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Huawei WS5280-21 Wi-Fi Q2 Pro 3 Pack - Hybrid Mesh and G.hn Router $255.24 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Not sure it's a part of the Frenzy sale, but that's a historically low price on this Huawei router. What's make it pretty interesting is its seamless support for G.hn for backhaul connection between individual stations. Reviews are rare but positive.

I currently use Tenda MW5c-3 in bridge mode (i.e., as a mesh of dumb WiFi access points) and it works quite well. But as a home networking enthusiast, I couldn't help myself and pulled the trigger on this one, just to try it out at the very least 😎

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    Yeah nah.

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      nah? it's a lifetime monthly subscription for free dude

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    Wait…so this is essentially EOP and a mesh system combined??? How have I not seen this before, sounds brilliant.

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      That's why I bought it. Not everyone lives in a cabled house :)

      Also, it appears G.hn may perform better than HomePlug AV (which is more popular, e.g., it's used by TL-PA9020P kit). I really want to try it out and compare.

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    Wifi5 pass

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    I had the Chinese version of this router pack, bought 2 years ago from China for about $230.
    Pros
    1 versatile connections, I used 2 packs on one old house, using G.hn, stable connection all the time, speed depend on the length of the power cable, I even use the extension cable to extend the connection. Use the last one on another house, connect the centre router with cat5e, so the 2 houses share the same NBN connection(100/40).
    2. WiFi seems stable, coonect over 20 devices at the same time, nobody complained about dropout or low speed. WiFi used only for access not mesh, so enough band width.

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      Cons
      1. Old gen WiFi, same speed as Google mesh and tplink mw5.
      2 when change AP, not seamless, especially when you are downloading.
      3. Mine need a Chinese Huawei account to config.

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        Thanks for sharing!