Discussion CHEAP MESH WiFi System

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CHEAP MESH WiFi System

I am thinking to upgrade to a Cheap MESH WiFi System.
Right now I am using a NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk WiFi Router.

My main requirements for a New MESH system are:

Ability to Disable SIP ALG. I need this so my VOIP phone system will work properly. (Without this I will only get one-way audio.)
Ability to Reserve the IP address of devices.
Set DNS Servers to other than default such as 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
I need to set SSID to the same as my present router.

I would either add the MESH system to my present router or Purchase a new MESH system

Here are some that I have been looking at:
MESH WiFi Systems
TENDA MW-3 3-Pack - $92.90
TENDA MW-6 3-Pack - $129.97
WAVLINK Halo Base 3 - $129,99
Bearifi BearExtender Edge Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System with BearExtender - $59.00
TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System 3-Pack - $139.00
TOTOLINK T6 AC1200 Dual-Band Whole Home & Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-Pack - $79.99

Oh, Did I mention CHEAP?
 
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Why do you want mesh in the first place. Exactly what feature do you think they give you.

Mesh in general is just a different name for a repeater/extender. Some but not all so called mesh systems use a slightly different method to repeat the radio signal. They still all suffer from the main problem is you now have 2 radio signals that can be interfered with or damaged.

You should never use a repeater unless there are no other options. You are trading performance for coverage.
 

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