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Jason Biatek @jason

I bought a house yesterday! Now comes the best part: figuring out how to network it. Does anyone have any things that they love about their home networking setup?

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@jason I just upgraded to a Netgear Orbi after my AirPort Extreme crapped out. Great WiFi coverage everywhere. Everything in the house is WiFi based anyways.

@zap I'll check it out! My current router is just b/g/n, so it's probably due for an upgrade.

@jason If your house is rather spread/large or the network equipment is off to one side of the house, mesh networks are really great. I have 3100 sq ft with the equipment on one side of the house and a satellite on the other. I now get great coverage everywhere plus into the yard. Huge difference.

@zap It's 3 floors but very compact. An optimally placed router would only have to go through 2 barriers to reach every room in the house. Even a small mesh network would definitely blanket everything.

@zap @jason my Orbi is great too. Mesh networking is great.

@ahuster @zap Yeah, a mesh might be nice. I do have 3 floors to cover, but it's a small house. I'll have to see if a router can cover it all from a central location. It's not going to be that hard to run wires either, though, which I would enjoy having even if everyone else just uses Wi-Fi.

@jason My huge problem with Ethernet everywhere is that it already added to my rooms, but in inconvenient places. Ethernet just doesn’t fit our lifestyle.