My current ISP will provide soon higher speeds (async sadly) and that got me thinking about my setup (xiaomi 3g v1). Current speeds are 200/20 and I was thinking about getting 500/50( I can buy R7800 for around 100euro, but maybe there is a way to do what I need cheaper)
My current network looks like this:
xiaomi 3g router + tenda mesh system( 0 configurations options - either bridge mode or router) + switch for my LAN devices.
Tenda was bought originally to get WiFi for my AndroidTV. The situation did change I had to share my network connection with my family(my router has a very poor wifi speed).
I tried to separate them from my network, but since Tenda does not have many options I've connected their Client AP to a guest AP and my TV to normal AP.
Using VLAN's I've separated the rest of Tenda mesh from "my devices" giving access just for the Internet + Plex so my TV can reach it.
As the current setting does "work" - but it's quite messy, and I have doubts my router will be able to handle 500/50(On stock OS it should but then I won't be able to separate them from my network). Is there a cheaper way to maintain the separation and get higher speeds from my ISP besides getting a new router like r7800?