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Old 22-09-2017, 12:36 PM   #16
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just got the google mesh at comex 2017... all i can say Starhub and this google mesh is a load of CROC...

firstly new home .. is only a 4 Br condo... however... apart from the living room getting about 100mbps - 300mbps.... those freaking nodes in the rest of the rooms... are transmitting close to 1~5mbps.

called Starhub... they say google mesh not their specialty... come on... then i say want to return the google mesh and use my old router cannot...

now earliest also october than can get their inhouse specialist see...
really crap
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Old 22-09-2017, 12:52 PM   #17
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just got the google mesh at comex 2017... all i can say Starhub and this google mesh is a load of CROC...

firstly new home .. is only a 4 Br condo... however... apart from the living room getting about 100mbps - 300mbps.... those freaking nodes in the rest of the rooms... are transmitting close to 1~5mbps.

called Starhub... they say google mesh not their specialty... come on... then i say want to return the google mesh and use my old router cannot...

now earliest also october than can get their inhouse specialist see...
really crap
Although Google mesh doesn't have the best specs among its peers, it shouldn't really drop to such slow speeds.

How far apart are the nodes ? The nodes can't be too far apart otherwise speeds will suffer.
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Old 22-09-2017, 04:21 PM   #18
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Although Google mesh doesn't have the best specs among its peers, it shouldn't really drop to such slow speeds.

How far apart are the nodes ? The nodes can't be too far apart otherwise speeds will suffer.
about 10m apart but separated by the normal walls of a house, so i find it extremely disturbing that its that slow.
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Old 22-09-2017, 09:54 PM   #19
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just got the google mesh at comex 2017... all i can say Starhub and this google mesh is a load of CROC...

firstly new home .. is only a 4 Br condo... however... apart from the living room getting about 100mbps - 300mbps.... those freaking nodes in the rest of the rooms... are transmitting close to 1~5mbps.

called Starhub... they say google mesh not their specialty... come on... then i say want to return the google mesh and use my old router cannot...

now earliest also october than can get their inhouse specialist see...
really crap
Since its a new condo then every room already have data point to the DB. Can consider running Ethernet backhaul to connect the nodes to the main wifi in the DB, although you'll need a switch..


https://support.google.com/wifi/answer/7215624?hl=en

Using Ethernet connection would offer best performance though..
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Old 23-09-2017, 12:54 AM   #20
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Extremely?

From what I understand, the first Google wifi unit needs to be connected from the WAN port of the MESH unit to the router. Next any other unit can connect to the Ethernet (Wall connect) using the MESH LAN port. The MESH will work together to generate 1 unified wifi signal through your home.

If you need more units to connect via cable to the Wall connect point - yes then you need a switch to make this work. It works like a splitter.
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Old 23-09-2017, 08:58 PM   #21
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Extremely?

From what I understand, the first Google wifi unit needs to be connected from the WAN port of the MESH unit to the router. Next any other unit can connect to the Ethernet (Wall connect) using the MESH LAN port. The MESH will work together to generate 1 unified wifi signal through your home.

If you need more units to connect via cable to the Wall connect point - yes then you need a switch to make this work. It works like a splitter.
Any other unit does NOT need to connect to the Ethernet (Wall connect).
If you do that, it defeats the purpose of WiFi Mesh.
Instead, they will connect/communicate to each another via WiFi.
Thus you only need a power plug to power on the device.
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Old 23-09-2017, 09:41 PM   #22
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That's a wrong concept altogether.

WiFi mesh on ethernet backhaul, which Google wifi does support daisy chain, will allow users to get full wifi bandwidth.

Nodes on wireless backhaul will inevitably have lower speed due to wireless limitation..

Any other unit does NOT need to connect to the Ethernet (Wall connect).
If you do that, it defeats the purpose of WiFi Mesh.
Instead, they will connect/communicate to each another via WiFi.
Thus you only need a power plug to power on the device.
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Old 23-09-2017, 09:44 PM   #23
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That's a wrong concept altogether.

WiFi mesh on ethernet backhaul, which Google wifi does support daisy chain, will allow users to get full wifi bandwidth.

Nodes on wireless backhaul will inevitably have lower speed due to wireless limitation..


Also google wifi mesh must be used as a router. It cannot function as mesh in AP mode or bridge mode.
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Old 27-09-2017, 11:50 AM   #24
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just got the google mesh at comex 2017... all i can say Starhub and this google mesh is a load of CROC...

firstly new home .. is only a 4 Br condo... however... apart from the living room getting about 100mbps - 300mbps.... those freaking nodes in the rest of the rooms... are transmitting close to 1~5mbps.

called Starhub... they say google mesh not their specialty... come on... then i say want to return the google mesh and use my old router cannot...

now earliest also october than can get their inhouse specialist see...
really crap
im always under this impression that technology revolves faster than what the infrastructure can support... so, though having mesh is fabulous... maybe wait for a while more?
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Old 27-09-2017, 01:04 PM   #25
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im always under this impression that technology revolves faster than what the infrastructure can support... so, though having mesh is fabulous... maybe wait for a while more?
Same here ... but we are the testbed for both technology and infrastructure.
As sg is one of the earliest country to adopt it nation wide.
Even technical support are still unable to digest ... hence there will still many teething issues ...
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Old 28-09-2017, 08:49 PM   #26
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Does Google wifi from Starhub work on SingTel broadband? And, how's the connection?
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:28 AM   #27
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All mesh networking systems can work with any ISP - assuming you're doing a basic network setup and not using mio tv etc.

Does Google wifi from Starhub work on SingTel broadband? And, how's the connection?
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:30 AM   #28
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Here's our review of the Google wifi system -http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-google-wifi-mesh-networking-made-easy
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:33 AM   #29
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Place it closer.
Each node is quite weak in coverage.

In any case, something else is not right and it can't be the mesh network.... Because it's just too simple to get it working, there's nothing else to configure - assuming it has been reset just to be sure there are no old settings on it.

about 10m apart but separated by the normal walls of a house, so i find it extremely disturbing that its that slow.
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Old 29-09-2017, 08:20 PM   #30
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just got the google mesh at comex 2017... all i can say Starhub and this google mesh is a load of CROC...

firstly new home .. is only a 4 Br condo... however... apart from the living room getting about 100mbps - 300mbps.... those freaking nodes in the rest of the rooms... are transmitting close to 1~5mbps.

called Starhub... they say google mesh not their specialty... come on... then i say want to return the google mesh and use my old router cannot...

now earliest also october than can get their inhouse specialist see...
really crap
Mine was setup initially with wireless backhaul, and primary unit was about 6 metres apart from the node (Primary unit connected to Fiber modem inside the shoe cabinet with closed door while node was on the TV console in the living room). Even with this I was able to get speeds up to 55Mbps while connected to the node, and not the primary unit.

However, my place has concealed ethernet sockets from the shoe cabinet to the living room. So, I hooked up the ethernet backhaul and now I am able to achieve 200-280mbps regardless of which node I am connected to. Whole house can achieve that speed.

I guess its a matter of placing it at the correct position for the mesh to work at its optimal performance. If ethernet backhaul is available, definitely hook it up.
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