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DaGaffer

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OK, I really need a need a wifi extender with all the home working and such (there were four separate video calls going on in the house at one point this week), as the Virgin router's wifi is shite. I've seen a couple of potentials:

Netgear Nighthawk: View: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MTYPZ1K?th=1


I trust Netgear stuff and its got three access points and is supposed to be pretty easy to set up. (FYI before you mention it, the Netgear Orbi kit is too expensive)

However, I've also been pointed at Ubiquiti


Only two boxes, but that's probably enough, and it seems to have rave reviews.

Thoughts?
 

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OK, I really need a need a wifi extender with all the home working and such (there were four separate video calls going on in the house at one point this week), as the Virgin router's wifi is shite. I've seen a couple of potentials:

Netgear Nighthawk: View: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MTYPZ1K?th=1


I trust Netgear stuff and its got three access points and is supposed to be pretty easy to set up. (FYI before you mention it, the Netgear Orbi kit is too expensive)

However, I've also been pointed at Ubiquiti


Only two boxes, but that's probably enough, and it seems to have rave reviews.

Thoughts?
I have 2 Unifi Access Points at home and they fucking rock. All my switches are Unifi as well. All managed from a centralised controller.
 

smurkin

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I have 2 Unifi Access Points at home and they fucking rock. All my switches are Unifi as well. All managed from a centralised controller.
I have a Unifi wifi 5 access point which I installed about 3 years ago using ppoe - I've never had to touch it once - really good kit. The software functionality is excellent.

I have a netgear Nighthawk R8000 router which I've had for about 4 years and tbh it has been very buggy with quite a few security updates. I have also a Netgear EX6200 extender which has been running for about 6 years - its been ok but at one point the 5GHz transmitter packed in - a firmware update fixed it. I think I'll avoid Netgear from now on.
 

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