When everything from your refrigerator to your toothbrush has a WiFi connection, one lonely router tucked away under your office desk just isn’t going to cut it. Mesh WiFi systems allow you to create a network within your living space that virtually eliminates dead zones or weak signals, and ensures that every device you own is up and running with a strong and steady connection at all times.
Start turning your house into a fully integrated and fully powered smart home with these easy-to-install options.
Keep Yourselves Covered
An elegant way to exorcise dead zones. Amazon
With a coverage range of up to 4,500 square feet, the TP-Link is your best chance for avoiding weak signal areas or dead zones anywhere in your house. The simple plug-and-use interface makes installation simple, and the system allows you to easily add additional satellite units if necessary. Perhaps its best feature for families, however, is the TP-Link’s ability to create individual user profiles, which can block WiFi access to potentially inappropriate online content.
Don’t Feel Boxed In
You will barely know they’re there. Amazon
From a design standpoint, it’s hard to beat Meshforce’s squat, cube-like look. They blend easily and unobtrusively into your home decor, no matter what your personal style. You won’t know they’re there, but you’ll feel their impact. These flexible AC1200 dual-band WiFi routers offer coverage from the backyard to the garage, and are designed to maintain internet speed even when multiple devices (like your tablet and your gaming console) are in use. Versatile and flexible, this is an easy way to transition to a mesh system.
Super easy to set up. Amazon
Linksys is a name you know when it comes to routers, and there is a reason they’ve earned that recognition. The Velop system takes their router concept to the next level, offering ramped-up internet speed regardless of how many devices are in use, and a whopping 6,000 square feet of coverage. We can’t imagine you’d need more than that, but the system is designed to easily integrate additional satellite units, and the entire thing is set up step-by-step through the accompanying app. Installation takes minutes, and you can easily name devices, set coverage priorities (maybe you want the home computer to be prioritized over your kids’ phones, say), and check connection through the app. Also the system just looks cool.