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Help! Configurations and/or placement issues?

layne81
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Help! Configurations and/or placement issues?

Hello all,

First let me explain the layout along with devices used.

My home is 1900 sq ft living.

Networking devices:
I own 2 Netgear Nighthawks (r7000) and 1 Netgear Range Extender (ex6200) and 1 Motorola Surf Modem.

Placement and Devices
Office:
1 r7000 hard wired to the Motorola Surf modem.
Gaming Pc hard wired to r7000
Canon printer on wifi

Living Room:
1 r7000 setup in bridge mode (roughly 5' from office r7000 with wall dividing)
PS4 hard wired to living room r7000
PS3 hard wired to living room r7000
Xbox One hard wired to living room r7000
Xbox 360 Wifi
Apple TV3 hard wired to living room r7000
Dish Hopper Wifi

Bedroom:
1 ex6200 extending from office r7000 on dual band (roughly 40' from the living room r7000 with a wall dividing)
Apple tv2 hard wired to ex6200
Dish Joey hard wired to ex6200
Nvidia shield wifi (remotes to office gaming pc)
Ps vita (remotes to ps4)
Motorola baby monitor (2.4ghz band

Issue:
I am getting lower speeds on the ex6200 when connecting from the bedroom than when I connect to the office r7000 from the bedroom.

Obviously I want the best speeds possible because I dropped 550.00 on netgear products.

I am a big gamer mainly but I also stream music and hd movies.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... ANY tips or techniques...

Thanks,
Layne
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Retired_Member
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Re: Help! Configurations and/or placement issues?

Run some cat xx cable and use 2nd in AP Mode, dumped the extender and use a switch or two.
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RogerSC
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Re: Help! Configurations and/or placement issues?

I agree with searay's comment...If you can't run cable, you can consider using powerline networking or MoCA to connect an AP. They won't be as good, but either can allow media streaming, etc.
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layne81
Luminary

Re: Help! Configurations and/or placement issues?

Considering all of the devices I have... Will I get any interference using power line?

I considered buying a Netgear Powerline 500 Nano Ethernet adapter kit. I considered hooking it up in the office and the bedroom.

Has anyone tried this?

Hooking the router in the office up to it and the other one in the bedroom hooked up to the r7000 in AP mode.

Will this work?
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