So I've been struggling to come up with a suitable network environment throughout my house. Its not what I consider to be a large house but I think it may be complex with the walls and wiring we have running throughout (and with a kitchen pretty much in the middle i'm sure theres some interference there). We did a renovation a year ago and I ran a Cat7 cable from my main media closet (where the primary Modem/Router come in) to the basement and another to a bedroom closet upstairs on the opposite end of the house. So I had a Google Wifi setup where both satellites were wired back to the base unit (via a Netgear Gigabit switch and then in another part of the house I had a google OnHub set as a satellite that wasn't hard wired.) Overall it worked well. A few weeks ago I upgraded my internet connection to FiOS gigabit - my Mac, which is hardwired through the same switch gets an utterly unnecessary 900+Mbps connection so I know I'm getting the bandwidth I'm paying for. I found out that the Google Wifis wouldn't support the 1GB connection so I switched them out for a Linksys Velop setup. Again, 1 primary unit is connected to the Modem, 2 more are connected via ethernet and a 3rd satellite is completely wireless. What I'm finding is that the devices end up bypassing this satellite in favor of wired ones even though they are further away so I'm not sure its very useful. The satellites are also a little flaky, I'll go into the app sometimes and it'll show me that a satellite is offline, I'll walk through the steps to reconnect and they show back up, thats the primary reason I'm thinking of switching it out. I looked at the Orbi system which is highly rated but a few times I saw that it works best as a 2 device setup, I'm pretty sure Im going to need a 3rd just for the basement - its underground and just doesn't not get a good signal from anywhere I put a router above ground. If I run the speed test through the Velop app I'm getting 500-600Mbs, if I run it through speedtest.net the speeds are closes to 250-300Mbs - I'm guessing thats more accurate. I started to look into maybe going with a few access points and came across Ubiquiti APs - it may be overkill, and its definitely technology that may be a little above my head. I'm sure I can figure it all out if I need to set it up, but I dont know what I'm gaining by going that route as opposed to the Velop system I have. One of the reviews on the Ubiquiti compared it to a 5 year old Apple Airport Extreme and said that the Airport actually had more pure speed than the Ubiquitis. I have one of those Airport Extremes sitting in a drawer unused (that was what I used before the Google Wifi system) - I'm wondering if I just ordered 2 more of those and set them up as Access points in the basement and upstairs closet (the primary being in the media cabinet) would work just as good, if not better. One of the things I like is being able to see a list of the connected devices from my phone - Google and Linksys both offer this, I dont know if Ubiquiti or Apple does. Google also went a step further and showed the actual bandwidth being used by device, Linksys doesn't. So, any suggestions?? Should I just keep the Linksys Velop setup or go with something better?