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Old 24-05-2019, 21:24   #16
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Re: Best mid range router

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Hi guys,

After doing some reading and speaking to others, it seems the mesh system may be the way to go indeed. Reading about the throughput etc, I guess real world it would be good to have at least 300mb+ actual throughput.

Also, I think I might need 3 nodes. (is it possible to buy 2 and then add a third one if needed?)

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Based on this, what is the best mesh system to get which is around 200 (or less of course) - for all 3 nodes that is.

Thanks!
You could start with the twin pack and then go this route for the third later.

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Great advice. I too have the AC68U: 3 of them in a Mesh config with ethernet backhaul. I bought them all on eBay second hand. They go for around 70 to 80:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...ion=3000&rt=nc

So the twin pack is great value.
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Old 25-05-2019, 07:33   #17
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You could start with the twin pack and then go this route for the third later.
Thank you! some final questions:

1) if I bought the twin pack, what area of the house would it cover?
2) how far can the nodes be away from each other to be connected wirelessly?

It's a 5 bed 5 bath house. If I had to guess it would be about 180 SQM for each floor (x2). The 2 nodes would be about 15m away from each other (straight line distance).

If I did need 3 nodes I'm thinking cost would be 180 (twin) + possibly 140ish for another single node which would be 320 ... A little steep! (Although if I had to get a third node I would just get 2 twin packs!)
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Old 25-05-2019, 09:41   #18
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Re: Best mid range router

So apart from the 2 questions above (assuming that I will be be ok), I've narrowed it down to the ac68u (2 devices) and Netgear Orbi RBK23 (3 devices).

Any preference as to which will be better for me? Reading online I see that the Orbi has a dedicated channel to transmit between the nodes.
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Re: Best mid range router

https://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/RTAC68U/

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...-asus-rt-ac68u
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Ty! Time to decide!
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