November 24, 2019 4:55 EST PM
I'm asking these questions for a customer mesh install. Which means....
- Broadband speeds are typically 150/30 or somewhere around that range, give or take a bit. But could be as high as 1000/30 if the customer spends for Cox Gigablast service.
- Customer does NOT have a server in their house, so "bulk data transfers" are probably limited to internet traffic.
- Customers typically do NOT have Ethernet for backhaul. So a 3rd radio is important, as the mesh system will be responsible for its own backhaul.
- Wifi is probably used for ring video doorbell, streaming services on TV's, email, web surfing, youtube and Facebook. Primary complaint from customer was ring video doorbell not working properly with his current setup and wireless had too many dead zones.
He went ahead and bought a tri band Linksys Velop system. I have never set one of these up before (previously only installed Orbi, Google Wifi, and Eero), but it appears to be a good system (ie. auto updates, tri band) I don't care for Linksys because of their lack of security in the past, but we will see how this one works out....