Yeh, the internals in the ubiquiti will likely be better being commercial grade
Going by the form factor, could be the case. All I know is the Ubiquiti stuff I have is rock solid. Only downtime has been when I’ve updated firmware and one of my Cat5e cables crapped out on me from the patch panel to my PoE switch.
I heard the bt ones are made by ubiquiti
Thanks for the write up, thinking of getting this as I can use Ethernet back haul with them. If you get chance could you copy a large file from one device to another using multiple nodes. So laptop next to your node in the living room to desktop on the study as example. I'm hoping that will give an indication of the speed not throttled by your internet. Cheers!
Quick update guys, item came today and installed all nodes. My setup Billion 8900AX R2 and 40mbps down and 10 up. I had a wifi extender in my room which I had a Netgear EX7000. Which I used to hook up all my games consoles and PC to the extender. Every hour or so the connection would drop out. Forcing me to reset my extender to reestablish a connection on the 5ghz band. After installing the velop using the app very easy to setup, download the app. And install the nodes one at a time. Make sure the main node is connected to the router/modem first then update their firmware and check that they all connect. I install nodes in living room, my bedroom and study. All nodes have 2 bars out of 3 on the app. Connected all my mobile devices and printer to it. And I set my PC and PS4 to have priority on the bandwidth so any updates or game installs can fully utilise the full internet bandwidth when necessary. Ran a speed test in my bedroom which is on the 1st floor and router is in the living room with the 1st node connected to it. I managed to get 37mbps down and 9mbps up which is more or less my broadband speed. Please note that when you connect you devices Velop creates its own sub mesh network. So any predefined DHCP or static IP addresses will not count. I have checked in the advanced settings and it can be disabled. In future I may disable this so I can further tweak it to suit my needs but for now the setup was fairly easy to follow. I have had this setup for the last 6 hours no drops yet and I could further tweak the nodes by changing the channels and physically moving the nodes closer together to reduce in-connectivity or future potential drops outs. So far I am really happy with the wifi. If you guys want to ask me anything on setup or any features let me know thanks.