Are you looking for ways to solve your home Wi-Fi coverage woes? Maybe your house is too large for single router coverage or you're not entirely happy with your Wi-Fi extender's performance.
I had the same Wi-Fi problems too but fortunately, I found a better way. For areas larger than 2,500 or 3,000 square feet (the average range of a Wi-Fi router) with multiple walls, this type of Wi-Fi router system is the way to go.
I just installed this particular mesh router system in my home and my Wi-Fi coverage has never been better.
What is a mesh Wi-Fi system?
Next-generation mesh routers are designed to spread a Wi-Fi network's coverage with the use of multiple access points or satellites.
These systems usually come in sets of two or three separate units that work together to envelop your home or office with Wi-Fi coverage. As long as they're within range of each other (about 30 to 50 feet), you can shape and customize your home or office's Wi-Fi coverage by placing them in the appropriate rooms.
Although cheap, the downside with network extenders is that they are slower than your main Wi-Fi connection since they often come with a single radio transmitter that cannot send and receive data simultaneously. Adding to that problem, the more gadgets connect to a Wi-Fi extender, the more it slows down.
Compared to a network extender setup, a mesh router system is really simple to set up and manage. Since the separate units act as a part of one system - just connect the main unit to your modem then spread the other units around your space as desired.
Additionally, no separate network management or constant network jumping and reconnections are required as you move around your space.
As far as your gadgets are concerned, the Wi-Fi mesh is one big continuous Wi-Fi network.
When to get a mesh Wi-Fi system
For the average apartment or condo, a mesh router system can be overkill. If you're just looking to fill a few dead spots here and there and consistent speeds is not a must then a cheaper network extender should work.
However, large houses and office spaces that require consistent network speeds will reap the benefits of a mesh Wi-Fi network immensely. It may be a more expensive system but for its reliability, seamlessness, expandability and easy management, it's well worth the admission price.
eero Home Wi-Fi System
The eero Home Wi-Fi System is an advanced Tri-Band Mesh router system that can replace your whole extended range Wi-Fi network including your wireless router, range extenders and internet boosters.
It applies emerging TrueMesh technology that uses multiple access points (eero calls them Beacons) to blanket even the largest homes with fast, consistent and reliable Wi-Fi coverage.
Instead of using traditional network extenders to cover your home's dead spots, eero Beacons are full access points you can plug into any standard outlet in your home.
With a basic eero setup, (an eero router and one Beacon) you can adequately cover a one to two bedroom range with consistent Wi-Fi speeds all throughout.
Setup is so simple too. I simply replaced my old Wi-Fi router with the eero then used the eero mobile app to configure my new system. All it took was a few minutes!
2nd generation eero
The system I installed is the 2nd generation eero Wi-Fi system. The main difference between this and the first generation eero is the speed.
The 2nd generation eero doubles the speed of the 1st generation with the addition of a third 5Ghz radio.
Compared to my old Wi-Fi extender setup, the difference is night and day! My Wi-Fi connection speeds in each room in my home (and even from the yard, too) now have consistent speeds with virtually no drop-offs.
Additionally, for larger homes, you can expand your Wi-Fi coverage by adding more eero Beacons to your setup.
Why does my Wi-Fi connection keep dropping?
There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps dropping at your home or office - signal congestion, physical location, firmware issues, hardware limitations or maybe your space is just too big for your router coverage.