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daveb722
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March 23, 2022 7:12 pm  

Good day,

Just curious what is everyone using for wifi?  A specific router, mesh system?  It's almost impossible to determine what's best with concrete walls online, so I'm hoping to get some answers here.  Thanks.


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Knowlesstak
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March 24, 2022 11:41 am  

When I was in Texas we lived in the country and had to use a AT&T Nighthawk hotspot router. I never canceled it and brought it here. Works just fine for us. A wifi booster would help with the concrete walls. 


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Scubadoo
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March 24, 2022 10:46 pm  

AT&T Nighthawk hotspot router needs cellular service I believe.  I imagine the question is simply for a WIFI router for standard hardwired service.  My model is probably over 10 years old and starting to act up.  I probably need a technology refresh as well when I find a good option.  Same deal with steel reinforced concrete walls and floors and steel stud walls.


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daveb722
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March 25, 2022 6:07 pm  

Yes, I currently have the google wifi system with 3 additional points.  Its a mesh system, just wondering what others are using as well to get the best signal in their home. It works ok, but wondering if their are better options. Thanks.

 


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Knowlesstak
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March 25, 2022 8:41 pm  

@Scubadoo 

 

Correct it does need cellular service. Zero issues with that for us here where we are located.

The costs is $23.58 a month. Last bill used 647GB of data on it. 

That’s the only internet we have and need,    We use it for movies, 2 kids doing online school etc. Not bad for the price 


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VIpirate
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April 6, 2022 2:01 pm  

Using whatever box comes from Viya and then 3 additional google points.  Works great and even get a nice signal out by the pool.  Concrete house with concrete/block interior and exterior walls. I can't ever recall the service going out while I've been down in the past 4 years.  


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Stxdreaming1
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April 7, 2022 3:20 pm  
Posted by: @daveb722

Good day,

Just curious what is everyone using for wifi?  A specific router, mesh system?  It's almost impossible to determine what's best with concrete walls online, so I'm hoping to get some answers here.  Thanks.

Sign up for Starlink if you can. There is a waiting list but it will be worth it. Don’t settle for the crappy expensive local stuff. 

https://www.starlink.com/


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daveb722
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April 7, 2022 6:19 pm  

@stxdreaming1 I did LY when it was first announced, now it's moved out to 2023 unfortunately.


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vicanuck
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April 8, 2022 8:13 am  

@stxdreaming1 

Many people I know here in the VI have put their deposit in for Starlink.

We're just waiting for them to open up our area!


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rewired
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April 9, 2022 8:03 am  

I have a concrete house with extra rebar in both floors and walls.  I have BBVI while I wait for Starlink to come online here. 

I have an Asus mesh system that works very well. My old wifi router had trouble getting a strong signal through the floor to the apartment downstairs.  The new setup (Asus RT-AC86U upstairs and RP-AC1900 in apartment) works very well.  The RC connects automatically to the RT on a restart (after power outage). It also has a 'VPN director' feature that allows you to install a VPN and direct specific device traffic (like a roku or work computer) to use the VPN  connection while allowing the other devices to use the regular wifi. It also provides enough signal strength to have wifi out on the porch upstairs or beside the pool downstairs which were both weak before. 

There are a lot of mesh and puck systems out there but, having been responsible for network and systems security in the past,  I personally tend to shy away from Google and Amazon based systems. 


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daveb722
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April 10, 2022 8:46 am  

@rewired I currently have a google system, but was looking at upgrading or changing.  Thanks for the info, appreciate it.


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