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Should you buy a mesh Wi-Fi system?


Mesh Wi-Fi has been around for some time now, with many big hardware manufacturers now offering their own take on this tech, including most famously Google. These devices have been getting better and better, being honed and bringing in support for the latest wireless standards (Wi-Fi 6), and in Google’s case making a hybrid move with an integrated smart speaker in the Nest Wifi.

Despite this hardware having gone through several iterations in the case of many manufacturers, you may still only be vaguely aware of what this tech is all about, and might have plenty of questions about exactly how mesh Wi-Fi works. And most importantly, you could be mulling whether it’s a system worth investing in as opposed to a traditional router.

Well, allow us to lend a hand in dealing with these issues. Firstly, we’ll look at the ins-and-outs of mesh Wi-Fi and how it works, before considering whether you might actually need mesh networking in your life.

A Google Wifi Device Sitting On A Coffee Table

(Image credit: Google)

What is mesh Wi-Fi and how does it work?



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