Don’t “Mesh” Up Your Whole-Home Wi-Fi Network

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The Problem with Wireless Mesh Networks

Wireless mesh networks are over-advertised as the Holy Grail for improving internet connections in the home. While they can be a passing solution for entry-level applications where wi-fi connection isn’t critical, homeowners who rely on an internet connection for their business need a solution they can trust around the clock.

In a mesh network, every hop between access points around the home decreases the bandwidth by half. The more hops, the worse the bandwidth becomes. Several hops also increase network latency, which results in buffering and dropouts in certain applications, such as streaming audio and video.

Plugging in mesh repeaters around the home simply won’t offer the same guarantee for reliability as professional solutions, and that matters when a few minutes of downtime while working from home means thousands of dollars lost.

 

Hardwire Your Mesh Network Instead

Calling on a professional like Avidia to design and install a hardwired mesh network instead not only offers more strength and reliability, but it allows for a more flexible installation. While wireless access points must be plugged into an outlet for power, hardwired access points can be powered through the network wire. Instead of limiting the locations of your access points to areas that are close to outlets, hardwired access points can be installed in more optimal and discreet areas of the home.

If a problem arises with your hardwired mesh network, our team can power-cycle the entire system using one switch instead of rebooting each access point. Plus, in the event of a power outage, you’ll have a single battery backup solution that will keep your whole-home wi-fi network up and running.

 

3 Key Benefits to a Professional Wi-Fi Network Solution

If you need a secure connection for business and education, ditch the consumer-grade mesh network. Instead, choose a professional wi-fi network solution that offers you the following key benefits.

Rock-Solid Hardware

Our team partners with enterprise-grade network companies like Ruckus to offer our clients robust and reliable hardware with guaranteed uptime. DIY solutions can’t promise reliable uptime, which means there’s always a chance your devices won’t work. However, our professional-strength solutions are specifically engineered to stand the test of even the most data-heavy connected systems.

Connection That Never Lets You Down

Our team deploys a dual internet connection system for your home so you’ll stay connected should your internet go down. A dual internet connection, or automatic failover, instantly switches you to a secondary internet connection, such as a cellular hotspot, when your primary internet connection fails. You’ll always have a lifeline so you don’t have to worry about losing the internet during a critical call or task.

A Seamless Roaming Experience

Your wireless devices are constantly traveling between antennas as you move from room to room. Consumer-grade mesh networks aren’t good at quickly defining where your devices should be connected as you move, which can be especially detrimental if you use the wi-fi calling feature on your phone for work calls. Instead, a professional-strength system offers a seamless roaming experience by keeping you continuously connected when your device is in a better range to a different antenna.

 

It’s high time you had a dependable internet connection you can trust. For professional-strength wi-fi and 24/7 network support, call on Avidia! Schedule a free consultation by contacting us here or sending us a live chat below. We look forward to working with you.

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