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Tenda NOVA MW3 3-Pack Home Wi-Fi Mesh System $89 Delivered @ Shopping Express

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I got an email from Shopping Express about this special deal.

Total cost $89 delivered. ($89.89 if using PayPal)

Just bought 1.

This is my third post so please be gentle.

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  • -2 votes

    price in title

  • +3 votes

    Hey mate just whack "$89 delivered @ Shopping Express" onto the end of the title to meet post guidelines.

  • +5 votes

    I love me Tenda…

    It has made my life complete.

  • +11 votes

    This is my third post so please be gentle.

    Nope

  • +1 vote

    About the same price as I got it last week, installed on Saturday and really impressed with the ease of setup and speed considering the price. Most of my heavy usage stuff goes though wired network so the 100meg limit doesnt impact me.

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      You had me until 100meg Limit. Are we really going backwards from 300/600 to 100?

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        What max speed do you have coming into your house? Most people wouldn't be getting more than 115mbps which is Telstra Cable, NBN only 100.

        • +3 votes

          Yeah but I stream HD movies internally using Kodi a lot

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          Evidently your use case is different to the rest of us with multiple NAS boxes filled with many many gazillion bytes of 4K content Linux distros.

          • +5 votes

            @m9: I have 4K videos of my kids too! They're all on Plex. Their names are Thor, Katniss Everdeen, Ned Stark and Anakin Skywalker ;)

      • +1 vote

        Get MW6 then…

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    Thanks, ordered one to try

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    Is this capable of doing url logging?

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    Does anyone with one of these have any concerns about the security aspect of it? Eg sending data to some random server. Or should I put my tinfoil hat away?

    • +2 votes

      Who really cares about that? It's not like they can't collect all the data at the ISP.

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      Actually, security is paramount, which you value only after losing it.

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      If you set up remote management of the device, I believe it does send management-related info to some random server, but if you turn that off, will lessen the amount of info sent.

      I use a MW3 for a holiday house so the remote management convenience outweighs the minimal data sent.

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        Well that would make sense that it does that anyway. Same as most cloud based services. Thanks mate

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        Out of curiosity, what do u manage remotely? Sounds cool

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          You can actually manage the MW3 remotely via the App… I've been spoiled by my Unifi setup and it's remote management facility, and use the remote management to manage the MW3 when I have guests in the holiday house with NFI about IT :)

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        I wouldn't touch remote management on these or any modem. The only really secure way to do this is to have a VPN server setup on your network. I use an Nighthawk X6 (R8000) that's been modded with Advanced Tomato. I have mesh too, but I decided to go with Velop's as I can't run cables in a rental and having the 3rd WiFi channel (5Ghz) as backhaul is better than the channel sharing used on other mesh routers.

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          That's your opinion, and fair enough, however some other posters out there may find a use case for the management.

          For a holiday house providing Internet only on non-regular basis, the remote management is fine for me. I use OpenVPN on a pfsense box at home and VPN in to manage that, but the ease and convenience the remote management outweighs security risks for me in my particular use case.

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    I can't recommend this 3 pack highly enough. I'm using it with my NetGear Nighthawk M1 4g hotspot in the house and get 80 Mbps throughout. What a bargain compared to the other brands.

  • +4 votes

    If you pay via Paypal, it will be an additional 1% surcharge, about $0.89!

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    How do you set these up? Does it actually replace your router or do you just connect it to your wifi network and it works?

    • +1 vote

      One of them connects to your existing modem/router via an Ethernet cable. Then the others connect to that one via wifi.

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      You can either replace existing router or add it on to your existing router. If adding on, change the MW3 to "bridge" mode and disable the Wifi of your existing router (if applicable) after you have the MW3 working correctly.

  • +2 votes

    How does this compare to the much more expensive Google Mesh WiFi

  • +5 votes

    upgrade your shipping at checkout with no extra cost

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    Can I split the nodes? Eg use 2 for one network and 1 for another?

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      Yes you can. However the limitation of these is that you cannot change the WiFi channel. So if you run two separate networks they will must likely clash or interfere with each other.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, bought one. love my Google wifi,80m out of my 91m connection. This set of tenda should have similar tech and will set it up for my parents' adsl2+.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks op got one.
    Replacing my old 2.4 GHz network finally.
    As UNFKNBLVBL mentioned, even the expensive shipping method is discounted so shipping with tracking and insurance is free.

  • +2 votes

    Oh man. I literally just bought this 3-pack for $125 on eBay a about 3 hours ago. I hope they can cancel my order in time and I'll buy this deal instead. I had been waiting for this deal to reappear too! Got impatient.. Dem feelz.

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    Does anyone know if these have au plugs or grey import? Also I already have 3 and they had been been excellent, I was wondering whether I can add an extra 3 to make it 6 on my network?

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      Should be AU plugs as it would have come from Tends Australia.

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        Cool thanks, I just bought it. Oh fwiw, I just read on the tenda website you can have up to 6 nodes in your network.
        Thanks op!

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      You can connect up to 6 nodes. You can also mix MW3 and MW6 nodes together.

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        Yes that's correct, thanks for confirming my confirmation. And I might add well confirm your confirmation that you can indeed mix mw3 mw6 in a network.

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    Thank you OP.

    I just ordered it just then.

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    Cheers OP. Got one . time to replace by struggling wifi extender

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    Thankyou, like others, will try at the parents place

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    Tenda MW3 has three year warranty, too :)

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    Is there any point in buying these if my NightHawk R7000 provides adequate coverage throughout the house? Nighthawk is 1300+600 = AC1900…where as this is…AC1200??

  • +2 votes

    I've been running a set of these for a while now. It's really set and forget for me - hardly ever have to touch it.

    Anyway see my comments here:
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/415050#comment-6564999

  • -1 vote

    Years agao I used a few Tenda gears for a few clients, and almost all of them failed within a year. Haven't touched it ever since. They are cheap for a reason.

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    I bought this from a recent sale. I don't know why it doesn't work well for me.

    I've got ADSL2+ and the first time I plugged it in and set it up. My speed dropped to 0.5mbps. The connectivity is reliable but the speed is not. I've since disconnected the mesh wifi because the speed drop was random and unreliable.

    Ant ideas?

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      It shouldn't affect speed in such a large rate. Try to use the mesh in your friend relative or other place and see if it is the mesh problem.

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      We use the Nova with the existing modem-router in bridge mode I think. So check your modem-router settings to see that it's not interfering. Also check app it should tell you if everything is connected properly and what's connected to what.

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      Get something like "wifianalyzer" if you have Android, and scan your area for nearby wireless signals. If there are a lot of signals on channel 40, it could be the reason why your connection is crap.

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    Is this smart enough to pick up crowded channels and change to uncrowded channels?

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    looks like their out of stock :(

  • +2 votes

    OUT OF STOCK!!! SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THIS BEFORE FINISHING BROWSING YOUTUBE REVIEW!

  • +3 votes

    Channels can't be changed as per their FAQ:

    In order to ensure network stability, the wireless channel of the 2.4 GHz band is fixed to 6, and the wireless channel of the 5 GHz band is fixed to 40.

    Wouldn't get it for this reason :(

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    Are these any better than wifi repeater? Does this halves the speed like repeater?

  • +1 vote

    Hi all,

    I did a bit of research and looked at this and was tempted to get but read a few reviews stating a few pings were going back to china. YMMV kind of deal. To be fair I don't see that being an issue with your general web browsing, maybe.

    In the end I got a TP-LINK Deco M5. MSY offer it at $249. Price beat that at Office works for $236.

    I can't post the deal, as with MSY you have to be a decent level oz-b member. And can't direct ly post officeworks price beat deals. Previous comment said another user managed to do it.
    TP-Link Deco M5 triple pack AC1300 wifi mesh for $136. Loving my set up, does my home wifi no issues, streaming 70gb 4k movies no issue.

    • +2 votes

      TP-Link aren't exactly much better since they're also a Chinese company and have been busted doing exactly that… sending data home to China ;)

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        Yeah I've read some reviews of it doing the same as tenda. This mesh system seems just as good tbh, but I bought mine in store. About as easy as each other I guess.

    • +1 vote

      it is expensive compare to tenda but still Tp-Link M5 2pack you can get for $180 if you dont want to get 3.
      also it has 3 years antivirus inbuilt as well.

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    Just wondering did anyone get their orders shipped today?

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    Just set this up. Working well so far.
    Make sure to go into "Internet Settings" in the Tenda app and set it to Bridged if you have your own Router.

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      I set mine up too but it works ok without being in bridged mode(it's setup behind my modem/router), it's on DHCP. What difference does it make if I leave it ?

      Update:
      Should have googled ! Now in bridged mode ;)

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        bridged means it will only handle the wireless component and do no network routing.

        No idea what it will do but it's not a good idea. Set it to Bridge and let your existing router route.

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          Thanks, when I switched to bridged mode, my router appeared in the connected device list on the tenda app. Works as usual. Will leave it like this.👍

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