1. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Small apartment (681 sq. ft). T-Mobile cellspot router currently in center room of 3 rooms. Needed for my Nexus 6, iPad & Samsung Blu-Ray. Any streaming I do is mostly via the Blu-Ray. And I use OpenVPN, if that matters.
    Should I replace the cellspot with...

    a single Netgear Orbi?
    or
    a single Google WiFi?
    or
    a standard router like a D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual Band?

    I'm probably only iffy on the Orbi & Google cuz they don't look like routers. I'm open to any arguments or other ideas.
    The cellspot will have to go if I switch to Mint SIM.
    02-24-2017 10:31 AM
  2. smvim's Avatar
    Offhand I'd go with that D-Link router. WiFi solutions like the Orbi use a mesh network technology that are really good at providing coverage in a large, multi-room houses and multi-dwelling apartment/condo complexes but might be over-kill for a something like a single apartment.. If your three different rooms are separated by typical drywall walls the D-Link will give you pretty good coverage, but if you have thick brick or stucco walls than that's a different matter.
    02-24-2017 11:33 AM
  3. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Thanks. The building's old enough I think the walls are actual plaster, but they're certainly not solid brick.
    02-24-2017 12:18 PM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Hands down, better security, firewall, features $199. I've used AC1900 and other Netgear models, many still vulnerable unlatched for latest router attacks by the DNSChanger iot malware.

    Peplink Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 Router (SUS-SOHO-T) [ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENUY568...cUvbUpU5689812 ]
    02-24-2017 12:24 PM
  5. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Thanks. That's something new to look into. I just wonder if I'll have the tech savvy to deal with Peplink. I've also noticed gripes about throughput speed in some reviews.
    02-24-2017 01:02 PM

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