While not a complete ludite I have always been a simple modem/ONT->centralized consumer grade router/wireless router->switch man until now. Recently changed houses and that isn't really a good option for the new place. At one end we have the entertainment system with wired in and the other end is the office. Currently I'm just using an asus ax5700 to an old asus ac1900 in bridge mode (both running merlin) as a stop gap but the stability of the signal is far from ideal. What i'd like to do is pick up a router ( looks like TP-Link ER605 is a popular suggestion right now ) for the basement and connect it to the two asus units i currently have in AP mode at opposite ends/floors of the house which is a pretty simple setup. Our networking needs are also pretty basic with just a desktop, printer, couple of laptops, various mobile devices, and a sonos system on the network doing standard browsing, streaming, gaming, and remote desktop. As for questions:
- Is the ER605 a good fit for this or should be looking for something else?
- If possible what settings should i be using relatively seamless switching between the two asus in AP?
- Would replacing the ac1900 help with number 2 in a meaningful way?
- Should I scrap this plan go for setting up aiMesh with wired nodes instead?