Saturday, November 27, 2021

What is Airtel’s nextgen Mesh Router System and why do you need it?

Airtel, the pioneer in solving connectivity problems with tech, has launched the Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh plan which can cover as much as 3500 sq ft of area and multiple floors under a single Wi-Fi connection.


Updated: March 23, 2021 4:19:47 pm
The mesh router is a system of multiple access points or nodes that connect with each other to improve the Wi-Fi performance.

Ever since we started working from home, work has become a lot more mobile. We hardly spend the whole workday in one place – working from the desk, the couch and even the kitchen. You could be working from the living room with the whole family sitting there but you get a video call and you run to your room or some quiet corner. Sadly what often doesn’t follow you is the Wi-Fi connection. Your room just doesn’t get the same speed as the living room with the router. And maybe the quiet corner doesn’t get a connection at all. Sounds familiar, right?

However, there is a smart solution now that does not just improve the range of the Wi-Fi but also takes care of the dead spots that don’t get connection at all. Airtel, the pioneer in solving connectivity problems with tech, has launched the Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh plan which can cover as much as 3500 sq ft of area and multiple floors under a single Wi-Fi connection. So you and your internet can say goodbye to problems caused by basements, staircases, concrete walls, metal and glass panels or any other obstruction to signals.

What is Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh?

Mesh router is a system of  multiple access points or nodes that connect with each other to improve the Wi-Fi performance, especially across a large space. Airtel’s mesh router comes with three such smart nodes that can be installed across the house and they coordinate among themselves and the main router to cover the entire area under one single connection. When you move around the house and get away from one node, it automatically hands over the connection to the node closest to you without you even realising it. The intelligently designed Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh system is able to dynamically recalibrate itself to the environment, thus delivering optimal speed consistently in all corners of the house, with improved indoor coverage. Due to its multi-band technology, it is not limited by the constraints of backhaul which may impact the speed for users. It ensures that the speed is consistent throughout and you don’t have to do anything manually. Oh, and these nodes are not connected with each other through wires so the whole system is effective and clutter-free. 

Who needs the Mesh Router System?

While pretty much anybody can benefit from the mesh router, it is especially important for larger houses or office floors where the connection isn’t even everywhere. Since up to 20 devices can easily connect to the router and enjoy seamless internet, it is also good for households with a lot of people or smart devices. It’s a big step-up over the other alternatives such as Wi-Fi repeaters and extenders because unlike those devices, mesh router doesn’t create multiple SSIDs (available networks). This means you don’t need to manually disconnect from the weak network and connect to the stronger network every time you move around. Anybody who has suffered speed drop during an office call knows how important that is.

What is the process of getting an Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh device?

If you are an existing Airtel customer, you can simply put a request for it on the Thanks App or you can call the customer care for the same. Before the actual installation, an engineer will make a home visit to explain how much improvement to expect in your home and recommend optimal locations. The Mesh App serves as a one-point solution, showing if all the devices are properly set up, parental control, speed check, guest access, etc. Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh is currently available with Linksys Velop Triband devices, which is one of the most popular brands in the category.

The Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh is yet another innovation, to provide customers with a smooth and convenient connectivity experience. But not just this, the telco has also launched a new service called Airtel Secure Internet that aims to provide a safe online experience for its consumers. The subscription service protects the devices from viruses and malware and the users, including kids, from unwanted and potentially harmful content. If this sounds like something you might want, you can try the service absolutely free for a month and see for yourself.

To know more about Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh, click here.

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