30-Jan-2023 12:45 - edited 30-Jan-2023 12:45
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My ancient router is struggling to keep up with my work from home/ stream everything / play every video game lifestyle.
Anyone have recommendations for a new router or router/mesh combo?
Thanks in advance!
VyOS worked well for me for years. Also allowed me to test certain link speeds and latencies for lab testing.
I've been happy with Netgear's AC3000 Orbi Mesh system for the past couple years. I've got 3 points to cover my entire 1-level brick house and yard, since 2 wasn't quiiiiite enough thanks to the layout/multiple brick walls. I'm covered for a full day of zoom calls in my home office and then streaming TV inside or listening to music while I garden or sit by the fire pit.
31-Jan-2023 01:23 - edited 31-Jan-2023 20:28
I would like to recommend this routers. TP-Link Deco W7200. Best overall. Eero 6 Plus. A great three-piece setup for large homes. Netgear Orbi AX6000. Best performance. Nest Wifi. A solid Wi-Fi 5 system (but don't spend more than $200) Asus ZenWiFi AX (XT8) Best for multigig home internet plans. My Sanford Chart Login
I'm investigating PFSense. It has a native (garbage) hardware platform available, but runs on most super-bad multi-NIC mini-appliances. Also, so cheap, I'll be doing an HA pair! 🙂
31-Jan-2023 09:20 - edited 31-Jan-2023 09:24
Thanks, everybody! I went with an ASUS RT-AX88U which is probably overkill for what I need but Amazon was able to deliver it to me same-day which was important. 😛
Amazon for the win! Becoming a prime member is only $60AUD per annum here, free delivery for most things and Amazon prime video is thrown in for free... take my money!
Definitely hard to say no to a deal like that!
There are many routers and mesh systems available in the market, and the best one for you depends on your specific needs, budget, and the size of your home or office. Here are some router and mesh recommendations that are popular among consumers:
Google Nest WiFi: This is a popular mesh system that comes with a router and one or more access points, depending on your needs. It is easy to set up, has good coverage, and integrates with Google Assistant for voice control.
Netgear Orbi: This is another popular mesh system that offers fast speeds, good coverage, and easy setup. It comes with a router and one or more satellites, depending on your needs.
TP-Link Archer AX6000: This is a high-performance Wi-Fi 6 router that offers fast speeds and excellent coverage. It also comes with a range of advanced features, including parental controls, QoS, and antivirus protection.
Asus RT-AX88U: This is another high-performance Wi-Fi 6 router that offers fast speeds and excellent coverage. It also comes with a range of advanced features, including adaptive QoS, AiProtection Pro, and VPN support.
Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD: This is a high-performance mesh system that offers good coverage and easy setup. It comes with a router and one or more mesh points, depending on your needs.
These are just a few recommendations, and there are many other good options available. It is important to consider your specific needs and budget before making a decision. My Sanford Chart
03-Jun-2023 00:38 - edited 03-Jun-2023 00:38
You don't have much help right now, but I can tell you that Articulate is working on this. ACE Flare Account