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Range in a big house with a lot of concrete walls and floors

#1

We have a 4 floor house of total 400 sqm. only wood construction on top floor, rest concrete. will Homey work in the whole house?

#2

Depends on the devices you’re planning to use. If you would use Zigbee or Zwave devices they will create a mesh network. This way devices won’t have to communicate with Homey directly but via neighbouring devices. Just make sure you’ll place a (non battery) powered device on each floor and you’ll be fine. This could be a simple Zwave/Zigbee wall socket plug or a built-in switch or dimmer.

#3

Thanks. And I guess wifi is depended on what “whole”-house system I use.
What would be the best one for that? any thoughts?

#4

If you have UTP cables running trough your house buy Ubiquiti access points ( Ubiquiti UniFi AP lite or pro). I have three of them for a few years now, they work really good!

#5

If wired is possible, go for a dedicated wired mesh system (like indeed Ubiquiti). If wired is not possible, you can try Netgear Orbi. I have this system up & running for more than a week now with 3 nodes in the house and i am very satisfied with the range and speed. Roaming is seamlessly throughout the house.

You can try out the (much) cheaper Linksys Velop, but i had the dual system for a month and i got rid of it. Bad roaming (most on 2,4ghz) or unnecessary roaming to further nodes (most on 5ghz), resulting in bad connections and slow speeds.

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