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WiFi inches towards mesh standardization one step at a time

WiFi has been sweeping to power in the home, but still has one final hurdle to jump in order to oust wired options completely. It still cannot be relied on to deliver guaranteed whole home connectivity for premium video across a wide range of building types and sizes. It can provide that quality within rooms but, especially in large buildings or where walls are made of thick stone or contain a lot of metal, cannot span multiple rooms without wired assistance. For this reason even those pay TV operators which are strong advocates of WiFi have to fall back on one of the wired options, such as Ethernet over twisted pair, powerline over electricity cables, or MoCA over coaxial cable.…

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