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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2018, 09:39:00 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for a solid mesh system.
I have Verizon Fios gigabit speeds so I need something that will maintain those speeds.
I don't mind spending a bit more on something that will work really well as this is an investment and I will be using the wifi for work so I want this to work perfectly.

Any recommendations between the more popular ones like Google wifi, Eero, and Orbi?


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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2018, 09:48:11 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for a solid mesh system.
I have Verizon Fios gigabit speeds so I need something that will maintain those speeds.
I don't mind spending a bit more on something that will work really well as this is an investment and I will be using the wifi for work so I want this to work perfectly.

Any recommendations between the more popular ones like Google wifi, Eero, and Orbi?
i just got the Linksys dan posted from B&H. Will update once it arrives

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2018, 09:54:25 AM »
i just got the Linksys dan posted from B&H. Will update once it arrives
Thanks!

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2018, 10:20:19 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for a solid mesh system.
I have Verizon Fios gigabit speeds so I need something that will maintain those speeds.
I don't mind spending a bit more on something that will work really well as this is an investment and I will be using the wifi for work so I want this to work perfectly.

Any recommendations between the more popular ones like Google wifi, Eero, and Orbi?

Google wifi, haven't had a problem and I've installed it in a few places so far.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2018, 10:21:13 AM »
Google wifi, haven't had a problem and I've installed it in a few places so far.
What's your internet speed?
What speeds are you getting via wifi?

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2018, 10:26:49 AM »
What's your internet speed?
What speeds are you getting via wifi?

I'm not at any of the locations at the moment but I do know that beforehand all the wemos and other wifi devices kept dropping, like weekly, and since the install I havent had a problem.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2018, 10:27:36 AM »
What's your internet speed?
What speeds are you getting via wifi?

Just as an FYI, most mesh wifis aren't as fast as the top of the line single routers. The main benefit is ease of setup, modularity, and no switching networks.

If you have gigabit speeds, you probably will get half that via wifi if close to the main unit and 1/4 that in the rest of the house. Don't expect 800mbps in your basement.

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #47 on: December 25, 2018, 10:30:12 AM »
Just as an FYI, most mesh wifis aren't as fast as the top of the line single routers. The main benefit is ease of setup, modularity, and no switching networks.

If you have gigabit speeds, you probably will get half that via wifi if close to the main unit and 1/4 that in the rest of the house. Don't expect 800mbps in your basement.
I understand that, but I've heard that google wifi isn't as quick as the other mesh systems.
I can't do just one quick router since I need the wifi all over my home, not just in one location.

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #48 on: December 25, 2018, 10:30:40 AM »
What's your internet speed?
What speeds are you getting via wifi?

I have google connected to xfinity gigabit. Router is getting 850mbps speed from modem, top floor wifi gets around 500mbps, and bottom floors/basement around 200mbps. Entire home is covered by the signal including ~50feet outside. Comcast is coming tomorrow to try and optimize the speed, but I'd prefer 200mbps throughout house to 700mbps near router and 30mbps in basement.

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #49 on: December 25, 2018, 10:35:07 AM »
I understand that, but I've heard that google wifi isn't as quick as the other mesh systems.
I can't do just one quick router since I need the wifi all over my home, not just in one location.

I saw a few reviews with speedtests and they all were pretty similar, but google was on the lower end of the top mesh systems. I got mine for free and probably would have invested in a different one if I had to pay $250 for it, but so far its working great. I'm not sure how important spending $50 more for 50mbps of a speed increase (with worse software) would be, especially since all of these systems are poor standalone routers. I expect the technology to improve significantly in 1-2 years

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
Just as an FYI, most mesh wifis aren't as fast as the top of the line single routers. The main benefit is ease of setup, modularity, and no switching networks.

If you have gigabit speeds, you probably will get half that via wifi if close to the main unit and 1/4 that in the rest of the house. Don't expect 800mbps in your basement.
Orbi will blow any of those away. Very little speed drop across 5 levels in the house.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2018, 01:15:34 PM »
Orbi will blow any of those away. Very little speed drop across 5 levels in the house.
Is it complicated to set up?
I heard that there were issues with the firmware and frequent drops.

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2018, 01:34:50 PM »
Is it complicated to set up?
I heard that there were issues with the firmware and frequent drops.
I heard the same thing and IIRC it was with earlier models. I have not had one issue so far. Had it about 6 months. Know 2 others that installed after me and no reported issues. This is for the RBK50.
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Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2018, 08:21:31 PM »
Orbi will blow any of those away. Very little speed drop across 5 levels in the house.
Hard wired?

Iím not hard wired and donít think any system will have no drop with the number of walls etc in my house.

I donít remember the link, but the speed tests I saw for Orbi def had a similar drop

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2018, 08:27:06 PM »
I heard the same thing and IIRC it was with earlier models. I have not had one issue so far. Had it about 6 months. Know 2 others that installed after me and no reported issues. This is for the RBK50.
Just saw some reviews on Amazon and it still has the same issue with drops

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2018, 08:32:24 PM »
Hard wired?

Not the satellite. Remember Orbi uses a back channel to communicate with the satellite.
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2018, 08:34:23 PM »
Just saw some reviews on Amazon and it still has the same issue with drops
What are the dates of the reviews?
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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2018, 08:35:41 PM »
What are the dates of the reviews?
Some from this month

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Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #58 on: December 25, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »
So google says my main floor satelite is getting 200mbps. But my phone connected to it is now getting 600 per ookla (and google app)

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Re: Home Wi-Fi Mesh.
« Reply #59 on: December 25, 2018, 08:47:11 PM »
So google says my main floor satelite is getting 200mbps. But my phone connected to it is now getting 600 per ookla (and google app)
That's really solid