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Ethernet port aggregation?

what is it?  Can I use it for gaming?

Model: XR700| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: Ethernet port aggregation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation

 

LAG is mostly used between the router and a device that supports LAG, like some NAS:

https://kb.netgear.com/29843/Port-Aggregation-with-Synology-NAS-on-your-Nighthawk-router

 

Since gaming consoles don't support LAG, gaming isn't supported on it. 

On a gaming PC, might be possible:

https://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-set-up-nic-teaming-link-aggregation/


@Rick6922 wrote:

what is it?  Can I use it for gaming?


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111

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Re: Ethernet port aggregation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation

 

LAG is mostly used between the router and a device that supports LAG, like some NAS:

https://kb.netgear.com/29843/Port-Aggregation-with-Synology-NAS-on-your-Nighthawk-router

 

Since gaming consoles don't support LAG, gaming isn't supported on it. 

On a gaming PC, might be possible:

https://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-set-up-nic-teaming-link-aggregation/


@Rick6922 wrote:

what is it?  Can I use it for gaming?


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111

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Re: Ethernet port aggregation?

thanks for the info.

Model: XR700| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: Ethernet port aggregation?

Smiley Wink


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Game consoles aren't supported BUT if you aggregate your router and a compatible SWITCH that your console is connected to; the data will be sent and received 2x faster from your console.

Model: XR700| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: Ethernet port aggregation?

what switch should I get?

Model: XR700| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: Ethernet port aggregation?

Try NGs GS series...I believe you'll need a managed supporting kind of switch. Something to ask NG about.


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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