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Make Your Smart Home Even Better With A WiFi Mesh System

Jul 14, 2022
by Gracey Maala

3 min read

AB_Make Your Smart Home Even Better With A Mesh WiFi System

Optimizing your home network has become extra-essential in the wake of the pandemic. From attending online classes and virtual events, working from home, even catching up with family and friends, most of us have relied heavily on the Internet for both personal and professional reasons in the last two years.

Internet connection at home with zero dead spots? Here’s the solution!

To cope with this shift, a stable and reliable connection has become a must in every household.

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Enter the WiFi mesh system, today’s most practical solution to acquiring a stronger WiFi signal, so you can work, study, watch, and play seamlessly anywhere at home with zero dead spots. But, what exactly is a WiFi mesh system and how does it make a better smart home? Read on to know more!

What is a WiFi mesh system?

Many homes have WiFi dead spots, which are areas that don’t get enough signal because no matter what type of connection you have, all routers have fixed ranges. Unfortunately, the signal gets weaker the farther you are from it, and obstructions like concrete walls can block some signals. Usually, ordinary routers cannot provide consistent strong WiFi signals across entire homes, especially if the area is over 70sqms wide, has multiple rooms, thick walls, and unusual layouts. That’s why we often use our smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices only in areas with better signal. Of course, it would be better if you didn’t have to experience this kind of problem—and a WiFi mesh system is the solution for that.

A WiFi mesh system delivers a stronger WiFi signal in areas within your home that your existing router cannot reach. It eliminates the problem as it uses advanced WiFi 6 technology (such as the PLDT Home WiFi 6 Plan) to deliver strong connectivity and provide uninterrupted WiFi throughout your space. It consists of mesh units that you can place inside different areas of your home to ensure a stronger WiFi signal in all rooms. A WiFi mesh system triangulates the signal and distributes it around the house at the maximum speed you’ve paid for, giving faster speeds, greater coverage, and a more reliable connection.

How does it make a better smart home?

WiFi Mesh is the foundation of most smart homes. You can make the most out of your smart devices when you have a stronger WiFi signal anywhere you are (and wherever you’re comfortable) in your home.

Besides delivering seamless coverage, a WiFi mesh system also allows you to have full control of your home’s WiFi network. It’s a plus that it has smart home-friendly features, like easy network setup and management controls that enable you to toggle network settings, check speeds, and enact parental controls via a mobile app.

What is the ideal WiFi mesh setup for your home?

WiFi Mesh is built for all types of homes, specifically mid-size and large houses that experience weak or unstable WiFi coverage. Check out PLDT Home’s WiFi Mesh System guide below for the ideal setup for your home.

  • Large Bungalows and Two-Storey Homes — 70 to 150 sqm — 2 WiFi Points
PLDT Home Mesh WiFi Two Storey
  • Townhouse, Three-Storey Homes — 150 to 250 sqm — 3 WiFi Points
PLDT Home Mesh WiFi Three-Storey
  • Large Multi-Storey Homes — 150 to 250 sqm — More than 3 WiFi Points
PLDT Home Mesh WiFi Multi-Storey

It is worth noting, though, that not all WiFi mesh systems are created equal. They are all slightly different from each other, so it’s a must to know the technology and specifications that they have.

If you are wondering if you really need a WiFi mesh system, watch our video below.

Once you’ve decided that a WiFi mesh system would be your smart home’s best friend, you can learn more about PLDT Home’s WiFi mesh system offerings on the official PLDT Home website.

 
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AUTHOR

Gracey Maala

Gracey is the lead content writer for Next Upgrade’s Technology and Gaming sections. She loves to explore and learn new stuff for work, while she enjoys telling stories, watching TV series, and bonding with her mom and dogs in her free time.

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