How Do I Make My Home Internet Faster?
An easy solution is to extend your signal using a mesh network. You do this by introducing nodes (locations) within your home that can distribute the signal.




Your first device needs to establish a connection to your modem/router either wirelessly or wired. While wired always provides a better connection, it isn’t practical in most homes. Don’t fret about that as a wireless connection provides a good option.


Once you’ve achieved the connection to the modem, each additional device will connect through the first mesh device and/or each other, depending again on the configuration options.  Together they form the mesh network.



A good entry level pack that I recommend is the TP-Link Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (Deco M4), which sells with three devices and offers coverage for up to 5,500 square feet. The average home size is about 2,500 square feet, so this package gives you more than enough coverage with fair speeds of up to 1, 200 Mbps.  To give you a sense of speed, when you watch Netflix, you typically need 25Mbps for UltraHD or 4K quality, so that leaves you a lot of bandwidth for several devices.


Plus, you can purchase the set on Amazon between $140 and $170 which offers a great return on the investment.  



The installation time is about 20-30 minutes depending on how comfortable you are with technology, but the instructions are easy to follow, and the app provides prompts along the way. This set also allows you to turn off the LED lights so if you put them in your bedroom, the lights aren’t a nighttime distraction.


I have used this set for over a year now and whether I am in the front yard washing the car, the backyard sitting on the deck, the basement, or upstairs, the connection has never been better.


This is an opinion article by Guido Piraino of  The Monthly Social Podcast. It may also be heard on The Path Radio Mix Online. You can read other opinion articles on the blog page.


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