Looking for some advice.
I have finally got my fibre installed and now have gigabit internet. This goes to a Spark HG659b router right down the end of my house by the TV. From there I have structured cabling back to the office at the other end of my house and also from the office to the bedroom. I have TVs, game consoles and Android TV spread between the two and I am keen for good WiFi throughout the house.
The Wifi from the HG659 does not reach to the other end of the house and so I setup another HG659b (they keep sending them) as an AP down in the office following the instructions on another thread here, disabled DHCP, give it an IP outside of the fibre router DHCP range and plugging LAN port to LAN port to the fibre router.
That worked OK for a while but every now and then it seems to stop working and instead of a web page I get the old router page telling me I need to connect to the internet. Refreshing the page a few times seems to solve it but clearly using the router just as a WiFi AP is not ideal.
So unless there is an easy fix, I was thinking about getting some of the Ubiquiti WiFi kit but I had a few questions.
1. Which Access points are best? Is it still the Unifi UAP-AC-Pro? IS that overkill?
2. If I get two am I right in thinking that I get one complete WiFi and the APs will hand off the connection to my mobile/tablet etc as I walk from one end of the house to the other?
3. I was going to get a Gigabit switch down the office/bedroom end of the house for cabling directly some TVs, consoles etc and to connect the AP but should I just get a Ubiquiti Switch with PoE?
4. Is the HG659b good enough for me on fibre or am I best going fully Ubiquiti and if so what router should I get?
It sounds like the Ubiquiti stuff just works and I have had enough messing around with WiFi in the house that I want to get this right this time. It seems like setting up with the Geekzone Community UniFi CLoud Controller by @michaelmurfy is my best bet.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.