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[_] New WiFi router or a mesh network

clive.hunt at gmail.com clive.hunt at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 14:35:04 GMT 2019

I've had good success with Meraki, though there is an annual licence charge
for the devices.

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/wireless

On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 14:16, Jon Free <jon.free at wastesource.co.uk> wrote:

> https://store.google.com/gb/product/google_wifi
>
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 14:11, Wilkes, Matthew <matt at matthewwilkes.name>
> wrote:
>
> > Personally, I'm completely sold on the Unifi system. Really great gear,
> all
> > PoE based. It's not the cheapest but it's definitely value for money.
> >
> > I'd personally say to use the EE router only as a modem and then have a
> > couple of APs in your house and one in the office all wired together
> > through their controller and switch offerings. I would avoid mesh unless
> > it's a single manufacturer system and I had mixed results with power
> line.
> >
> > An alternative that's cheaper is just to get a decent AP, like the unifi
> > ones and provision that alone with a low transmit power. Then hook that
> up
> > to your existing wired network.
> >
> > You'll get the best results from multiple APs on low power connected by
> > ethernet. 2nd best is mesh if you have a homogenous set of mesh APs and
> > nothing else broadcasting the SSID.
> >
> > Matt
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 13:44 Damian Webber <damian.webber at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > > Hello _all
> > >
> > > I've recently finished a house extension and need to sort out my
> > > connectivity.
> > >
> > > I have an office in the garden, a connected automated lighting system
> > and a
> > > cat-6 cable going from under my stairs (where the telephone master
> socket
> > > is situated).
> > >
> > > This means that my cable connections are great but my WiFi is somewhat
> > > constrained. I also have my power distribution board under the stairs
> > which
> > > WiFi won't like.
> > >
> > > So I could turn off WiFi on the EE router and link it via CAT-6 to a
> new
> > > router (but which one?) that is powerful enough to serve the whole
> house
> > > (reasonable size 4-bed semi)
> > >
> > > Or I could spend the same amount of ££ on a few Mesh devices (which
> look
> > a
> > > bit ugly, don't they)
> > >
> > > What's the consensus on Big WiFi or Mesh Network
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Damian
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *Damian Webber*
> > > @damianwebber <http://twitter.com/damianwebber> | 07590 807 252
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