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Mesh network choices

Yesterday I posted for the 1st time and had some excellent responses and after also doing my own research, have decided to invest in a mesh network. 

Question now of course is which one?

I dont have £££ to spend on the best but also want something future proof. Is wifi 6 capability worth it?

For info I'm in a 3 storey house with 4 kids and many smart appliances. Also like many others now video conferencing from home (3rd floor bedroom).

What solutions do you use and what are the +/- of them?

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BT Whole Home is well reviewed as are some of the TP-Link Deco systems.

The Tenda Nova systems seem to disappoint many as do the Eero systems, compared to the above. 


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Mesh network choices pt 2

Marked 1st answer from previous post as good (which it was) but now it's closed so have posted again for more answers.

 

Yesterday I posted for the 1st time and had some excellent responses and after also doing my own research, have decided to invest in a mesh network. 

Question now of course is which one?

I dont have £££ to spend on the best but also want something future proof. Is wifi 6 capability worth it?

For info I'm in a 3 storey house with 4 kids and many smart appliances. Also like many others now video conferencing from home (3rd floor bedroom).

What solutions do you use and what are the +/- of them?

Thank you

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If you want the best mesh systems and are willing to pay look for tri-band mesh systems, by far the best solution ive seen for getting fast wifi everywhere around homes

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You can still post in your original thread..... they don’t get closed. 


https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Mesh-network-choices/td-p/4281718


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Re: Mesh network choices pt 2

Wifi 6 and mesh is available but pricey, but given you'd probably want a three node mesh system in a three storey house, that'll set you back around £280-300.  It will be more future proof, but on the other hand its pricey.  An 802.11ac three node mesh starts as low as £70 for a basic Tenda Nova MW3 system, and then from about £140 for a TP-LInk Deco M4 (which I've got and am very happy with) through to around £200 for TP-Link Deco M9.  Examples only, other makes also available - and check computer retailers like Ebuyer, CCL Online and Scan, don't just assume Amazon are cheapest.

So whilst I can heartily recommend the Deco M4 from personal happy experience, it was a bit of a leap of faith when I first spent money on the system.  Knowing what I know now, I'd try and see if I could stretch to the Deco X20, but that's still a shed load of cash.  

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@Graybacon123 wrote:

Marked 1st answer from previous post as good (which it was) but now it's closed so have posted again for more answers.


@Graybacon123 As has been pointed out your original thread is not closed.  I have merged your threads as creating multiple threads for the same issue is against the forum rules.

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