Does anyone have experience of Mesh Wi-fi? I seem to be unable to get a reasonable wi-fi signal through our house. It’s hardly a castle – I’d say a medium size 1970’s 4 bed – but it seems whatever I do I get dead spots. I’m guessing the lining in the chimney and the other materials used are the problem.
I’ve bought some Devolo homeplugs following reviews here but they didn’t cure the deadspots and Sonos and iPlayer would just hang. I added in a non wi-fi TP Link plug which via an ethernet cable got the Sonos unit and Roku sorted and had no noticeable impact on the wif fi speed.
The Devolo app I have claims the signal is reaching the 2 remaining extenders but internet radio just hangs and stutters despite being less than 4 feet from one of them. Videos spool. It’s an old Netgear N300 DGN 2200 router which is on the floor (a problem with power socket access not being near the BT master socket) which I guess doesn’t help. I’m skeptical that a different router will get to the blindspots.
The Google mesh wi-fi gets good reviews but it’s not cheap. It reckons to resolve deadspots with a single SSID / password. I’m tempted but wondered if I’ll just be pissing £300 away?