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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2018, 09:27:10 AM »
I have a wifi extender'
can someone explain the difference to me?

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2018, 10:09:33 AM »
I have a wifi extender'
can someone explain the difference to me?
A WiFi extender has a different network name so the handoff isn't seamless
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2018, 12:23:58 AM »
A WiFi extender has a different network name so the handoff isn't seamless
Not necessarily. You can name them the same.
The main difference is that an extender halves the bandwidth when it extends. A hot spot or mesh pulls directly from the router hardwired so has the full transmission

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2018, 02:21:25 PM »


I have a wifi extender'
can someone explain the difference to me?

It has to do primarily with how the system self-manages. a mesh is a bit smarter, and sees the whole system, where the extender/repeater simply forwards a connected devices requests back to the main router.

In a mesh system, all of the mesh access points communicate and hand off traffic between each other -  moving attached devices to the best signal.

An extender or repeater is simply just that - if you had a week signal in one part of your house, you put an extender between it and your router and it rebroadcasts communication back to the router. 

A good example where a mesh makes a better difference - if you are equidistant to two of the access points, but one is being heavily used, it would move you to the other point, to give you better performance.


I personally have the Google setup. I think my house could get away with just two APs, but I use 3. First, it was literally 5-10x faster than both my Telco router, and my previous extender network. (I have a computer that was previously connecting via an extender. It's speedtest was about 3-5mbps. Now I am consistently getting 30mpbs).

Other things I like:
- I can selectively turn off or pause the access of given devices
- Setup wi-fi bedtimes for my kids (i.e. their Wi-Fi access shuts off at bedtime)
- It has a self-test tool that can help you better place your access points


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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2018, 05:44:02 PM »
So is Google the way to go here?

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2018, 06:38:11 PM »
So is Google the way to go here?
If you are concerned about max speed check out Netgear Orbi.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2018, 08:32:20 PM »
If you are concerned about max speed check out Netgear Orbi.
what if you’re concerned about your privacy, google will have unlimited info on you.

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
what if you’re concerned about your privacy...
Move to a deserted island!  :)
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »
NETGEAR - Orbi AC3000 blazing speed at all corners of the house. Split level (5 levels) house. Main on level 2 and satellite on level 5.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2018, 08:47:21 PM »
NETGEAR - Orbi AC3000 blazing speed at all corners of the house. Split level (5 levels) house. Main on level 2 and satellite on level 5.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2018, 09:54:12 AM »
NETGEAR - Orbi AC3000 blazing speed at all corners of the house. Split level (5 levels) house. Main on level 2 and satellite on level 5.
Had 13 devices running yesterday and didn't notice any degrading of the system. Handoff is seamless including a large file download.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2018, 12:22:54 AM »
ubiquiti is the best, try their home one (amplifi)
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 01:35:11 AM »
ubiquiti is the best, try their home one (amplifi)
Send me one and I will be happy to do a comparison test.  :)
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2018, 01:43:36 AM »
Send me one and I will be happy to do a comparison test.  :)
lol
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2018, 09:56:18 AM »
lol
Do you have the ubiquiti amplify system?
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2018, 10:15:36 PM »
Do you have the ubiquiti amplify system?
Yes
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2018, 10:17:11 PM »
Yes
Satellites hard wired? Any bandwidth drop-off on satellites?
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2018, 10:34:42 PM »
Satellites hard wired? Any bandwidth drop-off on satellites?
i dont have the mesh points, i just have the main piece, my dad has the mesh ones, I can ask him how they preform.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2018, 10:35:35 PM »
i dont have the mesh points, i just have the main piece, my dad has the mesh ones, I can ask him how they preform.
Not an issue. Was just wondering.
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