Router Recommendations please
The modem has a CAT5 going to a router for a different wi-fi network.
I look on Canada computers, and see prices ranging from the $30 up to $300. That's quite a range. What am I missing?
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How many users? How many devices?
Jul 15th, 2020 9:35 pm
Recently upgraded my two existing routers (D-Link DIR-859) ... had one on the second floor at the front of the house and a second one on the mainfloor in the living room at the back of the house.
Jul 15th, 2020 10:54 pm
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If you want something solid. Get an access point and a dedicated router.
Jul 16th, 2020 8:06 am
Can you please clarify what these 2 devices do? I understand the router extends a wifi signal (or creates a new one). What is the other device?
Jul 16th, 2020 11:00 am
When you get internet service, it is designed to be used with one device. But everyone has multiple devices. So we designate the user to be a router. The router’s job is to assign each user or device a unique IP address (like a phone number). The router keeps track of these IP address and any request for internet services (email, web pages etc) are managed by the router
Jul 16th, 2020 1:20 pm
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I think the nanopi r2s openwrt and a switch is even cheaper and even more powerful with a gig of ram and quad a53 soc.
Jul 17th, 2020 12:15 am
Do you have cable or DSL? I should have asked about your existing routerReepicheep wrote: ↑ Thank you!
Last set of questions:
What order would I connect these devices?
Ubiquiti has the CAT5 from my modem to TP-Link, or should it be the other way around?
What cable would I need between Ubiquiti and TP-Link?
Finally, it's about 3000 sqft. Will those devices give me enough coverage?
Jul 17th, 2020 5:10 am
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Jul 17th, 2020 10:04 pm
I'm a pfSense man myself, but the Edge Router is a cheaper and still pretty awesome alternative.Ubiquiti Edge Router ~80$
TP-Link EAP245 90$
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
Jul 17th, 2020 10:20 pm
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I am using pfSense as well. Installed on a Xeon with 4 Gigs of RAM since 2012. I reboot it only when necessary. My current up time is almost 400 days. My access point is Cisco and I have been though a few. Not really a fan of TP-Link, but for 90$ it is a no brainer.
What do you mean by two buildings? Are these two buildings attached? Do they share a common wall?
Jul 17th, 2020 11:16 pm