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    Mesh system or single Wifi Router

    I’d start out by figuring out how much actual speed you need in each room of the house and work backwards from there. I have used a r7000p in a 3000 sqft house. And I now use a AX86U in nearly the same size. All of my bedrooms get enough speed to stream and look at the Internet. But I do split...
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    When should I start preparing to replace my DS1515+ with a new model?

    Wifi 7 is at least 5 years out before you have fully implemented APs and client devices. My significant other’s Sony phone doesn’t play well with TWT.
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    When should I start preparing to replace my DS1515+ with a new model?

    Doesn’t make sense for home use. You’re also limited by wifi speeds as well. The tough part is that this stuff doesn’t move together. I have to ask myself: how much time am I really saving? I’m planning a migration to 2.5Gbps gear. But it’s going to be a slow migration.
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    When should I start preparing to replace my DS1515+ with a new model?

    Makes sense. I don’t see HDs for storage going away any time soon. Maybe we can get faster writes and reads and better encryption. We should start seeing a mismatch between network speeds and read and write speeds. The biggest benefit of a fast local lan is reading and writing to a NAS.
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    I misread his post. I was wrong. I'm not a fan of QoS other than latency mitigations with fq_codel, cake, and PIE. PIE now comes with DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems, so off the line, I see much lower latency. The worse latency I have experienced in the southeast with Comcast. High latency...
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    Looks good to me. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    Now, that's a problem.
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    When should I start preparing to replace my DS1515+ with a new model?

    My last Synology lasted me 7 years before I replaced it. I expect to get at least 5 years out of this one. It really depends on how much the underlying tech improves over any given period of time.
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    Blindly turning on QoS without knowing what you're doing is going to make things worse. However, Cake is well done. Turning on Cake shouldn't be a problem. I messed with the OFDMA types this week, and it made my latency much worse. I went back to the default value, and it fixed my latency...
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    This is nonsense. The online tests are good enough for most home users. And his every day use case isn't going to come close to his ISP speeds unless he's seeding torrents. He can run the more robust tests such as: https://flent.org/ But it takes a bit to properly set it up. His problem...
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    True. I got the r7000p, and it was marginally better than the r7000. I should have bought the r7800.
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    RT-AX86U PRO page now up ...

    You need to manage bufferbloat with fq codel or cake. https://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/bloat/wiki/What_can_I_do_about_Bufferbloat/ Here's the test for it: https://www.waveform.com/tools/bufferbloat I get an A+. But I'm only running the AX86U as an AP. My APU2 is running fq codel.
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    PC based vs Appliance? Your thoughts

    My current router is a APU2. I'm migrating to a Protectli next.
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    Wifi 6 Router recommendation

    What’s the go to for Qualcomm? I remember the r7800 as being great with openWRT support. No idea why it’s no longer available. But I haven’t seen anything for WIFI 6. I’m seeing some development for MediaTek for 6 over at openWRT. But it looks super limited.
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    Does OFDMA Really Work? Part 1

    I think, the bigger question is: what settings to use as your gear slowly transitions to WIFI 6? I feel like what’s happening is that my older gear is moving to my 2.4 antenna post going to a WIFI 6 AP with default settings while they were more evenly split when I ran a WIFI 5 AP.
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