Hello and welcome They installed a fiber optic cable with a Funbox 6 router (600 Mb / s) in a single-family house in the attic, there the wifi works perfectly, unfortunately on the lower floor it is already very poor with coverage. I went downstairs with lane and now I'm wondering what to buy to make the wifi work perfectly AP or router I am thinking about TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wifi6 OFDMA MO-MIMO router or Archer C80 AC1900 WiFi Wave2 xDSL 3x3 MIMO router Please advise what to buy so that it works efficiently, or what other equipment will be appropriate Best regards and thank you in advance for your help in choosing the equipment
Wi-Fi is not a cable and it is far from ideal. In addition, a complete lack of data. We only know it's the ground floor. Area, number of rooms and walls along the way? At 5 GHz, each successive wall represents a degradation in performance. You may find that one device is not enough.
As for the ground floor, I have pulled up from the FunBox from the attic 2x lan to 2 separate rooms, but only in one I want to have WiFi in the other via a switch (netgar 1Gb), splits for computer and TV
Wherever you want wifi, you only need a router that meets the requirements you want.
If this wifi is to cover one room, each router solution you have chosen is good, it is possible that the network will also cover the whole house.
It is a pity that the funbox cannot be switched to a bridge because then you can make a decent network based on a router and satellites where you need a cable or wifi
Ok thanks for the info I am asking for info on what router to buy because I would like there to be one network throughout the house, both in the attic and in the room downstairs Sory for the questions but I am a layman in these topics and I do not want to buy something that will not work. Kind regards
Exactly something like that, but for me it is worth buying a system based on 2-3 satellites.
Easy and quite cheap TP-Link Deco M4 or NETGEAR Orbi RBK12 + 2-3 satellites.
I would recommend the more expensive Orbi, but these systems are too expensive because they already reach thousands at home, rather not useful, but working great.
With such a set, you connect the router to the LAN in the room whatever you want and the satellites are where you need them. The disadvantage usually have one LAN output or not at all and are only WIFi extenders.
If you are looking for similar ones, always pay attention to whether the satellites have LAN output.
If you were looking for it, look for systems of the type MESH , you can easily find at a price similar to the router what you planned to buy.
If you were looking for it, look for systems of the type MESH , ...
I would not rush with this statement. MESH is a typical mesh network and you can read about its tasks on Google. MESH by marketers is meaningless gibberish and you have to be careful what you get. MESH is not a quality indicator.
Yes, but this is only a proposal because sometimes the sets and configurations are mass to choose from.
The point is that most satellites sometimes it has one or two LAN outputs or none at all . It is easier for him to start looking, knowing what system it is about and choosing according to his requirements, i.e. that there is a LAN.
@Erbit I know that there are MESH for everyone and for those who can afford to pay a kilo of papers. After all, I will not propose Tri-Band sets with beamforming, because probably there will be no more than 3-4 devices using the Internet in use. Simple sets work well as 2-3 devices use each satellite. Moreover, it is easy to configure. I used the Orbi RBK20 sets for a while, and then I changed them to the RBK50 and the difference was colossal with 20 devices connected to the net, mainly via wifi.
In my opinion, the AP can work, but take into account that it already has a cable tucked under which you can connect a simple set of two-piece router and satellite seems to be more practical. He will have the choice of using the Funbox network or the other one from the set.
Alternatively, it will turn off the WiFi in Funbox and use the kits that will be bought, for example, a router + 2 satellites and has literally the entire house coverage, constant access to one network without switching between WiFi networks.
The sets can be easily connected to the router, although it is known that they would work better on the router in modem mode. Then it has full functionality with its own VPN. ;)
The Orbi does not differ much from the M4, practically the same, but with better parameters. Exactly what I gave is cheaper.
.... @Erbit I know that there are MESH for everyone and for those who can afford to pay a kilo of papers. After all, I will not propose Tri-Band sets with beamforming, because probably there will be no more than 3-4 devices using the Internet in use. Simple sets work well as 2-3 devices use each satellite. Moreover, it is easy to configure. I used the Orbi RBK20 sets myself for a while, and then I changed them to the RBK50 and the difference was colossal with 20 devices connected to the net, mainly via wifi.
I understand it all, only the summary of your message is this:
How would you search it look for MESH systems , you can easily find at a price similar to the router what you planned to buy.
I do not agree with this statement. You can use what you do (RBK50), you can use the M4, but NOT all MESH (at least not in Poland) as you can see in your summary.
Recently, the slogan "MESH" is a marketing gibberish aimed at selling what failed under the slogan "amplifier" or "reapeter" - at least that's what we do. Our Polish marketing is simply going heavy and that's it.
Getting rid of WiFi from FB and using a new router and satellites in AP will provide full MESH.
The mode does not matter if the M4 acts as a router creating its own wifi network or AP (basically the same as BRIDGE with WIFi extension) using the existing one, the DHCP configuration is just different. The AP usually restricts the functionality of operation and disables some of the router's options, which rather ordinary user do not use, but may be useful to improve network performance. Regardless of the connections, I try to always use the normal router mode and use the AP only with compatible equipment, e.g. connecting two or three M4s into one network with high coverage.
As I noticed, such connection with the AP mode and the existing WiFi of the router without turning it off can sometimes cause problems, e.g. if you catch the signal from the main router, it often does not switch to a new router or satellites while moving between the router and the satellites.
After all, it is not a problem if you do not want to change the name of the old network and password in devices, which is to enter the old network data into the new router. It has the old network name and a working MESH.
It's best to just check each option to find out about its functionality.
@Erbit The gibberish has been and will be, you will not get rid of it. MESH works, but only good devices provide an additional channel for connections between satellites without using the available channels for the user and full control from the satellite router. The usual MESHs advertised there act as normal repeaters. I guess that's what you mean, actually, to know how to tell them apart. ps gibberish is contagious and as you can see the whole world catches over time like sample 4K 3D satellite converters
Thank you for the answers I decided to have the Deco M4 already ordered I have one more question, I want to send a signal for 300 m to my "house" in the orchard, the signal is sent via 2x NanoStation loco M5 1-Network Mode: Bridge, Wireless Mode: WDS Access Point 2- Network Mode: Bridge Wireless Mode: WDS Station, Connected to Router and New WiFi Network Created with Different Ext IP Address is the use of a second router in one network OK? or else connect it? I will add that I have monitoring of 2 IP cameras over WiFi there Kind regards
... 2- Network Mode: Bridge Wireless Mode: WDS Station, Connected to Router and New WiFi Network Created with Different Ext IP Address ...
It is probably the router that is connected to the M5 loco and not the other way around.
Independently - the router "at the house" should have the AP mode on, and if it is not, turn off DHCP and connect it via the LAN port to loco M5. Then there will be no additional NAT and devices connected via WiFi will receive addressing from the home router (one network).
In your current solution, devices "at the house" are not available from the home network.