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WLAN and LAN network router

Hi all,

In the near future we'll be having an extension built and I'll need to extend both the WLAN and LAN network. We are currently on 70 down and 5 up, this is ample for us.

I'm looking at something like this http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-9_TL-WR841N.html as it's 'cheap and cheerful' 

Would that give the same results of speed over WLAN and LAN compared to the SuperHub2AC we have?

 

TIA

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It's only a wireless N device, it doesn't have AC capability so if you have devices that make use of AC on the 5Ghz band they will be noticeably slower than with the Superhub 2ac which is of course AC enabled.

If the extension will be on the same wiring circuit as the house, then you would probably be better off with AC enabled Powerline Adapters but decent ones come at a price.    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-Powerline-Starter-Adapter-Extender/dp/B00OZDO8RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&...

 

 

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Yes your devices should indeed roam.  You may want to experiment with Wi-Fi channels because I think I'm right in saying that the whole setup will work best if the hub and the router are broadcasting on different channels e.g 1 & 11 even though they will be using the same SSIDs.

 

 

********* SuperHub 2ac - Asus rt-ac68u Router - Vivid 100Mbps **********

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It's only a wireless N device, it doesn't have AC capability so if you have devices that make use of AC on the 5Ghz band they will be noticeably slower than with the Superhub 2ac which is of course AC enabled.

If the extension will be on the same wiring circuit as the house, then you would probably be better off with AC enabled Powerline Adapters but decent ones come at a price.    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-Powerline-Starter-Adapter-Extender/dp/B00OZDO8RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&...

 

 

********* SuperHub 2ac - Asus rt-ac68u Router - Vivid 100Mbps **********

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I want to go the router route really so am now looking at AC specs, something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TP-Link-Archer-C50-AC1200-Wireless-Dual-Band-Cable-Router-1-2Gbps-4-Port-N...

If I set the SSID's and security keys on both the extra router and SuperHub2 AC will they roam, i.e. will the wireless devices switch between extra router and SuperHub2 AC automatically when moving from room to room?

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Yes your devices should indeed roam.  You may want to experiment with Wi-Fi channels because I think I'm right in saying that the whole setup will work best if the hub and the router are broadcasting on different channels e.g 1 & 11 even though they will be using the same SSIDs.

 

 

********* SuperHub 2ac - Asus rt-ac68u Router - Vivid 100Mbps **********

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