My current set up is HUB3 in the conservatory at the back of the house (3 up 3 down average sized house of solid brick)
The Hub3 is connected to a WD switch (also in the conservatory).
THE WD switch feeds PC, TV, Homeplugs, 1x Cat 6 cable that goes into the sons bedroom direct into his PC which isn't used that much and mainly for light gaming.
WiFi seems to drop a lot, connected on some devices but not others and just randomly seems to stop working.
I am considering a router (something easy like an ASUS) that I am planning on using in my sons room as it will be the center/side of the house giving great wifi upstairs where it's used the most. This will be connected to the cat6 cable from the WD switch.
So my questions are:-
Does this look like a decent plan of action.
Any recommendations on the router - there are often 10-14 wireless devices connected at any one time, more and more of these gadgets are 5ghz so maybe triband??
I think a wireless access point is what you need. Just connect with Cat6 cable, plug in, set up and away you go. Not sure if they need connecting directly into the Hub or will work through a switch - someone else should comment. Check the Ubiquiti range on Amazon, they are well regarded on here.
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