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DaveF’s First Law of Computers: The best time to buy is always tomorrow. :)


Correct.

However, in this case, we at least know what next year's change to the WiFi standard is going to be.

I am being very good right now. Didn't jump on the new M1 Apple machines and not jumping into WiFi 6...yet.
 

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Big change in Wirecutter recommendation for mesh kits!
 
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I saw that. I think Eero was already falling out of favor with the Wirecutter when they introduced the smaller non pro model. But the total shift from previous brands is still surprising.
 

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I have done a lot of research on mesh kits over the past 6 months as you are probably aware.

The Asus Zen was always rated at the top of the list by many sites.

I can't comfortably recommend the Eero at this point only because my units continually disconnect and I am reading a lot of the same on their support forum and Reddit groups.
 

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Good to know. My Pro and Beacons are still doing fine, but it will be good to know what to change to if things should start going downhill.
 

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I still want to upgrade at some point. I want a 3-router setup due to the size and shape of my home, and the location of the “home run” where my main router is located.

But I get ~100Mbps WiFi pretty normally, so it’s not pressing.

I may continue to postpone and let WiFi 6 mature. Maybe mid or late 2021 mesh upgrade?
 

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I still want to upgrade at some point. I want a 3-router setup due to the size and shape of my home, and the location of the “home run” where my main router is located.

But I get ~100Mbps WiFi pretty normally, so it’s not pressing.

I may continue to postpone and let WiFi 6 mature. Maybe mid or late 2021 mesh upgrade?

I find myself in the same situation.
 

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Mine has shipped. As noted, if next year there are updates to WiFi 6 that I miss out on I'll sell these off at a discount. It's worth it to me to have better wifi around the house today.
 

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I hear someone keeps putting up monoliths all over the world....
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That’s helpful to see. I’ve got AEBS router and Airport Express as wired, bridged extender. I routinely get 100-something Mbps wifi and have seen much more in the right conditions.

Going Eero (or whatever with WiFi 6), I’d have wired backhaul so should reasonably expect 500+ Mbps throughout the house.
 

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