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Mesh wifi

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Badger1970, 5 Dec 2020.

  1. Badger1970


    Joined: 16 Oct 2018

    Posts: 115

    Any recommendations for mesh wifi please and any to stay away from?

  2. katie279


    Joined: 20 Jul 2007

    Posts: 425

    Had both Google WiFi and Netgear Orbis.

    Loved both, totally ended dead spots forever.

    Only reason I moved to Orbi was they do an outdoor extender, so I could mesh the garden too...!

    Pick either and don't think you'd regret (been working all year WFH and rock solid)
  3. cheesyboy


    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

    Posts: 15,528

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Depends how fast your connection is, but I went for the BT mini at £75 for 3 nodes and haven't looked back.

    The minis have a lower bandwidth limit than more expensive options, I believe, but they're perfect for me, and a heck of a lot cheaper.
  4. Relentless81


    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 12,110

    TP-Link Deco M5 here, bought a couple of weeks and working perfectly, does everything I wanted it to do which is WiFi all over the house, no more timing out on websites or buffering on YouTube and the app is really good too.

    if I have one minor complaint it's that one of the nodes can hold on to a device when you're closer to a different node but it doesn't seem to affect performance, perhaps I could have gotten away with just two nodes instead of three
  5. Gigabit


    Joined: 9 Apr 2012

    Posts: 12,258

  6. HeadlessChicken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,182

    Location: Norwich

    M5 here too, really happy with it. Just wanted an easy fit and forget system.
  7. Gibbo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,298

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Asus ZenWiFi CT8 here as needed the easy ability to separate the 2.4 and 5.0 network.
    It is working great accept for the fact that whatever reason sometimes the ring doorbell will latch onto the node much further away which then means the doorbell barely works. For now I've switched of the Node so right now just the one node which is functioning as the router and now all is fine in whole house as the signal is clearly a lot better on it.
  8. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,945

    Location: Екатеринбург

    I got a TP Link Deco P9 which has the feature of a power line backhaul. Sounds good in theory but it was a pile of crap. Full of firmware issues and poor power line reliability don’t make for a stable system. I have just sent it back in favour of the Netgear MK63. It’s too early to tell for sure but the Netgear is much faster and more stable so far.