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best mesh system for wired home?

giapanyo
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best mesh system for wired home?

Hello

 

I have wires running throughout my 3-story house (150m2), with A LOT of dead spots, and a 500mbps broadband which I may upgrade at some point in the future. Which mesh system would you recommend without breaking the bank? As I can use a Ethernet cable for backhaul, I don't necessarily need a tri-band: I would rather prioritise wifi speed performance. 

 

Many thanks

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CrimpOn
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Re: best mesh system for wired home?

Alas, those of us who participate in Netgear community forums know a lot about the specific Netgear systems we have purchased (Orbi, Nighthawk, etc.) and "not so much" about other brands which also have multiple product lines.  When I (eventually) own devices which can operate on WiFi 6 or WiFi 6E, I will spend a lot of time reading product reviews and user forums.

 

It seems to me that many user complaints take the form of, "Well, I certainly didn't know this stupid product won't .... (let me set QoS, run in VPN client mode, allow SSH access to the router, support USB hard drives, have multiple SSID's, provide tech support past 90 days, support VLAN's, etc.)"

 

The way to avoid this is to do more research up front.

 

If you will have no need for WiFi 6, the most "cost-effective" deal on a Netgear AC system is an RBR50 router and a bunch of RBS40V satellites (at $100 each).  This will provide lots of WiFi coverage, ethernet backhaul, and spare ethernet ports at each location for things like TV's, desktops, etc.  Of course, beware of the many complaints users have raised about the Orbi platform.

I love my Orbi.
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@giapanyo wrote:

Hello

 

I have wires running throughout my 3-story house (150m2), with A LOT of dead spots, and a 500mbps broadband which I may upgrade at some point in the future. Which mesh system would you recommend without breaking the bank? As I can use a Ethernet cable for backhaul, I don't necessarily need a tri-band: I would rather prioritise wifi speed performance. 

 

Many thanks


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CBR750 Modem | Wifi Router CBR750(v.7) | Switches NG GS105/8 and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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