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Upgrading from Orbi RBR50 to AX12, could I use Orbi as Access Points form AX12?

Bon007
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Upgrading from Orbi RBR50 to AX12, could I use Orbi as Access Points form AX12?

I have an Orbi RBR50 and have been very happy with with it over the last 2+years.  I decided to upgrade my internet speed on Spectrum from 300Mbps to 1Gig.  In doing this, I noticecd that my wireless speed did increase (not greatly) but my wired speed did not and at times slowed down significantly.  I've followed a couple of threads on the Netgear community and even copied many of the suggestions but was not abel to find a solution for my beloved Orbi.  So I am now looking at the Nighthawk AX12 or the Orbi RBK852.  Given the major price difference I am leaning toward the AX12.

 

My question, If I make the AX12 my main router, would I be able to use my old Orbi as an Access Point in the hard to reach areas?  Could they be on the same SSID?  Or would there be a conflict given that the AX12 is a different speed and signal vs the Orbi?  I

Model: RAX200|Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router, RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Upgrading from Orbi RBR50 to AX12, could I use Orbi as Access Points form AX12?

Please post about this over in the RAX forum:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Routers-with-WiFi-6-AX/bd-p/en-home-routers-nighthawk-wif...

 

The Orbi would be it's own wifi system running in AP Mode behind the RAX.

 

Good Luck

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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