After trying and failing to get wifi working on our 1st and 3rd floors, I have decided to fork out for a 3-piece mesh wifi system. The thing is, we already have a LAN and ethernet ports on each floor, though I don’t know any of the specifics - it was installed by the renovation company without really consulting us or providing any documentation.
So, I hopefully don’t need to worry about how well the backhaul works, because they’ll be connected, and I don’t have to worry about range, because our floors are tiny.
I just want a relatively cheap mesh solution to allow seamless wifi on all three floors and our roof.
Googling has led me to the TP-Link Deco M5 v2. It’s not the latest and greatest, but the 3-pack is 23,000 Yen (about $215), which is about half the price of 3-piece sets of Google’s Nest, TP-Link’s Deco M9, Netgear’s Orbi…
I literally knew nothing about mesh networks before this morning, so any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.