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chasm31110
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Is it possible to use the config file on different model routers of the same brand?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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plemans
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Re: config file

I wouldn't do it/try it (if it'd even let you).

They use different hardware.

Even some of the same models with different versions use different hardware. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
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plemans
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Re: config file

I wouldn't do it/try it (if it'd even let you).

They use different hardware.

Even some of the same models with different versions use different hardware. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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chasm31110
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thanks

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To add to the response from @plemans, this is a long-running issue, with its own venerable discussion in the suggestions zone. There's never much in the way of a response from Netgear.

 

Never rebuild a configuration from scratch again! - NETGEAR Communities

 

It seems to be an industry wide problem. You can't export and reimport bits of the configuration.

 

My solution is to file away a set of screenshots of key settings.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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FURRYe38
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Also one reason for not being able to use config files on same brand but different models is that some project models do not have same features, hardware or options. So trying to load a config file from one model would differ on a different model. Industry wide and in most cases Mfrs don't allow this and it would probably cause un-necessary problems. Been like this for years. Though you CAN use same brand and same model config files on that level. 

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