Curious about Wi-Fi Mesh Networks?
What is a Mesh network and why do I need one?
Mesh Wi-Fi networks are simply a group of devices that act as a single Wi-Fi network; so there are multiple sources of Wi-Fi (called points or nodes) broadcasted around your house, instead of just a single router. Multiple Wi-Fi devices provide better coverage over a wider space. If you have a large house, you can add more points for additional Wi-Fi coverage. All points are connected to each other wirelessly. As long as they are within range, they can communicate with one another wirelessly without the need for a router or switch. This allows for fast and efficient data routing.
How is this different from a traditional Wi-Fi network?
In a traditional Wi-Fi network, your phone or computer is connected to a single router, and all communication passes through that single router. The farther you are from the router, the weaker the signal.
With a Rise Broadband Premium Wi-Fi mesh system, you’ll have multiple Wi-Fi points in your house, so you’re never far from one.
Aren’t Mesh networks expensive?
Not with Rise Broadband! Rise Broadband customers can upgrade their Wi-Fi router to Premium Mesh Network for as little as $15/month!
What are the benefits of a Mesh network?
- Flexible coverage:
- Additional points (nodes) can be added to get better coverage in hard-to-cover areas like hallways and near walls for outdoor coverage. Each additional node allows you to cover previously weak spots or dead zones and even expand into outdoor areas, garages, and a far corner room.
- In a mesh network, if one point goes down, communication is simply rerouted through another point. However, if your router or primary point goes offline (the one connected to your modem), so will your entire network.
- Direct Path:
- Since all of the points are connected to each other, data can take several paths toward its destination and it’ll always choose the best route from Point A to Point B.
- Optimal Connected Device Handling
- Because devices don’t all have to connect to the same single router, a mesh network optimizes multiple devices, ensuring each gets the bandwidth they need. If one node gets overcrowded, the mesh system automatically switches the connected device to another less crowded node without the user dropping any connections.
- Less Interference
- Solid walls and other potential areas of interference for a single router signal are no longer a problem if you have a mesh network. Each node is connected to another creating a huge internet web, so signals each easily move around potential solid barriers and keep users connected with a strong and reliable connection.
- Mesh network nodes are designed to be easy to use and self-configuring. They connect to the other nodes automatically and all can adjust to any potential problems, like one node going offline. They’re designed to be fluid and keep in continuous contact with each other, your modem, and your devices.
- Place Then Anywhere
- Wireless mesh nodes are designed to be easy to place anywhere you need to. They are roughly the size of a coffee thermos or large mug and can be placed on counter tops, mounted on walls and easily moved to accommodate your home or office needs.
Mesh Wi-Fi Systems vs Traditional Router
Stop dropping your Wi-Fi connection or switching networks as you move throughout your home with mesh.
Our mesh router systems work together so you can move freely from room to room on a single network with WiFi uninterrupted. Want more coverage? Simply add another Deco. It’s just that easy!
Traditional Router & Range Extender
Range extenders can expand traditional routers’ coverage, but typically at the cost of limited performance and switching between multiple networks throughout your home.