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Old 15-07-2019, 16:38   #16
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Re: Mesh Wifi

I’ve bought a mesh system - Google WiFi Mesh System (3 pack).
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Re: Mesh Wifi

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Iíve bought a mesh system - Google WiFi Mesh System (3 pack).
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is it any good?
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Re: Mesh Wifi

Which one?

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-c...stems-3661110/
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Old 15-07-2019, 18:18   #19
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show off :P

is it any good?
It arrives tomorrow - I'll let you know.

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Google Wifi, 3 pack - it was reduced by £70 on Amazon.

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It arrives tomorrow - I'll let you know.
It's not _that_ good then
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Re: Mesh Wifi

For all you ASUS folks out there, Merlin has started onboarding AiMesh for his value-add version of the stock firmware:

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/ex...openssl.57489/
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Re: Mesh Wifi

It arrived at 15:50, unpacked and installed* in by 16:10 (all 3 nodes), 15 minutes for the latest software to download and install, and it's working beautifully.

I have one node at the ground floor front right of the house (lounge), another upstairs at the first floor left (office), and the third at the back middle of the house (main bedroom).

I am getting over 100Mb/s in all the rooms with the nodes, and between 60 and 90 in all the other rooms in the house (4 beds, 4 reception rooms), and in the garden between 50 and 70 - very happy with those speeds.

*using the app, which consists of plugging in the nodes and pressing "next" - very, very user friendly.
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Re: Mesh Wifi

I'm on a VM superhub 3, compared to the SHub 1 its ace, but... even in our 3 bed terrace it still struggles to reach the end of the house despite being sited centrally. I use power lines with minimal loss (80-90 of a 110 Mbit connection) but do have annoying infrequent dropouts and no way to control access like I could with the M5's through software (kids times, bedtimes etc)

I'm giving thought to the TP-Link Deco M5 3 pack.

I've discounted the Tenda rubik's cube things due to dodgy software etc.
Plus significantly poorer results.

Nova review: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/tend...-review?page=1

Deco review: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/revi...deco-m5?page=1


People are saying I should get the M9 instead of the M5 because it's twice as fast etc, but I'm not sure if they're thinking of commercial usage. My house isn't a typical PH Mansion and I'm only on 110 Mbit in any case. The Deco's also come with dual ethernet ports which would be good for my upstairs smart tv which as ethernet ports.

Cost is a consideration too, the 2 pack of M9 is a lot more than the 3 pack of the M5 (3 physical units with dual Ethernet ports would be more versatile than 2 as well)


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Old 24-09-2019, 10:50   #24
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I'm on a VM superhub 3, compared to the SHub 1 its ace, but... even in our 3 bed terrace it still struggles to reach the end of the house despite being sited centrally. I use power lines with minimal loss (80-90 of a 110 Mbit connection) but do have annoying infrequent dropouts and no way to control access like I could with the M5's through software (kids times, bedtimes etc)

I'm giving thought to the TP-Link Deco M5 3 pack.

I've discounted the Tenda rubik's cube things due to dodgy software etc.
Plus significantly poorer results.

Nova review: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/tend...-review?page=1

Deco review: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/revi...deco-m5?page=1


People are saying I should get the M9 instead of the M5 because it's twice as fast etc, but I'm not sure if they're thinking of commercial usage. My house isn't a typical PH Mansion and I'm only on 110 Mbit in any case. The Deco's also come with dual ethernet ports which would be good for my upstairs smart tv which as ethernet ports.

Cost is a consideration too, the 2 pack of M9 is a lot more than the 3 pack of the M5 (3 physical units with dual Ethernet ports would be more versatile than 2 as well)


Thoughts/Ideas?
My choice was the BT Whole Home Wifi - £150 for a 3 pack. Absolutely brilliant esp. if you can use Ethernet backhaul. I switched from the ASUS setup I had due to a number of 2.4 clients refusing to connect/stay connected. So far, the BT solution is rock solid and all devices connect.

The other benefit is that it is a wifi only solution so you can choose the router solution you prefer, in my case, a pfsense mini-PC.
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Re: Mesh Wifi

I do have the BT home hub as a close second choice, though the twin ethernet ports of the tp link sway it (I have things like smart tv's/ cctv that need ethernet and two ports are more versatile)

I'm only on the 100 mBit stream, and unlikely to ever get close to maxing out the devices ability for the lifetime of them.


I'm not sure what Ethernet backhaul is, and if I should need it especially. (I'm not running ethernet from node to node)
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I do have the BT home hub as a close second choice, though the twin ethernet ports of the tp link sway it (I have things like smart tv's/ cctv that need ethernet and two ports are more versatile)

I'm only on the 100 mBit stream, and unlikely to ever get close to maxing out the devices ability for the lifetime of them.


I'm not sure what Ethernet backhaul is, and if I should need it especially. (I'm not running ethernet from node to node)
Ethernet backhaul means the mesh system can used a wired network to route the traffic between nodes - see https://www.tp-link.com/uk/support/f...m=select-local You get lower latency and faster throughput. However, this only make sense if you have the ethernet already wired near the node location.

Your ISP speed is secondary to what you might want to do on the (internal) network. For example, your CTV may be pushing high resolution video to a server/NAS somewhere in your home. You also may want to view the view the video over wifi all the while sharing the (wifi) bandwidth with other home users.

BTW, you can always have a local switch co-located with the node if you want to shared the wired access ..
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Re: Mesh Wifi

True - I have 100Mb/s to the house, but get around 300-400Mb/s between the Mesh nodes and devices.
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Re: Mesh Wifi

Finally bought a mesh system

Ubiquiti Amplifi 4-Ports Home Wi-Fi System AFI HD Wireless Router

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquiti-Am...15033487&psc=1
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