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  1. Abbas

    Wireless Access Points

    The max throughput is on the lower side on one AP and also plenty of issued with Samsung and UniFi APs (Unifi's forum has lots of threads on this) so looking to mix things up and would like to go with an 802.11ax AP
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    Move back to a consumer router

    Loving it so far. Super stable with zero reboots and no speed loss with DPS enabled. I have a 500/100 connection. I've set up a group for each of my kids and can easily block social, browsig, videos etc. for them. I have also routed some ports through a VPN on the network which is working well...
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    Wireless Access Points

    I've got the Firewalla Gold router connected to my ISP's gpon and a Unifi POE8 switch. The switch powers Unifi APs at my home that are now starting to show weaknesses. I am going to be keeping the router and switch but start replacing the APs and would ideally like ones that can support WiFi 6e...
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    Move back to a consumer router

    @Smokey613 - I totally get where you're coming from but the difference between the UX of ASUS/Merlin and FWG is night and day. What you're trying to hack to achieve on ASUS is already built-in with FWG and with a polished UI that someone like me who is not a networking guru, can get around with...
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    Move back to a consumer router

    So I managed to pick a used Firewalla Gold and what a breath of fresh air! I've only had it for two days yet so I can't talk about the reliability but the UI and features seem pretty much everything I was looking for. PBR currently works on IPs but Apps based functionality is expected in the...
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    Move back to a consumer router

    Thanks @Xentrk - I found an old ASUS AC86U and will also start working on that. You mentioned you gut WireGuard working on it- would love a nudge in the right direction for that!
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    Move back to a consumer router

    Thanks @Xentrk and @L&LD - I will look into both ASUS and Firewalla solutions. I don't need the WiFi bit but looks like the other things check out nicely. Can you also share which WireGuard sevice you used? I would like to try it on my pfsense box and see what results I'm getting. Also, is there...
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    Move back to a consumer router

    Thanks for pointing me towards this. I had read up on their smaller devices a year or two back and had seen generally favorable reviews. $400 is quite a steep price but I will read up more on it.
  9. Abbas

    Move back to a consumer router

    Over the last few years as my family has grown, I have moved from a single router to a mesh system to UniFi. And then replaced USG with PFSense and Untangle. While I agree that these last two solutions and incredibly powerful, they can also be very complicated. So I was thinking of moving back...
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    AIMESH or Two Networks?

    You, sir, have a gift for writing. I'd reply just to read what you write back! I have one second gen eero with a beacon and a couple of first gens. I'm using the second gen as my main router which is also the one closest to the gate- about 50 feet away behind wooden doors and concrete walls...
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    AIMESH or Two Networks?

    I've enabled Smart Connect - I'm guessing that puts both bands to use. According to control panel, my 22+ devices are connected using a mix of both bands. The troubled doorbell is connected via 2.4 GHz.
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    AIMESH or Two Networks?

    The issue I probably have that could be different is thick concrete walls. Very thick concrete walls. The outer perimeter of the house has concrete walls that are about 18-inches thick while indoors and between rooms, they're half that size. I find it very interesting that the ASUS with such...
  13. Abbas

    AIMESH or Two Networks?

    Appreciate your response Steven. I will definitely check out RMerlin's firmware but my only concern is that I'm not 18 and single anymore. Work requires frequent travels and my wife and three kids shouldn't have to worry about troubleshooting. During my younger days of DD-WRT, I remember lots...
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    AIMESH or Two Networks?

    Roku 4 doesn't allow that.
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    AIMESH or Two Networks?

    I've set them up with AIMESH. Let's see how goes. I am a bit surprised on it's coverage. It appears as though my Eero (Gen 2) was reaching my gate doorbell better than this ASUS is. I do have a question- I wanted to use Roku with it but since I'm not in the US, I have to use a US DNS provider...
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