- This is for my home network system. I have 2 month old Arris SBG7600AC2. It works very well for my needs. I would simply like some extended wifi coverage.
According to Oolka, over a cabled connection (not wifi) my internet service provides me 120 Mbps down and about 10 Mbps up. I know we currently have the lowest service from our provider and I don’t expect much to change in the future to warrant paying for a faster connection. I average 246 GB per month and at most 12.5 GB per day.
I don’t have any bottlenecks or performance issues from an internet perspective. But I lose some wifi bars at both distance extremes in the house.
That said, I’d like to extend my wireless range a bit. The structure is a 2 story 62 x 24 footprint. The current placement of the existing 7600 is pretty much in the middle.
I have some questions:
1. Would I be better off from a wifi range perspective to add a range extender (or two) or use one of the mesh systems? If I use a mesh system, which one is best suited for me?
2. If I use a mech system, does it integrate with the existing wifi on the 7600, or does it just provide me a separate two node mesh wifi network? IE will I lose the built-in wifi functionality on the 7600?
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