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R7000 vs D7000

dexter87
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R7000 vs D7000

Hi, only a question: the only difference between R7000 and D7000 is the modem ? The rest is the same (cpu, ram, features ?) I ask this because i have already one R7000 + isp modem, and i really love R7000, but i want change this with D7000 for remove the (horrible) isp modem. Thanks and sorry my english.

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TheEther
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Re: R7000 vs D7000

While that's true, there may be other considerations:

  1. Netgear may or may not update the firmware on their cable modem/routers as often as their pure routers
  2. The D7000 may not be on your ISP's approved modem list
  3. Keeping the modem separate from the router allows you to upgrade either one, as needed. DOCSIS 3.1? Upgrade modem! 802.11ac MU-MIMO? Upgrade router!
  4. I prefer to keep control of my router. A combined cable modem/router may be controllable by the ISP. Uh, no thanks.
  5. I may want to place the router in a different location than the modem for better Wi-Fi coverage.

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netwrks
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Re: R7000 vs D7000

Looks the same. If your ISP will let you use it..

 

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chuckd83
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Re: R7000 vs D7000

D7000 does not support ReadyCloud even though their documentation says it does.

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TheEther
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Re: R7000 vs D7000

I think you would be better off just replacing the modem. I understand the attractiveness of a single box solution but you already have the R7000, which is an excellent box.
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dexter87
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Re: R7000 vs D7000

If the D7000 proves not good at modem could still use it like the R7000 with the wan port, always be the same for the rest...

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TheEther
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Re: R7000 vs D7000

While that's true, there may be other considerations:

  1. Netgear may or may not update the firmware on their cable modem/routers as often as their pure routers
  2. The D7000 may not be on your ISP's approved modem list
  3. Keeping the modem separate from the router allows you to upgrade either one, as needed. DOCSIS 3.1? Upgrade modem! 802.11ac MU-MIMO? Upgrade router!
  4. I prefer to keep control of my router. A combined cable modem/router may be controllable by the ISP. Uh, no thanks.
  5. I may want to place the router in a different location than the modem for better Wi-Fi coverage.
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