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Wireless/Wired Outside Connections

BigRich911
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Wireless/Wired Outside Connections

Hi,

 

I have a NightHawk with DDWRT installed on it.  It’s in the middle of my house.  I have an ethernet wire run to my back patio (backyard).  I’d like WiFi in my backyard and front yard.  I’d also like to keep using my NightHawk as the router.  What is my best option?  

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FURRYe38
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Re: Wireless/Wired Outside Connections

Are you looking for external wifi device options to use with the current router? If so, You could use the Orbi in AP mode with the NH router for this. There is outdoor Orbi satellites you can add to the Orbi system. They require an Orbi base router unit though.

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/orbi.aspx

The RBSY units are the outdoor satellites.

 

You sould need to turn OFF the wifi radios on the NH router if you used the Orbi system.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle, DST and Traffic Meter>Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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BigRich911
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Re: Wireless/Wired Outside Connections

Yes I’d like to extend my current network outside.

It would cost less if I could use my existing router as an acces point instead of installing an orbit right next to it and using that instead. Is that possible?
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FURRYe38
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Re: Wireless/Wired Outside Connections

You'd have to look in to NG's EX series extenders. I don't know if there is an out door version though...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle, DST and Traffic Meter>Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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