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I want to buy the correct Netgear router to work with a R7000 in AP mode

We have a neatgear nighthawk R7000 router.
To create better acces in our full building we want to buy an extra router to work mostly  as an Acces point. 
It looks like both Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800  and X6S R8000P are both options of similar routers that are 'newer' versions of our R7000. 
Yet from the details I find, it's not clear if one or both can be used as 'simple' acces point for the R7000... 




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Re: I want to buy the correct Netgear router to work with a R7000 in AP mode

Why not buy another R7000 or this:

http://netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-range-extenders/EX7000.aspx

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: I want to buy the correct Netgear router to work with a R7000 in AP mode

The R7000 is already a few years old, I prefer to buy a better one. 
As I'm working also as lead coach for a CoderDojo group, it's usefull to have a second router to use at events while keeping one at the office. Hence a second router and not "just" an accass point. 

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Re: I want to buy the correct Netgear router to work with a R7000 in AP mode

Also an acces point (that is connected with an UTP cable is a better solution then a repeater (that uses the original wifi signal also for all the equipent that uses the repeater. 

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Re: I want to buy the correct Netgear router to work with a R7000 in AP mode

Yes, LAN to LAN AP device is preferred.

 

You can try the R7800. I like mine. Always been a good router since I bought it. 

Theres a current bug in FW however, WAN speeds are getting to 900Mb +- and AP mode has a configration bug in recent FW versions. So if you get one, don't upgrade beyond v.38. NG is aware. Also the R7800 has 3rd party FW support as well. Uses same UI, packages are better handlied IMO. 


@YvesHanoullewrote:

Also an acces point (that is connected with an UTP cable is a better solution then a repeater (that uses the original wifi signal also for all the equipent that uses the repeater. 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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