Reply
Highlighted
Aspirant

Nighthawk RAX80

Please can you tell me do I need a seperate modem for this router?

 

If I do, can you please tell me the best modem router I can purchase from you?

 

We live in a building 50 years + with very thick walls and not wifi friendly

 

Thanking you in advance

Message 1 of 4
Highlighted
Master

Re: Nighthawk RAX80

The RAX80 is a pure router so yes, you need a modem. First check with your ISP if they allow using your own one as some don't. 

 

As for modem, the NETGEAR CM1000 is a good one https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers/CM1000.aspx

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.80SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400
Message 2 of 4
Highlighted
Aspirant

Re: Nighthawk RAX80

Thank you, just looking for the best (up to £400.00 ish) router with built in modem, any further suggestions?

 

I need to use the existing router (BT Homehub) in the garden office (with hard wired data point), approx 50m from the house, so looking for the best (up to budget price) wifi router with modem to replace the hub indoors.

 

We have problems with wifi indoors 50+ year old house with thick walls, not got fibre in the area (download speed 41) we use google mesh, but still got wifi slow points, so looking for the "best" we can get


@microchip8 wrote:

The RAX80 is a pure router so yes, you need a modem. First check with your ISP if they allow using your own one as some don't. 

 

As for modem, the NETGEAR CM1000 is a good one https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers/CM1000.aspx


 

Message 3 of 4
Highlighted
Master

Re: Nighthawk RAX80

I actually do not recommend a modem + router combo (gateway). If it fails, your whole network goes down. Having seperate devices is easier to exchange and more flexible. Also, a gateway gets very few updates (which most if not all are done by the ISP)

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.80SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400
Message 4 of 4
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 3 replies
  • 158 views
  • 0 kudos
  • 2 in conversation
Announcements