mesh network

Forum discussion tagged with mesh network.
  1. inwenis

    Question Wifi in a big house, no dead spots (new router/mesh/AP)

    Hi, I need to make sure my parents get wifi in their house. It's ~300m2 (3 floors), brick walls. Currently they use a modem/router from the ISP ( (ground floor) and Linksys WAG54GS first floor (it's using a...
  2. J

    Question Mesh or Wireless Router/Extender for reaches of home!

    I am trying to determine the best way to extend the reach of my wifi! Got a 5000sq ft home with a wireless router located centrally - now putting some wifi connected cameras on the outside of the home. Unfortunately, while my wifi reaches well inside, it's can't quite reach some of my further...
  3. D

    Question New ASUS ZenWifi AX (XT8)

    Hello all, I was looking into trying to beef up my network system for coverage...I currently own a ASUS RT-AC86U. I saw this new ZenWifi on a couple review sites and it seems to get good ratings and uses wifi6/wpa3 and decent coverage..think 5500 sq ft? Reason I am looking is i noticed my signal...
  4. S

    Question DHCP issue with Netgear smart roaming mesh WiFi

    Hi there! I'm hoping you folks can help me out with a connection issue I've been having since installing a new WiFi extender a couple of weeks ago. I have a new Netgear extender (EX7700/AC2200 - this one) creating a meshed network with my existing Vodaphone router. The new setup is causing...
  5. DaPro_Skillz

    Question Can I use two mesh wifi systems at once?

    I used to have Google Home’s Wifi mesh system but I recently switched to Orbi. Orbi mesh points don‘t have ethernet ports and I was wondering if I could use Orbi and Google Home mesh systems at once. (I have Verizon FIOS 300mbps wifi, if you’re wondering)
  6. N

    Question Recomendation for Mesh WiFi 6

    I purchased a Netgear MK60 Mesh WiFi 6 router/satellite and have had nothing but problems. (Constant disconnects of all wireless devices.) In reading the Netgear boards, it seems to be a common problem. Mu case has been escalated, but this has been going on for over a month with no resolution...
  7. T

    [SOLVED] Linksys velop 3pack vs individual nodes to WRT-1900ACS

    I need a mesh wifi for my home (by mesh I mean all nodes having the same ap and password-so that I do not have to connect using a different password as in the case of range extenders). I currently have Linksys WRT 1900ACS. So do I buy individual velop nodes and connect them to my existing...
  8. Y

    Question Mesh Wifi Google Wifi Vs Linksys Velop

    Hello Helpful People of Tom's Hardware, I am looking at two mesh wifi systems and wanted other people's opinions about them. Google Wifi vs Linksys Velop Ac4600. I know the Google wifi is only a 3 node dual-band wireless ac system. The Google Wifi is only SU-Mimo and wave 2 ac wifi standard...
  9. R

    Question Should I use these 3 things together: Wifi6 router + Google Wifi + 450mbps PCIe adapter? Can I meaningfully increase performance?

    TP-Link WDN4800 Google Wifi (First Gen) X3 TP-Link Archer AX50 I have the above hardware in my family home(wifi 6 router is new). I have between 25 and 30 devices connected to my network at one time.(phones, tvs, smart devices, cameras, PCs, laptops) I have one coaxial cable ISP connection in...
  10. bongcang

    Question Quick question about mesh routers

    Say I had the Nest router or any other mesh setup and had it all be set up wirelessly. If I had an ethernet connection to one of the secondary routers, would it be slower than if I was connected to the main router or the modem directly?
  11. L

    [SOLVED] New wifi 6 (ax) routers compatible with tri-band ac range extenders?

    I recently bought a new WIFI 6 enabled router (Nighthawk AX8) because I dont often buy or consider new routers and wanted to set myself up for the future and replace my current 2012 Netgear router. Since most of my devices other than our new Iphones cannot utilize the new standard, I want to buy...
  12. imadarshkmr

    [SOLVED] Can existing multiple routers be converted into a mesh network?

    Can existing multiple routers be converted into a mesh network? I have a 3-floor building where the ethernet wire runs on each room of every floor. All wires are connected to a switch which is then connected to the main router. I don't face any problem when surfing the internet, as I am getting...
  13. D

    [SOLVED] Mesh or router for apartment

    Hi people, My old d-link 150n is beginning to give up on me, so I'm shopping for a replacement. First a sales rep told me that I need to switch to Mesh as it was the future. Then I asked a friend who works in IT (software, not hardware) and he was dead against it, although he tends to have...
  14. orestesdd

    [SOLVED] Should I get a mesh wifi-system or a new router?

    Recently I change to Spectrum ISP which offers a 200 Mbps down service, and while connecting via Ethernet to the modem, it actually delivers 200+ Mbps down. Then, I went and bought a Linksys EA7300 Dual-Band WiFi Router for Home, but the Linksys router seem to deliver a weak signal. My home...
  15. nimpa

    [SOLVED] Should I get a mesh wifi-system or a new router?

    I have a generic D-link router that my cable company gave when I signed up for their internet. I have about 9-10 devices connected to my router at the same time consistently. But lately I have been noticing a big drop down in speed. I have 100mbps but only really get about 30mbps. Also, have a...
  16. Bambam47

    [SOLVED] WiFi Mesh Extenders + Existing Powerline Adapter?

    I have Xfinity as my internet and TV provider and we have a pretty beefy plan for the internet but with both my parents streaming all the time and me and my friends downstairs are all downloading and playing online games, I thought to buy Xfinity's new xFi pod wifi mesh range extenders for the...
  17. K

    [SOLVED] Help with wifi upgrade

    A couple of years ago I upgraded to 300 Mbps and with it I got a three-pack google wifi mesh system. At the time the connection was enough for my house and I didn't have any problems. Recently I have needed a lot more bandwidth and upgraded to my ISP's 1000 Mbps plan. After I upgraded I started...
  18. D

    Question Trouble finding the optimal WiFi set up.

    Hey guys. I have been struggling with the research for finding the optimal networking/wifi setup. Because I currently reside in an approximately 3600 square feet house, I need a good setup that can reach very far. The problem is that I have no idea what combination of components I should...