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Router Decision!?

Mike_A_L
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Router Decision!?

I hoping for some guidance...  I’m looking to replace my modem & router setup.  My ISP recommended – among others – a Motorola MB8600 modem.  Motorola suggests a Netgear WiFi 6 router to go with that for optimum performance.  I’m looking at two Netgear products:  a NETGEAR Nighthawk 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (RAX50) and a NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Tri-band Mesh WiFi 6 System (RBK752) – Router with 1 Satellite Extender.  A couple of questions: 

  1. Do I only need ONE of these routers, or do I need both? 
  2. In your opinion, is one router “better” than the other for speed and distance?

Deets:

  • I live in a two story home (approx. 3,200 sq. ft., basement, and ground floor).
  • Run Mac OS 12.0.1 (Monterey)
  • ISP connection in basement with current modem/router setup.
  • I'm a gamer, but not avid.
  • Game system is in basment.
  • TV up on ground floor.

THANKS in advance for any/all help!!!

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FURRYe38
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Re: Router Decision!?

With the RAX50  you may need a additional wifi extender, depending where you have the main router, for additional coverage. Basements are not recommended places for main router units. 1st or 2nd floor is recommended. 

 

Orbi would work as well. I game too, 

My Setup Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Mode Mode | ISP SparkLight | Wifi Router Orbi CBR752 v4.6.7.7(Gateway Mode), Wired BackhaulSwitches Netgear GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130), RBK853 v4.6.7.5(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.7.5, RBK50(v23), SXK30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v84), RAXE500(v78), EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3 and WNHDE111


 


 


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FURRYe38
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Re: Router Decision!?

With the RAX50  you may need a additional wifi extender, depending where you have the main router, for additional coverage. Basements are not recommended places for main router units. 1st or 2nd floor is recommended. 

 

Orbi would work as well. I game too, 

My Setup Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Mode Mode | ISP SparkLight | Wifi Router Orbi CBR752 v4.6.7.7(Gateway Mode), Wired BackhaulSwitches Netgear GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130), RBK853 v4.6.7.5(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.7.5, RBK50(v23), SXK30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v84), RAXE500(v78), EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3 and WNHDE111


 


 


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