Looking for a wireless router to meet my needs. I'm moving into a new house that's 6,500sqft and I have already had the cable guy run the coaxial almost to the exact center of the house.
Problem I have is finding a powerful router (I have a home office that I work out of at night) that can handle multiple laptops/tablets/smart house systems. I need a system that can reach all ends of the house since I don't want to run wires to each point of interest.
So far I've only been able to find this pigfag router but nobody has really tested these Triband tank routers in the kinds of conditions I'm going to be using them (I guess since they are still new).
What is your guy's opinion?
TL;DR I need a wifi router that can reach everywhere in a 6,500sqft home.
I'm looking to spend around $400-$600
Router isnt the only determination of the range. What are your walls made of? What devices will you use? (Communication is two way, even if the device can hear the router, the router might not hear the device) sounds like youre not gonna get away with a single router though, its a limitation of wifi technology. If you insist on wifi, a few access points might be the way to go. Other then that, cables.
I think I might have to put in one AP near my master bedroom, but I wanted the triband since most extenders use either the 2.4 or 5ghz frequency to receive and than the other to broadcast. Will be nice to have a dedicated 5ghz line for the extender.
Walls are made out of wood, and thankfully the house is 2 stories split into 5K down and 1.5K upstairs so the house isn't completely sprawling.
But I was wanting to know the limitations on the range for the new super routers like the one in my original post. I have 300Mb/s down and 25Mb/s up and I want to keep at least half when over 45ft away (master bedroom is 55ft away from modem).
bunch of robot spiders all throughout the house? Will give the kids nightmares.
Seems pretty good.
Don't forget to check if you have appliances that might interfere with your home network.
Also try to check if you have neighbours flooding the WiFi channels. There's some pretty good Android apps that do a decent job at this.
Neighbors aren't a problem. My lot is .75 acres and my house is dead center. Plus that really only affects the 2.4ghz band. I'll still check with the android app.
I just hate that there's no literature on range for most routers. I'm heading to frys later but I know they're not going to be helpful in the slightest. First thing they always do is grab the box and try to read it themselves in front of you.
This is the only acceptable answer 2bh fami
>I just hate that there's no literature on range for most routers
I agree. You might want to check out some of the user reviews at Amazon or Newegg (American version), they give a lot of insight.
If I were you I'd just contact a networking friend or something, the price/performance ratio on these consumer high-end networking solutions aren't all that great.
Enterprise-level networking solutions might just be the thing if you're serious about it.
Bro, that doesn't have any crazy antennas or anything. Pass.
I'll just buy one, test it and return it and buy the other. See which is better.
>Enterprise level solution
No thank you. Wires running everything with AP's sprawled along my ceiling.
Alright then. Good luck with the purchase.
I'm sure it'll be fine. If you have an issue with WiFi range you can always just add supplementary devices anyways. I usually just buy Powerline if I'm too lazy to setup ethernet cables around the house anyways.
>offers a wireless operation range of up to 122m (400ft)
That has a radius of 400ft. That's 500,000 square feet. Get two and your entire block would be covered 2bh. And if you're good at it, the wires wouldn't even be noticeable. Get something like this
>Looking for a wireless router to meet my needs. I'm moving into a new house that's 6,500sqft and I have already had the cable guy run the coaxial almost to the exact center of the house.
Yeah, what you should have done was have Cat6 run to every possible room in the house, multiple locations in them by preference. Even better if you can do open conduit runs.
This may still be feasible, or it may not. If you can do it, do it. It should be affordable and will certainly be worth it.
>TL;DR I need a wifi router that can reach everywhere in a 6,500sqft home.
I can't guarantee that with any single router that you can use at home.
Especially not a home I haven't seen. All it takes is one rack of metal somewhere and blam, signal is gone.
You want good equipment? Can be done. Though honestly, most people will be satisfied with TP-LInk or TrendNet easily enough over something like a Nighthawk or that beast. You want promises of performance? Not going to offer that to you when I can't be sure I'll deliver.
I'm thinking about buying something like I posted in my OP and putting up Wireless AP to utilize the extra 5Ghz band to push signal to the bedroom.
The modem is almost in the exact center of the home on the second floor.
>I'm thinking about buying something like I posted in my OP and putting up Wireless AP to utilize the extra 5Ghz band to push signal to the bedroom.
Yeah, I know. It can be done, if you need to do so, but will I recommend it to anyone? Nope.
I'll tell you that the first choice is running wires.
>The modem is almost in the exact center of the home on the second floor.
And while this is probably better than having it isolated in say, the garage, it may not be the ideal location for a variety of reasons. For example, if your kitchen is between you and where you want to work.
No, second floor has an opera like walkway and the only thing in between the router and my office and bedroom is one wall and then the open living room area (living room is open up the full two stories and there's an indoor balcony to get to between second floor rooms) so no other issues.
Well, if you have a large open space that's multiple levels, I might suggest putting a AP on it somewhere, even a PLNA might be good enough in that situation, depending on your wiring.