Best Home Network Setup for Smart Homes with Router Options

This article outlines the best home network setup for smart homes. In today’s world, a smart home would consist of many appliances. This would include smart tv, security cameras, smart bulbs and lights etc. A traditional home network would only contain only devices like laptops, desktops , mobiles etc for which a single wifi network is used. If the smart home appliances and other devices share the same wifi network, it would create performance issues and would slow down the network. To mitigate this issue, it is ideal to segregate the networks.

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To segregate the networks, wifi routers should be upgraded from single band. Routers capable of creating multiple networks should be purchased. Dual band routers and Triband routers help in creating and segregating networks as they support multiple radios which can be configured and associated with multiple wireless networks. The details of the routers and our recommendation is provided.

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Two options with dual band and triband routers are detailed for setting up the network.




Option 1 – Dual Band Routers

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A dual band router supports 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. Two SSID’s , for 2.4 and 5 Ghz is created. The traditional devices like PCs , laptops, mobiles etc can be associated with the SSID of 2.4 ghz radio. The smart home appliances can be associated with the SSID of 5 Ghz radio. This setup would ensure proper segregation of networks and would improve the performance of the home network significantly.

Option 2 – Triband Routers

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A triband router supports 2.4 Ghz and two 5 Ghz radio. This can create 3 networks. The traditional devices can be made to connect to both 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz and the smart appliances to the additional 5 Ghz radio. This would significantly improve the performance when compared with dual band routers.

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Recommendation

If you have many devices in your home network it is recommended to purchase a triband router , since it allows to create three networks which would significantly improve performance.

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If there are less number of devices on the network, a dual band router would suffice. Purchase a dual band router Dual Band Routers – Click here.

If you are planning to upgrade in the near future and if you have not yet purchased the router , a triband router would be the ideal choice since it would be beneficial for future expansion plans for your smart home.

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