- Jul 6, 2010
Well for one the moment your handover is manager from the network side your connectivity will always be at the highest throughput available.Only the main router manages the DHCP. There's only one firewall. There is no overlap in strong signal quality between routers. What benefit would there be if I went with a Unifi setup? Speed tests indicate all 4Mbps of my DSL connection is accessible on any connected device and HD content can be played across the network without issue.
While if its managed from the device side it will hold onto the most recent signal for as long as possible, even if it means dropping the speed to accommodate this, which means you aren't getting the optimal use out of your network.
You already have a setup that works for you, so no need to change it. But it's certainly not the best practise to recommend for someone who doesn't have anything in place yet.
I'd rather have a 2.4 ghz network running at 144 mbits all of the time, than a 5ghz one running 11 mbits most of the time.