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WiFi meshing

Postby Jlabute » Nov 26th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Anybody try or recommend any of these? Basically you connect one to your modem, and the others go in other areas of your home, distributing the WiFi. Typically 3 bands and supports MU-MIMO.


https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/Lyra/

http://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/deco/
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Re: WiFi meshing

Postby 36Drew » Nov 28th, 2017, 1:58 pm

It works. Using a wired backhaul is better than a wireless backhaul. Im a Google snob, so I've set up three Google Wifi pucks in my apartment. One has a wired backhaul, and the furthest point out is acting as a wifi repeater. It's the weakest link. It can still stream Netflix, but video calls (ie., Hangouts) are jittery.
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Re: WiFi meshing

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 28th, 2017, 2:12 pm

I use a plug in wifi range extender. It was really easy to set up. Has its own lcd screen with touch keyboard. Its called tap x
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Re: WiFi meshing

Postby Old Techie » Nov 28th, 2017, 3:42 pm

On the off chance that it might be useful I just thought I'd share what I did.

I had the luxury of running a CAT6 cable to the far end of my place opposite the location of the main router, so I use a second router that I had, as a repeater, thus I have 5G and 2.4G broadcast from both sides of the place and signal is strong all over.

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Re: WiFi meshing

Postby spooker » Nov 28th, 2017, 3:53 pm

Old Techie wrote:On the off chance that it might be useful I just thought I'd share what I did.

I had the luxury of running a CAT6 cable to the far end of my place opposite the location of the main router, so I use a second router that I had, as a repeater, thus I have 5G and 2.4G broadcast from both sides of the place and signal is strong all over.

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Configuri ... aming.aspx


I'm still trying to find the conduit that carries the power to my garage so I can do the same ... made a killing buying over 1000' of Cat5E for $25 off Castanet ... are you using Tomato or DD-WRT or just off-the-shelf?
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Re: WiFi meshing

Postby Old Techie » Nov 28th, 2017, 3:59 pm

spooker wrote:
Old Techie wrote:On the off chance that it might be useful I just thought I'd share what I did.

I had the luxury of running a CAT6 cable to the far end of my place opposite the location of the main router, so I use a second router that I had, as a repeater, thus I have 5G and 2.4G broadcast from both sides of the place and signal is strong all over.

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Configuri ... aming.aspx


I'm still trying to find the conduit that carries the power to my garage so I can do the same ... made a killing buying over 1000' of Cat5E for $25 off Castanet ... are you using Tomato or DD-WRT or just off-the-shelf?


Just an off the shelf Cisco/Linksys dual band router, along with the Shaw dual band modem/router both of which handle gigabit speeds.

I did find out the hard way that cable choice plays an important role when gigabit speeds are involved.
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Re: WiFi meshing

Postby Jlabute » Nov 28th, 2017, 7:19 pm

I am currently using an off-the-shelf D-Link 868L which isn’t too bad but spotty performance depending on other neighbourhood noise sources, and performance gets laggy over time fixed by a weekly reboot. It is downstairs with the modem. Most wireless access is from the next floor up.

I am tempted to try some MIMO supporting wireless, maybe I can try to see how far I can get running cat6 under the floor and use that as the backhaul. The advantage of my downstairs is the ceiling is just tiles.
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