Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


# 208602 19-Feb-2017 10:06
Send private message

I have a larger house with a home office and have been using an Apple extreme with an Apple express to extend the network for about 7 years. I've started to doing a lot more streaming and the system isn't keeping up.

 

If I upgrade to the current routers like a nighthawke will this cover the whole house? or do I still need to use my old routers to extend. The airport is connected to a HG659b. I found the range on the HG to be too small.

 

 

 

I'd like some advice on a good setup for the modern age.

 

 





Amanon

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2

D.W

523 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 65


  # 1722550 19-Feb-2017 10:12
4 people support this post
Send private message

Depending on your tech ability/interest in dealing with hardware that is slightly more complex than your average home networking gear, the Ubiquiti Wireless APs are an excellent choice.




641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  # 1722552 19-Feb-2017 10:18
Send private message

D.W:

 

Depending on your tech ability/interest in dealing with hardware that is slightly more complex than your average home networking gear, the Ubiquiti Wireless APs are an excellent choice.

 

 

 

 

I take it with something like above you can have several AP's connected to separate ethernet connections throughout my property and they are able to form a single wifi network?





Amanon

 
 
 
 


1731 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 217

Subscriber

  # 1722582 19-Feb-2017 11:06
One person supports this post
Send private message

Yes and it should, I believe, allow clients to move seamlessly between APs based on strenght of signal.  I've got a UBNT AC LR which is awesome which covers my 95m2 home with full signal strength, if I move to a bigger place I'll pick up another.


1585 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1722583 19-Feb-2017 11:07
One person supports this post
Send private message

The Netgear Orbi system does what you want but its not cheap.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETNGR3000/Netgear-Orbi-RBK50-MU-MIMO-Wi-Fi-System-Orbi-Route

 

 





Life is too short to remove USB safely.




641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  # 1722584 19-Feb-2017 11:13
Send private message

Benoire:

 

Yes and it should, I believe, allow clients to move seamlessly between APs based on strenght of signal.  I've got a UBNT AC LR which is awesome which covers my 95m2 home with full signal strength, if I move to a bigger place I'll pick up another.

 

 

I notice that it is PoE, does that mean I need a switch as well? or can it draw power from the HG659b?





Amanon

1888 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 456

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1722586 19-Feb-2017 11:17
One person supports this post
Send private message

For PoE you'll something to inject power, and thats not the HG659.

 

You can get home network grade switchs that can supply power but do your research etc. Or just plug the thing in if you can.





________

 

Antonios K

 

Click to see full size




641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  # 1722588 19-Feb-2017 11:23
Send private message

antoniosk:

 

For PoE you'll something to inject power, and thats not the HG659.

 

You can get home network grade switchs that can supply power but do your research etc. Or just plug the thing in if you can.

 

 

 

 

Thanks - the UBNT AC LR comes with a power injector so all good.





Amanon

Mr Snotty
8619 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4512

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1722590 19-Feb-2017 11:24
2 people support this post
Send private message

Yes the Ubiquiti UniFi AP's will be what you're after - ideally the UniFi AC-Lite or the UniFi AC-Pro will do you fine. I've also got a UniFi controller you're able to use if you like.

 

You'll need to run Ethernet to both AP's however power doesn't have to be present in the locations you install them. They're tidy (designed to be out in the open) and configuration, firmware updates etc are all managed by the UniFi controller.







641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  # 1722593 19-Feb-2017 11:32
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

Yes the Ubiquiti UniFi AP's will be what you're after - ideally the UniFi AC-Lite or the UniFi AC-Pro will do you fine. I've also got a UniFi controller you're able to use if you like.

 

You'll need to run Ethernet to both AP's however power doesn't have to be present in the locations you install them. They're tidy (designed to be out in the open) and configuration, firmware updates etc are all managed by the UniFi controller.

 

 

Thanks - I'm looking at this one here - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETUBI1226/Ubiquiti-UniFi-UAP-AC-LR-Dual-band-AC1350-450867Mb I'm guessing that it is better to go for dual band?

 

What is a UniFi controller? Do I need one?





Amanon

Mr Snotty
8619 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4512

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1722602 19-Feb-2017 11:55
One person supports this post
Send private message

Look at the UAP AP Pro (https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/uap-ac-pro.html) as it'll give you a little bit better performance. It is what I personally use.

 

Yes, you do need a UniFi controller to take full advantage of the AP's especially if you have a couple of them. More information on the controller Here. In my signature there is a link to the controller I host.





5424 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1879


  # 1722607 19-Feb-2017 12:18
One person supports this post
Send private message

How is your current express connected? If it's just repeating the wifi signal, the throughput will be rubbish, but if you can run ethernet cables back to your router (as you'd need to for UniFi) you should get a very significant improvement for not much outlay.

 

 




641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  # 1722621 19-Feb-2017 12:26
Send private message

RunningMan:

 

How is your current express connected? If it's just repeating the wifi signal, the throughput will be rubbish, but if you can run ethernet cables back to your router (as you'd need to for UniFi) you should get a very significant improvement for not much outlay.

 

 

 

 

Yes- the express is just repeating. I will give what you suggest a try.





Amanon



641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  # 1722622 19-Feb-2017 12:42
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

Look at the UAP AP Pro (https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/uap-ac-pro.html) as it'll give you a little bit better performance. It is what I personally use.

 

Yes, you do need a UniFi controller to take full advantage of the AP's especially if you have a couple of them. More information on the controller Here. In my signature there is a link to the controller I host.

 

 

Thanks for the offer for the controller. Is there any risk that I'm opening my network up to by doing that?





Amanon

Mr Snotty
8619 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4512

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1722643 19-Feb-2017 13:36
One person supports this post
Send private message

Dulouz:

 

 

 

Thanks for the offer for the controller. Is there any risk that I'm opening my network up to by doing that?

 

 

No. It is secure and only you (and myself being the superadmin) have access to your site. There is a post regarding security on the thread.





59 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  # 1723745 21-Feb-2017 14:18
Send private message

The Cloud Key is very cool too if you want your own controller, and with integration from anywhere into http://unifi.ubnt.com/ it's very simple and handy. 

 

If you're not going for Unifi kit, you're either:

 

a) F*%king loaded

 

b) Mad. 


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.