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TygerB8
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Mesh Wifi Recs
For my home (~3000 ft2), I'm looking to replace my NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk router with a mesh system. I'm looking at the Amazon Eero, Google Wifi, and Nest Wifi systems.

One thing that appears beneficial in the Eero and Google Wifi setups is that each add-on device has ethernet ports so you can choose to hard-wire nearby devices. The Nest Wifi does not.

For those with experience with any of the above, would you recommend?

Thanks!


TitleistProV1X
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I have the Eero and love it. I’ve used the netgear Orbi which worked well but definitely not as good as the eero.


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I have a 2 pack nest wifi (one router and one point) and I have no issues. Consistently getting 200+ speeds throughout the house. 1 story, 2200 sq ft home so you may need the 3 pack if you go this route. I also have no need to hardwire any devices so if this is a requirement I’d look for other options.


RebelWithACause
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I also have the Nest 2 pack with 1 router and 1 access point. 2 story home. Haven't really had any issues.

I originally ordered the Eero Pro but it got back ordered for over a month when I ordered (June) so went with Google Nest wifi.
This post was edited on 7/27 at 4:44 pm


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CHiPs25
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I have AT&T fiber and have google WiFi. Have 2 access points, one upstairs and one downstairs. Here is the test i just did.



TygerB8
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Awesome information everyone, I appreciate it!


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Orbi is $$$


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TitleistProV1X
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A lot of it just depends on the size of your home and how spread out everything will be from the main hub. I have 4800 ft to cover and also have to jump to an office that is detached from my house above my garage. I have 4 Eeros that cover everything.


TygerB8
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Got it. I see that there is an Eero mesh system and also an Eero Pro mesh system. Which one do you have?


TitleistProV1X
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I have the Eero pro. It’s expensive, but the good news is you’ll never have to worry about getting a signal to anything at your house. I can even stream tv in my detached office


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Between Nest, Orbi, Google, etc. they all have great reviews and supporters. I have Google and its great but cant go wrong with one of the main players.


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Got Heeem
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Orbi is TRASH.

Google Wifi is legit.

Those are the two I've had experience with.


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Eero pro


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Stexas
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Orbi is TRASH.


I have a setup for me and installed one for one of my neighbors, haven't had any issues.


Got Heeem
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I had Orbi at home and returned it. Got google and it was 1000x better.

My friend ordered orbi for his office and it was terrible. He asked me for help. Told him about google.

I went swap them out and bammmm. Great.

I've had 2 negative experiences with one and two positives with the other.


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barry
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re: Mesh Wifi Recs
quote:

For my home (~3000 ft2), I'm looking to replace my NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk router with a mesh system



I just replaced my nighthawk with the google mesh system, did the router upstairs and one device downstairs, ~3400 sq. ft house. Returned the 3rd one because it made no difference. I already use google home for automation so it was nice to integrate another piece. Also they work as google home mini speakers/voice assistant.


quote:

One thing that appears beneficial in the Eero and Google Wifi setups is that each add-on device has ethernet ports so you can choose to hard-wire nearby devices. The Nest Wifi does not.


So the google wifi and nest wifi are the same thing now for the latest generation (google is branding all its automation stuff as nest) and it DOES NOT have an ethernet port on the points
This post was edited on 7/28 at 11:56 am


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I’ve used the netgear Orbi which worked well but definitely not as good as the eero.


I just bought the Orbi Wifi6 with 3 satellites. I hope it's good.


AlxTgr
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quote:

I have AT&T fiber and have google WiFi. Have 2 access points, one upstairs and one downstairs. Here is the test i just did.
Do you have to do anything special with the router/modem/gateway or whatever that box is? I am about a 2/10 when it comes to this stuff and am kinda scared to buy the google things if i don't think I can properly set it up.


CHiPs25
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Do you have to do anything special with the router/modem/gateway or whatever that box is? I am about a 2/10 when it comes to this stuff and am kinda scared to buy the google things if i don't think I can properly set it up.


Nothing that a 1/10 couldn't do. Basically have to plug the main hub into the router, and then take the access points and plug them into the wall. Then open the app and it will walk you through it. There are plenty of youtube videos out there to show how it's installed. Extremely easy and from what i've heard the google wifi is the easiest to install.


TygerB8
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Thanks! I am leaning to the Nest Wifi as I have other Nest products in my home.

Based on the August 2020 coupons, Costco will be having a sale next week on the Google Nest Wifi 4 Pack for $299. This seems like a really good deal.


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