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This week we answer all your questions and queries about which router you should buy and how to go about deciding this for yourself. Standalone vs. mesh, eero vs. Orbi, 2×2 vs 4×4, we cover it all. After listening to this episode you'll have both the information and even some deals to be able to make your choice and know you've got the right Wi-Fi for your home.Note: Shownotes are complete!
- 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 633
- 00:02:12 Good timing: Apple AirPort leaves us.
- 00:04:29 Michael-Choosing a Router
- 00:06:09 Standard/Standalone Wireless Routers
- 00:17:53 Wi-Fi Pain points: Larger homes or many devices
- 00:20:08 First solution: Wireless Range Extenders (includes using router in bridge/WDS mode)
- 00:23:51 TP-Link RE350K
- 00:28:48 Second Solution: Wired Access Points
- 00:33:30 Netgear EX7300 extender
- 00:38:41 2016 Solution: Wi-Fi Mesh
- 00:38:52 Tim-What is Mesh?
- 00:47:03 Netgear’s Orbi
- 00:50:38 Observations on eero vs. Orbi
- 00:59:26 Starting the setup discussion
- 01:06:05 Sponsor: PowerPhotos from Fat Cat Software
- 01:08:47 Setup revisited
- 01:18:19 Using a mesh in bridge mode (Best of both worlds?)
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