What is a Mesh Network and How Can it Improve My WiFi?

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If you have a large home or a home with many floors, you may want to invest in a mesh Wi-Fi network to improve your WiFi. If your WiFi coverage is suffering, consider a mesh network.

 

What is a mesh network?

WiFi mesh (or mesh WiFi) is a WiFi boosting system that covers your entire home. It is a group of devices that all coordinate with one another to cover your home with a reliable, strong WiFi signal. A mesh network includes a mesh router, a modem and units that you place throughout your home wherever you need to extend WiFi signal coverage. These units are sometimes called nodes or pods, this can change depending on the brand.

A traditional WiFi network is different than a mesh network because devices connect to a single router, and all communication passes through that single router (which is a single access point). The more distance you put between you and your devices and your router, the weaker your WiFi signal. With a mesh system, you have multiple WiFi access points with the node units, so you are never too far away from an access point.

 

How a WiFi mesh network improves your WiFi

A mesh network improves your WiFi by making sure you have a solid connection wherever you are in your home. You could be upstairs, in the basement, in the garage, or outside. If you have the node/units set up correctly, you will have good WiFi coverage there.

Mesh WiFi takes the radio signal from your WiFi router and re-broadcasts it to the nodes to improve your signal strength and reach. By design, mesh WiFi extends the area of WiFi coverage in your home or office to create a reliable Internet connection everywhere.

WiFi boosters all work to re-broadcast the WiFi signal you have. While mesh WiFi does it one way, other more attainable individual WiFi booster devices work in a different way.

Alternatives to a mesh network

While mesh WiFi is a great solution for some homes, it can be expensive. There are other WiFi boosters that help get better coverage in your home for less cost.

Hitron’s offerings of WiFi Boosters are easy to use and install to eliminate dead spots inside and outside of your home. Hitron’s solutions are flexible and get you the high-performing network you want, whether that is through Ethernet, MoCA, or WiFi. Ask your Internet service provider ISP) about Hitron’s WiFi boosters today.

 

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