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Access Points

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Kevlarmpowered, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Kevlarmpowered

    Kevlarmpowered Occasional Visitor

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    I have an Asus Ac3100 and I was looking for ways to extend my wifi coverage. The AI-Mesh caught my attention, but it looks for me to get that to work, I have to buy full-in ASUS wifi routers for it to work. I don't need the router part cause I already have the AC3100 hooked up to my cable modem. Are there any wifi access points that work with AI mesh? Or can you guys point me in the direction of wifi access points that don't cost an arm and a leg (and have things I don't need)? I need two access points, both of which will be hardwired to a 1Gbps network cable.
     
  2. Klueless

    Klueless Very Senior Member

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    You sound astute. In my opinion mesh is for dummies like me who are looking for plug and pay er uh play. You only need two access points so why not just two range extenders that also serve as access points? Maybe something like the Netgear 6150. It has a gigabit Ethernet port to attach to the router and a dual band WiFi for clients.

    They should run about $70 each. There other brands, there are cheaper and there are ones with multiple Ethernet ports You have many choices.