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[_] New WiFi router or a mesh network

Jon Free jon.free at wastesource.co.uk
Tue Feb 12 14:45:41 GMT 2019

Meraki is a overkill for something at home....

On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 14:39, <clive.hunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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