Do you experience dead Wi-Fi zones or significant speed loss in some areas in and around your home? A mesh Wi-Fi setup may be the answer. Mesh Wi-Fi is also known as “whole home Wi-Fi”. Double story houses, houses with interior brick walls like most South African homes and any home where you encounter dead Wi-Fi zones are good candidates for mesh Wi-Fi systems.
Wi-Fi range extenders are the go-to devices for many people struggling with Wi-Fi signal in their homes. These extenders can do a good job of projecting your Wi-Fi signal, but it can be quite a hassle to log in and out of devices to get the best signal for an area.
Unlike standard routers that consist of a single device, mesh routers like the Tp-Link Deco Units consist of a primary router that connects to your internet connection and additional connected devices or nodes that offer Wi-Fi signal to devices that are close to them. For example, if you move through the house with your mobile phone, it will connect to the kitchen node if you are in the kitchen and to the node in the upstairs bedroom if you are there. It’s all the same network with the same configuration, but your devices will be able to get the maximum download speed anywhere a node is available.
The ASUS ZenWiFi also comes equipped with Wi-Fi 6 – the next generation of wireless technology standards that are faster and more secure. New devices that are being brought to market comes with this new standard by default. As you replace your smartphone, smart tv’s, laptops and gaming consoles over the next few years, more and more of your devices will become Wi-Fi 6 capable.
As far as security goes, parents can schedule the duration of internet access to any device and block certain websites and applications. Devices are also restricted from accessing websites containing malware.
If you have any questions about the ASUS ZenWiFi device or home networking in general, feel free to give us a call. Otherwise, you can browse and purchase our range of networking devices online.