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#275976 19-Sep-2020 20:00
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I am shifting to a new property and want to setup a mesh network. I have a fritz box 7490. Can a just add two mesh devices to connect with the fritz box. If so what is recommended. 


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  #2568327 19-Sep-2020 20:31
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you need compatible units to act as the mesh repeaters. so in your instance they would need to be other fritz devices


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  #2568335 19-Sep-2020 21:01
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You need other 7490 (or 7590) for this to work. Or if using other mesh systems, they have have to be the same. Mesh systems are not compatible between different manufacturers.




 

 

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  #2568336 19-Sep-2020 21:06
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Jase2985:

 

you need compatible units to act as the mesh repeaters. so in your instance they would need to be other fritz devices

 

 

 

 

So, I could buy a couple of 7490's off trademe and link them to my main 7490. Does the lan ports on the two extra 7490's remain active for use?


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  #2568338 19-Sep-2020 21:08
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dukester:

Jase2985:


you need compatible units to act as the mesh repeaters. so in your instance they would need to be other fritz devices



 


So, I could buy a couple of 7490's off trademe and link them to my main 7490. Does the lan ports on the two extra 7490's remain active for use?



Yes they remain active

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  #2568351 19-Sep-2020 21:50
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. Mesh systems are not compatible between different manufacturers.


Wrong.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.asmag.com/mobile/article_detail_amp.aspx%3faid=26563

Quite a few vendors support this new standard, but i would still prefer buying units in the same brand, range.

My advice,

If you want a easy setup,get a netgear orbi pack.

If you want hard-core stats, get a ububiqti system.




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  #2568358 19-Sep-2020 22:16
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Most mesh systems do not follow any other standards despite the link above. You will be better off buying other FritzBox units and manage the whole system from the main box. Or buy packaged systems like D-Link COVR or Orbi. But I wouldn't buy units from different manufacturers. There would be a world of pain.




 

 

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  #2568387 19-Sep-2020 23:36
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I can definitely recommend the Orbi. 

 

 

 

Have the AC3000 RBK50 pack. They have been pretty much rock solid (except for one hiccup, which required a reboot).

 

Seem to provide decent coverage. 

 

The main reason I went for Orbi is because it had the dedicated backhaul 5G channel, whereas a lot of others share the 5G radio. 

 

 

 

The App and web portal leave a lot to be desired if you are a technical person like I am, but for a no-hassle, stable mesh network. It works well.






 
 
 
 


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  #2568415 20-Sep-2020 08:39
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Aaroona:

 

I can definitely recommend the Orbi. 

 

 

 

Have the AC3000 RBK50 pack. They have been pretty much rock solid (except for one hiccup, which required a reboot).

 

Seem to provide decent coverage. 

 

The main reason I went for Orbi is because it had the dedicated backhaul 5G channel, whereas a lot of others share the 5G radio. 

 

 

 

The App and web portal leave a lot to be desired if you are a technical person like I am, but for a no-hassle, stable mesh network. It works well.

 

 

I found these rock solid too, and I definitely recommend Orbis.





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  #2568420 20-Sep-2020 08:43
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The D-Link COVR-C1203 uses a shared channel or ethernet. The D-Link COVR-2202 uses a dedicate 5 GHz channel or ethernet. The FRitz!Box uses either a share channel or ethernet.

 

You can obviously just get any other router, disable DHCP, NAT and firewalls and put it anywhere in the house, connected via ethernet with the same SSID/password as the main router. It will work but it will not automatically adjust channels, steer devices to different bands or manage power as efficiently as a mesh solution and sometimes cause interference.





 

 

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  #2568637 20-Sep-2020 13:39
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dukester:

 

I am shifting to a new property and want to setup a mesh network. I have a fritz box 7490. Can a just add two mesh devices to connect with the fritz box. If so what is recommended. 

 

 

I use a 7490 in a MESH situation.  You can get a 7490 on Trade Me for around $70 to $80.  I have found the MESH really good and with the new 7.21 firmware they have added this feature,

 

## Mesh: - **NEW** Mesh auto-channel: Accounts for the wireless environment of the Mesh Repeater in selecting the best Wi-Fi channel for the entire Mesh

 

Hope this helps.

 

Smithy





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  #2571655 22-Sep-2020 06:47
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Smithy47:

 

dukester:

 

I am shifting to a new property and want to setup a mesh network. I have a fritz box 7490. Can a just add two mesh devices to connect with the fritz box. If so what is recommended. 

 

 

I use a 7490 in a MESH situation.  You can get a 7490 on Trade Me for around $70 to $80.  I have found the MESH really good and with the new 7.21 firmware they have added this feature,

 

## Mesh: - **NEW** Mesh auto-channel: Accounts for the wireless environment of the Mesh Repeater in selecting the best Wi-Fi channel for the entire Mesh

 

Hope this helps.

 

Smithy

 

 

 

 

I am bidding for another 7490 on Trademe as this looks a good option. Am I right in assuming I can add more than one 7490 in setting up a mesh network?


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  #2571664 22-Sep-2020 07:12
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I am bidding for another 7490 on Trademe as this looks a good option. Am I right in assuming I can add more than one 7490 in setting up a mesh network?

 

 

 

 

Yes you can.





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  #2571773 22-Sep-2020 09:16
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I have an old 7340 I think you can have for postage. Was gonna bin it. I was using as a repeater but replaced with a full-on mesh system due to dropouts.


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  #2571781 22-Sep-2020 09:27
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Quinny:

 

I have an old 7340 I think you can have for postage. Was gonna bin it. I was using as a repeater but replaced with a full-on mesh system due to dropouts.

 

 

 

 

There has been a big improvement in the mesh stability with the latest 7.20 update which is now available for the 7340 as well.


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