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Old 10-25-2019, 01:04 PM
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But the nest thing seemed super cool. Apparently internet as good as if you were hard wired, but wirelessly throughout because of the way the little ports work together.


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Though it did seem to have cool features, typical of a Google device. Like ability to see how much volume any device is using, etc.


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And the ability to pause internet to a group of devices at scheduled times. I've used that before with the kids.
All these features are also available with amplifi HD mesh.
The app is super useful and gives you very easy control over everything.
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Seems like Amplifi costs $340 for router + 2 points, and nest wifi is $350 for router + 2 points, but those points double as smartspeakers. Are there any important differences I don't know about that would be material in choosing Amplifi HD instead?
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Agree. Got a 3-pack on sale at CostCo iirc.
That's what I have - all the router setup stuff is in the basement and always struggled to reach the second floor until I bought these which work perfectly.
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My router was a netgear nighthawk 1750 (r6700v2), which worked pretty well as long as firmware was up to date. Tried to update it yesterday and about half way through it randomly got corrupted. Tried manually updating it through their FTFP instructions, but kept getting errors trying to ping the router so I'm led to believe it's somewhat dead.
There isn't a factory reset button that will set it back to the original firmware or its last good firmware?
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There isn't a factory reset button that will set it back to the original firmware or its last good firmware?
Don't think so. I tried all the different methods of holding reset button for 10 seconds while powering on the router, etc. It will get into 'recovery mode' where the power LED flashes white, which supposedly allows me to manually push the firmware to it, but when I do that I can't seem to ping it successfully, so no luck getting firmware on it manually.
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There are some router packages that have integrated powerline adapters. I think this is a nice technology.
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I have the Tp Link Deco 5. Its a similar size as google wifi and I believe has internal guts (Qualcom kit) but different software. A 3 pack is frequently 150 or less.

I was amazed how quickly it set up and how stable its been. 3 months+ without a single issue. I have a two story and basement. In the past I used Powerlines (needed reset fairly often) and a MOCA bridge in the basement (this router fried which got me to try the DECO 5). The mesh setup is so much easier and more stable, highly recommend for anybody who has prior issues filling entire house with Wifi.
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Do you all think Google will have black friday discounts for the their nest wifi that's released today? I want to believe they will, since last year saw deals for Pixel 3 that was released the month before too.

Normally waiting 3 weeks anyway would be no problem, but I'm borrowing a coworker's router for the time being and we're moving states in 2 weeks, so puts me in a slightly awkward time frame.
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If you are going for a mesh wifi solutions, make sure it allows a wired backhaul since your house is wired up. I do not think all of them do. I have the Amplifi HD kit with an additional standalone Amplifi router. I connect the 2 Amplifi routers with ethernet, one functions as a wifi router. The other acts like a switch with wifi.
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If you are going for a mesh wifi solutions, make sure it allows a wired backhaul since your house is wired up. I do not think all of them do. I have the Amplifi HD kit with an additional standalone Amplifi router. I connect the 2 Amplifi routers with ethernet, one functions as a wifi router. The other acts like a switch with wifi.
I haven't used Amplifi, but I've been using Unifi for years now. For the price, there really isn't a better performing system than Ubiquiti's gear, I don't think. I love their routers, switches, and access points. They typically do have a bit of a learning curve, but definitely doable for someone with medium technical skills.
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