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Samsung Connect Home Pro (ac2600) - 3 for $158 + tax, free shipping (Electronics Express via Ebay)

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-...2622698005

Deal is for the Samsung Connect Home Pro (ac2600) Smarththings hub /wifi router/mesh puck. The standard ones of these have been clearing out at 3 for $99 everywhere, but these are apparently much better, and I assume will be the next round of clearances. Note that this does not necessarily bode well for Samsung to issue continued firmware updates...

Current deal is one for $69.99 - $7 for code PUMPED10, bringing it to $62.99, BUT they have a a buy 2 get 1 50% off deal that stacks, so it is 3 for $157.53 + tax, free shipping, so a good deal for 3 if that is what you want anyway.

Electronics Express is a brick and mortar TN electronics store, so a legitimate seller.
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was cheaper last week from them. Did they raise the price today?
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Thanks, looks like a deal to me.

So, one of these units acts as a router but if you need additional sqft coverage you can just add/connect more of these together right? Just like the Linsys Velop units, Google, etc.
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was cheaper last week from them. Did they raise the price today?
One was cheaper then, 3 are cheaper now. I would guess they are actively adjusting to demand.
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Thanks, looks like a deal to me.

So, one of these units acts as a router but if you need additional sqft coverage you can just add/connect more of these together right? Just like the Linsys Velop units, Google, etc.
That is correct. Without getting into the technology, Mesh units (these and all the others you describe) are somewhat more efficient than simply configuring your own router and repeater set-up. Coverage isn't any better, but throughput speeds should be.

These also are Smarththings/Zwave hubs for home automation, which gives them a little more value than the other mesh units if you want to get into home automation and don't already have a hub.

The fact that they are clearancing means that firmware updates may stop at some point sooner than the Linksys units. Google has a horrible track record of keeping up any technology they get into outside of their core competency (think GoogleTV), so would rate those about the same for long term support.
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Thanks for the great explanation!

I'm currently running a Linksys EA6700 with a RE6400 repeater. I don't have a huge house, but I have three floors to cover. And it's just not happening right now.
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Does anyone know how many wifi devices this can support? My current router only supports up to 16 wifi devices, and I need more capacity.
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Does anyone know how many wifi devices this can support? My current router only supports up to 16 wifi devices, and I need more capacity.
Modern routers have little practical limit. With these samsung, you may not be able to get more than 255 devices because it doesn't allow you to define your own subnet mask, but maybe it is intelligent enough to do that. in any case, count on a couple hundred from any new router without any special config.
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Thanks for the great explanation!

I'm currently running a Linksys EA6700 with a RE6400 repeater. I don't have a huge house, but I have three floors to cover. And it's just not happening right now.
I actually just retired my RE6400 after getting the Samsung Connect Home. The RE6400 does have good signal range, but it gets hot over time and the throughput is low.
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