How Mesh Wi-Fi can improve your working environment

How Mesh Wi‑Fi can improve your working environment

As the early spectre of summer looms large on a sun starved horizon, people working at home are starting to look longingly at the outdoors, adorned with blue skies, bird songs and vitamin D.

Home working has provided a conundrum for many, both equally appealing and challenging in the same vein, the increase in social time is seen as a massive benefit, but the lack of a structured environment has proven challenging for some.

With the culture of home working now normalised, managers should be recommending, particularly to younger employees, longer term fixed solutions for their working environments. A proper desk is a start, but many will be missing the added connectivity and tech they took for granted in the office, gigabit wired internet connections replaced by patchy Wi-Fi, cramped workspaces with no mouse, keyboard or place to plug in your mobile. Those than can will often have a dedicated space, but with so few sunny days in the UK, who can resist the option of working in the garden, sitting on rattan furniture on a shaded deck, but if your Wi-Fi stops at your back door, its not really a viable option.

One of the major obstacles to overcome when looking at office placement, will be the strength of Wi-Fi signal. If you have a perfect spot on the 3rd tier of your home or are looking at an attic conversion or garden office, to replace your makeshift ironing board desk or kitchen breakfast bar, getting a strong Wi-Fi signal could be an issue. With Mesh Wi-Fi solutions, most of these issues can be alleviated instantly, the extra coverage provided by well-placed mesh nodes or extenders, bringing a boosted Wi-Fi signal to where it didn't exist before.

If you are looking for a fast signal to reach your patio, a mesh node placed by your French doors can provide this, the same could be said for a dedicated garden office, using a mesh extender in the office would ensure a magnified signal for you to work with.

D-Link’s EAGLE PRO AI Mesh Systems

The choice in the world of networking for consumers seems to grow every day, especially products designed for the home. New companies and brands emerge, each promising to be easier, faster and connect more than the rest, but are they truly innovating and do they deliver what they promise?

D-Link has used its experience of over 35 years of producing top quality products, to build the new EAGLE PRO AI ecosystem, a fully versatile range of products, all designed to function with each other, as well as the addition of AI to manage your network, keeping it at optimum connectivity. Creating full Wi-Fi coverage has never been more easier or flexible. Effortlessly create a mesh network with your choice of routers/mesh nodes or mesh extenders to fully cover your home/garage, summer house etc.

Which mesh is right for me?

EAGLE PRO mesh comes in two models, the entry level M15 offers Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to AX1500, perfect for households of a small to medium size with a small to medium number of devices that will be concurrently connected to the Wi-Fi. As per the below graphic, the M15-2 will cover up to 3,000 square feet and the M15-3 up to 5,382. With the average UK home being estimated in 2018 as being between 700 and 1,100 sq. ft. this is ample to cover most homes.

The M32, is built for larger and higher device dense homes, the 4 internal antennae (vs the M15 has 2) allow for each unit to broadcast a larger radius, with the M32-2 covering 5,500 sq ft. and the M32-3 covering 8,000. The units also have more than double the M15 speed at AX3200, allow fast downloads, smoother streaming and gaming experiences.

How to choose?

Our recommendation is that the Mesh system that is best for you is dependant on a number of things;

  • Size of Home
  • No. of connected devices
  • Your broadband speed - higher ISP speeds will work better with higher performance mesh
  • Your budget - How much do you want to spend

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By Alan Jones, Consumer Solutions & Marketing Manager, UK&I
A highly experienced Marketing professional, Alan has lead the Marketing Strategy for the UK&I region of D-Link for 4 years