News This mesh router is the best thing I bought during the pandemic

Sep 1, 2020
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A WiFi extender didn’t work, so you bought another WiFi extender? Also, WiFi isn’t magic and it’s not designed for your stated application and usage, this should be clearly stated in the beginning of this. You can properly educate people while advertising products...

Honestly, Is this supposed to be informative or advice? Or is this really just an advertisement? , If this were actually intended to be informative it would advise people on the proper way to improve a home network, using an ETHERNET backhaul and only ONE system, not a conglomeration with different devices, from different manufacturers, which don’t communicate.

You’ve trashed the radio spectrum for anyone nearby because you just created more WiFi networks taking up valuable and limited spectrum. Your neighbors WiFi probably just went to crap and those multiple radio signals you’re blasting out on 6-10 different channels with both 2.4 and 5 gigahertz are 100% responsible for that... I bet you even went into the Netgear advanced settings and set them up for “performance” at 100% maximum output. Everyone does it because they don’t care about anyone besides themselves, screw the neighbors ... right?

You’ve connected a gateway, which already contains a router, to another router without placing the first one (Comcast gateway) into bridge mode or setting the secondary strictly acting as an access point. As Joe Basement says.. “Come on man!” ... this is basic knowledge of networks and you should NOT be recommending others do this... it’s wrong on multiple levels.

You’ve failed to mention that Comcast has a WiFi 6 capable gateway (the XB7) that’s available for customers to rent.

There’s multiple other manufacturers which have similar (and better) devices for the same (or less) cost, and there’s also the cheaper and much better preforming option of using a Raspberry Pie as a controller with multiple access points property located and hard wired. If you’re going to slap together a conglomeration of different device manufacturers you should just snag three 802.11 AC access points for $55 & 500ft of CAT5E for $25... it’s half the price and would outperform this Netgear & Comcast double NAT spectrum killin Rube Goldberg creation.

You also failed to mention (or probably even realize) that the Comcast pods have a maximum thoroughput of 100 Mbps , you’re not using them as they are intended thus your experience was going to be suboptimal. They aren’t designed to replace basic network equipment, theory, layout, construction, etc.... they are just designed to get basic coverage in weak spots, they are absolutely NOT for streaming multiple high bandwidth applications on multiple devices. This is like complaining that a moped didn’t preform like a motorcycle, it’s disingenuous and you should be issuing a retraction with the proper information.
 
Sep 10, 2020
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Thank you, Exposing Propaganda, for your insights and display of your knowledge concerning routers and their proper installation. I learned a lot. What I wish you'd done, however, is to be more descriptive on certain points of installation and less critical of Mike's article.

Most readers come here for help and advice, not rudeness and arrogance. Bashing Mike's efforts and "mistakes" is not helpful to anyone and only makes you look <<bad>> 😕
 
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