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Networks Mesh Network Recommendations

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Seb.F, 15 Dec 2020.

  1. Seb.F

    Seb.F Minimodder

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    Hi all

    Currently have an Orbi mesh but have had nothing but issues (one or another) since I set it up. Have had talks with Netgear and advice from community, messed with all settings, used only ethernet backhaul but still I get device drops/wireless signal but no internet/no ability to connect at all. Currently had to drop down to just using the base unit and a satellite without beamforming or daisy chain turned on.

    I am looking for a good replacement that must have ethernet backhaul (as my study where my main PC is sits behind a metal lined wall where wifi cannot penetrate, but I have ethernet running there from the main fibre point).

    I was initially looking at the Asus XT8 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-ZenWiFi-Whole-Home-XT8-Life-Time/dp/B083QS8ZFQ) setup and purchasing a third satellite if I find I need it.

    Are there any other recommendations? Only real requirements are the ethernet backhaul and being decent speedwise as we have a 1gbit fibre line.
     
  2. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    All the TP-Link Deco models can be used with an ethernet backhaul, and you can mix & match different units so if you have areas in the house that don't need to max out your connection speed you can stick a slower, cheaper node there. Cheaper ones only have a single ethernet port that ethernet backhaul will use up, the faster wifi ones have two.

    I can't comment on the speed of the faster ones though (X60, X20) as I'm running M4s, but they've been rock solid since day 1 and using wifi backhaul are more than enough for my adsl connection.
     
  3. Seb.F

    Seb.F Minimodder

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    Just looking at the X60 now yes, seems a decent price, £410 for a 3 pack, whereas the Asus is the same price but for only a 2. I'd need an extra ethernet port in the study to plug a switch in so would have to get the more expensive one but that's not an issue.

    Thanks for the suggestion, it's given me food for thought.
     

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