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Re: XR700 or AX8?

Link8900
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XR700 or AX8?

Time to upgrade my router since my ISP just got 1gb Internet. I cannot decide between the XR700 or AX8? The XR for gaming purposes or the AX for WIFI 6? Any opinions?

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FURRYe38
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Re: XR700 or AX8?

I would give wifi 6 a few years. No rush in doing anything with AX. It took AC several years to be come the norm and get into consumer devices. It's still not THEE norm. There still plenty of N and AC devices out there now and there still being used. 160Mhz hasn't really kicked off either. You'll be fine with the XR. If later on down the road you want new WIFI 6, and theres clients to support it, you could just add WIFI 6 to the XR as a external wifi AP. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111

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FURRYe38
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Re: XR700 or AX8?

Do you have anything thats AX wifi supporting? If you don't then maybe go for the XR. Or you could future proof with the AX8.  You won't have any gaming features on the AX router like the XR routers. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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Link8900
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Re: XR700 or AX8?

I don't have anything at the moment but future proofing is what I had in mind. I'm probably going to go with the XR700 for the gaming features but my fear is i'll have to upgrade in a few years or less once WIFI 6 really kicks off.

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FURRYe38
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Re: XR700 or AX8?

I would give wifi 6 a few years. No rush in doing anything with AX. It took AC several years to be come the norm and get into consumer devices. It's still not THEE norm. There still plenty of N and AC devices out there now and there still being used. 160Mhz hasn't really kicked off either. You'll be fine with the XR. If later on down the road you want new WIFI 6, and theres clients to support it, you could just add WIFI 6 to the XR as a external wifi AP. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111

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Link8900
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Re: XR700 or AX8?

Thanks a lot for the info. definitely good points. I'll get the XR!

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FURRYe38
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Re: XR700 or AX8?

Good Luck. Smiley Wink

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: XR700 or AX8?

Something you might like reading:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/802-eleventy-which-802-11ax-and-802-11ay-explained/

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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Netduma_Jack
NetDuma Partner

Re: XR700 or AX8?

If you do go with the XR700 then these guides can be helpful in getting an optimal setup on DumaOS. They're very easy to follow:

 

http://support.netduma.com/support/solutions/folders/16000090646

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