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Old 06-28-2019, 12:54 PM
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Question Router / WiFi suggestion request

In our current home, we have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router. It does ok, but when we move to TV, I want to explore the new mesh network hardware as I want to be sure we don’t have any areas of weak signal.

Our home in TV has exterior block wall construction.

Can anyone share their personal experiences / suggestions about how well these new systems work and the speed / signal strength / overall coverage (acceptable or not) you get with the Mesh systems vs the single base that my existing router uses.

I am looking to get a nice strong signal throughout the house and outside the back of the house (within a birdcage area).

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Old 06-28-2019, 02:35 PM
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If you end up with Comcast, they offer equipment to do just that, have not tried it yet. I will be following this, as we have a weak area in the lanai/birdcage.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:47 PM
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Yes, we will have Comcast (I know not a favorite from reading here for the past ~18 months), at least to start.

Do they offer the equipment for purchase or is it one of those monthly rental plans?

I will post the results, however that is still a month away...
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:14 PM
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Yes, we will have Comcast (I know not a favorite from reading here for the past ~18 months), at least to start.

Do they offer the equipment for purchase or is it one of those monthly rental plans?

I will post the results, however that is still a month away...
Tom, Comcast isn't really that bad it's just a compilation of bad things that happen over the years and they don't know how to communicate with their Valued Customers. We have the Starter Package and it's just fine. $19.99 a month. I never really searched for bargains before we moved here to Boca Del Vista next to The Seinfelds. Love a bargain.

We let them set it up with their Equipment then switched to a Motorola Router of our own with I think 4 Linksys Boosters and we're good to go. We Stream our TV and rarely run into any Buffering unless the Microwave is on. that seems to trigger an outage on one side of the house for a couple of minutes.

If I had to set it up again I would have gone for better more expensive Boosters. I may do it anyway, we'll see.

Good Luck and hurry up and get here already! LOL
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I've like Linksys equipment. I'm running it with Spectrum.


Linksys has a number of different units, with different coverage areas.


I booster can help with a weaker unit.


Bring the Netgear and try it. Maybe you'll just need a booster.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:30 PM
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Consider a Netgear C7800 DOCSIS 3.1 AC3200. Place in center of house. You will be fine..at least on 2.4G.
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Consider Arris DOCSIS 3.1 WiFi 6 802.11ax. Should be out Q32019

https://www.arris.com/products/touch...voice-gateway/
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We have been using the Eero system for over 2 years in conjunction with a Arris SB6141 modem that we bought on Ebay which has worked very well with Comcast. We have the main unit towards the front of the house where the modem is connected and one beacon towards the back....great coverage, even out on the lanai. Simple setup and easy to manage.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:02 PM
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I should have also mentioned that our home in TV was set up as a somewhat “smart” home.... (honestly, the technology can make this more of a challenge than it should be - like early FORTRAN ... ). Anyway, we have 14 ceiling fans, lots of appliances, blinds, security system, pool functions and of course the HVAC that all ties into ”THE HOUSE” that can (and will) control them all... and probably me too

Anyway, what I am saying is that I don’t want to add to my problems by putting in a “less than capable” system, or a spotty system. Lots of good recommendations so far.

Anyone using a Mesh system?

PS - i will be changing my Avatar when i move to TV.
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I've had really good luck with these, you can add units to enhance weak areas.

Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 802.11ac Dual-Radio PRO Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO-US) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PRO512..._S6TfDb4C8EDY2
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