Wifi Mesh System (Google Nest WiFi, Eero, etc)?

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  1. TYdeFan05

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    I found a forum post from a month ago that says you need to power cycle the modem after enabling security and it will work. Sure enough, it worked. I’m still Jon Snow, but I at least have a basic firewall in place now. I appreciate the links. I’ve got some reading to do.
     
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  2. TLAU

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    Posted this in a similar thread on the gaming board. May add a 3rd mesh node in the house I'm moving into in a few weeks.

     
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  3. Craig Pettis

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    Think I'm about to pull the trigger on an eero 3 pack. Anybody have a promo code they want to share?
     
  4. Parab00n

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    Yea, a lot of their "advanced" features are very hit or miss. I've also had firmware issues before, but its all pretty easy to rollback and the forums are pretty good for basic support.
     
  5. jorge

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    I have one switch that will take a firmware upgrade fine, but the next reboot, it needs a reset. Every. Time.

    Other than that most of my issues I have eventually determined were Layer 8/PEBCAK
     
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  6. Parab00n

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    I've been in the field for 20+ years (mostly military) and I've never heard of PEBCAK before, really missed out a lot of situations where I could have got a laugh with that.
     
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  7. jorge

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    Yeah that term really seems perfect for military use haha

    Some UniFi shots if anyone is intrigued by the SDN life, plus my setup.

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  8. Name P. Redacted

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    Power cycles work miracles
     
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  10. jorge

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    Thanks. It makes it fun to get the rest of the family involved for suggestions.
     
  11. Constant

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    Amz Treasure Truck has EERO 35% off rn.
     
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  12. Willpépé

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    I purchased the Blue plus to fuck around with based on your post. Any recs or places to start?
     
  13. matistic

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    There’s a decent Reddit, Firewalla, that has lots of good info.
     
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  14. Willpépé

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    Thank you.
     
  15. audrew

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    Just got AT&T Fiber. Holy fuck is this shit fast!

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  16. ramszoolander

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    is that on a wired connection or wifi?
     
  17. audrew

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    Wifi on my phone
     
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    Orbi’s still cruising. I’ve run into one issue I can’t seem to resolve though. I’ve put in a few tickets with Netgear and there seems to be an issue when downloading large files like video games from steam or Battle.net (>50gb) that it basically kills your internet. I’ve had to unplug the router on a few occasions because of this issue. It’s not just me either. There’s some discussion on Netgear forums as well. Just a heads up. Everything else is great.
     
  19. jkun

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    Any experience with their Amplifi Alien line? Deciding between that or Orbi and leaning Amplifi.
     
  20. jorge

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    There’s like a 90% chance you’re going to like either from what I’ve read, so I wouldn’t sweat it too much as long as you make sure it has any critical features you need. I haven’t used either system personally but both have been really well reviewed. That said, I like Ubiquiti a lot and sometimes Netgear pumps out some junk products.

    One thing to consider is if Wifi 6E is important to you. I believe the most recent Orbi is 6E but there is no 6E alien. I would only worry about this if you live in the midst of high density housing and want to future proof a bit.
     
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  21. jorge

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    Did they fix this yet? That would be a deal breaker for me. I hadn’t read about this issue.