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Looking for a WiFi 6 Mesh Solution

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Aug 15, 2020
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Looking for a WiFi 6 Mesh Solution

Recently bought a Netgear Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh System from Best Buy on sale a few weeks back, but it's performance has not been great, so I'm probably leaning towards returning it. I was wondering, has anyone had experience with the TP-Link OneMesh, ASUS AiMesh, or similar systems with more than one router? I've got a 3-floor house - surface area isn't huge on each floor, but this system does seem to have trouble now and then with it. I've got a gigabit fibe plan with Bell, and I just want to get a little closer to the speeds I'm paying for. Would like to keep things under $500 if possible. Any insight or help here would be appreciated!
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I’ve been a big proponent of eero mesh (Search for threads about their dynamic backhaul and continuous optimization) and I just read today they’re releasing a wifi 6 hardware soon.
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Unless you have WIFI 6 devices to use with the router, don't bother getting the router. WIFI 6 is still years away from fully taking over the market. Other than high end cell phones and high end computers, nothing else is WIFI 6. By the time WIFI 6 takes over, routers will be on the 3rd gen model. So buying a 1st gen model is a waste of money as you won't be able to fully utilize all its features.
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Aug 15, 2020
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kcorscadden wrote: Unless you have WIFI 6 devices to use with the router, don't bother getting the router. WIFI 6 is still years away from fully taking over the market. Other than high end cell phones and high end computers, nothing else is WIFI 6. By the time WIFI 6 takes over, routers will be on the 3rd gen model. So buying a 1st gen model is a waste of money as you won't be able to fully utilize all its features.
I've got three wifi 6 devices already, I'm sure in the next few years that number will climb as well. I'm more just looking for someone who has had success with wifi 6 system with some kind of mesh setup. I'm really curious if someone is using regular routers that support mesh that has any input.

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