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X6S Extender – Why is this better than what I already have?

sarahfedorff
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X6S Extender – Why is this better than what I already have?

Can you tell me why the X6S is a better choice than the other extenders you offer? I currently have an AC750 extender linked with my AC1900 modem/router.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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StephenB
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@sarahfedorff wrote:
Can you tell me why the X6S is a better choice than the other extenders you offer? I currently have an AC750 extender linked with my AC1900 modem/router.

It has a couple of advantages over your AC750 extender.

 

First, most extenders require you to have a different SSID on the extender than the router.  So you might have _EXT in the extender network name.  The X6S doesn't need that, so you end up with a single home network.

 

Second, it's much faster than your AC750. 

 

Third, it will relay the client traffic connected to your AC750 to your router using a dedicated radio.  That will further increase the WiFi throughput.

 

 

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StephenB
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Re: X6S AmA – Why is this better than what I already have?


@sarahfedorff wrote:
Can you tell me why the X6S is a better choice than the other extenders you offer? I currently have an AC750 extender linked with my AC1900 modem/router.

It has a couple of advantages over your AC750 extender.

 

First, most extenders require you to have a different SSID on the extender than the router.  So you might have _EXT in the extender network name.  The X6S doesn't need that, so you end up with a single home network.

 

Second, it's much faster than your AC750. 

 

Third, it will relay the client traffic connected to your AC750 to your router using a dedicated radio.  That will further increase the WiFi throughput.

 

 

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