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Just had an upgrade from PLDt home fibr, an extra P200 for a total 50mbps  and 3 (three) WIFI Mesh TP-LINK  deco routers. Don't know why they sent 3, maybe because we have 3 floors.

The courier who delivered the routers didn't wear any gloves so both Eve and I were reluctant to touch the package with our bare hands, anyhow Eve had a pair of throwaway gloves, she picked them from the ground and took them to the patio, then cleaned the box with alcohol wipes.

 Not a clue how to install them and get all 3 working, also we have a repeater going to the guest house so we will let their guys install them, be another 4 weeks wait I suppose. 

We are excited because we finally agreed to make the third floor for apartments, need to get a architect to do the plans, we have been discussing what to do with the 3rd floor for 14 years, so had a long time to think about it. So the mesh routers and extra bandwidth will come in handy.

 

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Just had an upgrade from PLDt home fibr, an extra P200 for a total 50mbps  and 3 (three) WIFI Mesh TP-LINK  deco routers. Don't know why they sent 3, maybe because we have 3 floors. The courier w

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Everything I have read about the mesh technology says it is better, but they can be pricey. When I looked at the PLDT website a while back I think they were using Google mesh routers.  Now it loo

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Good stuff Jim.

Have you any idea if the mesh routers are any different to the wi-fi extenders/repeaters available and that you already have?  The reason I ask is that I'm considering getting one for upstairs but Globe charge way too much for one so i'm thinking about just buying a booster form Lazada or something.

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1 hour ago, hk blues said:

Good stuff Jim.

Have you any idea if the mesh routers are any different to the wi-fi extenders/repeaters available and that you already have?  The reason I ask is that I'm considering getting one for upstairs but Globe charge way too much for one so i'm thinking about just buying a booster form Lazada or something.

@sonjack2847 had a problem that required purchasing from such to cover his rentals, Maybe a word with him would yield some good :smile:

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1 hour ago, hk blues said:

Good stuff Jim.

Have you any idea if the mesh routers are any different to the wi-fi extenders/repeaters available and that you already have?  The reason I ask is that I'm considering getting one for upstairs but Globe charge way too much for one so i'm thinking about just buying a booster form Lazada or something.

Everything I have read about the mesh technology says it is better, but they can be pricey.

When I looked at the PLDT website a while back I think they were using Google mesh routers.  Now it looks like they are using TP-Link.

3 hours ago, jimeve said:

Don't know why they sent 3, maybe because we have 3 floors.

They are sold in a 3 pack as a "whole home" solution.

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3 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

Everything I have read about the mesh technology says it is better, but they can be pricey.

When I looked at the PLDT website a while back I think they were using Google mesh routers.  Now it looks like they are using TP-Link.

 

Globe use TP-Link as well.  Available as single units or multiples but, as you say, pricey.  Globe are asking for 150php per month for 24 months per unit, so 3600php total.  

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5 minutes ago, hk blues said:

Globe use TP-Link as well.  Available as single units or multiples but, as you say, pricey.  Globe are asking for 150php per month for 24 months per unit, so 3600php total.  

I think PLDT said p600 a month for the 3 pack, but some packages might include them.

Better to buy them in the U.S. and BB box them.  3 pack TP-Link is $169 on Amazon, about p8600.  Lazada was around p15000, I think.

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39 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

I think PLDT said p600 a month for the 3 pack, but some packages might include them.

Better to buy them in the U.S. and BB box them.  3 pack TP-Link is $169 on Amazon, about p8600.  Lazada was around p15000, I think.

Certainly pricey - Globe's look not too bad if comparable.  

I wonder if it's really worth the investment though, rather than simply getting a standard booster.   

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2 hours ago, hk blues said:

Good stuff Jim.

Have you any idea if the mesh routers are any different to the wi-fi extenders/repeaters available and that you already have?  The reason I ask is that I'm considering getting one for upstairs but Globe charge way too much for one so i'm thinking about just buying a booster form Lazada or something.

A bit different from wifi repeaters, they use what is called a mesh that spreads the signals to every corner of the room, as far as I know, wifi repeaters aim to a specific target.

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1 hour ago, OnMyWay said:

I think PLDT said p600 a month for the 3 pack, but some packages might include them.

Better to buy them in the U.S. and BB box them.  3 pack TP-Link is $169 on Amazon, about p8600.  Lazada was around p15000, I think.

I pay for the 2099 plan, up to 50 Mbps . Comes with 3 TP Link + Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT. 

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34 minutes ago, jimeve said:

A bit different from wifi repeaters, they use what is called a mesh that spreads the signals to every corner of the room, as far as I know, wifi repeaters aim to a specific target.

I really don't know.

I asked the Globe tech guy and he said buy a repeater/booster and plug it in upstairs, link it to the modem downstairs and it will boost the signal from the modem which will make the signal stronger upstairs.  I would then connect to the same modem as before via wifi with a better signal.  In theory.  

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