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adding AP's to Nighthawk R8500 half duplex

1ndnman2
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adding AP's to Nighthawk R8500 half duplex

I have a Nighthawk R8500 that comes up short of covering the area I need. Are there AP's that I can connect via Ethernet and the AP's running on full duplex?

 

Also, will I have to add a POE switch for the 2 or 3 AP's to be hardwired to? What model of AP's should I buy for full duplex?

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DarrenM
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Re: adding AP's to Nighthawk R8500 half duplex

I would suggest our mesh extenders you can run then as AP or in extender mode.

 

https://www.netgear.com/landings/mesh-wifi-extenders/

 

DarrenM

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1ndnman2
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Re: adding AP's to Nighthawk R8500 half duplex

Thanks Darrin for the reply. So I can use my Nighthawk R8500 and connect 2 Mesh extenders. 

Is the R8500 POE ports? Or do I have to run the cat6 from the R8500 to each mesh extender, then power it locally?

Last question, are these extenders full duplex or half duplex?

Thanks again Darrin

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DarrenM
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Re: adding AP's to Nighthawk R8500 half duplex

No Poe you can use the extender via wireless if you do not want to run Cat 6.

 

DarrenM

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1ndnman2
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If I use the extenders via wireless is it running half duplex?

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