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Cambio range extender

MassimilianoCr
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Cambio range extender

Attualmente ho questo modello di range extender: WN2500RP.

Casa a tre piani con muri spessi e scale.Modem router al primo, il range extender netgear al secondo e un piccolo ranger extender da presa elettrica al terzo.

Situazione: fibra a 200MB Fastweb con modem del gestore.

Secondo piano: range extender WN2500RP al quale, con cavi ethernet, collego vari device (smart tv, decoder sky, Lettore BluRay).

Terzo piano: solo un range extender di una casa concorrente.

Efficacia: primo piano (modem router) velocità di navigazione 190mb.Secondo piano (range extender) arrivo a 20 mb, terzo (piccolo range extender) 3/4 mb.

Problema principale perdita di segnale al secondo piano e carenza di stabilità di segnale.

Domanda: cambiando l'attuale range extender con quello in oggetto (Netgear EX8000 AC 3000), avrei CONCRETAMENTE dei vantaggi?

Massimiliano.

Cordiali saluti.

Model: EX8000|AC3000 Nighthawk X6S Tri Band WiFi Mesh Extender
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plemans
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Re: Cambio range extender

the WN2500rp is a base model dual band extender. its never been even under optimal testing conditions. 

(https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32281-dual-band-wireless-extender-roundup)

The EX8000 is quite a significant upgrade. I can't tell you how much because each home is different. and the problem is the home. If the floors/walls are thick and made of plaster lathe, adobe, brick, concrete or another material that does great at blocking wifi, you'll have issues with pretty much all extenders that run off the wifi. 

can I tell you it'll work? not 100%. 

could you buy one from somewhere with a generous return policy and try it out? sure. 

 

 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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MassimilianoCr
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Re: Cambio range extender

 

Thanks for the info.Could I have any benefits though? 

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plemans
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Re: Cambio range extender

You potentially could see significant improvments. The EX8000 has a 1733mbps backhaul connection to the primary router (if the router supports it). So potentially it could be much faster. It also doesn't take the 50% speed hit that standard extenders take because it has a dedicated backhaul from router----extender. 

But I can't say 100% that you'd see them because each home is different. And 5ghz doesn't penetrate as far or through as much materials as 2.4ghz. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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MassimilianoCr
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Re: Cambio range extender

Thanks again. One question: would you make the switch?

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plemans
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Re: Cambio range extender

If you had an electronics store with a good return policy, its worth trying. If it doesn't help, you could return it.  

Or checking out an orbi triband system (not dual band). Then you could have the router on the primary floor, a satellite on the 2nd, and a satellite on the 3rd. 

In some area's amazon has been selling renewed triband systems pretty cheap. 

 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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