Scuba_Steve, Your situation was of interest. I’m considering a Balance One Core for use in a new home. And as you, I was concerned with coverage and the potential need for and cost of multiple AP One Enterprise’s.
Our home is 2,700 sq.ft main floor and 2,700sg.ft walk-out basement, partially finished.
You apparently have 2-floors, plus a basement and you have only employed one (1) AP One Enterprise on the 2nd.floor. It then covers 2-additional levels – the 1st. floor and basement. Do I have it correct? If so, how many square feet are your levels?
More importantly, with my described house’s configuration and size do you believe 1-AP One Enterprise mounted on the ceiling and centrally located on the main floor, would cover both the main floor and the basement? I allowed for close to 30 hardwired CAT 6 locations, so Wi-Fi is not of vital import. Nevertheless, I would like good coverage on both floors.
Scuba_Steve your thoughts and of course anyone else’s are encourage and welcomed…Thanks.
Lastly, in addition to Ubiquiti AP’s, I was also considering TP-Link’s EAP-225’s which are well priced and have been very positively reviewed coming out on the top of the 8 tested AP’s.
As my initial post explains, this will be my first LAN deployment. So, I along with my buddy are doing due diligence as to hardware selections. As this post suggests, Scuba_Steve, your configuration involved VLANS and segregating IoT devices and ours does also. So, although we’re techie, we’re networking neophytes. Thus, simplicity is not only a good thing, it is essentially mandatory. Thus, with a Balance One, is it safe to assume that Peplink AP’s are the best way to proceed?