You hire an internet service, look forward to being able to browse your home or business freely without any worries. After a few days the technician appears to do the installation and voal! The internet has arrived! You connect by phone, notebook, tablet, TV, but always with some problem. Can't connect right downstairs, in the garage, in any bedroom, living room.
In addition the connection is always falling and much slower wireless than cable. You always have to restart the router.
Not long ago, WiFi Mesh technology was emerging, a Wi-Fi system to solve all problems in wireless Internet networks.
What was supposed to be a dream turns out to be a nightmare with millions of problems popping up all of a sudden and the urge you have to get your hands off and knock out the window.
But calm down, it was to help you in these cases that we made this article. We will explain what may be causing these problems in your home and how to solve them. We also explain in detail what technology WiFi Mesh and how it promises to solve all these common wireless problems.
With so many connection problems, we often try solutions that are inefficient or simply annoying and can't handle the message. WiFi extendersFor example, they usually solve some problems temporarily, they slightly increase the signal range, but also make this enlarged area more unstable.
They are often in need of attention, need to be restarted and relocated at all times, which causes great discomfort for the user.
It's no use hiring a quality internet and using a bad router, it limit your connection
Similarly, using two routers in one network Trying to increase the signal coverage is not the ideal solution either, as it slows down the internet and often presents instability problems. Also, when you travel in a very large environment, having two routers requires you to manually choose which one to connect to, which makes the situation even more uncomfortable.
Doubts arise about how to make the Internet wider or better. Users often compromise the quality of the internet with simple errors to fix. The Vox channel has separated some quick tips on the use and operation of routers, which can help in these cases, check out the video below:
But with so many problems on a network, how do you be happy and surf freely using wireless internet?
First, it is important to check the router you are using. Even with a high speed internet, it can be compromising data delivery. This is why it is important that you knew how to choose a good router.
Routers are built on protocols created by the United States-based Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). These protocols define a number of router transmission and encoding details.
They are also designed to facilitate communication between all wireless devices. It would be a complete mess if companies created their own standards.
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The most important thing about this is that there are different standards developed over the years and currently the most suitable is 802.11ac. In addition to having more bandwidth, 802.11ac combines the latest technologies, allowing for greater stability, coverage area and a host of other details compared to other models.
Choosing Your Internet ProviderCarefully As Important As Choosing Your Router
But don't think that you should just look at the technology standard used and buy the first one you see. 802.11ac has had two-wave technology upgrades.
The main difference between the waves is the support for Multi User (MU) technology, which allows simultaneous communication of several devices with the router. Among 802.11ac routers, the supported speed of each varies and can reach up to 6.9Gbps.
I can only mention that there is still 802.11ad, using 60 GHz band instead of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. 802.11ad is not yet consolidated, many devices do not support this standard and it is thought more for the industrial environment.
In 2018 the 802.11ax standard should reach the market, but for now what we have most affordable and focused on the residential environment is the second wave of 802.11ac. You can learn more about 802.11ax in this news.
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Another important detail that often confuses the operating frequency of routers in GHz. After all, what is the difference between operating 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz in routers? The 2.4 GHz frequency in a network has longer range, but acts with a lower bandwidth. In the case of 5GHz, its signal range is smaller, but the supported bandwidth is larger.
At the time of purchase, be aware of the technology standard, supported bandwidth and frequencies offered by the router.
When buying a router, we recommend that you opt for those that are capable of working with 2.4 GHz and 5GHz signals, which is why not all devices are capable of recognizing both.
Mobile phones, tablets, video games usually only support 2.4 GHz, although many smartphones today are already compatible with both. We at Adrenaline do router reviews and we have a placeholder here on the site for that, check it out.
In the video below we explain the differences between the models and the evolution of the routers.
Even if you choose the ideal router for your internet, with good bandwidth and the latest technology standard, WiFi connection problems may still continue depending on the environment in which you plan to install your WiFi network.
An example of this is when the environment is too large or built in a format that makes it difficult to reach signal in extreme rooms, causing blind spots and instability at those points. And as I said above, extra extenders and routers often do not solve the problem and often lead to headaches.
Add Extenders and routers on the network the best way to maintain WiFi signal quality
Generally, houses have routers positioned in locations that facilitate their installation, living room or room closer to the street, which disadvantages equal signal delivery by rooms. Now imagine a house in "L" or even three floors.
In such cases, even if the owner decides to buy a router with a long network range and installs in the middle of the house, the signal will always get weaker in the other rooms and in the "L" house the farthest room will be further in one zone. dead because of the shape of the house.
Remember that each router connected on the network does not deliver the same as the first router installed. Therefore, several routers do not completely solve the problem. The money invested in a high cost router could be better invested in a solution suitable for these cases: WiFi Mesh network technology.
The image below compares what happens when a network uses multiple routers to spread the signal (gray in the image) and when WiFi Mesh dots are used (blue in the image).
What and how does it work?
It is not difficult to explain how the structure of a WiFi Mesh network is set up, basically there is a main router and other WiFi devices create new connection points of the same quality. Each point installed in the network works similarly to signal extenders and repeaters, taking the signal within a radius of its location. But make no mistake, they are not just extenders, the technology invested in this system allows each point of these installed to generate even more speed. Different from what happens on other WiFi systems. Video tag not supported. Download the video here.
This is a simple solution to be installed and sold by manufacturers in a kit. All you need to plug in the dots and follow a few steps in the mobile and smartphone app created to manage the system. General applications allow you to manage each of the points you create, to know which devices are connected, to control when they can access the internet and how fast. The video below explains how you installed Google WiFI.
One of the first companies to launch WiFi as a complete system was eero. According to its website, in 2014 the US company brought together a team of highly qualified engineers and thought of solutions for WiFi to work so well that the user forgot the existence of devices installed on the network and just connected to internet without having to worry and manage the network all the time. In this video you will find a review explaining the installation of eero's first generation WiFi Mesh system. And in the video below you get more information about eero's product.
Today, leading network technology companies have their WiFi Mesh kits. Unfortunately not all of them are available here in Brazil, but they can be purchased from websites such as Mercado Livre at your own risk. Below are some of the top dollar-priced manufacturers currently on Amazon.
Asus Lyra Price: U $ 399.99Link with specifications
D-Link Covr Price: U $ 299.99 Official Specification Link
Google WiFiPreo: U $ 259.49Official Link with Specifications
Linksys Velop Price: U $ 499.00Official link with specifications
Netgear Orbi Price: U $ 399.00Link with specifications
TP-Link DecoPreo: U $ 239.93Official Link with SpecsCheck out our review
This is WiFi Mesh technology, if you don't understand or want to see more about it, you can watch the video summary below or leave your question below in the comments.
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