I am currently looking at a couple different solutions for a WIFI network at home.
I have a Netgear Nighthawk R8000, Does a fine job apart from 2 corners of the house. So I want to upgrade it go to a WIFI mesh setup with a total of 3 APs with an Ethernet Backhaul.
Where my Fibre connection comes in is one corner of the house and the 5GHz band just reaches the corner I have the office, It is fine under the 2.4GHz band. The other location is out in the Garage where we have a deck outside again the 2.4GHz is fine but 5GHz can be patchy.
Main reason for the upgrade is there is a lot of development going on with Neighbours and Im thinking more 2.4GHz products coming I do not want to have issues.
I have been looking at the Netgear Orbi (RBK50 plus the RBS40), Linksys and the TP link models as well.
In each case of the 3 using an ethernet backhaul requires you to change from a Mesh style setup to using them as APs so basically have 3 WIFI networks.
I do want to be able to have a single WIFI network and have it roaming (I do not mind slipping the 2.4 and 5 into 2 separate Networks with NETWORKNAME and NETWORKNAME-5)
Has anyone set up Mesh WIFI network with Ethernet Backhaul with either the above products?
Or do you think it will be better to go to the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-PRO/Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE route with 3 APs with them.
Ideally, I do not want to screw anything in to walls, Just sit on top of Cabinets