Few things are more frustrating in our Wi-Fi world than dealing with buffering videos, poor connections with smart devices, and sluggish responses when you’re browsing the internet or social media. It’s even worse when you need reliable Wi-Fi for home security and other smart home systems. What’s the solution? Some would suggest installing a mesh network. But that can get very messy!
Mesh isn’t always the answer. In fact, it can sometimes cause more problems. Instead, if you want to have strong Wi-Fi signals throughout your property in the Bay Area, smart home Wi-Fi is the solution. Keep reading to see how to fix your Wi-Fi problems.
A Wi-Fi signal won’t go on forever. In fact, as a rule of thumb, a Wi-Fi signal’s maximum distance from the router is 150 feet indoors and 300 feet outdoors. But a lot of factors come into play. For instance, if you live in a large home or one with more than one story, that signal needs to move through walls, floors, and other structures. By the time it gets to your Wi-Fi device, it’s weak and insufficient to speedily transmit and receive data.
At first glance, a mesh network seems to be the answer. It consists of wireless repeaters that amplify the signal so your devices can connect with your home network. However, each time you repeat a Wi-Fi signal, the strength of that signal is reduced. The signal from a repeater is like a copy of a copy. It’s a lower-quality signal than what comes from your router.
If a mesh network isn’t the solution, then how can you help your router’s Wi-Fi signal reach every corner of your property? In addition to having the latest Wi-Fi technology (Wi-Fi 6), the best solution for you is to install Wi-Fi access points. These devices are hardwired to your router and placed in strategic locations throughout your home. They are essentially extensions of your router – but with no signal loss.
Wi-Fi extenders paired with fast internet ensure every connected technology in your home works at lightning-fast speeds – with no lags, buffering, weak signals, or low-quality content. Whether you’re streaming a movie in your home theater, accessing your surveillance cameras on your tablet, or engaged in online gaming, your user experience will be excellent and non-interrupted.
Does your home Wi-Fi need a boost? Before considering a mesh network, talk with Hermary’s. We’ll assess everything and provide the solutions you need. Call us today at (415) 993-7600, chat with us on this page, or fill out our online contact form to get started.