I need some advice to improve the WIFI coverage in my house.
The current situation is the following:
Currently I use a GL-X750. This router is connected to a LTE network and provides both 2.4G and 5G WIFI networks for all the WIFI clients in the house. I live in a house with 3 floors (basement, ground floor, 1st floor). The GL-X750 is located on the ground floor. Due to massive concrete walls and ceilings, the WIFI in the basement and on the 1st floor is pretty poor.
Therefore I thought about placing one repeater in the basement and one on the 1st floor. At the beginning I thought about getting two mini routers like the GL-MT300N or GL-AR300N for this purpose. However since they only support 2.4G WIFI, this would not be ideal, right? If the communication between router and repeater is on the same band as the communication between router and the clients, I assume that would lead to a degredation of the bandwith for the clients. Is this assumption correct?
If my assumption is correct, could this be improved, if I use a dual-band travel router as repeater? Can they be setup in the following way: the communication between the GL-X750 and the dual-band repeater (e.g. GL-MT1300) happens on the 2.4G band, but the clients connect to the 5G WIFI network, that the repeater provides?
Is this possible with your dual-band travel routers? Is there a guide, how this scenario can be set up?
Is there any model you can particularly recommend for the described scenario? Or are all dual-band travel routers “compatible” with the GL-X750?
In case I plan to upgrade my LTE router to a GL-X3000 in the future - would you recommend that I choose a WIFI 6 travel router (e.g. GL-MT3000 or GL-AXT1800) as repeater already now?
Thanks a lot in advance for your recommendations.