I bought the dual band version when these went for sale last time and have been using them for 3 or so weeks, a few things that I’ve experienced that may not be obvious:
-If you have an existing network and want this to extend that network, it is not obvious how to do that.
With that said: THESE ARE NOT EXTENDERS
These will basically replace your wifi network, so if you have a internet connection and a modem (but no wifi router) these are IDEAL.
-If you have a wifi network in place and don’t have any issues in replacing it, these are ideal.
If you have a wifi network and you just want to make it more widely accessible, you are in the wrong place!
(I mention these things because I thought to use these as extenders and it’s just not obvious that doing so is even an option)
So, pros and cons (3 pack, dual band):
-small and barely noticable
-very easy to set up
-depending on wifi network traffic, I’m as far away as I can be from the first node (connected to the modem) in a big two story house and the speed never dips below 30 mb/s down (5 or 6 mb/s up) and that’s with 4 people running a variety of games and streaming services at the same time, so these things can handle at least that much! The priority management is pretty great.*
-the parent node has to be connected via ethernet to the modem, but the others just need a power outlet, and connect via wifi otherwise, which is brilliant.
-not much lol
-you do need to have a phone or tablet with the linksys app to use the system but the app is pretty smooth and intuitive.
-LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
-like really, when it says not to put them more than two rooms apart, that’s the truth, we have the 3 no more than 20 feet apart from eachother and up and out in the open, as this allows for the best signal.
-IF YOU MOVE THE THING AFTER PUTTING IT ON A POWER OUTLET, YOU MUST RELOCATE THE NODES IN THE APP
-this was not obvious and was a bit of a pain in the ass for our upstairs node. Alas, follow the instructions in the app and it will get you there BE PATIENT.
*(comcast says our house has a 125 mb/s down speed from the wall but that’s a lie, even a laptop connected via ethernet alone directly to our one and only internet connection outlet, a nighthawk x4 modem/router (more than capable for 125 mb/s down speed) we would only see 80 to 90 mb/s down. That said, I get 80 to 90 down off the linksys routers pretty much anywhere in the house if the network traffic is low)
Otherwise, great deal for a pretty awesome device!
Thank you. I thought that these were WiFi extenders. I have crap reception on the other side of my house and I almost bought these to solve my problem.
It will solve your problem. But you will get a new wifi name. It’ll make a wifi mesh so wherever you are you will use the same network and password.
You have pictures of both!
So there is nobody around to answer this question?
I’m so sorry. I forgot to post that they removed the wrong photo.
It’s this one: