I would like to post some questions I sent in PM to itGeeks:
I didn't want to hijack the Luma thread, but I do have some questions about the open-mesh solution you alluded to in one of your posts.
If I understand right I could link an MR1750 to the modem/router, and then have two or three more APs to create a mesh. From these APs (very possible OM2P-HS 300 Mbps Access Point) I could get wired ethernet to my desktop, VOIP, and data server.
Will the mesh network use the router as gateway, and preserve the LAN IP address subnet (it happens to be 192.168.1.254) and SSID, together with the existing password for the devices to connect to the internet? Based on what I read I can have 4 SSIDs, and I can change their name, and because there are a number of devices I have connected, I would rather not go and change everything on each of them.
Can I create an SSID for my son, with appropriate restrictions (time wise, and access to various sites, possibility to create a personal VPN)?
Can I open a post to access my data server from outside my LAN?
I am asking all these questions because to buy the whole system it will cost me about $500, which is very close to the cost of Eero.
Thank you for your help, and I apologize in advance for imposing on your time
I do have a two level 3500 sqf house, and the guys from ATT installed the router at one end of the house. The WiFi signal becomes very weak towards the living and the kitchen. I cannot run wires (older house), and I don't have coax cable in the bedroom where the router is (actually the router is in a closet in the bedroom). Also I have several electric circuits.
My actual setup is: Modem/router -> Linksys router (wireless bridge) -> Netgear router (AP). I was able to have a powerline link between Linksys and NetGear, as they seem to be on the same electrical circuit. However, I have quite frequent problems with the wireless internet dropping, and I would like to find a more elegant solution. I thought Luma would be the answer, but it seems as there are problems with the security of the system, and the fact that I cannot configue Luma as AP, behind the firewall of my router.
Thanks for any and all suggestions