For most users, the ideal, at the household level, is to consume the contents (audio, video, and others) at the same time as they are downloaded through the so-called Streaming. However “there are cases of cases” where the connection “does not match”! Either because the Router has its ailments, the site is built with very dense materials that do not allow the signal to pass, there are many devices transmitting in the same area, or similar causes.
For this reason, many people experience problems every day, especially when it comes to streaming content at the video or audio level since if the connection is not sufficient or stable, the user usually experiences several pauses throughout a song, movie, series or podcast, which is usually quite annoying.
This does not usually go unnoticed since users of Connected Things, mobile devices and even all those who make calls over IP are used to use the Wi-Fi as much as possible to avoid raising data consumption and, above all, the depletion of the battery. Since, generally, the messaging services, the social networks and, above all, the streaming of contents make the battery of the smartphones not last long enough!
For this reason, it is usually annoying to have a “dead place” in the home, where the Wi-Fi signal does not reach you or insufficient coverage. That, in some cases, tests the patience and mobile data (since in many cases, smartphones jump from Wi-Fi to 4G in an instant) of more than one streaming addict.
These cases of insufficient coverage are very frequent, especially in places where buildings are old and have materials that decrease or block the signal. For this reason, many manufacturers such as Linksys have launched Wi-Fi systems with some modularity such as Velop, which can be extended according to the user’s needs, creating a kind of mesh that offers consistency in the connection even at the most remote extremes of the home network.
Although the concept of the “mesh” sounds a bit complex, the idea is simple: to have a series of small stations (or nodes), located just in the place where it is required to enjoy a good connection. It is the equivalent of creating a “bubble”, which has stable and powerful Wi-Fi connectivity inside, just as, if the user were very close to the cable modem.
For those living in a duplex setting, it was necessary to install a node on each floor in order to achieve good coverage. Moreover, it will reduce interference with other devices such as telephones, the microwave oven and even the network of the neighbor (anyone who has tried to connect to a wireless network in an event, shopping center or in a place where there is a high concentration of networks in a very small space, will understand how difficult it can be to enjoy stable Wi-Fi and with good power in a congested place).
The configuration of each node is usually quite easy, just connect it to power and use the Linksys mobile application. Once in the App, you must follow the step by step to configure the Internet connection and validate the signal strength (in some cases it is necessary to make several tests of the place to achieve a stable signal). Subsequently, it is worth updating the software of the devices to avoid being a victim of cybercriminals.
It is recommended to configure the guest network in order to prevent them from connecting to their main network that usually has shared files, Connected Things (IoT) and, often, access to information that is only for the core of the close family.For more information go to Velop Setup.