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lankylad
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Connecting Two R7000s Together

I would like to extend my R7000 network into a mesh. If I buy another R7000 will they connect together either via ethernet or WIFI to create a mesh with a single user identification experience?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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microchip8
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Re: Connecting Two R7000s Together

These are not Mesh routers. You can connect them to each others (Access Point), but you won't be able to create a true Mesh network, even if you turn on Smart Connect (which is buggy across many NG routers).

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.82.1SF
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

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microchip8
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Re: Connecting Two R7000s Together

These are not Mesh routers. You can connect them to each others (Access Point), but you won't be able to create a true Mesh network, even if you turn on Smart Connect (which is buggy across many NG routers).

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.82.1SF
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

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lankylad
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Re: Connecting Two R7000s Together

Thanks.

 

The reason I asked is that Netgear seem to claim that adding a Netgear mesh extender (EX7300) to my R7000 will create a mesh network

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microchip8
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Re: Connecting Two R7000s Together

I don't know about NG extenders, but it's possible they behave like sattelites. Worth a try, or not. Your choice.

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.82.1SF
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
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