New Router (s)

Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,430
edited December 2017 in Electronics
Having a lot of wireless devices I decided to get rid of my old router & extender setup for simplicity sake and purchased and installed a Linksys Velop 3 node meshed wi fi router system. The coverage is just amazing. got it on cyber monday for $349 and it has magnificent performance as well.

Sitting about as far away from a node as I can be on my patio getting -53 db signal and

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on my 50mb/sec Comcast internet service.

Even better than my old WRT1900AC
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Comments

  • msgmsg Posts: 6,151
    Ah, nice, man. Those Velops are pretty cool. I helped a friend with a set. I really thought it was going to be gimmicky and not work properly, but was pleasantly surprised. Easier to set up and adjust than trying to configure multiple access points the old fashioned way. Seems like a great way to extend your wifi coverage. He wants additional units now.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,794
    My google mesh setup is very similar. I think I got it on prime day over the summer. If you have a large and or odd sized space and lots of devices the mesh systems really are awesome...
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 7,126
    Nice! I wish Apple would update their Airport family with mesh. I enjoy the convenience of Time Capsule backups.


  • nguyendotnguyendot Posts: 3,587
    Nice! I wish Apple would update their Airport family with mesh. I enjoy the convenience of Time Capsule backups.

    Airport is dead. They discontinued it entirely.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,941
    I need to learn more about home routers since I am wasting money renting a Comcast Cable router.
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  • nguyendotnguyendot Posts: 3,587
    Just go to best buy and pick out any of them. I recommend AC1900 or higher, but that's just personal preference. The Blackhawk by Asus is great. The Linksys EA9500 is great. I have mesh in my home but only for one AP that I can move around. If I wire it back in the mesh drops until it needs connectivity again.
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    Epson 8350 Projector/ Elite Screens 120" / Pioneer Elite SC-35 / Sunfire Signature / Focal Chorus 716s / Focal Chorus CC / Polk MC80 / Polk PSW150 sub

    Bedroom - Sharp Aquos 70" 650 / Pioneer SC-1222k / Polk RT-55 / Polk CS-250

    Den - Rotel RSP-1068 / Threshold CAS-2 / Boston VR-M60 / BDP-05FD
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,941
    While performance, and basic operation, is primary, I also want easy maintenance. Just a simple set and forget.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1 file player
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 7,126
    nguyendot wrote: »
    Nice! I wish Apple would update their Airport family with mesh. I enjoy the convenience of Time Capsule backups.

    Airport is dead. They discontinued it entirely.

    Yeah, I read that on Mac Rumors sometime ago. Apple is still actively marketing them. If they and resellers start dumping them, I think I'll pick up another Extreme and Time Capsule. All Apple/Mac household here and the simplicity (and lack of any issues) works for me.


  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,430
    I like the Linksys stuff and their UI/Utilities are easy to understand and do understand becoming fluent/loyal to any brand. For that reason alone I chose the Linksys Velop. It uses the same utilities as the other Linksys stuff along with a pretty sweet install utility.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 7,126
    That looks like a totally sweet setup, @Mikey081057.

    Our home in MD used Linksys devices very effectively.


  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,433
    The netgear orbi also is a nice product and gives you a wired connection if needed on the extender unit.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,165
    edited December 2017
    Awesome job. I debate constantly if I want to get a new router for my devices as well, but not sure its worth the hassle.

    AT&T provides me with a wireless modem/router combo that likely isnt the best, but since my main stuff is all hardwired to it, the only devices I'd be helping are the phones/laptops and tablets....

    And at least for now (meaning the next few days) I'm ok with its existing speed as it would be a pain to reconfigure everything for a new router.

    I've also got a wireless extender I could use if I needed to, but it tends to cause more problems if its on due to overlapping coverage areas so I disconnected it.

    I just wish my internet would be as fast as some of you guys :smile:. My options are Uverse DSL (which I have now), or Brighthouse Cable. Both pretty much suck speed wise compared to Indianapolis proper, and upload speeds are capped to at around 1.5 Mbps which makes me angry.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,430
    Dunno what you are paying for the DSL but looks like speeds are S-L-O-W.... If you can someday upgrade your service it would then be nice to have a meshed wireless network.

    Your mobile probably gets better service if you are in 4g and can sometimes use that as your hotspot.



    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,165
    Dunno what you are paying for the DSL but looks like speeds are S-L-O-W.... If you can someday upgrade your service it would then be nice to have a meshed wireless network.

    Your mobile probably gets better service if you are in 4g and can sometimes use that as your hotspot.

    Yeah no other options really, that’s it out here. Paying a decent amount from it as well :disappointed::rage: .

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • BlueFox wrote: »
    I need to learn more about home routers since I am wasting money renting a Comcast Cable router.

    i got a nice asus wireless router a few years ago.. its the first router that has not failed on me or had major issues with in the 1st year or so. i have probably had 4 or 5 other routers from other brands and they have all been problematic except for my very first router, that one lasted a few years but the ones after were pretty bad.

    this asus has been great for several years and we got allot of stuff running off wireless in the house. we get about 100 mbps internet speed and when i do a speed test on my computer that is being ran on wireless i actually get more than 100mpbs
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  • What is this router?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Still looking for a receiver
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