When it comes to home WIFI, the most important thing is that it works - so you never have to think about it. Unfortunately, with many home WIFI networks this is not always the case. Poor connectivity, slow speeds and dropped connections are all too common.

There are some steps you can take to improve WIFI performance in your home, however, such as moving your router to a different location, making sure its settings are optimized, or even upgrading to a newer model. But when these actions don't result in any noticeable improvement, it may be time to consider a different type of WIFI solution.

Enjoy a superior experience with Mesh WIFI

Fortunately, there is an exciting new alternative to expand conventional home WIFI networks. Called a Mesh WIFI network, this new technology combines a WIFI router with one or more satellites (or mesh units), which are small wireless devices you place in different rooms in your home. These mesh units communicate with the router and provide you with a strong WIFI signal everywhere, whether it's your bedroom, your home office, or even your backyard.

Standard WIFI: convenient but expensive

Once you've decided a Standard WIFI system is for you, there are two options for making the jump. The first is to pay a visit to the nearest consumer electronics store and purchase your own Standard WIFI system. These systems typically consist of a router and one, or sometimes two, mesh units.

While this may seem like the simplest option, there are a couple of major drawbacks. The biggest one is price. Standard WIFI systems are expensive (i.e. routers and mesh units). While you can purchase some starter systems for around $300, others can cost upwards of $500, depending on the number of additional mesh units you need to extend coverage throughout your home.

Along with the high price tag, you are responsible for installing the system and managing it on an ongoing basis. This may or may not be a problem, depending on your comfort level with technology, but there is a chance that you will encounter problems in the future that you're not able to fix on your own.

Another major drawback of consumer Standard WIFI systems is that they don't support certain key features, like IPTV. So, if have a Standard WIFI system and your service provider offers an IPTV service, you will have to purchase your TV service from another provider, which will end up costing you more.

Apex Managed WIFI: worry-free and cost-effective

The second option is to purchase your Apex Managed WIFI as a service. Instead of paying several hundred dollars up front for a consumer-grade system you have to install and manage by yourself, you can instead pay a small monthly fee, get the best Apex WIFI system available - with superior performance and coverage - and rely on the Norvado team to take care of any technical issues that may come up.

With a managed solution like this, Norvado has complete visibility into your network. They can access your network remotely, then quickly identify and resolve any issues you may have, so you don't experience any downtime.

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