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WiFi 6 Ceiling Satellites?

LlamaLarry
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WiFi 6 Ceiling Satellites?

My SRR60+2xSRC60+RBS50Y setup has been working fine, but every now and then I start looking at the newer WiFi 6 offerings.  Will there be a WiFi 6 ceiling mounted sat to replace the SRC60s?  

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plemans
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Re: WiFi 6 Ceiling Satellites?

Sadly netgear doesn't release early info on devices or firmware. You have to wait for the official announcements. 

 

There are mounted insight devices that can be setup as a mesh if you use the insight subscription. 

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plemans
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Re: WiFi 6 Ceiling Satellites?

Sadly netgear doesn't release early info on devices or firmware. You have to wait for the official announcements. 

 

There are mounted insight devices that can be setup as a mesh if you use the insight subscription. 

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LlamaLarry
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Re: WiFi 6 Ceiling Satellites?

I am just surprised that there isn't already a ceiling mount version available.  The SRC60 is dead sexy and works great.  The SXS80 looks clunky and wall mounted looks ridiculous.  Does it even support PoE?

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schumaku
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Re: WiFi 6 Ceiling Satellites?


@LlamaLarry wrote:

The SXS80 looks clunky and wall mounted looks ridiculous.  Does it even support PoE?


What's the point of deploying (overhyped) mesh system components on a network with PoE switches, with bunches of disadvantages? One expensive radio reserved or shared for a wireless backhaul you don't need everywhere in the house; a router which must be located at a central point to cover the wireless satellite (if any), a router probably configured to plain AP mode because one does use a better featured small business security appliance anyway, ...

 

Netgear has nice WiFi 6 APs availabe - WAX61x, WAX620, WAX630, WAX630E fully ceiling mountable, MutliGig (up to 2.5 Gb/s) Ethernet, - and where required (lack of network cabling) one or a few AP can be configured as wireless satellites associated to much better located Insight APs using Insight Mesh.

 

FWIW, the SRC60 is essentially a WAC540, too - in a different enclosure, same FCC ID, and Orbi Pro firmware.

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