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The Dream Machine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey there fellow LTT Forum members. So about a year ago, I bought an asus ac3200 because I had so many Wi-Fi devices on my parents network so It was only fair to upgrade it. But although a significant upgrade, I still think it’s not enough. And when the quarantine started, the networked became super strained to deal with it, I got so frustrated that I ended up running a ton of new Ethernet cables to put as many machines as I can on cable to decongest the network. It did work but it is still heavily strained.  I also want to go deeper into the the settings so I can get a more customized experience. So I want to build a Ubiquiti home network for my family for 3 reasons, so they have awesome wifi, I get a new thing too jump into and learn, and so I learn for when I move out at some point. Anyway initially I was shocked that it was gonna cost 814 Canadian pesos to buy a gateaway, a Poe switch and two access points. And that isn’t including a cloud key which I want. Then I found out about the dream Machine (Not the pro), and I think that would be an awesome base for the wifi, maybe it would over kill but I want it, so I wanted to know what you guys think about about the dream machine pro?  and also if you have one, your experience?

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What type of bandwidth do you get from your ISP? Down/Up?

 

Also, how many is "so many wifi devices"? 5-10?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, NinJake said:

What type of bandwidth do you get from your ISP? Down/Up?

 

Also, how many is "so many wifi devices"? 5-10?

32 down 10 up. Also minimum 23 devices. Changes depending on if we have guest. 

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Depending on how many floors and large/small  your floorplan is, you may need additional access points to segregate some of the traffic... however I think it's safe to say you just don't have enough bandwidth for that many devices. I had 30 down and 1 up for a long time and it struggled with 4ish devices...

 

You add in 4k and 1440p streaming and you've saturated your connection with 1 to 2 streams already.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, NinJake said:

Depending on how many floors and large/small  your floorplan is, you may need additional access points to segregate some of the traffic... however I think it's safe to say you just don't have enough bandwidth for that many devices. I had 30 down and 1 up for a long time and it struggled with 4ish devices...

 

You add in 4k and 1440p streaming and you've saturated your connection with 1 to 2 streams already.

True. Unfortunately my provider won’t let us increase our speeds without us losing our discounts and unlimited internet. But a lot of the devices our things like google homes and chrome cast. So I hope that by getting a dream machine, I could Atleast control what devices get priority access and stuff. 

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