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Old 06-30-2019, 10:44 AM
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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?

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Old 06-30-2019, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback and discussions. I am using it all.

I am leaning toward the Orbi system, as it strikes a good balance between functionality and a good user interface (easy and self explanatory).

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Then you should definitely go with WiFi 6 and DOCSIS 3.1
It will eventually pay for itself by not having to rent a Comcast modem/router.
I have a tough time finding specs, so I don’t know if it is WiFi 6 / DOCSIS 3.1 or the older. What they have on their website is: “WiFi Technology 3 (tri-band, 4x4, 2x2, 2x2)”

Anyone currently using the Orbi system? If so, are you using the RBK-50 (AC3000)? How do you like the user panels on the application?

Thanks!

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Old 06-30-2019, 01:31 PM
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If your router supports dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz), try switching your streaming device to use the 5 GHz band. Microwave ovens operate at a frequency of 2.45 GHz.
I've just been resetting and going onward for probably close to a year. Such a simple fix. Thank's biker1. You were on the $$Money$$. It worked. Looks like my Linksys Equipment was not at fault, it was yours truly again. OOOoooops!

Tom, don't change your Avatar until you finish unpacking! That's the worserest part of moving here! We are all Collectively Happy for Yous Guys! You did plenty of investigating and it will all pay off shortly!

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Old 06-30-2019, 01:37 PM
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:49 PM
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If you want to go Netgear Orbi then wait a couple months when they have WiFi 6 Orbi system available.

You want WiFi 6 with your usage.

This guy explains it quite well. Low latency to eliminate streaming stutter.

Just how FAST is WiFi 6? - YouTube

Has a bit better range as well.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:47 AM
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I have at my home in Cincinnati the eero for the last 2 years. It's flawless, very happy. Closed on our new home in TV last week and will be setting the eero in it as well.

You can buy it today for a nice discount with Amazon Prime Day. I purchased today and saved $200.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:02 PM
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I have 53 connected devices in my home. Exactly two (2) of them are WiFi 6 compatible. Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphones. Running the Eero Pro mesh network, it performs flawlessly. Even with 5 HDR security cameras streaming 24/7 I still get 300 mbps download speeds on every square inch of my property with the Comcast 250 mbps package. If you're looking at the Eero system for max performance, I would stay away from the beacons as there is a definite difference in throughput.

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Old 07-15-2019, 02:26 PM
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Why not future proof yourself with a proper OFDMA WiFi 6 system? WiFi 6 is not just for handling WiFi 6 capable devices, it handles older WiFi devices much better. The older WiFi 802.11ac systems are being discounted because they are obsolete.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:07 PM
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Obsolete? I bet that over 95% of the homes in The Villages have zero Wi-Fi 6 devices. Calling AC routers obsolete is like saying conventional PC's are obsolete because of quantum computing.

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Obsolete? I bet that over 95% of the homes in The Villages have zero Wi-Fi 6 devices. Calling AC routers obsolete is like saying conventional PC's are obsolete because of quantum computing.

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