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Old 01-09-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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StarHub Google Wifi- Is it Worth it?

I am considering signing up for Starhub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband with Google Wifi at Comex 2017. Currently with Singtel 500Mbps Fibre Broadband (contract ended) and getting poor wifi coverage and speed drop in my 3 rooms. When the room door is closed, the wifi signal sometime disconnects. It's a 5rm HDB flat.

Will the Google wifi 3pack be a overkill to improve wifi signal in my rooms? If my room door is closed, will there still be a line of sight for Google wifi to work? Is a wifi repeater/booster/homeplug sufficient? Any cheaper brands to recommend? Thanks
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For HDB, try homeplugs.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:09 PM   #3
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Well, I won't recommend that..

For HDB, try homeplugs.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:11 PM   #4
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If u closed a door, probably the signal will be attenuated and your speed decreases. WiFi mesh is not designed to overcome physical limitation but merely increases coverage based on an open air concept when nodes are strategically placed..

I am considering signing up for Starhub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband with Google Wifi at Comex 2017. Currently with Singtel 500Mbps Fibre Broadband (contract ended) and getting poor wifi coverage and speed drop in my 3 rooms. When the room door is closed, the wifi signal sometime disconnects. It's a 5rm HDB flat.

Will the Google wifi 3pack be a overkill to improve wifi signal in my rooms? If my room door is closed, will there still be a line of sight for Google wifi to work? Is a wifi repeater/booster/homeplug sufficient? Any cheaper brands to recommend? Thanks
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Would only recommend if your room is those very far aparts. Tested coverage is good.
Long corridor those.
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Homeplugs are just a big mistake for home networking
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I am considering signing up for Starhub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband with Google Wifi at Comex 2017. Currently with Singtel 500Mbps Fibre Broadband (contract ended) and getting poor wifi coverage and speed drop in my 3 rooms. When the room door is closed, the wifi signal sometime disconnects. It's a 5rm HDB flat.

Will the Google wifi 3pack be a overkill to improve wifi signal in my rooms? If my room door is closed, will there still be a line of sight for Google wifi to work? Is a wifi repeater/booster/homeplug sufficient? Any cheaper brands to recommend? Thanks
I just switched from asus ac87u + Asus rt-hp12 to a set of tplink deco which is about the same as Google wifi... now my reception has improved no more dead spot and dreaded delay switch over...

Go for the mesh! It's worth it
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does the google wifi thing have ethernet port?

i play game prefer to use ethernet cable connection.....and i read that the google wifi not recommended to use with existing router.

so if google wifi is just pure wifi without ethernet, then not so good for gaming
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does the google wifi thing have ethernet port?

i play game prefer to use ethernet cable connection.....and i read that the google wifi not recommended to use with existing router.

so if google wifi is just pure wifi without ethernet, then not so good for gaming

Have.not those 4 ports though. 2 points.
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extender is cheaper and works similarly. good for devices tt dont move, eg tv

mesh is more intelligent and you do not needto worrt about switching
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I am considering signing up for Starhub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband with Google Wifi at Comex 2017. Currently with Singtel 500Mbps Fibre Broadband (contract ended) and getting poor wifi coverage and speed drop in my 3 rooms. When the room door is closed, the wifi signal sometime disconnects. It's a 5rm HDB flat.

Will the Google wifi 3pack be a overkill to improve wifi signal in my rooms? If my room door is closed, will there still be a line of sight for Google wifi to work? Is a wifi repeater/booster/homeplug sufficient? Any cheaper brands to recommend? Thanks
If the router is line in sight to all the room doors then this is similarly to putting Google Mesh.

If 5 room flat is bto from mid-2013 then you can convert tel point to data point as it is cat-6 cable.
Maybe by having a router in the master room which is situated at the end, wireless signal can be detect in the next room.
Whereas the main router in living room the signal could be detect in the 3rd room.
This depend and may have to trial test.

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Google wifi got 2 ethernet ports. If you're gaming, connecting to the node which is on wireless backhaul will spike up your latency.

does the google wifi thing have ethernet port?

i play game prefer to use ethernet cable connection.....and i read that the google wifi not recommended to use with existing router.

so if google wifi is just pure wifi without ethernet, then not so good for gaming
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:27 AM   #13
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If the router is line in sight to all the room doors then this is similarly to putting Google Mesh.

If 5 room flat is bto from mid-2013 then you can convert tel point to data point as it is cat-6 cable.
Maybe by having a router in the master room which is situated at the end, wireless signal can be detect in the next room.
Whereas the main router in living room the signal could be detect in the 3rd room.
This depend and may have to trial test.

Converting it to data points got charges unless is free due to whatsoever reasons...
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May I know what isp you use with tplink deco ? Do you use Tp link deco as router too?

I just switched from asus ac87u + Asus rt-hp12 to a set of tplink deco which is about the same as Google wifi... now my reception has improved no more dead spot and dreaded delay switch over...

Go for the mesh! It's worth it
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:42 AM   #15
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Converting it to data points got charges unless is free due to whatsoever reasons...
For Starhub sign up there is one free connection on data point either via cable trucking or conversion.
Additional connections are chargeable at $100+ per connection.

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