Tom, thanks for the brilliant videos.
One thing I’m seeing and hearing a lot of from both manufacturers and users throwing around the word “mesh” like it’s some magic bullet to Wi-Fi issues within a home or office.
I understand that roaming between access points (meshed or not) isn’t perfect and 802.11r helps to improve that significantly but consumers still seem to think “meshed” products are better, even if the backhaul used to connect them is via wired Ethernet. To me, “mesh” seems to be used as both a legitimate technology but thrown around a lot in marketing.
Why would someone choose Ubiquiti access points (for example) over consumer-grade mesh products like the Netgear Orbi or TP-Link Deco products (apart from the obvious reliability/security/customisation advantages)?