- Mar 27, 2020
To chime in on Mesh WiFi, I had considered myself pretty router/cable savvy but my router/cable combination was not doing the trick even after I had them activate a cable nozzle on the ground floor to cover that floor plus the man cave in the basement - still inconsistent. I splurged for a Google Nest hub plus one other unit and I have not had any issues since. Speed is way up, no buffering and never bogged down by devices. That being said it's only my wife and I, not like there's 4 people streaming at the same time but I can wholeheartedly say that the Google Nest gets 5 stars from me.I also wanted a better wi-fi coverage throughout my place. I have tried them wifi extenders, the plug-in ones to outlets supposedly using the electric powerlines within the walls...etc...etc but none of them really worked until a year or so I heard of this wifi mesh network systems (whole home wifi systems). Check out the link below for a much better explanation.
These wifi mesh systems are more pricey but they work great. Usually they come in 2 or more. There are few brands out there but I chose eero (now owned by Amazon). I will say once you install one of these mesh systems in house your "mancave" will get good internet signal.
If you have a large home or one with an unusual layout, you probably encounter Wi-Fi dead zones and could use a mesh-router system.www.tomsguide.com
Article about best wi-fi mesh network systems below.
Now that working from home is just as important as gaming and streaming, defeating Wi-Fi dead zones is more important than ever. That's where multi-node mesh systems shine. Here are the best Wi-Fi mesh network systems we've tested.www.pcmag.com