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Adduxi
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Re: Alternative router to SH4

+1 for above, especially PoE AP's.  They are very unobtrusive and just look like ceiling mounted smoke alarms.  I doubt if any visitors would even give them a second glance.

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3 bedroom house, Concrete and brick construction, around 20 devices ranging from laptops, tablets, mobile phones, Ring System (Alarm, Doorbell, Chime, Indoor Securtiy cam), Hue Bridge, Hive Hub, 3 Smart TV's, Fire Stick, Echo Dot, PS5. Would be looking for Wifi 6 (AX).
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Bear in mind that when using the SH4 as a modem and ethernet connecting it to an alternative router you will be using one gigabit port on the modem so even if you do have multiple gigabit ports on the router they will be sharing this bandwidth. I opted to ethernet connect a Ubiqiti nano HD wifi dish upstairs to improve wifi and use a switch to provide more ethernet ports (sharing bandwidth) - all for far less than your budget 🙂
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>>Bear in mind that when using the SH4 as a modem and ethernet connecting it to an alternative router you will be using one gigabit port on the modem

This isn't strictly true anymore - the SH4 supports link aggregation in modem mode which lets you use multiple LAN ports at once but you need a fairly high-end router to take advantage of this feature. See this link for more info, if you're interested:

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Wan-link-aggregation-hub4/m-p/4732706#M4096...

With regard to the original question about extending wi-fi coverage I recently bought an Amazon Eero pro system, which I run in bridge mode. Coverage is excellent and speeds are consistently around the 550Mb mark.
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