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Topic # 226038 18-Dec-2017 07:26
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I just saw this and thought I would share. Apologies if the link does not work - posting from mobile.

Biggest question for me is can I replace this with what I currently have (ubiquiti and spark router in bridge mode).



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  Reply # 1920970 18-Dec-2017 07:42
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It's $399 save 200




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  Reply # 1920972 18-Dec-2017 07:44
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Yes. Updated now.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1920974 18-Dec-2017 07:47
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Not a bad price.

 

 

 

In terms of what you can do, switch out the HG659b for a managed switch to untag/tag on egress the packets. then you can terminate PPP on the google.





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  Reply # 1920975 18-Dec-2017 07:50
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I have large two level house and would this be better solution to replace my current wired repeaters from ubiquity and spark in bridge mode? Main router is netgear x8 and the other two are wired now.

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  Reply # 1920979 18-Dec-2017 08:05
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maxeon: I have large two level house and would this be better solution to replace my current wired repeaters from ubiquity and spark in bridge mode? Main router is netgear x8 and the other two are wired now.

 

Surely the ubiquiti would piss all over this.  I have 3 in 2 level house and only miss coverage in one corner - which I'll address with a 4th cheap 2nd hand UAP.





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  Reply # 1920981 18-Dec-2017 08:07
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Damn good price for a damn good product.


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  Reply # 1921025 18-Dec-2017 08:42
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Just ordered.  Flatmate keeps saying his internet drops in his bedroom so hoping this sorts it out :)


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  Reply # 1921854 19-Dec-2017 12:47
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My house is wired in each room for ethernet and already have a GWN7610 AP but my siblings (who are glued to their phones) are complaining that at the other end of the house, the signal is a bit up and down and their video quality keeps dropping to 360p/480p then back to HD etc

 

Pretty sweet deal for the Google Wifi but I suppose there's no way around getting a managed switch to get it to work since we're on Voyager fibre - VLAN 10 tag? Router is GWN7000.

 

Am I better off just picking up a second AP and then playing with the power levels to try and get it to seamlessly switch between APs?




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  Reply # 1921860 19-Dec-2017 12:53
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Huskie:

 

My house is wired in each room for ethernet and already have a GWN7610 AP but my siblings (who are glued to their phones) are complaining that at the other end of the house, the signal is a bit up and down and their video quality keeps dropping to 360p/480p then back to HD etc

 

Pretty sweet deal for the Google Wifi but I suppose there's no way around getting a managed switch to get it to work since we're on Voyager fibre - VLAN 10 tag? Router is GWN7000.

 

Am I better off just picking up a second AP and then playing with the power levels to try and get it to seamlessly switch between APs?

 

 

I think it will work with VLAN 10 tag. Spark is selling them on their website here. I have bought the 3 pack now and yet to install. Reading about it online before doing the install I think the IP range will be different (Double-Nat) and cannot be changed? I need to setup to confirm. 

 

I have about 40 devices at home that connect to wifi and often struggle with AP's that i currently have. I want to isolate some devices to a specific Wifi so my main router (Netgear) does not hit the device limit (32). 


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  Reply # 1921873 19-Dec-2017 13:06
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maxeon:

 

Huskie:

 

My house is wired in each room for ethernet and already have a GWN7610 AP but my siblings (who are glued to their phones) are complaining that at the other end of the house, the signal is a bit up and down and their video quality keeps dropping to 360p/480p then back to HD etc

 

Pretty sweet deal for the Google Wifi but I suppose there's no way around getting a managed switch to get it to work since we're on Voyager fibre - VLAN 10 tag? Router is GWN7000.

 

Am I better off just picking up a second AP and then playing with the power levels to try and get it to seamlessly switch between APs?

 

 

I think it will work with VLAN 10 tag. Spark is selling them on their website here. I have bought the 3 pack now and yet to install. Reading about it online before doing the install I think the IP range will be different (Double-Nat) and cannot be changed? I need to setup to confirm. 

 

I have about 40 devices at home that connect to wifi and often struggle with AP's that i currently have. I want to isolate some devices to a specific Wifi so my main router (Netgear) does not hit the device limit (32). 

 

 

It seems that 1 of them plugs into the router and you place the other 2 around house, I am then going to use the AP on the router and set it only to be a guest network.

 

 




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  Reply # 1921878 19-Dec-2017 13:12
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maxeon:

 

Huskie:

 

My house is wired in each room for ethernet and already have a GWN7610 AP but my siblings (who are glued to their phones) are complaining that at the other end of the house, the signal is a bit up and down and their video quality keeps dropping to 360p/480p then back to HD etc

 

Pretty sweet deal for the Google Wifi but I suppose there's no way around getting a managed switch to get it to work since we're on Voyager fibre - VLAN 10 tag? Router is GWN7000.

 

Am I better off just picking up a second AP and then playing with the power levels to try and get it to seamlessly switch between APs?

 

 

I think it will work with VLAN 10 tag. Spark is selling them on their website here. I have bought the 3 pack now and yet to install. Reading about it online before doing the install I think the IP range will be different (Double-Nat) and cannot be changed? I need to setup to confirm. 

 

I have about 40 devices at home that connect to wifi and often struggle with AP's that i currently have. I want to isolate some devices to a specific Wifi so my main router (Netgear) does not hit the device limit (32). 

 

 

It seems that 1 of them plugs into the router and you place the other 2 around house, I am then going to use the AP on the router and set it only to be a guest network.

 

 

 

 

Yes, that's my intention as well. There are 25 WiFi smart switches in my house that constantly struggle to keep with connection / channels across my AP's. I am going to put them on this Google WiFi network and use the main router to connect the rest of the devices. In theory from what I ready about it that would work for my case but I am not sure if there will be any Double Nat issues in which case I will have to tweak further and keep those existing AP's. 


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@Huskie it'll be a downgrade for you. Just grab another access point.





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  Reply # 1921957 19-Dec-2017 14:38
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maxeon:

Biggest question for me is can I replace this with what I currently have (ubiquiti and spark router in bridge mode).

 

As above, it would be an expensive downgrade.





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  Reply # 1922030 19-Dec-2017 15:46
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Ok have just installed it.  Speed tests show a more stable speed and about 150meg down over wireless and 25meg up.  Current router was about 100megs down.

 

 

 

Wifi is stronger however and that is what i was after.  Flatmate is testing tonight as his bedroom was a bit of a dead zone

 

 


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  Reply # 1922063 19-Dec-2017 16:38
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michaelmurfy:

 

@Huskie it'll be a downgrade for you. Just grab another access point.

 

 

Hmm, alright I'll just pick up another AP. At my old place, we had 2 AP's and it kept switching back and forth between the two despite remaining in the same place and one network being clearly much stronger than the other in that position. Will admit I didn't bother trying to optimize it so will do that this time so they transition smoothly between each point.


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