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Aspirant

good AP to use with my R8000?

I git  new R8000 router to replace my old Apple AE base station.   It seems to work great except my upstairs bedroom is a dead spot.

 

I get 50-100 MBPS wifi through my house and in the master bedroom it drops to <5MBPS ... sometimes 2MBPS.

 

I pay for 150MBPS through my ISP and get that wired.

 

So, either I get a wired AP for upstairs (dual band) but, I will have to fish cable in the walls to do that .... ugh!

 

The other option is a mesh network. I've considered Orbi but, research reveals a lot of buggy behavior.  Nope.

 

Any good recommendations?

 

 

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: good AP to use with my R8000?

I am happy with my EX7000.

It extends my R7000P for WiFi and has five wired ports.

 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO
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Aspirant

Re: good AP to use with my R8000?

Do you get any drop of speed/performance with the EX7000?

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@albireo13 wrote:

 

So, either I get a wired AP for upstairs (dual band) but, I will have to fish cable in the walls to do that .... ugh!

 


Or, if the mains circuit is not too complicated, you could try Powerline Ethernet:

 

Powerline Networking | Powerline Ethernet | NETGEAR

 

You can get wifi and wired in the same package. 

 

PLW1010 | Powerline | Networking | Home | NETGEAR

 

Great for things like smart TVs that have a LAN port. Wired is often better than wifi on stuff like that.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Aspirant

Re: good AP to use with my R8000?

Well, I ended up getting an Eero double-pack system.  Setup was easy and it works great!  Last night I had > 100MBPS throughout the house!

Am returning the R8000.

 

 

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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Master

Re: good AP to use with my R8000?

Have a friend who loves his eero.  Good luck with your new adventure. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
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