WIFI router.. what to recommend? (merged)

Discussion in 'Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express' started by rockinrobin, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. rdy0329

    rdy0329 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    PH!

    I use freight forwarder before they blacklisted shippingcart. Lucky me, I guess?

    If PH launch is true, i’m happy that i might have been one of the few to provide telco compatibility data to them (PLDT)
     
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    if anyone's interested, the Google wifi 3pack is now at US$ 250 (amazon). Good deal i must say
     
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    my speeds went up from 20-25 to >50 just by changing the wifi channel of my fibr router.
    amazing!
     
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    what channel did you use?

    thanks!
     
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    Hi guys,

    I have a 3 level concrete house, can you recommend a wifi router or a set of routers that can use 1 wps so I dont need to change wifi connections?Thanks in advance
     
  7. R-T

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    use your Wireless Diagnostics app to see your best channel.
     
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    What channel did you used?
    How did you determined the right channel for your WiFi?
     
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    wireless diagnostics => window => scan.
     
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    Can you recommend a good(not so expensive)mesh system for a 3 storey house? Trying to help a relative with their poor to no wifi connection on the ground floor. Main router is in the 3rd floor. Looking at Tenda MW3 or MW6. Anyone using these? Any other option? What brands that are available locally?
     
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    Where can I buy a Synology RT2600 AC router locally?
     
  12. oldtimer

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    I am eyeing the Asus routers, get the high-end that supports mesh networking, so you can add more routers later to extend the range and improve coverage, and oh, it has more than 2 ethernet ports, too. ;)
     
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    Mm...I can vouch for Luma. Only USD 99.99 for a three-pack on Amazon International; shipping to Manila and customs duties prepaid). Good for casual users.
     
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    can you limit bandwidth per user using the luma routers?
     
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    Mmm...in a way, yes. Luma allows prioritization your devices over others. It does not have the granular control of which device gets what bandwidth that other whole wifi systems provide. It is for casual users, not power or advanced users.

    Me? I just want to let Luma do its thing and not worry about the technical stuff. Time waster for me to do otherwise.

    Here is the manual:

    https://lumahome.com/wp-content/uploads/Luma_SupportGuide10-10-v2.pdf

    In the manual, Luma 3 Pack was USD 399.00. Now, 99.99. No-brainer.
     
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    How does one access wireless diagnostics? Thanks.
     
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    core services > Apps > wd
    or use spotlight
     
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    Checked the 99.99 listing on amazon, its refurbished. But the brand new one is listed at $130+ not bad at all! For a mesh system.

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Mm...I bought refurbished. It is an appliance like a Hanabishi toaster oven. So, I don’t mind.These things lasts a long time. :p

    I am waiting for Wifi 6 or 802.11 AX and successor protocol to 802.11 AC.....Which means, my refurb Lumas will be a hand me down. MaluLuma siya in a year or two. So, another toaster oven for me. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I was able to score a 3-pack TPLink Deco M5 for $168.99 on Amazon 2 weeks ago. It usually goes on sale directly from Amazon and other merchants hovering between $170 to $199.

    It's a pretty good mesh wifi system based on reviews.
     
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