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Started by sls.stormyrider, May 20, 2020, 09:09:27 PM
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Quote from: sls.stormyrider on May 20, 2020, 09:09:27 PMI have a couple blind spots in the house and after all these years it is just starting to bug me. I use an Apple Extreme as the base. I don't know the version but it is about 6 or 7 years old, maybe a little older. I bought a TP-Link extender. I now have full wifi bars everywhere but sometimes despite that I have no functional wifi.Anyone have any suggestions?Should I upgrade the Extreme?
Quote from: anthrax on May 21, 2020, 01:14:40 PMSo after 5 or 6 years of use, does the effectiveness of wireless routers decrease? or all the other technological demands just increase over that time? lately, i've been having issues using my sonos out by the fire pit which is easily 200 feet from my router. i thought about getting an extender, but maybe a new router is the way to go?? thoughts??
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Quote from: tet on May 26, 2020, 09:27:02 AMI went mesh a couple years ago with Plume and absolutely love it, but they kinda changed their business model and charge a subscription now so while it's the best mesh out there IMO (and they don't collect data like Nest), it's harder to recommend. The subscription covers software updates & improvements, plus warranties the hardware - it's not totally unreasonable, but as I was grandfathered in without any fees ever, I find myself in an odd position of not necessarily being able to justify this. But the service is second-to-none... I cover about 3,600 sq. ft. without any dead spots, and pump speeds of 150-400 mbps everywhere, both up and down. As for the other recommendations here, yes get Wifi AX if you can - it will last you the longest at this point, and i'm sure will improve. Extenders were fine for a while for me, but not all work the same, and you usually sacrifice speed for distance, and/or the inconvenience of having to manually switch hotspots - I wasn't willing to do any of that, which is how I ended up with mesh. Go with Plume if you have the money - it actually doesn't work out to be crazy expensive compared to the alternatives, and it's super simple and really really fast.
Quote from: anthrax on May 21, 2020, 01:14:40 PMi've been having issues using my sonos out by the fire pit which is easily 200 feet from my router. i thought about getting an extender, but maybe a new router is the way to go?? thoughts??
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