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Extending my Nighthawk R7000P range

TroyM88
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Extending my Nighthawk R7000P range

I'm currently usign the Nighthawk R7000P and I need to extend the range to cover my entire home inlcuding my basement.  I'd like to go to a WiFi Mesh if possible.   I'd rather not scrap my Nighthawk router but will if that makes the most sense.   What are my best options?  I do have an ethernet cable available to help cover the basement, but the router is still lacking in other parts of the home as well.  Can I add some satellites to my R7000P or is it best to scrap it and go to an Orbi system?

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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plemans
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Re: Extending my Nighthawk R7000P range

It depends.

How big is your home? 

what are the interior walls made of? 

do you think you'll need more than 1 extender?

If so, I'd skip the headache of extenders and go with a triband mesh setup. 

If you think 1 extender would cover fine, then a triband extender would be ideal. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
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Re: Extending my Nighthawk R7000P range


@TroyM88 wrote:

Can I add some satellites to my R7000P or is it best to scrap it and go to an Orbi system?


You cannot add satellites if you want a Mesh system, but you can do what I do which is to use the R7000P in front of an Orbi router in access point mode.

 

I keep my router (an R7800 in my case) because it is more capable as a router than the Orbi, which is better on the wifi front.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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