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Get Rid of WiFi Dead Spots with a Mesh Network

Do You Have WiFi Dead Spots in Your Home?

Dead spots. Chances are you’ve experienced them in your home or office. They’re places where you suddenly feel the speed or your internet cripple as the video you’re watching starts to buffer or your social media feed stops refreshing and your WiFi bars have all but left you.

There are several factors that contribute to having WiFi dead spots in the home. It could be your router not having the range to cover your whole house if you happen to be living in a larger home, it could be other devices interfering with signal quality, or it could even be the materials that just quite allow signals to permeate as easily as others. Regardless of the reason, I think we can all agree that we don’t want them degrading the enjoyment of our internet connections because sometimes isn’t all about speed.

There are, of course, things you could do to improve the WiFi signal quality in your household. 

While some would simply settle with regular WiFi signal repeaters, we’ve found that a more powerful and smarter solution is to invest in a mesh network in your home. A mesh network will not only eliminate WiFi dead spots in your home, but it will also make sure that you’re getting the best out of your internet connection. Plus, they have some pretty awesome features built-in as well.

What Is a Mesh Network exactly?

This is something we’ve already tackled in a past article but let’s give you a bit of a refresher.

 A Mesh Network consists of multiple relays or nodes that connect with each other to quickly direct signal to your devices. Unlike having signal repeaters, a mesh operates as a single network so there’s no need to switch to another SSID when you leave a room to get the best signal quality possible. It switches you out to the nearest node that works best to make sure your browsing or streaming goes uninterrupted.

 From the devices we’ve tried, they’re extremely easy to set up from an accompanying app and are chockfull of helpful features to maintain your network and even help set limits to make sure parents rest easy that kids are browsing in safe spaces or that their devices cannot access the internet when it’s time to hit the sack.

 

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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