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It seems that Fred Friendly has an axe to grind.

Not buying the network monitoring necessity. What would Fred do if presented with the information? These are WAPs, not managed switches. Sounds like a homework assignment demanding collection of questionably useful technical data.

Kind of like trying to measure and allocate sprays of disinfectant.
 
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I have 6 Netgear Access Points, all wired ( Wall Fished) throughout my House, no matter what room I am in, I get 600-800 down.

A lot cheaper then Orbi, their most expensive is $1499 on Amazon and you only get 3 of them.

My Access Points are $90 each, so 6 is $540.

 
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I have 6 Netgear Access Points, all wired ( Wall Fished) throughout my House, no matter what room I am in, I get 600-800 down.

A lot cheaper then Orbi, their most expensive is $1499 on Amazon and you only get 3 of them.

My Access Points are $90 each, so 6 is $540.

That's what I have, 3 Velop Tri-Band Mesh routers, all wired to a switch at the Modem by cat 5 I ran to each location
 
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I have 6 Netgear Access Points, all wired ( Wall Fished) throughout my House, no matter what room I am in, I get 600-800 down.

A lot cheaper then Orbi, their most expensive is $1499 on Amazon and you only get 3 of them.

My Access Points are $90 each, so 6 is $540.

I always like Netgear! ISP always seem to hate them. They want their rental fees
 
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Having a rethink. I have FiOS and the Quantum Gateway G1100 router with WiFi on and handling DHCP. Also using a TP Link AC 1350 to extend range (NOT recommended). Handoff leaves something to be desired. Oh, how I miss my Ubiquiti!

I was going to shut off DHCP on the Quantum as well as the WiFi, but maybe I should reconsider. Is it even possible or practical to leave the DHCP handling on the Quantum, and just use 2-3 mesh devices? I plan to hard wire each device.
 
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Is it even possible or practical to leave the DHCP handling on the Quantum, and just use 2-3 mesh devices? I plan to hard wire each device.
The only danger comes from having multiple DHCP servers as this will allow devices to reside on different subnets. Using the Quantum should be just fine as long as there are no other devices acting as routers.
 
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TKS. But OBE now. SWMBO is opposed.
 
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TKS. But OBE now. SWMBO is opposed.
Opposed to which solution?

I have felt no need for the info Fred Friendly seems to want. And how many 5 stars did it get?
 
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No need for a mesh right now. Besides, 7 comes out next year.
 
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Moneybags!
It may well be over-provisioning as turned out the be the case with Cat7 or Cat8 cabling. If the cost of connecting a device costs more than the device itself, what's the point?

Unless the broadcasts reach further or are more resiliant, what's the point?

Wi-Fi 7 brings only ludicrous speed (46Gbps) over Wi-Fi 6's relatively meager 9.6Gbps from what I can gather. Wi-Fi 6's big deal was that it added radio bands to the Wi-Fi 5 mix. Most of these advances haven't improved the reach of Wi-Fi and in practice, have made it worse.

What group of wireless devices could possibly need (or process) 46Gbps of data?
 
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Future proofing. For when all entertainment and household power is sent directly to us over the air from the City Fusion Power Plant.
 
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For when all entertainment and household power is sent directly to us over the air
If you're waiting for the second coming of Nikola, you will likely be profoundly disappointed.
 
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It may well be over-provisioning as turned out the be the case with Cat7 or Cat8 cabling. If the cost of connecting a device costs more than the device itself, what's the point?

Unless the broadcasts reach further or are more resiliant, what's the point?

Wi-Fi 7 brings only ludicrous speed (46Gbps) over Wi-Fi 6's relatively meager 9.6Gbps from what I can gather. Wi-Fi 6's big deal was that it added radio bands to the Wi-Fi 5 mix. Most of these advances haven't improved the reach of Wi-Fi and in practice, have made it worse.

What group of wireless devices could possibly need (or process) 46Gbps of data?
Not sure I would call 9.6 Gb/s meager.
 
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Not sure I would call 9.6 Gb/s meager.
It may well be is if you're all in for everything being Wi-Fi.

Remember that Wi-Fi is a pathway (or a small number of pathways in the case of MIMO) shared between all its connected devices and each pathway is half duplex.
 
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It may well be is if you're all in for everything being Wi-Fi.

Remember that Wi-Fi is a pathway (or a small number of pathways in the case of MIMO) shared between all its connected devices and each pathway is half duplex.
Very little in my house runs on WiFi other than the smart lights and my kids' Firesticks, phones and tablets. All the big stuff, TV's, Computer, AVS, my Nvidia Shield Pro, etc are all hard-wired via switches and Tri-band Mesh routers to a 1Gb/s Fiber Optic modem. WiFi is too inherently weak as it is over short distances
 
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