Best mesh systems for maximising your Wi-Fi reach
Stay connected to the internet in every room of your home with our picks of the best mesh systems that will increase your Wi-Fi range
Mesh systems are a handy way of expanding the Wi-Fi throughout your home.
Instead of relying on a single router that connects your house to the internet, they work by introducing extra nodes (basically connection stations) that are part of the same network but give you stronger and better access when set up in different rooms.
They are especially ideal for large homes where the Wi-Fi access may not reach certain spots, or houses with thicker walls where the signal may not get through as well.
There are plenty to choose from, so we've put together our picks of the best mesh systems below that should keep you online.
Best mesh systems to buy in 2022
NETGEAR Orbi RBK353 Whole Home Wi-Fi System
If your home is about 3,750 square feet and you're looking to connect 25 devices or fewer, the NETGEAR mesh system may be the one for you.
Compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant you should be able to deliver Wi-Fi fast enough to enable 4K Ultra HD streaming to watch your favourite online series, as well as support any online gaming.
Setting the system up shouldn't be difficult thanks to the Orbi app, which will also allow you to create specific internet restrictions for any children in the home so you can keep tabs on their browsing.
TP-Link Deco E4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
Designed to spread the Wi-Fi through a house with up to five bedrooms, this mesh system from tp-link should provide a connection coverage of up to 4,000 square feet, with the option to add more stations if you want to push it further.
They're compatible with virtual assistants like Amazon Echo and Alexa, and boast a quick and easy set-up thanks to an app that will take you through every step of the process.
They should also work alongside any internet provider you're currently using without causing any lagging issues.
Tenda Nova MW5G Mesh Wi-Fi System
Reaching up to 3,500 square foot of coverage, this mesh system from Tenda Nova would be ideal for a home with lots of tricky and inaccessible corners where the Wi-Fi usually struggles to reach.
They promise to replace any dead zones with fast, stable Wi-Fi, with each unit connected under a single network name and password log-in, allowing your device to automatically join any nearby node that has the strongest link.
Aiming to provide a lag-free service for up to 80 devices, this mesh system should work with the internet service you currently use, making the process as seamless as possible.
LINKSYS Velop Whole Home Wi-Fi System
Part of a triple pack, this mesh system aims to cover every corner of a medium to large size home. It even has a back-up system so if one of the nodes is unplugged by mistake the rest will work extra hard to keep you connected to the internet.
The simple set up should only take a few minutes, with options to create guest networks and add browsing limitations for the kids.
ASUS Zen Wi-Fi AX Whole-Home Tri-band Mesh WiFi 6 System
Available in both black and white depending on your preference or décor, this tri-band mesh system from ASUS should help spread the Wi-Fi throughout your home, removing any pesky dead zones.
Just three simple steps are needed for their set-up and then you'll be able to create a network that boasts fast and stable Wi-Fi. It also comes with a Trend Micro security network to protect your privacy.
Amazon eero Pro 6 Tri-Band Mesh
Aiming to get rid of dead zones and any buffering issues, the eero Pro 6 single unit covers up to 190 m², which expands to 560 m² when a set of three are combined.
Using its TrueMesh technology it aims to create a smooth Wi-Fi experience by routing traffic where it's needed, avoiding any disconnections in the middle of a vital game or at an important plot point when streaming your favourite TV show.
BT Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi
Made by BT but compatible with all UK broadband providers, these discs are available as single units, or bundles that go up to four in a pack which will determine the size of your Wi-Fi bubble. It's advised that you aim for three if you want to cover a household that's between three to five bedrooms.
It comes with a handy app that will not only help to set up the expanded network, but also let you pause the internet whenever you'd like. You can also control who is online, which is especially useful for scheduling access for your children to make sure they're sticking to their bedtime.
ARRIS SURFboard mAX Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System
If you have an especially big home or you're looking to extend the Wi-Fi network into your garden, this mesh system from ARRIS will cover an impressive 5,500 square feet, delivering Wi-Fi that's fast enough to support HD and 4k streaming.
Given the size you'll likely want to attach plenty of devices, which this system can easily handle with the option to add up to 150, all through one internet connection. Impressive!
Andrew Lloyd is a digital writer covering the latest gadgets, appliances and devices across Immediate Media's special interest brands. Whether you’re relaxing at home, exploring a mountainside, or staring into space, he likely has a recommendation for you.