A Wi-Fi Dilemma (Premium)


It’s past time to upgrade my aging Wi-Fi 5 mesh network to something more modern, but I’ve come down with a predictable case of decision paralysis.

The underlying issue is that we live in a very large house. It’s about 2500 square feet not counting the basement, but since the basement has been finished as a living space with a very large bedroom, an office, and a 3/4 bath, we must count that too. And when we do, the size of the home balloons to about 3600 square feet. And, in case it’s not obvious, it consists of three floors. And is old enough---it dates back to the very early 1980s---that it’s well-made internally and is thus problematic for Wi-Fi.

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