Arlo Pro or Ring Spotlight?


Old 11-23-18, 04:41 PM
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Arlo Pro or Ring Spotlight?

I am finally breaking down and installing one of these. My concern is with WIFI. A couple years ago I tried a Ring but returned it because my WIFI wasn't strong enough. Telephone and laptops get a decent signal where the camera was, but i guess it wasn't enough for the camera.

Reviews on the Arlo talk about how strong their WIFI is, but no one mentions the Ring. Have they improved the Ring any? If not, I will probably go with the Arlo.

(I have put in a WIFI extender on the opposite side of my house from the router, but still.)

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 11-23-18, 08:02 PM
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ANY metal between the router and the Ring will cause problems. If you have any type of foil covered backer board...... like from vinyl siding..... that's a problem.

I had a customer with vinyl siding install four...... one on each side of the house.
One worked well. One was intermittent and the other two wouldn't work.
Old 11-24-18, 06:08 AM
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Ring sells a Ring Chime Pro that's a WIFI extender for Ring devices.
My son has a Ring camera and has no problems with it.
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My Arlo Pro base station and Netgear R7000 wireless router are located in the same room, at one end of my house, on the second floor. All of the Arlo cameras have a strong signal, even the ones mounted on the outside of the house at the opposite end from the room with base station and router. My Ring Pro, mounted just a few feet from that Arlo Pro camera, has a marginal signal w/o a range extender.

In my experience the Ring Chime Pro is garbage as a range extender. I actually had a stronger signal connecting to the router without it. OTOH, with a real range extender on my first floor, twenty feet from the front door, I got a huge boost in signal strength.
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