What is a WiFi Mesh System?
A mesh network (also called a meshnet) connects multiple routers, that work in unison with each other, to one main router. These routers integrate with one another to create a single network that provides a larger wireless range. Therefore, reducing wireless dead spots in your home or business. In most cases, the standard wireless router creates an “invisible bubble” and as long as you are inside that bubble and connected to the network of the standard router, your device will have a WiFi signal and internet connection. However, if you are outside that bubble, or you are too far away from the router, the signal is degraded and it gives you a slow or intermittent internet signal.
The Mesh network has a main router that connects to other nodes, sometimes called pucks, that are placed throughout the home or business. The main router connects by ethernet to your local Internet Service Provider device. The nodes are then wirelessly configured to communicate with the main router. This means you can add more nodes to your network to add more coverage to dead spots or places in your home or business with no wireless signal.
Most standard Mesh systems come with the main router and one or two nodes. You can purchase extra nodes if you need extra coverage. Most well-known networking brands, such as Netgear, Linksys, D-Link, and TP-Link, offer some type of Mesh system. Google, Amazon, and Eero also offer some Mesh Network solutions. Each brand has different unique features and some work better than others for specific needs.
So, what should you look for in a Mesh system? You want a system that can provide great coverage, so a system that includes enough nodes for your desired coverage area would be ideal. However, if you find a mesh system you like and it does not have enough nodes, you can usually purchase additional nodes to further extend the network. Just be sure to purchase the same brand and ensure the additional nodes are the same brand & model or that they are compatible with the main system. When it comes to WiFi, the number one concern is usually speed. If you plan to use your WiFi for things like online gaming and 4K media streaming, you’ll want to purchase a mesh system that has excellent reviews when it comes to speed and bandwidth. One of the appeals of a Mesh Network is the integrated software apps that allow for easy configuration. This includes, but is not limited to, features like parental controls, traffic monitoring, firewall, and cybersecurity scanning.
Many customers have asked “Can I set up a Mesh Network with the VPN Accelerator?” and the answer is “Absolutely!” In fact, we are seeing amazing results when pairing the VPN Accelerator with a Wireless Mesh System. The VPN accelerator gives you the maximum VPN speed possible with the multiple cores and high-end processing speed while the mesh system provides the wireless signal needed for large or multi-level homes or houses that are made of brick or concrete. Pairing the two together provides the fastest VPN speed on the market with excellent range and wireless speeds. So, if you are in the market to have the fastest VPN speeds and the best wireless coverage, pairing the two together is the perfect solution for fast VPN WiFi speeds.
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