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R6700 as wireless access point

kac9683
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R6700 as wireless access point

We have 2 R6700 wireless routers that we are looking to configure - one as the main router and the other as a wireless access point. Given that the R6700 can only accommodate up to 32 clients per wireless band, if the other is setup as a access point will this allow us to increase the limit to essentially 64 (32 on each)?

 

https://kb.netgear.com/24043/How-many-clients-can-you-connect-wirelessly-to-a-NETGEAR-router

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DarrenM
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Re: R6700 as wireless access point

Yes you should be fine using more than 32 devices if they are connected to both networks.

 

DarrenM

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kac9683
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Re: R6700 as wireless access point

So just to confirm, 32 can connect to the main router and an additional 32 can connect to the access point? Is there any additional configuration on the routers needed?
The routers are directly connected via a Ethernet cable.
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antinode
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Re: R6700 as wireless access point

> R6700 [...]

 

   "R6700[v1]", "R6700v2", or "R6700v3"?  Firmware version?

 

> [...] 32 can connect to the main router and an additional 32 can
> connect to the access point? [...]

 

   That's the claim.  If the limitation is on wireless client devices
per radio, then adding (and using) another radio should boost the limit
accordingly.  Wireless devices connected to the router-as-WAP will be
seen by the main router as wired devices.

 

> [...] Is there any additional configuration on the routers needed?
> [...]

 

   On the unit used as a wireless access point, yes.

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your (actual) model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for something
like "Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point".


> [...] The routers are directly connected via a Ethernet cable.

 

   Having such a cable in place is good.  As a description of what's
connected to what, that lacks precision.  If a device has multiple
Ethernet ports, then "connected to device" is not enough detail.

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