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Topic # 185471 24-Nov-2015 11:00
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Hi Guys,

 

 

 

Just brought a house that is setup for fibre (thank f for that cause we were on pratically dial up speed adsl)

 

Any advice on what routers (I am assuming you don't have a modem as such) I should get to give good wireless performance?

 

Computers are relatively new macbooks and 2 new smart tv's with built in wireless

 

2 Level house so I am thinking I would be best with 2 routers or a router and an access point.

 

So for say $500 what would you recommend purchasing?
I don't know how easy it will be to run a network cable upstairs (as we don't move in for 3 weeks) but I will give it a goo if that's the best option.

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  Reply # 1433796 24-Nov-2015 11:03
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what is the layout of the house like?

where is the ONT? where are the majority of the devices located? is there Ethernet cabling running around the place?

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  Reply # 1433798 24-Nov-2015 11:05
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Won't your service provider send one out?




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  Reply # 1433803 24-Nov-2015 11:12
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Jase2985: what is the layout of the house like?

where is the ONT? where are the majority of the devices located? is there Ethernet cabling running around the place?

 

Upstairs is Lounge kitchen Dining, Downstairs is Rumpus and bedrooms - 1 TV up 1 Down

 

Laptops will both be used up and down.

 

 

 

ONT is located down on one side of the house (I can easily run a network cable from there to the center of the house



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  Reply # 1433805 24-Nov-2015 11:14
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Stu: Won't your service provider send one out?

 

 

 

I have not chosen a provider yet but looking at going with Bigpipe, appears they have the best deal but have to supply our own device.

I do currently have a Netgear D6300 that I think maybe able to be used as an access point


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  Reply # 1433810 24-Nov-2015 11:20
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that netgear should be fine as your router or your access point

you would probably only need one more device as an access point somewhere else in the house

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  Reply # 1433820 24-Nov-2015 11:37
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We went with My Republic and cannot fault them, they have a range of routers...we ended up with an ASUS unit which is fine for us. ONT is behind the telly so Apple TV, PlayStation, TV etc connect via ethernet, everything else connects fine via Wifi, our unit isn't one of the newer 802.11ac units, I think its the 802.11n version, however we've never encountered any streaming issues with up to four devices streaming at any one time. If you are dropping $500 on a unit you should be able to pick up an excellent unit.




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