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Linksys Velop 2-Pack WiFi Mesh System $388 (was $648) at Harvey Norman

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Anyone looking to get into creating a wireless Mesh network at home, these are great. Currently achieving 94mbps down and 34mbps up across an entire 2 story 5 bedroom house on a 100/40 plan. Best price I've found and with Tri-Band these are generally considered to be market leaders for the tech.

As a bit of extra info, for those who don't want to pay for a dedicated NAS. I used my old router in WiFi disabled bridge mode to retain a network attached HDD for media streaming which negates the lack of USB port in these.

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  • +5 votes

    Surely a couple of Unifi AC APs would be better?

    • +10 votes

      They would be. And stop calling me Shirley.

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      Do you need Unifi AC APs to be wired in different locations? or can you plug just one in and link the other APs wirelessly?

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        Wirelessly.

        • +2 votes

          They’re really intended to be hard wired and set up as an access point rather than operating wirlessly. The other thing to consider is they’re intended to be installed on a ceiling.

          You can probably get around both but not really how they’re designed to be set up. If you’re going for a mesh I’d get something dedicated for that purpose which is designed for wireless transmission between the nodes.

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      Well, if you needed mesh, a couple of https://amplifi.com/ would be better. :)

  • +1 vote

    Great price.

    But what makes this better then Google Wifi?

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    It;s this price every 4 weeks at harvey norman. This is more indicative of the real street price.

  • +1 vote

    This or Google Wifi or Netgear Orbi? Recommendations would be great.

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    I got the Netgear Orbi 2 pack on Boxing Day last year for $299.25 plus $8 delivery from TGG.

    Happy with it so far. The speed is consistent across the rooms (depends on the speed obtained from the ISP), better than my Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 where I have to change from 5ghz to 2.5ghz if I am a bit far away or it would not connect.

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      Lucky you, I’d bought it at the same time and still waiting for it… so much for The “Good Guys”, they don’t even bother to ring or email me an ETA?

      Just as well I’m not in a hurry for it…

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        They kept changing the status of the order to "back order" on my account on their webpage. It arrived after 4 weeks with 2 emails and 2 phone calls. The purchased date was recorded as the day they dispatched it (good, in a sense, in case insurance claim is needed) but money was taken out when I made the order.

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          Mine arrived today. Yes, after 4 phone follow ups, just as well they are the good guys, hate to think how much worst it would be if they are the bad guys…

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    Almost bought these, but sort of balked at no USB support, and had to rely on delivery as virtually no stock in-store in and around Sydney. One of the reviews also mentioned you'd need a smartphone app to set this up exclusively, no web option, and I suppose no Windows/Mac app either.

    Having said that, I am still looking at these as a backup plan if I couldn't work out why my AirPort Extreme has been giving me grief lately.

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    I’ve got this, it’s average to good, definitely boost the signal & gives higher speeds around the house, but seems to drop out from time to time especially on mobile, probably best getting the 3 pack if you have double story house, overall it’s a rip off but if your wifi is crap around the house it will improve with this or others like these

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    I'd read this article before deciding what suits you
    https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-mesh-networking...