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I just purchased the nest 3 pack. I was going to wait for the wifi 6 to come down in price, but I paid $100 more than this.
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I'd read the reviews before buying this. They're definitely mixed.
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Did they ever add wired backhaul with a firmware update?
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Did they ever add wired backhaul with a firmware update?
A review on the Netgear site says they have it setup using ethernet backhaul
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A review on the Netgear site says they have it setup using ethernet backhaul
Hmm, that's encouraging. Mesh systems without a dedicated channel are a terrible idea, but a dedicated hardline makes them viable.

I currently have a ubiquiti unifi lite, but want to expand my coverage. Wondering if a "mesh" system to replace the unifi lite with a wired backend is what I should be pursuing, or just buy another no frills router, and stick it at the opposite end of the house as my unifi.

Two wifi access points with the same SSID should work right? Whichever has the strongest signal is what a device should initially connect to?
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Honest review:

This wifi 6 is crap. Nest wifi with AC2200 has better through put. If you really want good wifi 6 unfortunately it's orbi. Which is very expensive but works incredibly well. You need tri band for wifi 6
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I'm looking for a stronger 5ghz signal throughout my house. I was looking into mesh systems, would this work for me? Is wifi 6 faster than 5ghz? And can you force a device onto the higher speed network? Thanks for the help!!
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I'm looking for a stronger 5ghz signal throughout my house. I was looking into mesh systems, would this work for me? Is wifi 6 faster than 5ghz? And can you force a device onto the higher speed network? Thanks for the help!!
Not an expert, but no such thing as a more powerful 5ghz band. It all depends on the construction of your house.

To use WiFi 6 you have to have newer devices that have wifi 6 built in. If you do not have any of these devices WiFi 6 is useless.

Forcing to a faster network? If the device only has a 2.4 radio then it is stuck at 2.4. If it has both then you can only program it for the band you want. I have 2.4 and 5g in my house on a triband router. I put my TV's on one 5 ghz band. I put all of our laptops, iPad and iphones on the other 5ghz band. I then put everything else including my IOT devices on the 2.4g band.

Hopes this helps...
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Not an expert, but no such thing as a more powerful 5ghz band. It all depends on the construction of your house.

To use WiFi 6 you have to have newer devices that have wifi 6 built in. If you do not have any of these devices WiFi 6 is useless.

Forcing to a faster network? If the device only has a 2.4 radio then it is stuck at 2.4. If it has both then you can only program it for the band you want. I have 2.4 and 5g in my house on a triband router. I put my TV's on one 5 ghz band. I put all of our laptops, iPad and iphones on the other 5ghz band. I then put everything else including my IOT devices on the 2.4g band.

Hopes this helps...
Thank you!!!! I was so confused on what wifi 6 was. Turns out what I'm trying to do won't work because the device isn't compatible with wifi 6 (stream the oculus via pc wirelessly)

Appreciate the help Smilie
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Hmm, that's encouraging. Mesh systems without a dedicated channel are a terrible idea, but a dedicated hardline makes them viable.

I currently have a ubiquiti unifi lite, but want to expand my coverage. Wondering if a "mesh" system to replace the unifi lite with a wired backend is what I should be pursuing, or just buy another no frills router, and stick it at the opposite end of the house as my unifi.

Two wifi access points with the same SSID should work right? Whichever has the strongest signal is what a device should initially connect to?
Yes, I just set up AP same SSID and password with main router. They're both working fine.
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A review on the Netgear site says they have it setup using ethernet backhaul

That's interesting. I have the ORBI system but the backhaul channel interferes with my Sony wireless subwoofer. A wired ethernet backhaul would be better.
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That's interesting. I have the ORBI system but the backhaul channel interferes with my Sony wireless subwoofer. A wired ethernet backhaul would be better.
I've just set up my eero using wired backhaul (2 with wired and 1 wireless due to the location). it's solid. tried many different routers and access points but didn't quite do it for our 3500 sq ft home. I was disappointed with the TPLink EAP225 access point as the range was limited comparing to others, otherwise I'd keep it and get a couple more.
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My expectation would be the satellite nodes would use the latest WiFi (6) to connect to each other and provide a fast backbone.

The endpoints (IoT, 2.4 or 5gHz) connections would use whatever they're supporting. So even if you don't have Wifi6 on your devices, multiple devices connecting to a satellite node would suffice.
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Not an expert, but no such thing as a more powerful 5ghz band. It all depends on the construction of your house.

To use WiFi 6 you have to have newer devices that have wifi 6 built in. If you do not have any of these devices WiFi 6 is useless.

Forcing to a faster network? If the device only has a 2.4 radio then it is stuck at 2.4. If it has both then you can only program it for the band you want. I have 2.4 and 5g in my house on a triband router. I put my TV's on one 5 ghz band. I put all of our laptops, iPad and iphones on the other 5ghz band. I then put everything else including my IOT devices on the 2.4g band.

Hopes this helps...
So let me ask you this. Or anyone who can answer. My Samsung QLED 2019 TV is Wi-Fi 6. So I know that's compatible.

I was assuming this whole time that Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems would read data from a client using the appropriate frequency band, like 2.4 gig or 5 gig. But then the tri-band portion would have to be Wi-Fi six compatible. So I was thinking the data that was transported from node to node can only go on one band which was Wi-Fi 6. So the access points would have to retransmit but to a different frequency which is Wi-Fi six between nodes. Which is much much faster and can travel greater distances.

Was I wrong about that? I thought these units only had one frequency band for the Wi-Fi backhaul... And everything traveled on it

Edit:. I just read elsewhere that this is a dual band system. So my question is not appropriate for this unit. but it is appropriate for Wi-Fi six tri bands
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