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Best wifi setup for multihome?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SneakySssnake, Jan 19, 2019.

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  1. SneakySssnake

    SneakySssnake Thread Starter

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    So I have a home with an " in law" suite in back. I know they offer an out door product, but I can't afford the outdoor product and the orbis at this time.

    The in law suite is maybe 22 feet from the closest wall of the in-law suite to the living room of the main house. The house itself is approx 2200 square feet or so.

    I currently subscribe to 400 mbps internet. Would it be better to get a 3 pack of the ac2200 or a 2 pack of the ac3000?

    I am thinking of possibly placing the main unit in the in law suite ( since that's where the most tech savvy person will be ) and the extension devices in the main house.
     
  2. Fireflycph

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    If we assume that all you want is some wifi connction there and you don't want to spend a lot of money. Then, what I'd do, is to pull a cat5e cable from the main router. Add an access point in the suite and you should be good to go. You can even, if you so desire, give them their own SSID there. Or, you can add a couple of access points and bridge the one there onto your main wifi.
    You certainly don't need a separate router in there.
    But that too can be done. Just disable the DHCP in "their" router. Connect a cat5e cable to the Lan connection on it and you can configure the second router as you please.
     
  3. SneakySssnake

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    The router in the suite would work. My question is whether it would provide adequate teach and speed to the satellite orbi in the main home.
     
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    That I can not answer. Obviously it'll affect the individual bandwidth as more devices have to share.
     
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    Unifi Outdoor access points are pretty cheap, I'd look into those.
     
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