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Re: New network plan - need input

Rhyalus
Apprentice

New network plan - need input

Hi All,

 

Given the security and firmware issues, I decided it is time to go to Wifi6.

 

I currently have the R7000 as the primary, and an old Dlink DAP 1522 acting as a bridge in my living room.  The DAP feeds a couple of things - a Verizon Network cell extender, and older Xbox and a blueray DVD (yes, I still have one)...  🙂

 

My thought is to get the Asus RT AX88U and use that as a primary, but only turn on the 5GHz band.

 

I would replace the Dlink with the Netgear R7000 in some mode (bridge?).  I would want to use the R7000 for the same wired devices and also 2.4GHz band (AC/AN) for other wireless devices in the house.  The location is more ideal for 2.4GHz coverage.

 

I have three or four devices in the house that can do wifi6, but most are AC or AN.

 

Any advice?

 

Thanks,

R

 

 

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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DarrenM
Sr. NETGEAR Moderator

Re: New network plan - need input

You will just need to turn AP mode on the R7000 on and you will be just fine.

 

DarrenM

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antinode
Guru

Re: New network plan - need input

> [...] an old Dlink DAP 1522 acting as a bridge [...]

 

   "bridge" as in "wireless bridge", with a wireless connection between
your "old Dlink DAP 1522" and the R7000-as-main-router?

 

> I would replace the Dlink with the Netgear R7000 in some mode
> (bridge?). [...]

 

   If you want to use the R7000 as a wireless bridge, then bridge mode
would make some sense.

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  Look for "Set Up the
Router in Bridge Mode".

 

> [...] and also 2.4GHz band (AC/AN) for other wireless devices in the
> house. [...]


   The helpful pictures have all been stripped from latest edition
(January 2019 / 202-11973-01) of the R7000 User Manual, but, so far as I
know, if you select Bridge Mode, only wired client devices will work.

 

   A Web search for, say, "202-11301-11" and/or "May 2017" (along with
"R7000") might find an older, more helpful manual.

 


> You will just need to turn AP mode on the R7000 on and you will be
> just fine.

 

   Sure.  That, and run the required Ethernet cable.  Presumably, you're
using a wireless bridge to avoid doing that.

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Rhyalus
Apprentice

Re: New network plan - need input

Thanks Guys.

 

Correct - wireless bridge to feed a few devices in my living room.  It works fine as expected.  Setup took 5 mins.

 

I guess I was wondering if there were such a thing as getting both wired services AND better coverage in that part of the house.   But I do get that the bandwidth between the router itself and the AP is shared.  I was wondering if it was reasonable to have a 5 GHz connection between the router and AP and then have the AP only working on the 2.4GHz band?

 

In any event, just trying to get the most use out of the 2nd router.

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

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