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Standard User athegn
(committed) Sat 21-Oct-17 08:46:04
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5GHz WAP


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Been using this for months without any problems, but notice that 2.4 band getting crowded; seversl new neigbours with more kidssmile

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B013HCO332/ref=o...

Now most of our devices are 5GHz ready so want to replace the above with a 5GHz WAP but do not wish to spend much more than I paid for the 2.4 WAP.

Any suggestions?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 21-Oct-17 08:55:18
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Re: 5GHz WAP


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How about £34.20 for dual band, http://amzn.to/2yHrgMU or if you want to have more freedom in positioning then http://amzn.to/2l6MH4E which is £41.70

Personally would pick the second, as plug sockets are low and often end up blocked by furniture causing wifi coverage issues, the standalone version is easier to position just right (i.e. moving just 20cm left or right can make big differences in coverage sometimes)

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Standard User athegn
(committed) Sat 21-Oct-17 09:11:18
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Thank you.

The second is now in my Anazon basket.


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Standard User bsdnazz
(learned) Sat 21-Oct-17 11:22:57
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Re: 5GHz WAP


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I bit the bullet a couple of months ago and bought a BT Whole Home WiFi 3 pack and it's wonderful! It replaced two newish TL-WA901NDs and and older similar model.

The difference in performance and reliability is huge. Like the TL-WA901NDs the BT system does not include a router and it's best to turn off any router WiFi or at least use a different SID.

The BT system uses the new (ish) WiFi protocols and allows modern kit (notably smartphones) to reliably roam between access points.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 21-Oct-17 13:00:34
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At £200 it had better be good too

Ubiquiti and others do similar kit e.g. http://amzn.to/2xVYIQz but at £78.90 the price point was well above original posters suggestion

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 21-Oct-17 13:02:52
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Tried the first one, tried 2 of them. In all cases after a few days uptime the 5Ghz network goes offline, and needs a reboot to get it back. Now using the Sky Q booster instead, no issues (but only for Sky customers)
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 21-Oct-17 13:04:19
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Who is your ISP? Generally all ISPs have 5ghz routers e.g sky, bt, talktalk, plusnet and virgin are now all 5ghz ready.

The provider can likely offer you a replacement router for minimal cost if you recontract.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 21-Oct-17 16:38:33
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Sky Q (dual band) is only on Sky Fibre Pro, or will they quote to supply it on the standard packages too?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 21-Oct-17 17:08:44
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I have it on standard fibre, friend just got it as part of their sky package with ADSL2+.

We both have sky q TV but it definitely doesn’t require fibre pro to my knowledge.
Standard User Davey_H
(regular) Sat 21-Oct-17 17:11:50
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Because you've also taken Sky Q.

Edited by Davey_H (Sat 21-Oct-17 17:18:21)

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