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# 249124 26-Apr-2019 17:23
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A few years ago, Apple wifi kit was quite good for simplicity of setup, had basic support for extending wifi using wifi, and made airplay support quite easy.




Unfortunately... the kit is now pretty old, and what I've got appears to be deteriorating.




So... what's a good replacement brand? I only need 3 units , but at least 2 of the units need 3 LAN ports. Gigabit all the way of course.




What are other people using? 



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  # 2225738 26-Apr-2019 17:54
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It's my understanding that key staff at Ubiquiti started at Apple and I've always found Ubiquiti gear to have excellent iOS comparability.


Consider the Amplifi mesh gear?  We've only got one deployment but have had excellent feedback about it. 

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  # 2225739 26-Apr-2019 17:59
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you want a mesh wifi kit by the sounds of it


orbi, amplifi, D-Link COVR, TP-Link Deco,


you might be able to get away with 2 units given the better wifi on them, most brands offer the ability to buy extra units.


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  # 2225763 26-Apr-2019 18:32
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I'm using two Amplifi HD routers connected by ethernet backhaul. It gives me 4 ethernet ports in two different locations (lounge room and games room) and great wifi across the whole house. The advantage of this over some other mesh kits is the ethernet backhaul instead of using wireless backhaul.

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  # 2225802 26-Apr-2019 21:01
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I replaced my Airport and TimeCapsule with Ubiquity Unifi access points and hardwired connection to where I needed them. Wifi has been rock solid and fast. A bit extra setup (e.g. controller) but it has been a set and forget arrangement. 

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