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Old 05-25-23, 01:09 PM
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Router information

Hi all,

Need a bit of advice and guidance concerning the purchase of a new router. My existing router is a Linksys Router Mod EA6100 from 2015 and seems to be failing. I知 not getting good connections and a lot of drops. My ISP technicians (Spectrum) claims a newer and better router will solve most of my problems.

My budget is under $100. One of the conditions I need is the ability to connect up to 8 to 10 appliances either wirelessly or via Ethernet cable. I知 looking at several units.

My son recommends the tp-link AC1750 Mesh dual band. It can handle up to 8 Ethernet connections.
However, others have suggested I look at tri-band routers. They tend to be expensive, but I found some to be under the $100 range.

My questions are, what is mesh, and is an under $100 tri-band as good as or better than a $50 to $80 dual band?

My current set up is in the basement and that is where I will most likely install the replacement router. From there I have an Ethernet cable going to my 2nd floor to a hub. From there I connect my main desktop computer and three 3 D printers via cable (none are wireless).

On the wireless side I have 3 main wireless cameras and several others (all of various makes and models), which total to seven along with several smart lights and switches, and two My-Q garage door controllers. And occasionally several other wireless appliances including two TVs, and my wireless ink jet printer.

About two years ago I put in an extender to help get a good signal to the front outside cam. It worked fine, but as of late that signal drops out or never connects depending on the time of day.

Any thoughts?
 
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I have a toik ax1500 router and have many devices wired to it through unmanaged switches. Some with power over Ethernet for my cameras. Wired is always better than wireless for connectivity I am not sure if the appeal of triband since many devices still connect at 2.4.or 5ghz. mesh is when you have a main router with.extenders to place around to expand your wireless signal. You can sometimes add them to your router. I had one for my TP-Link but sold it when I wired more connections. For outside you may need outdoor extenders to boost the signal especially if you have stucco. I had 3 for my ring cameras but dumped ring for a system with poe cameras.
 
 

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