Mesh is the number one internet villain. It’s sold widely as a quick and cheap fix, and attempts to use Wi-Fi to solve poor Wi-Fi issues. By boosting power, mesh tries to use brute force to penetrate walls and other interference. Doing so usurps available radio bandwidth, interrupting the conversation between the router and your device. The result? You’ll have slow, unstable and interrupted Wi-Fi throughout your property. Nightmare!
Good Wi-Fi works by reserving all the available radio bandwidth to send web pages and emails from the internet to your laptop, phone or tablet wirelessly. The best way to make your internet speed strong and reliable is to lay cables to your Wi-Fi access points. If you have thick walls in a larger house you may also need more sophisticated techniques (like running concealed wires) to eradicate any remaining black spots.
Fireshot prefers not to compromise. It recommends high-quality, effective solutions. Fireshot clients want the best system to fit their needs, and are happy to pay for a slightly more expensive option. They can then rest easy knowing their system won’t let them down.
Your router needs to be able to process entire websites and large attachments in microseconds if you want a fast low latency connection. But we’re not always logical consumers and many people accept the free routers handed out by telecommunication companies, which are produced in bulk at S$1 a piece. In this case, the old adage rings true, “What’s the value of free? Zero.” A low-quality router may be the culprit for your slow, patchy internet.
You should be using a router that exceeds your supply. Fireshot likes to recommend sexy high-end equipment that remains relatively affordable (around S$1000+).
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Fireshot is an IT consultancy that specializes in helping individuals & businesses with their Wifi, PC & Smart Home needs.