What’s a mesh network?

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Mesh networks enable multiple routers to work together to deliver fast and stable WiFi. Each device connects to the other devices, rather than to your modem. Unlike a typical home network which is built around a centralized hub, a mesh network consists of multiple routers communicating with each other.

Why does this matter? The challenge of traditional WiFi networks is that they rely on single routers to broadcast a WiFi signal. This means that your signal is strong when you’re near your router and gets weaker as you move away.

Mesh networks enable multiple routers to work as a team and improve three important features of your network: range, speed, and stability.

The range of your mesh network can be extended simply by adding nodes. Each node in a mesh network is a device that not only sends and receives data but determines the best path by which to send it. The nodes can automatically reconfigure themselves, using multiple routes to find the most optimal path to the Internet. Shutting down one of the nodes in a mesh network won’t shut down the entire network.

While this technology has been used in enterprise networks for years, it required complicated setups and the help of professional installers. eero brings mesh networking technology to residential WiFi users.