During the search to solve your wifi woes, chances are that you've considered range extenders, wireless repeaters, or boosters as possible solutions. However, in many cases, these options simply don't solve the underlying issues people have with their wifi coverage or speed. While both Milo and these wifi extenders and boosters work to expand wifi coverage, there are several key differences between the two approaches that make Milo a better solution.
Each "hop" a signal takes between extenders causes a 50% drop in speed.
For example, if you pay your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for 100 Mbps, that maximum possible speed drops to 50 Mbps at the first extender. At the second extender, the rate is cut in half again to 25 Mbps. These slower and slower speeds come as a result of extenders eating up bandwidth by communicating with both your router and your devices.
As a distributed wifi system, Milo avoids this bottleneck by delegating communication across multiple radios within each Milo unit - we call this technology SmartSeek. Milo Wifi uses Smartseek in order to distribute your wifi signal between Milo units with minimal loss in speed, giving you the ability to stream movies, play games, and browse the internet as if you were connected directly to your router - even in the farthest reaches of your home.
Traditional extenders are limited to communicating only with your router.
If you set up multiple extenders in order to spread coverage, they can’t communicate amongst themselves. By comparison, Milo forms a web-like mesh structure consisting of multiple units that all communicate with each other, enabling them to provide the best possible coverage for all of your devices, all of the time. Plus, they learn together and automatically optimize performance.
Extenders basically function as hotspots: they each broadcast their own signal, and thus create multiple networks, often meaning you must manually switch between those networks. Giving each network the same name confuses your devices, so they don’t know which access point to connect to for the strongest connection. Moving around your house, your mobile phone is more likely to cling to the last network it connected to even if that connection is bad.
Milo avoids this hassle by letting you create one single, unified network.
This allows your devices to automatically switch between units depending on which one currently offers the best quality connection in accordance to your position. Overall, Milo's distributed wifi technology brings you a level of convenience that extenders just can't offer.