will you be adding the Netgear Orbi to these results? I'd like to see how it compares to the others.
not even on the horizon yet as far as i knowWhen does Asus' solution come out?
No. And there won't be. These systems are too proprietary. Amplifi prelinks its "mesh points" / extenders. I checked whether I could swap regular and HD mesh points and I could not.Nice write up - question however, was there any attempt to see if this would mesh between different vendors?
It all depends on your starting point. Mesh and/or wireless extenders can provide benefit by lighting up an area that would otherwise be inaccessible. But each hop will cost you throughput and placement is important.It does however confirm my fears about mesh networking: It is VERY slow.
Well I have to admit to I am using the BHR approach. I tried Ubiquiti Unifi with two UAP AC Pros but the performance of my RT-AC3200 was better. It covered the entire house and in the spot where I sit and work the most it was much faster. Speeds surpassing 700 Mbps.It all depends on your starting point. Mesh and/or wireless extenders can provide benefit by lighting up an area that would otherwise be inaccessible. But each hop will cost you throughput and placement is important.
How much throughput do you need? You can do a lot with >50 Mbps.
Yes. I am sitting close to the router (but with a small wall between). An AC1300 class laptop (this is also the reported link speed). The NAS is wired directly to the router.Max throughput right next to the router, correct? And with what class devices? How is the NAS connected?
Yes actual throughput (reported link speed is 1300 Mbps). The furthest I can away from the router does include a few walls and a floor. This gives around 100 Mbps - sometimes less - sometimes more. Though it is done by speedtest on my phone (867 Mpbs 2x2 AC class device). In this spot I was not able to get a stable connection with the AC Pro.So is the reported 700 Mbps link or actual throughput with the RT-AC3200?
So what is your actual throughput once you put some distance and a few walls between the laptop and router?
No it is not. As has been discussed many times before, the STA is largely in control of the roaming decision. APs can only do so much to encourage STAs to roam. If they don't want to, the only option the AP has is to block it from connecting, which is usually not a user-friendly choice.Considering the 'reconnect' -test, is it correct to assume that these mesh devices do not provide seamless auto roaming?
Good to know. I think Orbi is "too big" and "too few units" compared to Luma and Eero. So far Eero's winning in my research.interesting review and i had to read it a few times to understand the meat and gravy , im actually amazed how mesh is so buzzed atm as it aint really that much of a benefit
the orbi isnt mesh yet its just star topology , it is suggested it will actually be mesh in the future but thats TBA
not even on the horizon yet as far as i know