This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Milo Wifi. All opinions are 100% those of 404TS.
We often get emails, here at 404TS from users experiencing issues with the Wi-Fi signal in their home.
Many times the issue is a “dead-spot” (or multiple dead-spots), in certain places within the home, where something (such as thick walls or floors) is obstructing the Wifi signal. At other times, the user is simply trying to extend the reach of their traditional router (to an outdoor area such as a patio or deck).
So, today we are going to go over a user-friendly solution that addresses these connectivity issues and ensures a solid Wifi signal throughout your home.
First, a little background information;
Until relatively recently, Wi-Fi extenders were a popular way to address the issues and limitations of traditional routers (such as Wi-Fi “dead-spots”) . In many instances, however, setting up Wi-Fi extenders to provide full coverage became problematic in itself, especially for users who are not particularly tech-savvy.
Then, a couple of years ago, mesh Wi-Fi systems were introduced into the consumer market. These Wifi systems greatly simplify the process of setting up and configuring network connectivity, with complete Wi-Fi signal coverage, at home or in the workplace.
What a mesh Wifi system accomplishes, and where it greatly differentiates from traditional Wifi extenders – is that it effectively creates a new Wifi network as opposed to simply strengthening the signal of your Wi-Fi router. Unlike traditional Wifi extenders, the multiple units of the Wifi system can communicate with each other in order to provide the best possible signal coverage to all your devices, in all areas of your home.
The product we are reviewing today – the Milo Wifi networking system takes the next step in the evolution of devices that enhance wifi network coverage.
Milo Wifi provides offers the unique flexibility of working WITH an existing router or mesh networking system as opposed to simply replacing it.
Essentially, users are able to leverage the networking features of their existing equipment, while at the same time adding coverage to areas where it is needed most.
Because of it’s ability to work with any existing wireless network equipment, the Milo Wifi networking system offers great coverage at an attractive price point. It is an efficient solution to the connectivity issues that we brought up at the beginning of this article.
As far as product features, one that stands out is the seamless system set up and configuration. There are no complex admin settings to navigate in order to manage Milo Wifi. All it takes to set up and monitor your network is a few clicks on the simple and easy-to-use Milo mobile app.
Listed below are the tech specs of our review unit – the Milo wifi 3-pack :
Processor, memory, and storage (per Milo) – 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB flash storage.
Wireless connectivity – Wireless connectivity – Two dual-band wifi, simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless radios, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n.
Wired connectivity – Auto-sensing 100 MB Ethernet port for WAN (cable or DSL modem) connectivity.
Security and networking services – WPA2 personal wireless encryption, DHCP, NAT.
From an aesthetic standpoint – the product design and materials rival those of systems that cost 2-3 times as much. Check out the unboxing video below.
For users in a smaller space – the Milo Wifi 2-pack is also offered.
To illustrate the effectiveness of Milo Wifi in extending the reach of an existing network, we took the review unit to the home of one of our clients who was experiencing limited wifi connectivity in his basement.
This user’s Amazon Fire TV Stick was barely (and sometimes not at all) able to obtain the network signal from the router in his office. With Milo Wifi – using just the base unit – the same Fire Stick was able to obtain a full signal. Check out the video below.
Overall, the Milo Wifi system is a great solution for users looking to improve the reach and quality of their wifi signal at a very affordable price level.