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    The quest for 500/500 over wifi

    You don't need 160MHz channel width nor Wi-Fi 6 to get up to 500 Mbps single device performance. The key element is Wi-Fi system efficiency and PHY. Once you have 2x2 MIMO client @ 80 MHz channel width, your R7800 should be able to make 866 MHz PHY. Not only signal strength but noise is...
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    NAS vs directly plugin drive to router.

    I used to had very similar setup. R7000 with WD 1TB MyBook. I tried to stream stored music, video, and transfer files to my tablets and phones. The issue was it crushed occasionally. The worst part for me was when the system crushed, the entire data on my WD 1TB became collapsed and inaccessible...
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    Free New Windows Wi-Fi Connection App from MetaGeek

    I wished they made Mac version, or even better is iOS version.
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    Which Wifi mesh to buy 'this year'

    That does look good, but I have a total collector mentality.... In fact, I have had Netgear multi gig switch but my collector mentality had me switch to UniFi switch, far more expensive, less 10G ports, Multi-gig support.
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    Which Wifi mesh to buy 'this year'

    If I had known, when I had my guy install Ethenet cables in my home I should have gone with Cat 6a! His installation fee was the same regardless though he tried to recommend 5e. I debated but I ended up with Cat 6 as I worried I could have an issue with ungrounded cable result in poorer...
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    Which Wifi mesh to buy 'this year'

    Isn't Cat 6a only relevant after 50m? I.e. unless you have a huge house, Cat 6 is good enough? Especially for proper 6A I thought we need to ground Cat cable on both end.
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    Which Wifi mesh to buy 'this year'

    My limited educated guess is, Wi-Fi 6 products on other manufacture became available early 2019 (may be even earlier) and UniFi just have announced them but not yet public i.e. 18 monts to 2 years delay. So I highly doubt you'd see any Wi-Fi 6E compatible AP from UniFi product line in 2021...
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    Which Wifi mesh to buy 'this year'

    When I purchased my UniFi recently (about a month+ ago), there wasn't Wi-Fi 6 AP at all but I would have still purchased it because I cannot wait. Beside, my personal home speed test (I had Wi-Fi 6 before) only time WI-Fi 6 beat UniFi was sitting right next to router. But due to better...
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    I'm giving up with Asus

    I for one departed from my Wifi 6 Aimesh setup I had it for a whole year. It was decent but not the best due to lack of stability. I think Aimesh is great concept and I was truly excited when I first saw it but way too many hardware combination and implementation for any company to ensure full...
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    Mesh Solution with working Guest Network

    For me AiMesh worked decently over a year but it was not a stable enough and guest network always limited to router unit only, and as I posted above speed tests result were inferior to UniFi system except Wi-Fi 6 client at next to router Unit. But using individual AP mode could have been...
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    Mesh Solution with working Guest Network

    Yeah it doesn't have to be UniFi. It worked well for myself but I know it won't for all. But as long as you've looked into those other potentials. Expensive, but I heard Ubiquiti Alien has same capability for creating multiple SSID on single unit as UniFi series. With 1500 sqft, you may just get...
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    Mesh Solution with working Guest Network

    I assume you already know but 1-3 consumer mesh lines won't provide you much customization option. With the budgets you have, I'd consider adding system like UniFi or other controller based AP network since you seem to have the capability and it allows you remotely access, guest network, and...
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    Is wifi 6 the solution for my slow office network?

    I’ve been thinking stability matters by far more than anything else and my own reviews of router system always include stability at its 4 pillars. I myself switched from couple of my whole home setup primarily because of lack of stability. Analogy is one can drive a race car with multiple times...
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    Omada EAP245 Map and Seperate SSID

    If peak performance is not what you expected/previously faster, next step I would do is check PHY. I don't have Android but AP interface should have the info. Know device MIMO capability. Also since you have Android, your client may support 160 MHz Channel on Client so check that and you could...
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    Omada EAP245 Map and Seperate SSID

    I don’t have Omada but it looks fairly similar to UniFi setup I have. So below is what I have done with my setup so far. But as I read more scientific article, I learn there are several misinfo out there, which could include what my current understanding, too. But nonetheless, here is what I...
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