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#1617404 - 06/16/19 04:37 PM Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs
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I hadn't updated my WiFi router in years. I was still using some Apple Airport Extremes, which at the time I bought them, were pretty good.

However, time marches on and my ISP is now running at 200mbps, so I thought I'd give this "mesh network" thing a try. It was easy as hell to set up, and it increased my download speeds (depending on device) 4 to almost 10 times faster.

Pretty cool.

Now watch the naysayers pile on
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#1617407 - 06/16/19 04:59 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Mooseboy]
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Love to get us past 12/14 mbps out in the back rooms , of the house ..

Main office gets above 200 mbps -- Need something ( besides CAT hard wire ) -- tried several boosters -- nothing makes it through those walls from built in the 50's ..

Will check and see if Comcast offers something else

Just their issued standard Xfinity box with phone ports


Edited by C Jo Go (06/16/19 05:07 PM)
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#1617408 - 06/16/19 05:20 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: C Jo Go]
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Nay.
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#1617409 - 06/16/19 05:24 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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say that again.
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#1617410 - 06/16/19 05:28 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Mooseboy]
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Nay!
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#1617411 - 06/16/19 05:50 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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I bought three of them, they work although setup was odd and didn't go exactly like it was supposed to. I put one in my studio, a separate building about 100 feet away, and get a decent wifi signal there.
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#1617424 - 06/16/19 07:12 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: TwoTonCarmine]
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Okay, officially HKP are the naysayers
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#1617425 - 06/16/19 07:21 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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 Originally Posted By: Hong Kong Phooey

Nay.


I have tried 3 in 3 years -- I say NAY ~!
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#1617433 - 06/16/19 08:21 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: C Jo Go]
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 Originally Posted By: C Jo Go
 Originally Posted By: Hong Kong Phooey

Nay.


I have tried 3 in 3 years -- I say NAY ~!




Hey C Jo,

The way I get Wifi through big rooms and to outbuildings?


It's The NetGear Powerline PLP1200


Features of The NetGear Powerline


Good Luck!


HKP


Edited by Hong Kong Phooey (06/16/19 08:32 PM)
Edit Reason: I don't think you're a pessimist Cjo
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#1617434 - 06/16/19 08:28 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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Mr Phooey -- tried several ( lucky AMAZON has those free returns ) seem that my house has only the 2 prong outlets -- and the boosters required a full 3 prong ( ground /neutral/hot ) So: will order the one you have so kindly suggested ..

thanks so much,

from that West Coast pessimist

PS we have a long awaiting Chrome book and Win 10 laptop ...waiting to soar past 20 mb


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#1617435 - 06/16/19 08:30 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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Looks like a pretty good option there, HKP. How about ease of setup?
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#1617437 - 06/16/19 08:33 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Mooseboy]
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 Originally Posted By: Mooseboy
Looks like a pretty good option there, HKP. How about ease of setup?


YES -- need it to be fully plug and play --- Tried the NETGEAR PowerLINE 1000 Mbps before -- nearly a 2% increase \:\(


Edited by C Jo Go (06/16/19 08:36 PM)
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#1617439 - 06/16/19 08:35 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Mooseboy]
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Man I'm sorry CJo, you're anything but a pessimist..

It was just supposed to be funny.


Good luck!


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#1617440 - 06/16/19 08:41 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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Our neighborhood relies on a 12 year old for most of our IT stuff. He was taking coding lessons at 7 --up at Stanford for the summer . He builds most of the desktops around here ( + moonlights at the local computer store all summer )...

Will order the NETGEAR PowerLINE 2000 ... and requisition the lad ... He fixed our laptop > last month -- running smoothly
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#1617441 - 06/16/19 08:46 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Hong Kong Phooey]
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 Originally Posted By: Hong Kong Phooey
Man I'm sorry CJo, you're anything but a pessimist..

It was just supposed to be funny.


Good luck!


HKP



Hey :: every thing is funny with me Never a negative banter from my side


Edited by C Jo Go (06/16/19 08:46 PM)
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#1617469 - 06/17/19 08:01 AM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: C Jo Go]
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Just for fun, I thought I'd see what I'm getting at the office (not at home).

Pretty good, actually. 771 down, 887 up, with 1 ms ping. Of course that's a Monday morning during a slow time of the year.
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#1617480 - 06/17/19 11:09 AM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: Mooseboy]
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That's awesome, Moose! Who cares about poo poo-ers? I'd love to have that kind of speed!
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#1617494 - 06/17/19 12:08 PM Re: Just bought one of those Google Wifi 3 packs [Re: MadGuitrst]
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We are 266 today --- for really large VIDs we upload at our friends office -- who has the gig speed ... Which probably clocks out at your speeds MOOSE
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