Cox Pods or Mesh System?
Cox came out and said at least some of the wiring in my 2500 sq. foot house needs to be redone (its only 12 years old, but apparently thats old?). Anyway they are setting up a work order to come out. In the meantime I'm thinking of dropping cox TV entirely and going with a streaming service like Roku. I have 4 TVs currently, which are often all used at once. There's also probably 30 other small wifi devices (cell phones, outlets, light bulbs, etc.). I have panormaic wifi gigiblast, but I think it still needs to be boosted to get good coverage everywhere if I go entirely wireless and start streaming on all the tvs.
I have a lot of questions:
So...I'm hoping to get out of this for maybe $300.. Is it better to buy a couple cox pods, or am I better off buying a mesh network like Nest or TP-Link or Eero? And which one?
If you suggest a non-Cox mesh system, which one, and is that something someone with *some* tech experience can hook up?
The cox tech guy suggested I get an AV person to come out and hook up a mesh system, and he was talking about running ethernet cables, etc. between the mesh routers. From what I've seen it looks like they are mostly wireless but I don't know. I'm trying to avoid running cables everywhere, is that really necessary to get good speed and coverage?
Any advice is appreciated. I kind of read as much as I could fin on here about Mesh wifi but I was hoping for more recent information. Thanks.