Even while it’s critical to maintain smooth Wi-Fi speed and throughput for gaming, video streaming, and smart home devices, it’s also necessary to consider important work applications and various kinds of business communication, including video conferencing. Whole-house coverage becomes more than a nice-to-have feature in this situation.
However, bigger residences and buildings with solid walls, many floors, metal and concrete substructures, and other structural barriers may require additional components to extend Wi-Fi service to regions where the router is unable to give coverage. Despite the fact that Orbi range extenders are effective at filling up dead zones, they often give only half the bandwidth that you would get from your primary router.
A cable connection to the main router is required for access points instead of Orbi range extenders, which provide additional bandwidth. Furthermore, both technologies often generate a new network SSID, which you must log in to each time you move from one part of the home to another.
As a networking novice, you may be concerned that the events described above will leave you sitting on the floor surrounded by piles of router paperwork and doubting your life choices. This is a reasonable concern. Because there is an option, you might want to think about installing a mesh Wi-Fi system instead.