Access Points - help me make a decision

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Access Points - help me make a decision
Access Points - help me make a decision
2020-09-29 17:10:13
Model: EAP245  
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version:

Need some help in decision making. This is for my house, 3k sqft, single level, ~40 wifi clients
I am split between 
1. Two used R610 unleashed in mesh($300) from ebay - used, but enterprise class
2. Two TP Link EAP245 ($200)- cheapest, but still good.
3. Two Netgear business WAP610, wifi6 ($330)- expensive but wifi6

What I observed:
1. I feel the EAP and WAP610 on stand alone mode has tad more dbm than R610. Netgear in wifi6 connects at 1Gbps speed at times.
2. I really like the enterprise controls, parental controls etc available in R610 - not available in other two 
3. Netgear packs wifi6, other two do not, this is my biggest gripe, should I stick to wifi6.

Question:
1. Seamless hand-off - will two R610's on a e-mesh support this? I do lots of video calls walking back and forth.
2. Family appreciates strong, stable and reliable wifi - I get into trouble if I cannot do that!
2. What are you suggestions?

All and any help appreciated!

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Re:Access Points - help me make a decision
2020-10-04 05:03:17 - last edited 2020-10-04 05:03:40

@Nonamelix 

 

1. Seamless hand-off - will two R610's on a e-mesh support this? I do lots of video calls walking back and forth.

 

TP-Link doesn't have R610, you won't get an answer here unless you contact the support of R610 to confirm it.

For your reference, TP-Link EAP245 V3 supports 802.1K/V Fast Roaming feature, it's required Omada Controller to enable it.

 

3. Netgear packs wifi6, other two do not, this is my biggest gripe, should I stick to wifi6.

 

Regard with Wi-Fi 6, it’s important to realize that you need Wi-Fi 6 supported on both the WAP and wireless clients to benefit. If only one of the two supports Wi-Fi 6, it will communicate using an older version of Wi-Fi between them.

 

My suggestion is choosing one according to your actual demands, don't buy an apple if you want to eat pear. Good Luck!

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