actually, i have the initial same issue with TS....needed the TV+ boxes in my living room and 1 bedroom for my folks and the nokia beacon wifi also like crap....am looking for a solution to resetup my home network lan/wifi. i have cat6 cable from my switchbox/ont to all my room too. does anyone know of a good router with more than 4 LAN ports, with smaller footprint (like 8 lan ports, <20cm depth) that can serve IP TV (without using nokia beacons)
basically i am trying to
- ONT to this new router
- router LAN to all my other 4 rooms rooms, and living room
- my living room likely need another switch or router(bridge) to my TV+ , soundbar, TV . i plan to use IPTV option if available on this new router
- my master bedroom will need to serve another TV+ box
- other 3 rooms like LAN
- wifi just need normal performance. mesh will be great i can have but not essential
headache siah. wife wants to watch free to air and TVB, otherwise i don't need the silly TV+ . i have shortlisted linksys MR9600, asus ax88u and one more TP-link model, but the asus and TP link ones are damn big
Easier solution is to use any router you like but you need to use meWatch on the TV+ box for the Free to Air channels. Recommendations will be Asus RT-AX86U plus RT-AX58U.
If you do not want to use meWatch, then you have to go with two units of Linksys Velop MX4200 (Starhub Smart Wifi Pro). It has four LAN ports.
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ONT -- Linksys Velop MX4200 main router
Living room LAN port -- Linksys Velop MX4200 mesh node -- TV+, etc
Master room LAN port -- TV+ box
Two units pack is about S$598 from Challenger. You may check with Starhub to see if they offer cheaper price for you.
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