I'm having a hard time justifying the cost of WiFi 6 for a new mesh system... we'll have gigabit internet soon (finally!) but honestly I'd only expect to get the max of out that if I was hardwired. I can deal with 300 Mbps or thereabouts over the air.
Any suggestions on systems / brands? To be honest I'm leaning towards the Google WiFi system just because they all seem mostly the same and I get 10% credit back for my Google One membership.
(Yes yes I know, don't mention google here... srry)
@ndanes I'm guessing you have opinions - I know you went with Linksys. I would like to spend about $150 for the router + 2 APs - is that realistic?
Looking at this for TP-Link. $129 seems like a steal? https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Deco-Replacement-S4-3-Pack/dp/B084GTH5LL/
@funnylookinhat I've not used that system but, I do like TP-Link products. The reviews seem to be overwhelmingly positive.
@cooper Yeah - but can you trust Amazon reviews anymore? I'd pay for a subscription to a review service or something!
@funnylookinhat Build your own router or buy a premade kit. Sure, it might cost you a little bit more to buy, but it will also last you for as long as the hardware is fine, which is probably decades. If you buy some regular OEM brand, you'll be left without support after a few years, and your forced to buy something new again.
@hund I've only got limited time to spend on projects, and building a router is not one I want to prioritize. Though if I did have the time, it would be fun!
@hund @funnylookinhat Well think about it. We have a warranty if something is bought pre made. But no warranty when we make it ourselves. And we can trust a trusted product to last rather than have a problem pre made which we have to find the solution. In pre made, the problem might have a solution in their website. And it takes a lor of time to build which some people won't have time to do so.
We can trust this "trusted hardware" to support their proprietary software with security patches for 2-3 years maximum.
A lot of time to build? If you buy parts and not something prebuilt, it will take you like 10 minutes to put it together.
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