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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

ssssss
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What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

Thinking of buying "Netgear Nighthawk AX12", mainly use as AP. But I read lots of bad review regarding rebooting problem. What's the current status on this? solid enough after firmware upgrade?

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plemans
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

so you'll see a lot of reports from them on here as this is the forum where people come with issues. 

So you'll see it a lot of here. 

but if you're looking for mainly an access point, why not just get an access point?

 

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microchip8
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

The RAX120 is a waste for using it just as an Access Point. If you need that, just get an Access Point instead of a full-blown high-end router. It's overkill to get the RAX120 and use it as a simple AP.

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FURRYe38
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

If you really want the RAX120v2 then there is a patch that fixes the random reboot issues seen only on v2s.


@ssssss wrote:

Thinking of buying "Netgear Nighthawk AX12", mainly use as AP. But I read lots of bad review regarding rebooting problem. What's the current status on this? solid enough after firmware upgrade?


 

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ssssss
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

@plemans @microchip8 For $200 range, you really can't get a good AP at this price. WAX615 only rated for AX3000 but weak cpu and memory.

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microchip8
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

An AP does not need top-of-the-class CPU and memory, that's reserved for routers that have to do a lot more than APs. All an AP has to do it forward to the main router.
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ssssss
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

Yes, but you get more for about same money, better cpu, better memory and antenna than pure AP device.

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plemans
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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?

If you can get it for that price and its cheaper than the equivalent AP, I'd give it a shot. 

Yes, you do see some reports but there's many users that have zero issues. You just don't see them posting on here. 

Plus you'd have a pretty solid backup router if something ever did happen to your primary router. 

 

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Re: What's the current status of RAX120 in 2023?


@plemans wrote:

 

Yes, you do see some reports but there's many users that have zero issues. You just don't see them posting on here. 

 


And issues with the RAX120 reported here are unlikely to be for devices in AP mode.

 

They usually deal with features that are disabled in AP mode.

 

Fortunately, that does not include USB access with ReadySHARE. That still works with routers in AP mode.

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