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  # 1607275 9-Aug-2016 21:25
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My SOHO setup:

I'm on HFC cable 100/10Mbps, with a Cisco modem, Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, and Cisco switch, with a single Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC in a cupboard in the centre of our house.


5 GHz WiFi connects to 2 laptops, one desktop PC, and one iPad.


I usually get full line speeds on my wireless ac laptop, one room away from the UniFi.


Wireless n devices are slower, but the connection is reliable.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 1607279 9-Aug-2016 21:31
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Currently running Spark fixed mobile 4G on a Huawei B315s modem, attached to a Netcomm powerline device.


Devices running on it are 2 smart tvs, a Samsung smart blu-ray player, Marantz SR5010 network audio amplifier, Sky decoder, a couple of laptops, a couple of tablets and a couple of mobiles.





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Wannabe Geek

  # 1607281 9-Aug-2016 21:34
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Asus RTN66U running asuswrt merlin firmware. Spark UFB. 8 wifi devices


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Uber Geek

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  # 1607286 9-Aug-2016 21:44
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Dlink DIR-868L which I picked up for $1 on Trademe :-)



Wow, I bow to your superior Trademe-fu. Did the seller know what they were selling for $1?

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  # 1607307 9-Aug-2016 23:09
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@redmouse red sticker and not connected to the cloud I see ;) appears you need to get that hairdryer out and make it look less angry.

Also to everyone else - yes, I am exempt from this competition to give everyone a chance. Wait, I am actually shipping it to the winner - what am I saying ;)

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  # 1607308 9-Aug-2016 23:14
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NetComm N300 router - 11 devices for 4 people.




4x laptops




4x phones


1 tablet

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Master Geek

  # 1607309 9-Aug-2016 23:22
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D-Link DIR 636L


runs off cable modem.  Connects to three PC's on ethernet, three notebooks on WiFi and three phones on WiFi (although lots of other folk seem to have access too on their phones). And Chromecast too of course.


Has a ridiculously long WiFi password.  SSID: GCSB Monitor 1016





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Uber Geek

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  # 1607311 9-Aug-2016 23:51
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I'm set for good Wifi, but my Father in law, his is built into his Router, one of the HG Vodafone ones, and even with thier pretty low usage, the frustration is pretty evident. He is coming up on retirement, it would be nice to put one of these in for him, and the benefit being I'll be able to asssist him remotely with it's cloud functions. They have about 6 connected devices. 



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Uber Geek

  # 1607334 10-Aug-2016 06:23
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Fritzbox 7390
3 laptops, 2 cell phones, 1 desktop
Work, study and entertainment.

The signal range on the fritz is pretty bad.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1607373 10-Aug-2016 07:42
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Dlink DIR-868L which I picked up for $1 on Trademe :-)

Wow, I bow to your superior Trademe-fu. Did the seller know what they were selling for $1?

I doubt it. Auction description was 4 words. " Dlink modem. Good condition" and the picture was dark and fuzzy. Was a $1 reserve.

Took the point and it paid off. Sometimes it doesnt.

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  # 1607375 10-Aug-2016 07:46
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Airport Extreme downstairs.


rMBP, 3 iPhones, 2 iPads, daughters Xbox One, old iMac. Upstairs its ok, but on 2.4. 

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Master Geek

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  # 1607385 10-Aug-2016 08:32
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Huawei B315 4G modem.


TPLink WR1043 connected as well to provide some additional wifi for more devices needed for work.


Devices connected - probably 15 to 20 at any one time




Thanks! :)

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Uber Geek


  # 1607390 10-Aug-2016 08:48
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Currently using a combination of a Fritzbox! 7490 and a Ubiquiti unifi AP Pro with roughly 20 devices connected.


Will post a photo once I'm back in Auckland.

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1607400 10-Aug-2016 08:58
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Huawei HG659 Router. Connections upstairs are dodgy with poor signal levels. This would fix that problem.

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  # 1607419 10-Aug-2016 09:45
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We have the standard Spark HG659b modem running wifi to:


iPhone 5
2 x Samsung Smart TVs
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Kindle Paperwhite
2 x laptops


The wifi signal downstairs is a bit dodgy and an access point would be a great fix.


Apart from that, the whole setup is costing us a fortune in hamster food pellets:




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