Wireless Mesh Systems For Your Home
A household wifi system will replace your router and give you exceptional wifi coverage all the way through your home or business. In effect, a wifi system eliminates dead zones and other problems that routers typically have.
Routers often have dead spots. When I was a kid part of my house did not have Wifi and I would always avoid it for that reason.
I have to be honest though, the biggest benefit is probably having the ability to NOT deal with your internet provider for the router if there are any problems. Have you ever called Comcast? I’ll call Google over Comcast any day.
They even charge a fee to rent the modem, usually $7-$10 per month, or about $84-$120 per year. So if one of these lasts you 2-3 years it’ll almost pay for itself.
Best Household Wifi Systems that You Can Buy
Google Wifi System
The Google Wifi System is excellent for anyone who wants a great solution to giving their home excellent Wifi. Google usually makes good products, and this is no different.
A single wifi point covers around 1,500 square feet, if your home is 4,500 square feet you might want to get the 3 pack for full coverage. It also includes 24/7 phone support and a one year warranty from Google.
There’s also a network assist feature in the background, which ensures you always have the clearest and fastest channels being used for your devices.
All of this is controlled from the app that shows you who is on it, lets you turn it off and on, and even disable access for certain users.
Eero Wifi System
The Eero wifi system is similar to the Google Wifi Mesh System. It boasts that it receives regular security updates to go along with it providing wifi to your entire house.
It also integrates with the Amazon Alexa. In order to use the Eero you need a data enabled Android or Apple phone.
Like the Google setup, it is also controlled from an app.
TP Link Deco M5
Each one of the TP Link units covers 1500 to 1800 square feet. The device comes with a 2 year warranty and 24/7 technical support. The TP Link is about $229 for 3 which comes in on the low side of our pricing.
You also get the ability to block certain users or devices from the app as well as decide how much bandwidth each device gets. It also comes in with a build in cybersecurity setup to protect your devices from outside attacks.
The Netgear Orbi is similar to some of the other products here. The one exception is that each unit covers up to 2,500 hundred square feet. There is also quite a bit more options that you can select when buying the Orbi wifi system (for example, you can get different types of units, as well as different amounts of each).
The Netgear Orbi is compatible with the Amazon Alexa, and it can be controlled with voice commands. The Netgear Orbi also transmits data at 3,000 Mb per second, more than twice as fast as the Google Home.
Linksys Velop Triband
The Linksys Velop Triband is similar to the other devices here. The wifi range of a single unit however is up to 2000 square feet, a little larger than the others. The devices are also a lot smaller and can be hidden a little bit more easily.
The price however is a little more expensive, coming in at around $200 for one unit, $350 for 2, or $500 for 3. According to Amazon the data transfer rate is 2,200 MB per second, faster than the Google home by quite a bit.
In the end all of the devices are similar and will all work well — and which one you pick is largely up to preference. There will be no major differences between all of them.
There are minor price differences between all of these Wifi systems such as speed, as well as the amount of area can cover, and pricing. Finally, there are family controls for some of them and not some for others.
Are there any systems we missed? Let us know in the comments below!