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12:04 AM
@SimonSheehan actually....
@SimonSheehan I need to search the transcript but Bob runs a setup with ubiquity APs and iirc an edgerouter
If your main router is ok - I've had good luck with the tenda mw6 as a budget mesh option
 
 
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4:05 AM
for range, upgrading won't do much good
 
 
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7:38 AM
The 'higher' speed is mostly on the 5ghz range, which doesn't penetrate walls as well
2.4 ghz in most cases "matters" more than 5ghz if your wireless needs tweaking.
 
7:55 AM
Just stick a 5GHz AP in every room.
 
8:46 AM
with a wired backbone? that would be awesome
but actually require you to plan for a geek household
 
Bob
@JourneymanGeek yup, wired backbone is what you want (cc @SimonSheehan)
barring that, a repeater is possibly the only option but that kinda sucks
I'd also note that Unifi APs can do wireless uplink
 
@Bob that's actually one really nice thing about the current mesh stuff I have
 
Bob
@JourneymanGeek Eh, mesh isn't really much more than a fancy word for repeater
BUt, yea. Unifi is mostly for the configuration and integration. You can do a similar setup with most advanced APs.
Simple (read: cheapest) consumer models might not.
 
9:05 AM
@Bob and simpler config. And they're roughly equally capable machines, though repeaters vary madly
but the tenda gear will do wired backbone, which some more espensive "mesh" routers won't
 
9:20 AM
Arduinos are fun!
 
 
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1:48 PM
One of my favorite video essays of all time ^
 
 
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11:32 PM
roar
 
11:54 PM
@ThatBrazilianGuy
 

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