Which mesh setup


Which mesh setup

I've been using the Netgear C7800 modem/router combo for over 3 years it has worked great but there are a few slow spots throughout my house which is less than 2000 sq. ft. I want to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6. I use Cox gigablast and prefer not to rent their equipment. Should I setup Netgear Nighthawk mesh or Orbi mesh? Do I disable Wi-Fi on the moden/router? Any help would be greatly appreciates. Thank you. - Kevin


Model: C7800|Nighthawk X4S-AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router
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Re: Which mesh setup

I might recommend getting into a Modem only unit for the ISP services then get into a external wifi MESH system. 


Depending on size of home, you may want something to fit your needs. 

Wifi signals on MESH systems can't be disabled. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and RBK752(v.2) AP mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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Re: Which mesh setup

The C7800 has a modem only mode. That way you could use it as a stand alone modem. 

Or you could leave it in router mode and put the mesh system in access point mode (prevents a double nat). This would give you a backup wireless or even just a wireless to offload devices close to it on. You'd want to make sure to seperate out the wireless channels to prevent interference.

Then you could use the orbi/mk system for coverage further out. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
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