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R7000 maybe to R8000

falcon26
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R7000 maybe to R8000

I have a R7000 now. No problems with it really, except the range on it for my 5Ghz stuff. I currently have 2 Xbox 360's with 5G 1 Xbox One on 5G, 1 computer on 5G and my Nexus 5 on 5G. Would going to the R8000 benefit me at all over the R7000 for this type of stuff?
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Shadowlore
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Re: R7000 maybe to R8000

Assuming you're running asynchronous data transfers.. then yes, the R8000 SHOULD help you out.

As someone in another thread pointed out, with a large number of 5Ghz devices, and/or 802.11ac specific devices, this router excels.

However, as always.. YMMV, based on your house layout.
~ Shadowlore
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mdgm-ntgr
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If range is your only concern then you may be better off getting a wireless range extender or moving your R7000 to a more central location (if possible).
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falcon26
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I went ahead and ordered the R8000. I sold my R7000 for $150 so the R8000 was about $150. I do have at least 4 devices on the 5Ghz band. Plus I'm hoping for slightly better range on my wireless PC in our garage, right now I only get about 2 bars, I'm hoping to get 3-4 with the R8000...
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