Hello all you wonderful people! I hope everyone is doing well today.
2 yrs ago we invested in an Eero kit (at a steep discount) and it’s been fine-ish. But with their purchase by Amazon and their rather unproven track record with privacy (plus their CONSTANT push to get us to buy their SaaS products) it’s time for a replacement.
What would you recommend we do to get these out of of our home? Some details about our house
-Middle Town house
-Three floors (~1500 sqr ft)
-Two very large steel girders running width ways
-CANNOT RUN CABLING BETWEEN THE FLOORS
Things I want for a mesh network
-Cloud managed (no on-site management device needed)
-No data tracking
-At least two ethernet ports on each node
-Faster than the Gen1 eeros
I recently deployed a ubuiquiti mesh system. Works wonderfully, can be administered locally with their controller software, or via the cloud with a cloud key. That is a management device, to enable cloud access easier.
If you’re ok using a VM, their controller software is great, and proceeds good metrics.
You are defeating the purpose of Mesh by having that. You may as sell just set up multiple Wi-Fi routers in your house.
You can have extra Wi-FI routers on the same network by disabling the DHCP, then plugging it in to your LAN on the LAN ports (not WAN). Then any device connecting to it will get a DHCP address off the main router.