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WiFi router or AP and switch

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by cloudbuster, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Occasional Visitor

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    Hello,

    The ISP router don't have Ethernet ports, I need to connect more devices by Ethernet in that location.
    It seem that most routers only have 4 ports I saw this one with 8 the Asus RT-AC88U.

    But also considering the Ubiquiti AP as I have always read good things about them. Unifi UAP-AC-HD and a switch.

    I have a Asus RT-AC86U I would not use AI mesh if I get another ASUS.
    The RT-AC86U is on the front of the house by Ethernet. The ISP router is by the back of the house, Right now the RT-AC86U pretty much cover the whole house(2500 sq) But having another wifi router on the back of the house wont be bad as it would be closer to the rooms.
    The farthest room I have full signal but only get 20 mb, upstairs the bonus room full signal only get 25-30 MB.

    I have 31 devices connected to the RT-AC86U between wifi and ethernet.
    I have a 100 MB cable ISP, would upgrade to 1 GB Fiber later on.

    Internet here is mostly used for youtube, netflix no work from home.
    have all king of devices, tablets, computer, media boxes Nvidia shield, amazon alexas, wifi cameras.

    Edit: Location for the new device would be behind the TV where the ISP router is located no ceiling install.

    Any advice welcome,
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019