Get Stable, Speed, Secure Internet for Video Conferencing with Mesh Systems
• What is a Wi-Fi Mesh?
• What is a Modem & Router
• Extending Your Wi-Fi with Repeaters/Extenders
• Problem & Solution
• Wi-Fi Mesh VS Repeaters
• Upgrading current router can be a good investment in 2021
• Reason why you should get a Wi-Fi Mesh
WiFi mesh systems is the latest growing trending product in the world especially when everyone is working-from-home. Experts says that WIFI mesh systems will gradually replace the “traditional” routers in the next 5-10 years. Why? Because WIFI mesh systems are a great and rather easy-to-implement solutions to cover dead spots in your home; the place in your home where you can’t get proper WIFI coverages.
Many homeowners has faced problems where you move your WIFI router to get a better signal which technically isn’t a feasible solution. WIFI routers are usually placed near where your service line IE: DSL or fiber cable where is a remote corner of your house.
In order for your Smart-Phone/Desktop or laptop to be connected to the internet, you will need a single
(1) Modem & (2) WiFi router.
The Modem is a product that connects your home to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) IE: Singtel/M1/Circles.Life network. Shown below your basic house network setup.
The Wi-Fi Router will be plugged into the modem and its main job is to allow incoming connection from your devices. This connection is normally referred to as a “residential gateway”.
Devices in your house such as your desktop, iPhone, Andriod, Mac-Book, Television, and tablets need to connect to your Wi-Fi router, in the same way, using Ethernet Cables, or wirelessly using WiFi Signals.
Related Article: WiFi-Mesh Router VS Traditional WiFi Routers
A high-end Wi-Fi router has a limited reach [read more] of 130-150 feet maximum reach. For some homes, getting a powerful Wi-Fi router may solve dead spot coverage issues, however, for some other homes especially with lots of walls or rooms, getting a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the home can be a very challenging issue.
The CONS of using a Wi-Fi repeater is that the repeater signal will diminish gradually, giving about 1/4 or zero signal if you’re in the furthest room. Therefore, installing 3 or 4 Wi-Fi repeaters within the home will increase the range of your internet connectivity but decreases the strength.
A high-end Wi-Fi router has a limited reach of 130-150 feet maximum reach. For some homes, getting a powerful Wi-Fi router may solve dead spot coverage issues, however, for some other homes especially with lots of walls or rooms, getting a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the home can be a very challenging issue. Related Article: How far will your wifi signal reach?
The CONS of using a Wi-Fi repeater is that the repeater signal will diminish gradually, giving about 1/4 or zero signal if you’re in the furthest room. Therefore, installing 3 or 4 Wi-Fi repeaters within the home will increase the range of your internet connectivity but decreases the strength and speed.
“Mesh Systems and Wi-Fi repeater was designed to solve one problem; bad signals strength” – Says Joel Crane, a Wireless Network Certified Expert and Wi-Fi Engineer @ Juniper Networks. Crane recommends using a Free Tool like INSSIDer Lite to map your home’s Wi-Fi Signal strength before making an investment in Mesh Systems.
If there aren’t any dead spots, the problem might lie with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) rather than your Wi-Fi network. Furthermore, if you find dead spots, make sure that your router is placed in a open and central location.
Check out: Top 10 Ways To Boost Your Current Wi-Fi Signal.
Furthermore, Mesh systems also overcomes speed transferring problems that extenders have by using multiple radios to receive and send information simultaneously quicker and safer around. Wi-Fi Mesh systems use 2.4GHz channel to “communicate” with the client unit and 5Ghz channel to relay data to other mesh units on the network.
Replacing your old router to Wi-Fi Mesh is an upgrade from your old is the new norm. There are attractive options that the previous models do not support which are Wi-Fi 6 Standards which is becoming more common since 2019. Wifi 6 offers significant improvements in; Battery life, Better Security, Wireless & many more.
Therefore, replacing your older router with an Wi-Fi 6 Router or compatible mesh systems does make sense as prices are decreasing over the years.
Related Article: What is Wi-Fi 6.
Even without Wi-Fi 6, Mesh System by default serves serval advantages over traditional Wi-Fi repeaters. “Mesh Systems such as UniFi or Ruckus uses mesh as an ‘Access Point’, which they are all aware of each other and they can forward traffic around the network as needed.
Mesh System units are all running in the same software where they’re able to relay traffic much more intelligently. Which also means if you’re connected to the third or forth node on the far end of your office or home, the system will automatically rebroadcast packets of connectivity if the client in the question is actually connected to it. With an All-In-One-Mesh system, you and your peers are more likely to get regular automatic updates, which improves usability and security.
Moving to a new place with a completely different layout done by new renovation or living spaces changes and grow with new and larger furniture, you may find that at one time, your networking setup isn’t providing the same quality connectivity as before.
Wi-Fi mesh system does the job by adding additional nodes in certain areas such as BedRoom 1 and MasterBedroom to get full coverage. Contact us for a free Wi-Fi vetting with your floorplan. Additional nodes will connect instantly with your existing mesh system there is no signup or configurations needed.
Tripwires, Ethernet cables we all have faced in every home. Wi-Fi mesh systems and nodes and someone out of reach of children’s. UbiFi’s WiFi mesh can be installed on your ceiling or walls too. WiFi mesh systems can be commonly seen in the larger office and completed houses with many walls. Click here to view our recent work.
A new set of WiFi mesh systems for your home isn’t cheap. A home typically will need at least a 2 or more nodes will cost twice as much as a single WiFi router.
A WiFi mesh system will also going to cost more expensive compared to a traditional Wi-Fi repeater. Therefore, If keeping all costs at a minimum, a WiFi system is not suitable for you.
In addition, considering that your home depends heavily on a good Wi-Fi connection throughout the home such as Tables, Computers, Smartphones, Smart TVs, or even kitchen appliances, investing and ensuring that there is 24/7 secure and fast internet connectivity, Wi-Fi mesh can be a considered an upgrade.