SAC2V2S signal strength and Spectrum hotspots
Due to recent internet connection issues, Spectrum replaced an old Netgear wifi router (N300?) with a SAC2V2S.
Our home is 2 stories and about 4000 sq ft. The Netgear was centrally placed on the 2nd floor and the wifi signal had issues reaching the ends of the first floor, as expected. The newer SAC2V2S wifi signal has no issues reaching anywhere in the house. During high-use times we have 5-6 devices connected checking emails, viewing webpages, and streaming videos (sometimes 3 devices at once streaming videos). We have had minimal issues with the wifi so far.
Two Spectrum techs who came over to check the initial connection issues (solved by removing a "filter" outside the home and replacing both the modem and router) said that the SAC2V2S was not a good piece of equipment and that we should replace it with a mesh router because of the size of the home.
Our experience has been nothing but positive with the SAC2V2S but because of the comments by the techs, the unexpected wifi signal strength, and the limited access to the wifi controls (My Spectrum App limitations), we do have some questions:
- Is it normal for the SAC2V2S to have such a strong wifi signal strength?
- Are other wifi routers (not just Spectrum ones and not mesh routers) able to cover a 4000+ sq ft house?
- Is it possible that we are secretly connected to a Spectrum "neighborhood mesh network" through the use of hotspots and could that be reason for the strong signal strength and for the wifi router control limitations?
- Are there any security issues with the SAC2V2S?
I know that the Spectrum "neighborhood mesh network" is a bit far-fetched but the performance of the SAC2V2S has been surprising, especially after the comments of the Spectrum techs.
Thank you for any answers to these questions.