Question Using gigabit ethernet to broadcast 5G network?

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Hello, I need to find a way to get 5G wifi at home, currently I have a device that acts as both router and satellite TV, therefore I cannot really replace it in just a new router, this device only support 2.4G wifi.

I think there are 2 solution for this, the first would be using a wifi repeater that can receive an ethernet connection and broadcast 5G, the only issue with that is it seems that a gigabit ethernet port increases the price by quite a lot, and I can't really tell if it's really gigabit or just false advertising.

I've seen the following for example(I cannot order from amazon, so my only option is pretty much aliexpress):
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000265783524.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.35d1455b5eiwqk&algo_pvid=1e331c48-a8d6-4e24-a3b3-5328ceb96178&algo_expid=1e331c48-a8d6-4e24-a3b3-5328ceb96178-37&btsid=0ab6f82315893280103882442e639e&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

It looks decent, and it's advertised as gigabit ethernet, but can't really tell...
I've also seen the following item:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33059029344.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.35d1455b5eiwqk&algo_pvid=1e331c48-a8d6-4e24-a3b3-5328ceb96178&algo_expid=1e331c48-a8d6-4e24-a3b3-5328ceb96178-1&btsid=0ab6f82315893280103882442e639e&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

I can't really figure whether it's a router, a repeater, or maybe both? As it seems like it only has ethernet connections and not ADSL or anything else(unless it works differently nowadays :p)

I need the 5G for some device I'm using, for my PC I'm using an ethernet cable directly. Would love to get some assistance with that.
Thanks! :)
 
What you want is a AP. Any old router can act as a AP it just has to be able to run the 5g band and that is very common. Lots of old junk you can use but you can get a new dual band 802.11ac router for under $50.

It depends on how fast your internet is. 802.11ac devices can exceed 100mbps so would want a router with gigabit ports if your internet is over 100mbps.
 
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What you want is a AP. Any old router can act as a AP it just has to be able to run the 5g band and that is very common. Lots of old junk you can use but you can get a new dual band 802.11ac router for under $50.

It depends on how fast your internet is. 802.11ac devices can exceed 100mbps so would want a router with gigabit ports if your internet is over 100mbps.
Thanks for the comment! Any product recommendations?
Also, my home network is 100mb I believe, but I need the 5G for my local LAN, so I'm not sure it matters much.

I'm not sure I have an old router. I'll search.
I did see a xiaomi mi 4A with gigabit ethernet ports, seems like it should do the job?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZT217T8/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=xiaomi+mi+4a+router&qid=1589363964&sr=8-8

Thanks! :)
 
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Do you think I should go with that, or you might have some other recommendations?

Thanks.
I would avoid the ccc (cheap chinese crap) on amazon, and amazon all together due to their co-mingling of fakes into their inventory.

We have a tplink archer c5 that has really nice speeds in the 5ghz band. The c7 is even better and my wife enjoys her separate c8. I think almost anything in the asus or tplink lineup with 5ghz will be sufficient for what you need.
 

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I would avoid the ccc (cheap chinese crap) on amazon, and amazon all together due to their co-mingling of fakes into their inventory.

We have a tplink archer c5 that has really nice speeds in the 5ghz band. The c7 is even better and my wife enjoys her separate c8. I think almost anything in the asus or tplink lineup with 5ghz will be sufficient for what you need.
I just found out that one of my friends has the xiaomi router, so I'll try picking it up from him and experience with it for a few days and see how it opreates for me.
I only care about 5ghz lan speed, nothing more than that really, but still...chinese <Mod Edit>, you never know what you get, even though sometimes it might be just awesome.

If that won't work out for me I'll probably the the TP link C6.

Thanks! :)
 
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I just found out that one of my friends has the xiaomi router, so I'll try picking it up from him and experience with it for a few days and see how it opreates for me.
I only care about 5ghz lan speed, nothing more than that really, but still...chinese <Mod Edit>, you never know what you get, even though sometimes it might be just awesome.

If that won't work out for me I'll probably the the TP link C6.

Thanks! :)
That's a good proof of concept test, but unless you're getting that exact same equipment it's not a good evaluation test.

Yes, you never know what you get--viruses that threaten to destroy the whole world, backdoors to take over the whole world, etc. Trusting that country's native products would be a mistake.

You can't go wrong with the tplinks--I've found them to be solid.
 
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That's a good proof of concept test, but unless you're getting that exact same equipment it's not a good evaluation test.

Yes, you never know what you get--viruses that threaten to destroy the whole world, backdoors to take over the whole world, etc. Trusting that country's native products would be a mistake.

You can't go wrong with the tplinks--I've found them to be solid.
Oh it is the exact same product yeah.
 

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