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Netgear X6 AC3200 - which network?

duncanbell3
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Netgear X6 AC3200 - which network?

Hi

 

I have 3 networks coming up

  • NETGEAR25
  • NETGEAR25-5G-1
  • NETGEAR25-5G-2

Why are there 3 networks and which 1 do I choose to connect to?

 

What would be the best for range?

I'm not in a big house but there are 2 rooms (1 that I use as a study) that struggles for signal.

 

Thanks

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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plemans
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Re: Netgear X6 AC3200 - which network?

The R8000 supports smart connect (band steering). You can turn that feature on and it sets a single ssid for all 3 bands and lets the router steer devices between the bands as needed. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->

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microchip8
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Re: Netgear X6 AC3200 - which network?

Because this router model is tri-band?

 

Use a wifi scanner on your phone/laptop and see which radio band gives you the best signal. In general, 2.4 GHz is more about range than throughput, while 5 GHz is the reverse

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plemans
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Re: Netgear X6 AC3200 - which network?

The R8000 supports smart connect (band steering). You can turn that feature on and it sets a single ssid for all 3 bands and lets the router steer devices between the bands as needed. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->

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duncanbell3
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Re: Netgear X6 AC3200 - which network?

Awesome, thanks very much.

Just changed it and I'll see hw we go.

 

Thanks again

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