Mesh router or Wi-Fi range extender to improve your home Wi-Fi?
With all the time we are spending at home, it is more important than ever to have a reliable Wi-Fi network. The pandemic has forced several people to work from home, including homeschooling, which means more devices added to the network. And as may you know, it becomes much more difficult to maintain a solid connection when there are more devices connected. And do not forget about the dead zones in the house.
Today I go through how you can improve your home Wi-Fi network, which solution would best suit you and why.
- Ideal for bigger homes with added features like a bar, pool, or garage.
- Supports Wi-Fi 6, the newest and fastest generation of Wi-Fi.
- Mesh routers use algorithms to calculate the best way to route your connection.
- A typical mesh router will broadcast a good and solid signal across your home.
- Has its own range-extending satellite device that is built-in.
- Be prepared to spend a lot more than an average Wi-Fi range extender, but it will be worth it.
Wi-Fi range extender
- Ideal for a smaller home with one or two bedrooms.
- Cheaper than a mesh router.
- Easy set-up.
- It receives the signal from your router and rebroadcasts it further into your home.
(NB: It should be positioned at a place where the signal is strong but close enough to the dead zone).
Let’s wrap it up
Whenever possible do use a wired or ethernet connection. The speeds you get from an ethernet connection will always be more solid and faster than Wi-Fi.
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