I was looking through Ubiquiti solutions (though I heard concerns about privacy with them as they send user data and you cannot turn it off, but that's just what I heard).
This was rectified in all recent UniFi Controller updates. They now specifically ask you if you want to send incident reports to UI.com when you're setting up a network for the first time. You can also turn it off in the Controller.
23 minutes ago, Doggo lover said:
I would go with some niceeee unify gear. a couple of ap around
That's going to be difficult if running ethernet will be limited since the APs need to be powered over ethernet. But I like how you're thinking!
16 minutes ago, Sorenson said:
I would try Netgear Orbis since they have a dedicated channel for backhaul. Idk if they would be enough with concrete walls though.
Any mature mesh system that provides at least 3 wireless bands where 1 is dedicated to a wireless backhaul should work, whether it's an Orbi, ZenWiFi, Velop, etc. And most will allow a wired backhaul as well for an even more consistent signal. They're just very expensive up front and usually come as 2-unit packs with no ability to purchase single units, especially if you choose wireless AX; there might be more units in the older wireless AC models.
33 minutes ago, DragonoidPL said:
I am not against having seperate wired router and set of APs, but the only AP that I will be able to wire with cable to the router will be one in my room. Is there any set of APs that can connect to each other through Wi-Fi?
At the end of the day, you'll get a better overall experience of you run ethernet to connect all of your wireless access points (WAPs) to a central switch or router. A big house like that with so many interfering walls and levels will benefit from multiple WAPs on each floor (e.g. one on each floor at opposite ends of the house). WiFi doesn't reach far when steel/concrete is in the way and it has limited vertical propagation as well. Ubiquiti's products are a good option, but the cost can be high as well. A simple setup could use 3x UAP-AC-Lites connected over gigabit ethernet to your existing router/switch (assuming it's gigabit-capable) and letting the UAPs take over WiFi.
An alternative to wiring all WAPs to a switch would be to utilize the AC Mesh/Pro models but, of course, you'll need at least 1 good wired-in WAP for the mesh units to get a good signal, especially if this has to be done on 3 floors.