How many Smart Home Devices Do you Have Connected?

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  1. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    During the past several months I've been adding smart home devices to my Netgear R7800.

    According to Netgear Support NETGEAR home routers can accommodate up to 32 clients per wireless band. If your router is dual band, the total wireless clients your router can handle is 64 (32 for the 2.4ghz and 32 for the 5GHz).If your router is tri band you can have a total of 96.

    The greater the number of connected devices in the lower the bandwidth

    I've added 3 Amazon Alexa devices that include a Spot 2,Dot 3 and an Echo 2.

    Additionally I have 6 WeMo Smart Mini Plugs,4 Phillips Hue Bulbs(plus hub),Ring Doorbell Pro and a Nest Thermostat.

    During the Christmas holidays I had the Christmas Tree lights and window lights on the smart plugs.

    All the smart home devices are on the 2.4ghz band while the PCs and phones are on the 5ghz.

    Setting up the devices gets easier once you do a few.They all function perfectly and show up under home network.

    I turn the house lights and TV on and off when we're out using the Alexa app on my Google Android phone.I also control heating and cooling remotely.

    Are you into the Smart Home craze?
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Nope, 0.

    Im not at a point where thats something I can be interested in.
     
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    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    I have a robot vacuum but don't use its smart features. Going to install a smart light switch in bedroom; I don't trust cloud storage and especially voice assistants, so probably will flash it with alternative firmware that doesn't need that.
     
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  4. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    My bedroom nightstand lamps and living room lamps on the end tables I have Phillips Hue white smart bulbs with the hub attached to the router.I can control them from my phone,tablet or notebook.A Google or Amazon Alexa hardware device is not needed but they make turning on and off easier.

    I have 3 hanging lights over the kitchen counter that will get the 60W smart bulbs next.I'll be able to turn the on/off all together or individually.

    The wall switches or switches on the lamps stay in the on position.
     
  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Never had any of those devices connected, nor will I ever.
     
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  6. Jarhead

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    I have zero IoT/smart devices in my home, and I don’t plan on having any connected. Technically, I do have a single “smart” TV, but it doesn’t get an internet connection so it’s useless in that regard.
     
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  7. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I have had several televisions over the last years and the only thing I don't use with them is antenna cable :D
    All the things I watch with them, comes from youtube, netflix and plex mostly. Sometimes some other streaming service. I'm never around when something interesting would be broadcast anyways.

    I have philips hue lights. One smart tv (runs android) and one dumb tv (it was smart tv in 2012, now nothing works). Having netflix built in television is nice, especially since it is 4K and HDR without need for special hardware.
     
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    Well, I already have a few Rokus sitting around and after reading about Vizio's smart TV spying bs, I'm just not going to chance it.

    As far as IoT stuff goes, I'd rather not have my furnace (for example) cut out on me during the winter because the server is down for an update. Or for my garage to be locked because the company is throwing a hissy fit. :)
     
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    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    In that sense Philips Hue lights are good because if the bridge fails for some reason they can be controlled with wall switches like regular light bulbs.
     
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