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Best network setup for smart home devices /IOT Conventional router or mesh?
So for a while now I have been using googles whole home mesh WiFi system it dose exactly what It says you get whole home WiFi with semless trensitiin between nodes, management of your devices is simple and straight forward and it's self repairing. It allows for IP reservation and port forwarding rules but that's about it for what configuration settings you have.
Now thats becomes an issue when we get into the world smart homes, for example my August lock for example is bridged to the internet via my doorbell cam. The doorbell cam is not compatible with 5g, so I had to use a 2. 4 exstnder so It would have a stable & usable connection to actually use it as intended.
I AM allsoa huge DIY guy and use the Esp8266 wemos d1min and MODEMCU ESP8266 dev boards with adruino. Aswell as using the ST_ANYTHING integration to work with my smartthings ecosystem, normally have no issue connecting them but it ends up being alot if devices on my network polling and so on.
I am not sure if I have Even noticed any diferance in changes to the quality and/or my networks ability to handle so much continuous traphic . I have however in a normal router exstnder type style setup noticed it without question
things like speaker groups stayting in sync or skipping , and that can get really annoying with the google mesh I have had no issue like that. I am now looking In to Netgears Orbi mesh wifi system. Maybe have a little more Control?
I have heard really great things about ubiquity system but sure what direction I will end up takeing
plz describe your network setup with pros and cons, what you have done to circumvent your particular issues pertaining to smart home and the IOT , and also your future plans for your network?