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Master Geek
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Reply # 1607495 10-Aug-2016 10:59
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Using two Cambium E400 APs.  Great 5GHz AC coverage in a concrete wall apartment.  No single AP I have tried was able to provide 5 GHz coverage to the entire apartment.  The 2.4GHz band has more than 15 networks showing at my location in the Auckland CBD.  It is consequently unable to provide the reliability I seek for 8-10 connected Wi-fi devices on the network.


I know it is overkill for a home network doing a bit of Netflix and Lightbox streaming but it sure works well.

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  Reply # 1608628 10-Aug-2016 14:48
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A vodafone (Huawei ) adsl router :(
6 laptops, 6 phones, 1 desktop, 1 PS4, 2 printers, 2 bluray players. (Just what every home has... actually it may be 7 laptops )

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1608650 10-Aug-2016 14:59
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Just using a standard Fritzbox 7490. All in all about 27 devices.

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  Reply # 1608692 10-Aug-2016 15:38
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Fritzbox 7490 


Devices: 2 laptops , 1 tablet, 2 chromecasts, Sony Smart TV, wired connection to Xbox One and 3 phones

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1608699 10-Aug-2016 15:48
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Mikrotik RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN (currently retired until fibre is installed)


FritzBox 7490 (2deg VDSL)


Linksys WRT1900AC running DD-WRT


All runs Home network.


- 4 Phones
- 4+ PCs/Macs 
- Guests on dedicated WiFi
- IoT devices (ESP8266es) on dedicated Wifi (no internet access)
- Server with RAID5 array in basement feeds out all storage needs via Gbit Ethernet.
- AIS antenna serves Wellington shipping data to
- RaspberryPi runs IoT (MQTT+NodeRed)



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1608706 10-Aug-2016 15:55
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Oh forgot 3 tablets, 2 printers, 1 light bulb

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  Reply # 1608730 10-Aug-2016 16:20
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Just note guys - this is a full router with an ATA, it is not strictly just an AP.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1608783 10-Aug-2016 17:53
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Netgear R7000 Nighthawk




2x pc connected via ethernet.


2x android phones


1x apple ipad mini


1 x apple iphone.


1x yamaha receiver via wifi.




running orcon vdsl @27mbps



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1609844 10-Aug-2016 21:08
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Vodafone Home Gateway H556a


Device numbers vary at any time but generally between 4 and 10

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1609874 10-Aug-2016 23:08
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ASUS RT-N56U, 18 clients - 9 wired and 9wireless. Coverage is ok but needs a restart every week or so to keep the wireless speeds working fast enough.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1609997 11-Aug-2016 11:02
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Using a mikrotik router with about 50 registered devices.  20 to 30 devices active all the time.

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  Reply # 1610010 11-Aug-2016 11:30
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1 x Vodafone Huawei HG659 connected to VDSL in Bridge mode (Wifi off)


1 x Linksys WRT1200AC running LEDE (DD trunk r469 - release is a couple of months old but stable).  Handles the PPPoE connection and acts as residential gateway, wifi ap + guest wifi, firewall, openvpn server, etc...


1 x Fritzbox 7390 (Wifi off - acting as a glorified SIP client for 2talk + DECT base station)


1 x Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT (acting as WDS client bridge for old LG Smart TV, connected to it by ethernet)


1 x Apple TV 2nd Gen


1 x HP Printer


1 x iMac


1 x MacBook Pro


3 x iPhone


2 x iPad


Occasionally 2 x work laptops (Dell Win 7 + HP Win 10)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1610188 11-Aug-2016 16:08
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Just moved to 2Degrees so on the FritzBox 7490 which has made a difference in the house.  Still have some devices on 2.4GHz but this kit is about central to the main house


WiFi: 2 x iPads, 1 x Samsung Tab, 3 x laptops, 4 x Phones, 2 x Amazon Fire TV Stick, 1 x Xbox360


Wired: A PC, Amazon Fire TV, Freeview+ STB, Panasonic Blu-Ray, Samsung TV and Synology NAS



Cabling is a bit messy but "I'll get around to tidying it" :)


Only problem is the garage / bedrooms that could do with better WiFi - thinking of running CAT6 and setting up an AP.  Was going to use the old VF router but it's rubbish, so this would be very handy indeed.

Procrastination eventually pays off.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1610463 12-Aug-2016 08:56
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Fritzbox 7490, 6 laptops, 5 phones, 1 wireless printer, and 1 media pc. Reception dies at the back of the house and in the backyard.




Am planning a structured cabling solution and the wireless AP would be a perfect compliment.




hmm... not sure how to flip the pic.

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Master Geek

Reply # 1610884 12-Aug-2016 18:53
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I've got a NETGEAR WNDR3800 hiding behind the TV/HTPC cabinet along with cable modem, VOIP ATA and a tangled nest of wires. Have about 6 devices running on WIFI aswell as all the wired ports fully plugged up. Just use it to connect all my household collection of networkable gadgets to access my Vodafone cable connection.



Looks quite pretty all lit up!

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