Today’s home vastly differs from a home 5 years ago when it comes to wireless devices. Most homes now have to cope with smartphones, tablets, laptops, media players, smart TVs, IP cameras and the list goes on so insert your favorite wireless device here. What does this mean to the average home owner, most likely people are beginning to experience issues with connection speeds, wireless range, security, and even just basic setup of the wireless network.
Probably the most common issue people have is wireless range. This could be for a number of reasons, such as the wireless router is in the basement where you internet service comes in. The basement is the worst place to have a wireless router, it should be placed as high as possible in the home to get the best range. What if you already have your wireless router on the top floor and still get horrible range in certain areas of the house, well this is where a wireless access point (WAP) could come in handy. The WAP’s job is to either create a wireless network or extend/repeat an existing wireless signal. Having multiple access points has it’s issues too with regards to device roaming. Even though you maybe in an area of the house where there is an access point nearby, the device may still be attached to the other access point from which it originally connected to the network and now that signal is low and your stuck waiting for the screen to refresh.
So what’s the solution, a company by the name of Luxul have come up with premium high performance access points which improve wireless range over standard WAPS by 400%. Their solution is to remotely place an access point from the router and cover an entire home. This results in no more roaming issues, reduced installation service, and maintenance of network equipment. If any of this sounds familiar, give us a call and let us configure a Luxul access point solution for your home.