What is Whole Home Mesh WiFi or Mesh WiFi?

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Whole Home Mesh WiFi Explained

Mesh WiFi or Whole Home Mesh WiFi as it is sometimes referred to consists of Main router connected to your modem via an Ethernet cable supplied (master unit) and a series of satellite modules or nodes placed around the home to give you full home WiFi coverage via single unified network. This network shares the same SSID encryption code or password ensuring the safety of your home network allowing you to roam freely around the house connected to the one WiFi network. These mesh systems usually have a main router and additional nodes which boost the signal increasing signal coverage around your home removing dead spots.

Most broadband providers traditionally supplied routers are usually set to a single network frequency (usually 2.4 GHz) which can be subject to a lot of interference from your own household device traffic all using the one frequency as well as interference from your neighbours broadband. One of the key benefits of newer mesh systems are that they broadcast over dual channels 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz and have inbuilt software to maximize signal traffic across the multiple connected devices. Systems such as the TP Link Deco Mesh WiFi range of products  

Think of a mesh WiFi system as a series of multiple WiFi extenders that have a single signal and work together to optimise your WiFi signal coverage removing dead spots. 

Benefits of Whole Home Mesh WiFi Systems

In summary the the benefits of Whole Home Mesh Wifi systems are:

  • Use dual band signal - (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) with intelligent switching to optimise signal strength
  • Connect multiple units (100 devices in case of TP-Link Deco range)
  • No more Dead spots - in the home by adding additional modules/nodes
  • Modular expansion - means you can add additional nodes/units for increased coverage
  • No more buffering
  • Ability to often prioritise connected devices
  • In built parental controls


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