Dual-band vs. Tri-band Mesh WiFi - Which Solution Works Best For Me?
Presently, I have a 150Mbps home internet connection running on an Asus AC68U Dual band router. I am THINKING of buying an AC66U Dual band off of Amazon, and run a wireless backhaul to use as an AIMESH system
A) If I setup aimesh using 5GHz as a wireless backhaul, then I can only use the 2.4GHz frequency, which means I can never take advantage of the full speed of my home network connection due to 2.4GHz limitation. At present, with speedtest, I max out at 90Mbps on 2.4GHz standing right next to the router.
B) If I setup aimesh using 2.4GHz as a wireless backhaul, and use 5GHz to connect to my devices. I will run into more problems.
- 5 GHz has shorter range. I may have shorter overall coverage around my home than before.
- I will still not be able to get full download speed as I will be constrained by the 2.4GHz wireless backhaul.
- Any other cons?
C) Run a wired backhaul to the AIMESH via. MoCA 2.5 - This would be the most solid setup, but the most expensive. It's out of my budget. It will cost me over $300 via. Amazon excluding the cost of purchasing the AC66U. At this price point, I might as well buy a new mesh system.
https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Smart-Who ... r=8-5&th=1
This is probably the most ideal setup for NOW, but I don't know if I want to sink $300 for a new mesh setup where it will likely be obsolete within 2-3 years.
I do have a handful of WiFi 6 capable devices within the household right now.