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Worth upgrading to Nest WiFi Pro or TP-Link Deco AXE5400 (EX75 Pro) + TP-Link Deco X50-Outdoor

Gio235
Community Member

Planning on upgrading from a 2 router (standard) Nest WiFi setup.

 

Some details:

 

ISP - Xfinity/Comcast: 1.2 Gig Plan

 

Modem - Netgear CM1000v2

 

Home built in late 1920s

 

House is 2,100 sqft (2 floors + basement)

 

Property lot (total) is 3,750 sqft

 

We have a detached garage that I recently ran Ethernet to (about 40-60ft away from our house).

 

Current setup:

 

Modem -> (living room/front of house) main Nest WiFi router -> main Network Switch -> secondary Network Switch -> (Detached Garage) secondary Nest WiFi router

 

I was leaning towards the Nest WiFi Pro (2-pack) due to being familiar with Google's ecosystem, but was intrigued by TP-Link's offering (especially the outdoor rated deco unit + the 2.5Gigabit WAN port).

 

Our garage isn't well insulated, but I haven't had any issues with the Nest WiFi router being in the garage during freezing/hot temps. I think the only issue I came across a few times was it going offline, but that was when I was using a mesh/powerline connection instead of direct Ethernet. Since it's only been a couple of weeks since I ran the outdoor Ethernet cable, I can't comment on how it performs during cool/hot months. Weather hasn't been too bad and it has held up pretty well.

 

What would be the smart move here?

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ShellDude
Community Member

I'd go with Ubiquiti if I could do it over.

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Gio235,

 

Thanks for posting.

 

We know that making such decisions can take time, and we appreciate you for that. Depending on what you decide, we’re here to support you. In the meantime, it would be great if you took a moment to read the link that we’ll provide before you decide. Click on this helpful guide:

 

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks for the insight, ShellDude!

 

Best regards,

Dan

Gio235
Community Member

I ended up getting the TP-Link Deco XE75Pro and the TP-Link Deco X50-Outdoor.

 

While I prefer to stay with Google's offering (i.e., Nest WiFi Pro), TP-Link's equipment met my needs.

 

Having a dedicated outdoor unit has provided me with some peace of mind and performance/coverage has been great so far.

 

My Nest cameras (6 1st Gen Outdoor Cameras and 1 2nd Gen Indoor Camera) and my (2) Nest Hello's have performed better than I expected. They remain online (haven't had any of them randomly go offline - this might be due to improved coverage) and I can view/scroll through the video history with ease (with little to no hiccups).

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,

 

Apologies for the delay! 

 

We're sad to see you go, Gio235. We hope we can make it up to you in the future. Send us a message if you change your mind.

 

Cheers,

Dan