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The website is pretty, but a bit short on details. The FAQ section has VERY brief answers to

some stock questions 

 

Some examples are:

1. The return period is limited to 15 days.

2. The warranty is 1 year

3. Yes, you can cancel your order up until the time it ships, whenever that is.

4. How many devices will you need? Who knows and they don't offer any guidance.

5. Apparently you can order at the discounted price until the end of the year.

 

Like many I have a wireless AC router, but my network still lags. I am a tech enthusiast, but not a Pro

like many on this site. Networking is even harder for a non-pro like me. 

 

I am certainly willing to spend extra money on a quality experience that "just works".

 

 

No proof of anything, but an interesting comment nonetheless.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/DailyTechNewsShow/comments/3s0o8k/now_there_are_two_meshnetwork_routers_to_think/

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Some questions I have asked to Luma and their answers: Q: If I understand correctly, there are two Ethernet ports on each Luma device, Wan and Lan. My first Luma device will be connected to my cable

I don't want to spoil the interview, but here are some key takeaways that have been debated a lot in the forums:   Ethernet backhaul will be available Luma will not have to be the primary router (

Very nice interview.

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The website is pretty, but a bit short on details. The FAQ section has VERY brief answers to

some stock questions 

 

Some examples are:

1. The return period is limited to 15 days.

2. The warranty is 1 year

3. Yes, you can cancel your order up until the time it ships, whenever that is.

4. How many devices will you need? Who knows and they don't offer any guidance.

5. Apparently you can order at the discounted price until the end of the year.

 

Like many I have a wireless AC router, but my network still lags. I am a tech enthusiast, but not a Pro

like many on this site. Networking is even harder for a non-pro like me. 

 

I am certainly willing to spend extra money on a quality experience that "just works".

 

 

No proof of anything, but an interesting comment nonetheless.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/DailyTechNewsShow/comments/3s0o8k/now_there_are_two_meshnetwork_routers_to_think/

It is a risk, but I had $250 I was going use to upgrade WAP's so I decided to try Luma. I feel like my network is well protected by the solutions I have used in the past for Firewall/UTM-Sophos-Fortinet-ZyXel, but they are all too complex for the average user. I intend to keep my lab and home on separate networks. I like what I have seen from Luma on security and the founders come from a security background. I want my home network well protected and I want my wife to be able to manage it. Luma support email has been very responsive to my questions. I will keep updating here as I learn more.

Eero and Luma are similar, but it does not look like the are the same.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-news/32874-eero-gets-some-direct-competition 

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It is a risk, but I had $250 I was going use to upgrade WAP's so I decided to try Luma. I feel like my network is well protected by the solutions I have used in the past for Firewall/UTM-Sophos-Fortinet-ZyXel, but they are all too complex for the average user. I intend to keep my lab and home on separate networks. I like what I have seen from Luma on security and the founders come from a security background. I want my home network well protected and I want my wife to be able to manage it. Luma support email has been very responsive to my questions. I will keep updating here as I learn more.

Eero and Luma are similar, but it does not look like the are the same.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-news/32874-eero-gets-some-direct-competition 

 

Yes. I'm going to mull this one over. For $500 I would likely go with Open Mesh. Anything that impresses PC Doc and itGeeks impresses me.

 

However, for $250 for 3 APs that could be a pretty sweet deal. They are small and fairly attractive which is good for the WAF.

 

My last house was hardwired with ethernet. My new old house has nothing and being 2-story wireless is so much easier. 

 

I'm still curious about what is my real problem. I'm running an Asus RT AC68R which is a respectable router. I don't know if wireless

strength, network congestion, or local processing is my real problem.

 

I"m running a server (soon to replaced by QNAP NAS, 2 desktops, 3 laptops, 2 FireTV's, 1 Surface, 3 iPads although most aren't online most of the time. So if my

router is overwhelmed, Open Mesh won't really help. If wireless signal is my problem, either could help.

 

Going to think about this, but hopefully before the discount goes away. Luma does seem to have the edge in simplicity. 

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Yes. I'm going to mull this one over. For $500 I would likely go with Open Mesh. Anything that impresses PC Doc and itGeeks impresses me.

 

However, for $250 for 3 APs that could be a pretty sweet deal. They are small and fairly attractive which is good for the WAF.

 

My last house was hardwired with ethernet. My new old house has nothing and being 2-story wireless is so much easier. 

 

I'm still curious about what is my real problem. I'm running an Asus RT AC68R which is a respectable router. I don't know if wireless

strength, network congestion, or local processing is my real problem.

 

I"m running a server (soon to replaced by QNAP NAS, 2 desktops, 3 laptops, 2 FireTV's, 1 Surface, 3 iPads although most aren't online most of the time. So if my

router is overwhelmed, Open Mesh won't really help. If wireless signal is my problem, either could help.

 

Going to think about this, but hopefully before the discount goes away. Luma does seem to have the edge in simplicity. 

So, Luma vs Open-mesh is a bit apples and oranges. Open-mesh are mesh WAP, Luma is a WiFi router that supports mesh.

 

When you say your network lags, what issues are you having? Slow internet, slow to connect to local devices?

There are several easy to use tools that can help troubleshoot your problems.

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I seem to have a reasonable connection between the den and the office where the router is located. One being on the bottom floor,

the other on the 2nd story at the other end of the house. 

 

I do encounter a lot of slow page loads and disconnects which doesn't make my wife happy as one would assume. 

 

I will likely try Luma like you. I've done standalone AC router as well as ethernet over powerline and neither has been reliable

nor with good throughput.

 

Fingers crossed. 

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I seem to have a reasonable connection between the den and the office where the router is located. One being on the bottom floor,

the other on the 2nd story at the other end of the house. 

 

I do encounter a lot of slow page loads and disconnects which doesn't make my wife happy as one would assume. 

 

I will likely try Luma like you. I've done standalone AC router as well as ethernet over powerline and neither has been reliable

nor with good throughput.

 

Fingers crossed. 

You can check your WiFi with this free app:

http://www.xirrus.com/cdn/pdf/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-inspectorguide-1-2-1-RevB-6.pdf

 

Put it on a laptop and walk around.

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I should wait, but I got some good industry feedback on Luma. I ordered the three pack. I plan to run our home on Luma and my lab on Sophos XG.

I will document it all here.

That deserves a +1!

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