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  1. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    A couple of neighbors have upgraded to FIOS gigabit, with SpeedTest results of 600 to 850 Mbps. I'm interested knowing it's available to my home. But having re-upped a two year contract in January for 50/50, I'm not yet motivated to try and switch service plans.
  2. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    Ron, You might also check with a local structured electronics installer -- possibly posing as a custom theater installer -- to have a proposal for a hardware lan installation. You might (should) get better insights than the Verizon installer.
  3. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    Another entrant to the mesh market. This one with fancy-pants software. “Going hands-on and behind the scenes at the Plume Wi-Fi HQ | Ars Technica” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/going-hands-on-and-behind-the-scenes-at-the-plume-wi-fi-hq/ And a review in case it didn't get posted...
  4. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    Here's a data point: “eero: iOS and Android app only, no web interface. That said, the UI is clean and, with version 2.0, even more full-featured. All access is done through eero’s servers, which means that configuration and status are equally accessible locally and remotely.”...
  5. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    Can you post a link to the article you read? I haven't used the aero, so I can't say fir sure, but Eero is basically a more advanced home router. And routers don't need internet connection to function for the LAN.
  6. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    If you have an Ethernet LAN in your home, you can create your own "mesh" network that performs at full speed with a base station and one or more extenders. It's what I did with my AEBS and Express. But it's not truly "mesh" like the Eero and company, isn't as trivial to setup and manage, and...
  7. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    I'm in a long narrow two story. Router is in the basement. I had to add a wifi extender to get good wifi coverage in upstairs back bedrooms. I think a lot of people in normal houses have mediocre wifi. But they don't know how to fix it, or even realize it could be better. And make it a family...
  8. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    A nice overview of mesh networking for the home. https://www.macobserver.com/tips/deep-dive/wi-fi-mesh-compared-eero-orbi-amplifi/
  9. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    I'm pretty excited to read this review from a normal user. I read the Ars review on Unifi last Fall, and I didn't get it. It still sounded very "pro"-ish and for the very techno-savvy user. Seeing this from Ron's perspective - a technophile but lover of Apple-like simplicity -- it looks like a...
  10. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    No problem :) Regardless, I think this should be very attractive to people in my area. There are 3 and 4 story town homes; no way you're getting good wifi from a single Fios wifi router. Other homes have the cable drop in the basement and the house is long and narrow; wifi falls off the...
  11. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    I linked to this review on my neighborhood's Facebook page. Eero is the sort of product that people here could really benefit from and might be willing to pay for.
  12. DaveF

    eero: Reviewed - The Most Revolutionary Home Wi-Fi Distribution Network

    Ron, Thanks for the review. When you first teased this upcoming review, I didn't quite understand what you were getting at. I was also confused by the fact that there are competitors in this space. Ars reviewed last Fall what I think is an equivalent product...
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