Setup and Configuration Documents
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Mesh WiFi Networking
Where would you use Mesh WiFi and why?
Everywhere – Coverage
WiFi used to focus on certain areas of the house; maybe the office or the living room. Now we need our WiFi connections everywhere in and around the house. This is where Mesh WiFi technology comes in. The router is the heart of your WiFi network. It connects you to the outside world and provides WiFi access. A mesh WiFi network uses additional mesh access points that communicate with the router and other access points to extend seamless WiFi connections to areas of your home beyond the router's reach that might otherwise have little or no WiFi signal.
These access points “hand off” your WiFi connection to other access points with a stronger signal as you move from room to room. While you're in range of one of the mesh access points you maintain your connection so you can keep streaming, talking or browsing as you move around the house.
Mesh WiFi is different from the "range extenders" of the past. The "behind-the scenes" coordination among the router and mesh access points use their own channels. Your data connection has its own full-speed channel. Range Extenders typically use half of the data channel to talk with the router, effectively cutting your bandwidth in half when you're connected to the network through the range extender.
Living Room – Streaming
Want to watch movies without the dreaded buffering spinner? Strong WiFi coverage wherever you connect will give you high speeds with no waiting for connections to load. Mesh WiFi allows you to move around throughout the network and maintain your streaming connection.
Home Office/Remote Office – Connecting
Join that Zoom session with high resolution video or download that 7GB graphics file quickly and easily. Mesh WiFi provides the signal strength you need to make sure your meeting runs smoothly.
Kitchen – Get Cooking
Use your tablet to watch the video for that new recipe while you're preparing it. Many kitchen appliances are now WiFi-enabled as well. Check the oven while you're running errands to make sure you didn't leave it on by accident.
Backyard – Range
With mesh access points placed in multiple locations you can get coverage not just inside the house but outside, as well, and even in and around outbuildings. Connect a mesh access point to the router and get strong coverage wherever you place that access point.
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