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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #125 on: April 05, 2021, 02:26:46 PM »
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in your experience, does the mesh point relay the exact quality of the signal it receives, or does it truly "boost" it?

ex. i've done a speed test with my laptop from the spot on the third floor where i think the mesh point would go, and the signal seems fairly pud. would the mesh point boost that strength or just relay what it receives?

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« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2021, 02:43:42 PM »
Just a friendly reminder to the board.  You can mesh network all day long and twice on Sunday to try and avoid the government, but if they control the actual access to the Internet itself. . . welp, hate it for ya.


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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #127 on: April 05, 2021, 02:48:54 PM »
I don't know that a mesh network has anything to do with avoiding the gov

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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2021, 02:49:38 PM »
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in your experience, does the mesh point relay the exact quality of the signal it receives, or does it truly "boost" it?

ex. i've done a speed test with my laptop from the spot on the third floor where i think the mesh point would go, and the signal seems fairly pud. would the mesh point boost that strength or just relay what it receives?

I'm not sure there. We got it because our basement TV wasn't getting a great signal so it would buffer occasionally. it made that never happen anymore. we have super fast internet though. like 800mb down. Cox "Gigablast". Giga seems like I would be getting 1gb down Cox you assholes but whatever.

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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2021, 02:52:08 PM »
Maybe "blast" is tech-speak for "but not really"?
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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2021, 02:52:58 PM »
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in your experience, does the mesh point relay the exact quality of the signal it receives, or does it truly "boost" it?

ex. i've done a speed test with my laptop from the spot on the third floor where i think the mesh point would go, and the signal seems fairly pud. would the mesh point boost that strength or just relay what it receives?

As long as you space the nodes reasonably close together you’ll be money.  If you have three floors, then you’ll likely just need  three nodes.

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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2021, 02:55:29 PM »
And yes they boost the signal, that’s the entire point of the system.

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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2021, 03:00:36 PM »
thank you all. i have 1gb Google but it seems to struggle going vertically through whatever our old ass house was constructed out of. i'm feeling confident the mesh would help.

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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2021, 03:03:25 PM »
My cox got 2-3x faster when updating my approx 5 year old router.  That's not to advocate for my particular set up, just updating to current hardware every few years.

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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #134 on: April 05, 2021, 03:07:39 PM »
If you use the Google internet box as a router also know it's straight trash and you can definitely up range and speed by replacing it. The mesh prob works fine too tho
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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #135 on: April 05, 2021, 03:10:24 PM »
If you use the Google internet box as a router also know it's straight trash and you can definitely up range and speed by replacing it.

have heard this as well. probably going to spend a little extra and go for the mesh just to increase chances of success.

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« Reply #136 on: April 05, 2021, 03:37:41 PM »
I would do both tbh
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Re: Wireless router recommendos
« Reply #137 on: April 06, 2021, 10:15:23 AM »