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    itsme1 said:
    You sent me a private message. I answered you, all tp-link deco M3, M4, M5 and m9 seem to have an ethernet port problem that does not exceed 100 Mbps. So do not buy tp-link deco. Take the tp-link ax 1800 router + extenter to make a wifi mesh system. The triband is supposed to be better but according to the reviews there is no difference with non-triband system.


    Yes, the TP-Link Wifi 6 AX1500 Smart WiFi Router (Archer AX10) is supposed to have less range.


    The extender must be in the basement but if the signal is too weak the extender will not connect to the router then it will have to be put on the first floor and see the speed in the basement with the extender on the first floor. The waves will cross the ground with a high flow which comes from the extender.


    The ethernet ports of the mesh system on the first floor and in the basement are there so as not to have a more or less fluctuating speed of the wifi.
    Hey. I didn't know you sent me a private message and just saw it right now.


    I answered you, all tp-link deco M3, M4, M5 and m9 seem to have an ethernet port problem that does not exceed 100 Mbps. So do not buy tp-link deco.



    Are you serious with this? Can others confirm here the TP Link Deco doesn't allow you to exceed
    100 Mbps on wifi? If so that is ridiculous. So basically if you get a mesh system, you are sacrificing fast speeds for signal coverage right? But how come i don't see any talk of this on the amazon reviews for these tp link deco?


    Take the tp-link ax 1800 router + extenter to make a wifi mesh system



    Well my thought was the cost of this would be very similar to the tp link deco mesh. Okay extender should be in basement which is where i thought it should be.



    Anyone else have opinion on this? How come lot of people recommend mesh... but this person says don't get it because you are limited to the wifi mbps speed?
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    Mesh is recommended only if neither an extender (hooked up to the wireless router via a wired ethernet connection) nor a powerline adapter (explained by @Callender previously) can be used. So, the TP Link RE605X extender, if paired together with the TP Link AX1800 router via a wired ethernet connection will always be a better choice compared to pairing them together via their OneMesh optional feature─excepting if you can't drill a hole through the floor to run a cable.
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  4. Posts : 1,152
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    hdmi said:
    Mesh is recommended only if neither an extender (hooked up to the wireless router via a wired ethernet connection) nor a powerline adapter (explained by @Callender previously) can be used. So, the TP Link RE605X extender, if paired together with the TP Link AX1800 router via a wired ethernet connection will always be a better choice compared to pairing them together via their OneMesh optional feature─excepting if you can't drill a hole through the floor to run a cable.
    Okay. Well I never tried an extender nor powerline adapter. Again our wireless router is very old... netgear n600. I think that is most likely the cause because many years ago, it had issues with signal in the basement. So very good chance buying just a new wireless router as the TP Link AX1800 probably might solve the signal issue even without extenders?



    Now assuming there are signal issues to the basement... I don't think there would be any on the first floor, then do I buy a powerline adapter or the extender?


    Someone suggested i buy this

    TP-Link AV1000 Powerline Starter Kit ?

    Amazon.com


    I see it comes in a two pack. So if i buy this, then i could get an ethernet connection on the first floor and basement if i put one on each? So you connect it to outlet, then plug in ethernet cable to it... then its like you are connected wired with your laptop to the router... as if you are connecting ethernet cable to the router which is located on the second floor... is that correct?


    The thing is at the moment, nobody uses ethernet connection on the second floor. So ethernet connection is not necessary in the first floor or basement. But in the future, maybe... but right now that isn't important at all. The main issue is we want strong wifi signal in the basement.


    So do you suggest that powerline adapter or the extender as itsmel pointed out?

    - - - Updated - - -

    The modem and router is on the second floor. That is where optimum online installed it years ago. So we cannot move the modem/wireless router to another floor etc.


    So get that TP Link AX1800 wireless router and put it on second floor. See how the signal is on the first floor and basement right? Because the signal might be strong enough all the way to the basement even without extender?


    But what about the tp link extenders though? So those aren't needed? I'm still confused with the powerline and extender. Thats if you need ethernet connection though right?



    Amazon.com

    Amazon.com

    Amazon.com


    Covers Up to 1500 Sq.ft and 25 Devices, Up to 1200Mbp.


    The thing with these wireless extenders... i see some cover that much square feet and some less less square feet and speed like up to

    Covers Up to 1200 Sq.ft and 20 Devices, Up to 750Mbps Dual Band WiFi Range Extender,



    I mean if i buy this, extender is going to be in the basement most likely and not the first floor right? But obviously pay more for the more expensive one that covers more square feet and speed even though the basement is only 750 square feet?


    But if i buy one of these tp link extenders and put in basement, can i get wired ethernet connection from it though? Like if you connect ethernet cable from laptop in the basement to the tp link extender in the basement right next to each other?


    This is very confusing because extender... obviously we know what that is. But powerline adapter... that wouldn't solve the wifi signal issue in basement though right if there is signal issue?
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    Last comment from me. Why use mesh/ range extenders/ boosters when you can just use the electrical wiring?
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       #56

    Callender said:
    Last comment from me. Why use mesh/ range extenders/ boosters when you can just use the electrical wiring?
    It can introduce electrical noise to your power line which is not healthy for items such as computer/hifi/AV system etc.
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  7. Posts : 2,098
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       #57

    "as if you are connecting ethernet cable to the router which is located on the second floor... is that correct?

    No, house wiring is designed for low frequency power, not high speed data.

    Without a survey of your house construction you will not know how transparent the floor above your basement is to RF frequencies around the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz regions.

    Hence any reviews you read of supposed wireless performance are from almost a complete lack of knowledge of the subjects of RF propagation through materials and Wireless hardware.
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  8. Posts : 1,152
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       #58

    Okay so no one here seem to support mesh wifi right? I haven't seen one poster here seem to suggest that. So everyone here say wireless router and/or power adapter/extender then right?


    Do you have any opinion on this tp link router? I asked this on another forum and someone said they have this and it works great on their three story house and 2400 square foot. I then checked the reviews and lot of people mention it has really good range... which to me is the most important thing here. Price is about the same as its like 5 dollars more. This uses wifi 5 but i dont care about that. Would you recommend this over the ax1800? That person tell me he puts this router in the far end of the basement and it reaches all the way up and there are walls as well.

    Also anyone have opinion on this?

    TP Link AC2600

    Amazon.com


    Someone suggested this and said they have a three story house and they put this in the basement and it reaches all the floors. Say its 2400 square feet house as well and thus similar to ours. That person said they don't even need an extender at all etc and it reaches everywhere. And when you look at the title of this router, its known for long range.


    So is this better than the TP-Link Wifi 6 AX1800 Smart WiFi Router (Archer AX21)? Price is very similar, this one is 5 dollars more.


    Someone else also said its almost impossible to find a wireless router that works in a house that is
    3 stories though. Would you say that is true?
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  9. Posts : 353
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       #59

    User's suggestions is better, you should just take it. Most wifi can reach multi storey but signal weak.
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  10. Vaio 7's Avatar
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    Take a look there: FRITZ!Box 7590 AX | Details | AVM International and combine this router with whatever you wish from that company, Extender. Powerline, cordless phone etc...
    Frequent firmware updates, 5 years warranty, excellent GUI and super stability.
    You will have to put the hand deep in the pocket, cause expensive, but way better than all TP-Link crap... (my apologies for existing TP-Link owners.) already tried TP-Link in the past.
    Now I'm on 7590 with FRITZ!Repeater 3000 | AVM International Extender, & DECT Phone C5 and everything is smooth......
    By the way, AVM also has LTE, Fiber and Cable routers.

    Cheers,
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