Mesh Wi-Fi Routers (MWRs) have the potential to revolutionize your home Wi-Fi network. Whether you have a large house or want to make sure that the right devices get the most bandwidth, a MWR system is an absolute must. I have three Apple Airport Expresses throughout my home to ensure everyone has speedy Wi-Fi on every floor (and the garden).
The pains of being too far from your router, having weak signal and constantly waiting for your movie to buffer are now all a thing of the past. We no longer need to settle for this painfully annoying experience.
Why Upgrade Your Home Wi-Fi Network with Mesh Wi-Fi Routers?
If you need to hard wire something into your home network – like a smart home hub or Wi-Fi printer – you no longer need to physically place an ethernet cable around your house. With Mesh Wi-Fi Routers, you can just plug any ethernet device into one of the relays and you’re good to go! No more wires, not more clutter. Just imagine this is your life. Now you can stop dreaming!
This is just one of the many reasons to change your home Wi-Fi network, there are many, many more. So, let’s look at the top five reasons why you need to change your Wi-Fi habits!
1. Large Homes
You can now forget about leaving your laptop by the router, or only watching movies in the lounge. With Mesh Wi-Fi Routers, you can ensure that there is a consistently high signal strength throughout your home. Whether your home is spread out or built high, MWRs have you covered. MWRs like Google’s Wi-Fi system can boost your connectivity by up to 1,500 square feet per unit. If that’s not enough to catch your interest, try the Linksys’ Velop Tri-band system which can extend your home network up to a whopping 6000 square feet.
So when you’re surfing the web or watching your latest Netflix show, you’re going to be covered whether your right next to the router or hiding in your attic!
2. Faster Browsing
We all hate buffering. The eternal loading page and half-downloaded apps. Sometimes it’s faster to turn your Wi-Fi connectivity off altogether and browse on your cellular network. But with MWRs, this can be a thing of the past. Many of these systems, like the Asus HiveSpot and HiveDot, can boost your home network across 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands simultaneously, allowing your phones to enjoy a lightning 867 mb/s. Asus say this ensures “outstanding performance and a whole home blanketed with Wi-Fi.” But, you’ll have to wait until later this year to buy these MWRs.
If you want to upgrade the speed of your network, MWRs are the way to go. They can offer consistently high connection speeds throughout your home, not just by the router itself.
3. No Cut Outs
Sometimes we can be browsing, streaming or downloading something and BAM. Your internet connection is gone. No one knows why, but it’s infuriating all the same. You have to go and find your router, unplug it, count to ten and then turn it on again. While waiting for it to reboot, we say a little prayer in the hope we have fixed it.
Surely we’re better than this, come on. It’s 2017 after all!
Mesh Wi-Fi Routers have successfully put a stop to this age-old dilemma. Take the Orbi Home WiFi System. Its super strong Wi-Fi connection allows the signal to go through walls. So you won’t have any more dead Wi-Fi zones or dropped connections with the Orbi. Also, with systems like the Google WiFi, which allow you to check the status of each router from their handy app, you can forget about your routers. This leaves you to enjoy the most of what the internet has to offer. eero also regularly performs checks on your network to make sure you’re getting the most from your connection, and if there’s a problem eero will automatically reboot that router.
4. Faster Streaming
We watch more content over the internet than we do on our televisions. In February 2017, Netflix increased its global subscriber base by 5 million, bringing their total to almost 100 million users. The way we consume TV programs, with shows like House of Cards whose episodes are available all at once , has changed completely.
When you want to binge watch an entire series, you’re going to need an internet connection that keeps up. That means day, or night, you’re going to need the fastest speeds to be at your streaming devices. Again, the Orbi has some great advancements for your streaming pleasure! Its Tri-band technology allows you to add more devices to the network without sacrificing speeds or reducing signal strength throughout your home. But there’s more. With products like the Luma Surround WiFi System, you can priorize certain devices – like your Apple TV for example – to make sure they the bandwidth they need. This doesn’t matter what time of day or how many devices are on your network, you’ll be guaranteed uninterrupted video streaming.
5. Guest Networks
The trouble with being so welcoming to your guests, is that they can stumble upon your private data. You might even get them printing their essays on your Wi-Fi printer. We don’t want to say they can’t access our home network, but we also want to make sure our data is secured so only our family can access it. This is where guest networks come into play.
Almost all Mesh Wi-Fi Routers allow you to set up a simultaneous guest network. eero takes this to the next level. They completely avoid having to search for your Wi-Fi password, and inevitably entering it incorrectly many times. They do this by allowing you to “invite your friends to join your network straight from the eero app”. AmpliFi HD also allows you to create time access controls for your kids, so they’ll know when it’s time to go to bed.
Whether you want more control over who is on your network or you want to ensure you have an excellent Wi-Fi connection in every corner of your home, upgrading to a Mesh Wi-Fi Router system is the way to go. Not only will you have uninterrupted Netflix binging, you’ll be able to sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge the your home network is constantly updating and checking itself.
So, for the hassle free lifestyle, Mesh Wi-Fi Routers are your ideal next Smart Home investment!
Do you have Wi-Fi connectivity problems? How do you plan to use your MWRs? Let us know in the comments below!