In trying to solve your wifi woes, chances are you've considered range extenders (or "repeaters") or boosters as a possible solution. But in many cases, these simply don't solve the underlying issues people have with their wifi needs. While both Milo and extenders work to expand wifi coverage, there are several key differences between the two approaches that make Milo a better solution.
With each "hop" a signal takes between extenders, there is a 50% drop in speed. If you get 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. Slower speeds result, because extenders use up bandwidth by communicating to both your router and your devices.
As a distributed wifi system, Milo avoids this bottleneck by delegating communication across multiple radios within each unit - we call this technology SmartSeek. If one frequency is occupied, Milo sees this and chooses the next best route, without interrupting any existing communication. This allows Milo to distribute the signal with minimal degradation between units, allowing you to stream movies, play games, and surf the web 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, they can’t talk amongst themselves. By comparison, Milo forms a web-like 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 switch between networks manually. 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, and your devices automatically switch between units depending on which one offers the best quality connection.
Overall, Milo's distributed wifi technology can bring you a level of convenience that extenders don't offer.