What is whole home wifi?
A whole home wifi system, also known as a mesh network, is an easy solution to improving wifi speeds and extending wifi throughout your space. Here’s how whole home wifi can help boost your internet speeds.
With TrueMesh, WiFi hops between eero devices to travel down hallways or go around walls. Most other WiFi systems only allow for one hop in any direction — so something as simple as a wall can mean that your devices can’t get the WiFi they need. eero allows for more hops with less speed degradation — so you can cover any home and navigate around any obstacle.
What are the benefits of a whole home wifi system?
Some benefits of the whole home wifi system include:
Wherever eero devices go, so does your connectivity. Let’s say you spend most of your time browsing the web downstairs but also stream movies upstairs in your bedroom. With a whole home wifi system, you can achieve strong internet connections in both locations, regardless of where you’ve placed the router.
Easy network management
Most whole home wifi systems come with digital apps to help you easily manage the devices on your network. For example, with BSG Smart Wifi, you can view wifi signal strength and connected devices, and reboot your modem. You can even change your network credentials and security settings. This means security is in the palm of your hand.
With eero devices nearby, you shouldn’t have to worry about radio interferences or structural obstacles. If you’re experiencing slow wifi in your kitchen because of your microwave and a nearby mirror, place a satellite station in the kitchen. This way, the signal no longer has to travel through these objects to reach your device.
As you move room to room, your whole home wifi system can automatically connect your devices to the strongest station based on your location. By optimizing your route to connectivity, you’ll experience more reliability between devices.
In addition to location-based connections, this whole home system can help guarantee that if one node goes down, your network will continue running. So long as your central hub is still standing, you should not experience any internet connection issues.
TrueMesh technology knows the signal strength between each eero in your home and calculates the best path from your device to the internet. If there’s a disruption on any part of your network — like if a pet knocks a Beacon out of the wall — TrueMesh dynamically reroutes traffic to keep it balanced. All this happens in the background so you don’t notice a thing.
Whether you have Ethernet installed throughout your house or just in a single room, eeros can automatically mesh over Ethernet.