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Help with wifi router choice

bigmoe80
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Help with wifi router choice

ok my router ac1900 r7000 just went out on me so not sure if i want the same router so been doing some research and I'm confused on 

Wi-Fi 5 vs Wi-Fi 6 

Dual band vs Triband

and what features is best to get for example beamforming mu mimo ofdma and so any help would be greatly appreciated thanks 

 

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plemans
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Re: Help with wifi router choice

Wifi 6 is wireless AX. 

I'd recommend going that route. Its finally getting a little more mature than release and more devices are being released with it. 

Triband is nice if you have alot of devices as you can spread them out a little more. But if you don't have a ton of devices, a dual band would be fine. 

What speeds do you pay for? 
How many devices are you trying to support and what are they used for? (gaming, streaming, etc)

How big is your home? (mesh might be an idea if the home is big enough)

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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bigmoe80
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Re: Help with wifi router choice

ok thanks for reply

i have 5 wifi sec cams 3 to 4 firesticks 3 to 4 cpus my ps4 comcast stream box and my current plan is the 900mb at the moment 

i may change to lower plan if comcast keeps messing up my plan lol 

home is about 1500sqft total

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bigmoe80
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also forgot to mention im using comcast xfi box i think its the x6 white one so its workin really well but want something of my own so i can

give them back theirs

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plemans
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Re: Help with wifi router choice

at that size home, a single router solution should work fine (if the home's interior walls aren't brick/adobe/etc that blocks wifi). 

You wouldn't need a triband to cover your setup but you don't have to avoid them either if they're on sale. 

I'm a fan of renewed ones on amazon as they're super cheap and you can get an aftermarket warranty through amazon. 

But some people don't like renewed. I'd take a look on there. There's an rax50 for under a hundred on there. Plus others that are pretty solid. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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bigmoe80
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Re: Help with wifi router choice

 oh oka yes im a fan of renewed also long as i can get a warranty well i do have walls one side of house is the rooms and other side

is kitchen dining etc... i really want my front door camera to get plenty of coverage cause router is back room and has the signal has to reach to the front of house to cams and my carport cams are good but i want to make sure they have good signal also

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bigmoe80
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Re: Help with wifi router choice

oh forgot to ask what about beaforiming ofmda etc...

 

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plemans
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They're part of the wifi 6 spec. So if you're going with a wifi 6 router, it should have it. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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bigmoe80
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Re: Help with wifi router choice

ok thanks for help its my bedtime lol work early am i may ask for help or need your input thanks for help goodnight

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