Looking to buy a mesh network, live in a 2 story 1900"s house and city fibre put in my internet in the kitchen at the rear of the house so not idea. Not looking to spend a lot of cash around the £150 mark.
The wifi we are getting is stable but with a ticket submitted to cityfibre by Yayzi im just making sure that its stable as can be. Any ideas are welcome.
This should be a simple answer, sadly it has a lot of variables to consider that make it less so.
Yayzi supply the TP Link Aginet routers, which is basically TP Link’s consumer Deco kit with remote management enabled. Adding additional Aginet nodes should be cheap and easy, sadly they’re just not easily sourced and the prices are about twice what they should be (I can find them around the £90 mark for one). My suggestion would be Deco, they’re inexpensive, perform well and are easily expanded if needed. Personally I use the X20’s and between floors over wireless generally I see 800Mbit max, connect them to the rest of the network via cable and you can get near gigabit speeds in the same room if your device supports wifi6. If you look on Amazon (other options like Argos/PCW etc. exist) a pair of x20’s (AX1800) is £129, a three pack of S7’s (AC1900) is £129 and a three pack of M4’s (AC1200) is £99, and the good thing about Deco is they will all work together over different models, so if you buy one now, you can add more later. The speed in brackets is the wifi speed rating, basically the x series supports wifi6 and the other two don’t and are slightly slower. The Agniet router you have now if you’re on the gigabit service is an HX220 and supports AX1800 and basically an X20.
Now the elephant in the room - I have lived in properties of the age you describe, they were generally built using solid brick and in many cases two courses of it, plaster board just didn’t exist. Wifi struggles to get through solid brick walls. The last time I had to sort wifi for a similar property, the only way I could get acceptable coverage in all rooms was running cables from each node back to the router. At a bare minimum I would suggest running a cable to a central location downstairs (eg hall) and putting the main node there followed by a wireless node upstairs on the landing. Obviously I don’t know the layout of your property, but that should give you a decent start in terms of coverage and speed.
Other mesh options are available such as Eero or Google Nest, the former is quite good, the latter I would personally avoid. Also please don’t be tempted by a cheap deal on something nasty like the Tenda kits, they’re just horrible.
Thanks for the help Avalon, going to try the wifi 6 extenders and hopefully it will help. But i think long term i might need to route cat6 cables around the house(wife not happy about that i can tell you).