To put it simply, a tri-band mesh Wi-Fi system, or tri-band router, is a Wi-Fi system that uses three separate wireless radio bands.
As we all know, dual-band Wi-Fi routers are Wi-Fi routers that use a single 2.4 GHz band and a single 5 GHz band. Tri-band routers add a second 5 GHz band (Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 tri-band routes), so that’s a 2.4 GHz band and two 5 GHz bands.
The two 5 GHz bands use independent channels and do not interfere with each other. Only one of the channels is for clients and the other is for a dedicated backhaul. The backhaul node’s job is to communicate with the primary node and as such you can enjoy better Wi-Fi performance.
Benefits of Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi System
Tri-band mesh networks offer several benefits over traditional single-band or dual-band wireless networks, including:
1. Increased coverage
By using three different frequency bands, a tri-band mesh network can provide a larger coverage area without experiencing congestion or slowdowns.
2. Better performance
The dedicated band for communication between the mesh router and satellite units allows the network to provide faster and more reliable connections to devices.
3. Support for more devices
Tri-band mesh networks can support more devices without experiencing performance degradation, making them ideal for large homes or offices with a lot of connected devices.
Tri-band mesh networks can be easily expanded by adding additional satellite units to increase coverage or performance.
5. Simplified setup and management
Most tri-band mesh networks are easy to set up and manage, with user-friendly apps that make it simple to control and monitor the network.