I’ve been hearing a lot about mesh routers recently and I wanted to learn more about them. Basically a mesh router will allow you to more ease-fully access the WiFi signal in your home or yard, even in the “dead zones”. In the next few paragraphs I’ll tell you why you might want a mesh router, when you don’t need one, and other benefits.
What is a Mesh Router?
A mesh router is made up several devices that allow you to place them in strategic areas around your house to improve your WiFi signal.
Why would you want a Mesh Router?
- You have radiant heating and it’s hard for the WiFi signal to pass through floors.
- Your home is more than 2500 square feet.
- You spend a lot of time in your yard and need to access your internet from anywhere.
- You have walls made of brick or other material that inhibits the WiFi signal from passing through.
When is a Mesh Router overkill?
Not everyone needs a Mesh Router. They are a bit on the expensive side, and if you don’t really need one, why do it?
- Your home is under 2500 square feet.
- You don’t have any problematic architectural features that could block the signal.
- You only have a few “dead” spots that can probably be solved by placing your current router in a different spot, or getting a new router with a larger range.
Additional Benefits of a Mesh Router:
- You want a higher level of security that you may not be able to get with a traditional router.
- You have IoT (Internet of Things) devices that you want to connect to your network. (Refrigerator, Security system, etc.)
- You want to create a separate guest network for your house guests.
- Mesh routers seem fairly easy to set up, even for a non-technical person.
I hope you learned a little about Mesh Routers, and what the benefits would be for you in your home. If you have any additional questions, please comment below!
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