So I’ve come to accept that I need to upgrade my wifi if I want a good Roon experience. I can’t/won’t run wires everywhere I want to listen to music and the remotes will always be wireless. I also see this as a good opportunity to learn about better wifi solutions.
From this thread which seems the most comprehensive one on the matter WiFi Router Recommendations?
Ubiquity comes on top as the most recommended brand; it is also mentioned in the Roon KB as one of the to-go networking brands.
As the above thread already covers general recommendations maybe we can keep this one strictly about Ubiquity.
So I would like to open the discussion on which Ubiquity setup to choose for best performance with Roon? I couldn’t find any other thread on this subject matter, if there’s one please direct me there and ignore this.
Lots of questions, but to begin with:
- maybe let’s see if ubiquity’s mesh solution is worth considering versus a fully separated setup;
- if going separate, which router family to choose, edge or USG?
- Should I worry much about ax, as they are about to release an ax compatible mesh solution
- Anything else that I’m missing since I am such a noob
My house is two storey, brick/concrete with a concrete slab between floors, about 100 sqm/level. If I do this I’d want good coverage in the garden as well which means about 15 meters from the house in two opposite directions. However I’m fine with adding this at a later date to stagger the expense somewhat, maybe adding an access point later would do.
Any comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.
Later Edit: I have come to a final setup, described here in case you don’t want to read the entire thread Ubiquity setup for Roon wifi streaming