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Need suggestions for home office setup. NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218)

chsusheel007
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Need suggestions for home office setup. NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218)

I am moving in to a new three-story house (All Dry walls) which is approximately 2000Sq and 500 Sq. backyard We are like 4 people. Everyone working in IT from home & each has like 5-6 devices & a common entertainment unit with all the security cameras, door bell, locks & everything as such in a smart home, I have WAP wired with CAT6  ethernet cable for my new home. All devices combined think like 50 devices. Compromising on a network is not an option for me, due to 4 people working from home. I am thinking about buying "NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218) - WiFi 6 Dual-Band | AX3600 PoE Only Speed" Can anyone suggest to me how many of these i need. I am thinking about setting up one on the 1st floor & on the 3rd Floor cealing( 3 Bedrooms on 3rd floor, one on the first, where we have working stations) or do I need only one on the 2nd floor? Please suggest & any help will be greatly appreciated.

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chsusheel007
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Re: Need suggestions for home office setup. NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218)

Thanks for the responce.  Sx80 is costing $320 Including tax: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Tri-Band-Satellite-Extender-Business/dp/B08FWLCGLW/ref=sr_1_3?crid=35...

 

Sx50 is costing $270 Including tax: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Tri-Band-Satellite-Extender-Business/dp/B09PX728P8/ref=sr_1_2_mod_pri...

 

NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218) is $138 in Amazon

I will be using At&T Fiber BGW320. Changing that will not be an option for me ( As they won't let me to) I am thinking to turn off the wifi on BGW320 and use access points. 

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plemans
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Re: Need suggestions for home office setup. NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218)

If you're wanting more than 1, I wouldn't go that route at home. 

If you're planning on having a wired backhaul, I'd look at the SXK30 series. 

It'd be easier to manage, have similar performance (a little slower on the 5ghz) and be cheaper.  Plus it'd still be business grade and you could add more satellites pretty easily if you wanted.

If you're wanting more performance, the SXK50 or SXK80 would have the triband option (wouldn't use the 3rd band) but have a wider front haul compared to the 30 series. 

 

 

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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chsusheel007
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Re: Need suggestions for home office setup. NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218)

Thanks for the responce.  Sx80 is costing $320 Including tax: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Tri-Band-Satellite-Extender-Business/dp/B08FWLCGLW/ref=sr_1_3?crid=35...

 

Sx50 is costing $270 Including tax: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Tri-Band-Satellite-Extender-Business/dp/B09PX728P8/ref=sr_1_2_mod_pri...

 

NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218) is $138 in Amazon

I will be using At&T Fiber BGW320. Changing that will not be an option for me ( As they won't let me to) I am thinking to turn off the wifi on BGW320 and use access points. 

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plemans
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Re: Need suggestions for home office setup. NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAX218)

The WAX218 is $138 but if you're needing 2 then it costs you $276. right about the price of the SXK50. 

And the WAX218 is designed as a stand alone access point. You can use more than one and set them with the same ssid but they're not going to roam as efficiently as a mesh system. 

Not trying to say the WAX218 isn't a good system. It is. I have one. but I end up going back to my mesh system each time I try it just for the ease of use. 

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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