In this article, we'll show how to best position your Mesh Nodes for best connectivity.
Please keep in mind that the following factors may affect connectivity between your mesh nodes: housing structure, indoor obstacles, interference emitted by electronic appliances, and the distance between your mesh points.
All nodes should be placed in an open location, around the main (Gateway) router. The higher the node is placed, the better the coverage would typically be. Please also avoid placing your router or nodes near strong signal interference devices, like microwaves or 2.4G wireless telephones.
Please check the mesh topology diagram on the Mercku app or web portal to avoid linear multi-hop structure (i.e. placing your nodes in a line or Daisy Chaining).
Follow the Mercku App's advice during setup
The Mercku App is designed to make general recommendations to your node placement during the initial setup. This feature is not designed to direct exactly where to place your nodes, but instead to provide you with a general guideline on where it would be best to place your node for best connectivity.
Here are suggested distances between nodes depending on building material type:
- If in an open space: each node should be within 7 meters (20ft) of another
- If there are walls:
- Cement walls and metal doors: nodes should be close to each other (place the node on the inside wall rather than an exterior wall).
- Glass: nodes should be within 2m of one another
- Wood and plastic: nodes should be within 5m of one another
Refer to your Mesh Topology in the Mercku App for connection strength rating
From the Mercku App, click on your Mesh node icon to verify its connection status. If the connection is poor, consider moving your Node closer to the Gateway for better performance.
That's it - you've positioned your Nodes in the best place - enjoy your Wi-Fi 🎉