NetCologne’s already popular MeinWLAN app has been expanded with a new feature: From now on, customers can manage their mesh network with the app. In recent years, there have been major changes regarding the use of the Internet at home. The Internet is not only used in certain rooms, but equally everywhere in the house. Whether for personal or professional reasons, the requirement for stable Wi-Fi coverage has increased. As a result, more powerlines and repeaters are in use. Thanks to the new function, the mesh network with all its components can be managed very easily in the MeinWLAN app. And best of all, spots with weak coverage hardly stand a chance.
The “Manage Mesh Network” feature allows customers to manage all the devices they have integrated into their mesh network directly via the app. The mesh stations - powerline devices as well as Wi-Fi repeaters - can be quickly viewed in the feature’s management overview. There one can check whether the home network is online and whether all devices in the list of mesh stations are connected to the mesh master. Not only the current status (online/offline) is displayed, but also the number of active mesh stations and active connected devices.
Additionally, customers can see the quality of their current connection at a glance: rating, signal strength, upload and download, and the specific mesh station to which the cell phone is currently connected are clearly displayed.
If the customer moves one step further within the feature, they can view detailed information such as the connection quality and connection type (Wi-Fi or Lan) of specific mesh stations to the mesh master. Further details about the mesh master can also be viewed, such as which devices are connected to the mesh master, whether the cell phone is connected directly to the mesh master, the status of the customer’s own Wi-Fi and guest Wi-Fis, information about uploads and downloads, and other technical information such as IP address, firmware, etc.
NetCologne customers were already able to experience the improved diagnosis feature in the last version of the MeinWLAN app. In order to continuously develop and improve the app, further adjustments were made to the feature based on customer feedback: redundant dialogs or screens were either optimized or removed, the wording was improved in various places and, as part of this release, the mesh network was also included in the scope of diagnosis. The Wi-Fi connection quality of the mesh stations to the mesh master is analyzed and stations and devices with poor connections are displayed. There are also new repair options for mesh problems and an analysis of the devices regarding the quality of their connection to the mesh master.
NetCologne customers are thus prepared for (almost) any situation in the home network and, with the MeinWLAN app, have the right tool at hand to solve Internet problems quickly and independently.
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