> Test 3 Complexity
Simple Wi-Fi or something more?
It’s worth noting that everyone does the mesh network thing a little differently. Netgear’s Orbi system, for example, has a specific node that simply manages the task of routing, and it also has a compliment of satellite nodes that communicate with that. The rest of the mesh networks here can attach any node to your existing modem — but you’ll lose access to the Ethernet connections you might already have hooked up to your current router, which might necessitate a little reorganization of your network, particularly if you’re currently running a smart hub or a network printer.
Realistically, though, no mesh network currently available today is going to be particularly complex. It’s a much smoother ride than when you’re trying to extend a network with traditional Wi-Fi repeaters, that’s for certain, but it pays to know what’s different.