Router upgrade from Apple Airport Extreme (5th Gen)?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lrscpa, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. lrscpa

    lrscpa Junior Member

    Sep 20, 2011
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    I have the above-referenced router for about 6 yrs, so it's time for an upgrade. Thinking about one of the mesh systems, though not sure my house warrants it. House is about 2,500 sqft on 3 levels, however cable modem is on the top floor at one end of the house, due to point of entry and the fact that this is my home office. Most wifi usage would be at the other end of the home on lower floors. Remote video devices (TiVo, Apple TV, etc.), hooked up via MoCA, so I need wifi for a few laptops, tablets and and phones.

    My question is would a 2 device mesh set up (like a Netgear Orbi) be overkill, or would I be better off with a standard higher end wifi router?
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  3. s44

    s44 Diamond Member

    Oct 13, 2006
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    Get 2 or 3 Unifi APs and spread them around the house at the MoCA locations. (You *are* using 2.0, right?)