Got WiFi dead spots? Consider a mesh network system

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Try a mesh network system to cure WiFi woes

Try a mesh network system to cure WiFi woes

With so many smart home gadgets in the house these days, you may need WiFi in areas like the basement, garage, or even outside to power your smart doorbell or outdoor camera. But chances are your current router doesn’t cover your entire home, and you’re left with dead spots – those areas in your house where your wireless signal inexplicably seems to disappear. 

With all the devices, metal appliances, and architectural interference in the average home, it’s no wonder why even the fastest, most powerful WiFi router can miss a few spots. But before you invest in another wifi extender that delivers a weaker signal, think about using a mesh WiFi system. 

Companies like Linksys, makers of traditional routers and other connectivity tools, have developed “mesh” (also called “whole home”) WiFi systems that support the needs of today’s smart home. A central router connects directly to a modem, and then a series of satellite modules, or nodes, can be placed strategically around the home providing powerful, consistent WiFi coverage. 

Match any floor plan

The Velop Whole Home WiFi system from Linksys is designed to match any floor plan, with each node covering up to 2,000 square feet. Features like dynamic channel scanning constantly survey the wireless environment to find the best performance. And because each node serves as a router, wifi extender, access point and bridge, users receive 100% fast WiFi in every corner of the home and can add more nodes as your needs increase. So, if you have a large home or one with an unusual layout – say, with more than two stories or interior brick walls – just add more nodes for more coverage.

Router problems solved, smart home enthusiasts can further optimize their experience through accessories and smart devices letting them set rules and schedules, easily sync their wireless infrastructure to voice assistants, smart thermostats, and home security systems, all accessed through a smartphone. The Wemo Mini Smart Plug, for example, lets users control lamps and appliances with their voice, set timers and schedules in the app and remotely control devices from anywhere, without an additional hub or subscription.

Call them the final touches for people looking to create the ultimate smart home experience. Because the smart house is like any other: if it’s built on a solid foundation, it’s just a matter of turning it into a home. 

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