Hi @worktolive ,
Any mesh-device should work using our supplied TP-Link vr1600
Here are some existing threads that you may find helpful.
Hi @worktolive . If you use the VOIP home phone, the Archer has to be the main router. Anything extra that you connect can only be an access point. In this case, you might only need a wifi extender.
If you don't use the VOIP phone, you can replace the Archer with a mesh system and make full use of its capabilities.
If you don't want the Archer BUT you have FTTB or FTTN, the mesh unit needs the RJ11 DSL port. Otherwise, you need to keep the Archer to provide the physical interface. But, it can be put into bridge mode so the mesh unit functions as a router.
Thank you for providing this information. We do use the voip so will need to keep the Archer router.
The issue we have is that there are certain parts of the house where signal is weak and it causes drop outs or slow processig. We need to be able to reach both ends of the house and thought that a mesh kit would be the best option. We are considering the following