Does the main router have a better connection than the other elements, or was it just reference?Have an Orbi. Have zero issues with it. My main router is in my basement because that's where my office is, and I have a sat point in my bedroom and one in my living room.
just for reference.Does the main router have a better connection than the other elements, or was it just reference?
Also, why Orbi over others?
What is different in the security from a traditional setup? What more is needed beyond a password protected network?I went with a Synology mesh setup (RT2600ac base + MR2200ac mesh) because it has some of the best security options. Combined it with Powerline Ethernet and it easily covers our home, the deck, my shed, and the garden. Extremely pleased. You should definitely look for a mesh system with a dedicated backhaul channel - keeps speeds up. If I were looking today, I would seriously look at a WiFi 6 capable system to get a little future proofing.
If you have a second router sitting around, in a lot of cases you can set it up as a wireless access point as a stopgap, especially if both routers are of the same brand. This could work pretty well, especially if you can connect the WAP/satellite by ethernet (a big reason why I have Powerline Ethernet.)