh system. So, if your system has theoretical speeds up to 1Gbps or more, then it is possible to get those speeds. Regardless, with mesh WiFi strength and coverage in your home, you are set up for fast Internet. The Hitron’s OS2210 Dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system uses artificial intelligence to auto select the best connection path in your mesh network for maximum speed performance to every device, everywhere in your home. With two Gigabit Ethernet ports, you can create two separate Gigabit network connections to add flexibility to your home network set up. A solid mesh network allows everyone to connect to the Internet at once. Zoom calls are uninterrupted. No buffering when streaming and no lag while online gaming. Hitron’s OS2210 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Mesh System will soon be available on Amazon. It offers a 1-year membership with the Plume HomePass™ app for easy setup, home network controls, and whole-home management. Want to learn more about mesh WiFi? Checkout the additional articles on our Learn Page or on our Blog.