Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

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Re: Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

Post by Aussie Mark » 13 Dec 2017, 20:05

Since CP's recommendation (eero) isn't available in Australia (and no point importing it either since you need a US phone number to access the app) I've gone with the Velop as there is currently a 25% discount for the 3 unit pack. One advantage of the Velop over the Eero is the fact that the Velop units have ethernet connectors, which is handy for connecting our Fetch TV boxes via a wired connection. The Eero is a lot nicer looking though, I'll admit.

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Re: Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

Post by narcdor » 13 Dec 2017, 20:35

I just saw the repeaters claim 100% speed rather than the 50% of the google wifi, sounds like you picked a winner.
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Re: Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

Post by Aussie Mark » 06 Jan 2018, 12:55

Update after a few weeks with the Velop - very happy so far. Setup is a bit clunky via a mobile app only, and it took two or three attempts to get the child nodes online after the master was set up (but still only 20 minutes from start to finish to set up the entire network), but it's been bullet proof ever since. Once the network is operating the app is very useful - you can prioritise specific devices for more bandwidth, and you can also turn access on or off to any device on the wifi network, either by toggling a setting or via a time schedule - ideal for restricting the times of day that the kids can access wifi.

The biggest advantages over my previous wifi extender is that all 3 nodes use the same SSID, and that the wifi signal is equally strong anywhere in the house.

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Re: Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

Post by DeadlyErnest » 06 Jan 2018, 14:26

I just buy a big router with lots of big aerials.
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Re: Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

Post by MrChameleon » 06 Jan 2018, 16:30

Most interesting. Thanks for the update.
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Re: Mesh wifi setups - anyone using one at home?

Post by narcdor » 06 Jan 2018, 17:43

Nice, thanks for reporting back. Something to consider when I live in a space larger than one node covers.
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