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Advice request: New router for smart home

After continuous drop outs I've had enough! My SuperHub2 currently has three networks set up; two 2.4s and a g. If one of these drops and can't be found the others may still be there, not matter which frequency they are on. So I've decided to go the separate router .. errr ... route!

Here it is. I currently have a wired connection to a desktop computer and a Phillips Hue. A smartthings hub is also knocking around. Would the router have to connect to these or, as I suspect, are these still connected to the SHub? Will I be able to set "Guest" networks on a typical router? 

Any reccomendations? The desktop wired connection is the only one we really need for high speed, but a dual band router would be nice. Budget? I'm not really wantlng to spend that much ... sub £100 really... and lower would be nicer!

Thanks in advance

mark

 

 

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Re: Advice request: New router for smart home

Here are 3 recent satisfied customers

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/replacing-router/td-p/3923472

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Confused-new-router-needed-or-not/td-p/3798...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Superhub-3-Wifi-Issues-please-help/td-p/392...

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Re: Advice request: New router for smart home

OK. Sorted. Got a TPLink "Archer C7" and set it up with my old SSIDs etc. Done.

Proper wifi speed on 5G, and not to shabby on the lower setting. I've even got some service in the kitchen for the first time

Thanks for the advice