If you're struggling with dead spots in your wireless network, you own a large home, or you just need a stronger wireless signal, mesh Wi-Fi technology can help. Unlike a traditional router, which broadcasts its signal from a single point, a mesh network broadcasts the signal from multiple access points throughout your home. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into your primary mesh router. Then, each of the units in your mesh Wi-Fi system picks up the main signal and rebroadcasts it to cover every area of your home — even as far away as your garage and patio. Depending on the number of devices in your home that access Wi-Fi on a regular basis, you can choose a mesh network device that has dual-band or tri-band capabilities. These options will help establish a strong connection, balance the data load, and ensure that your signal isn’t interrupted. A strong mesh network is especially important if you want to create a smart home environment that you can control through apps on your smartphone, or by voice control using smart speakers.
Choosing the best mesh Wi-Fi system for your smart home.
Wi-Fi-connected devices can help make life more convenient in many ways. For instance, you can easily let guests into your home remotely with a smart lock or turn on lights in the house before they walk in with smart lighting. These devices can also help you save energy and keep your family safe. A smart thermostat monitors your daily activity and intuitively adjusts the temperature accordingly which reflects positively on your utility bills, while wireless security systems protect your home and property. Keeping your information safe from cyberattacks and protecting your privacy is also important in today’s world. Setting up a network firewall helps safeguard against intruders and protect your private information. A firewall works by blocking content that appears to be inappropriate, untrusted, or malicious. To protect your kids from accessing inappropriate websites, you can use your mesh router to set up parental controls. If you need help installing and securing your home Wi-Fi system, our Geek Squad® offers professional Wi-Fi installation services to help you get everything up and running smoothly.