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Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

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Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

Sorry if this has been asked before. If I buy the MK63 system for my home, do I need to run cabling from the new router to the two satellites?

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Re: Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

You don't need to have it hardwired in. It is an option (and a good one if you want faster speeds) because the hardwired connection takes the backhaul burden off the wireless. But it isn't necessary. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->

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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

You don't need to have it hardwired in. It is an option (and a good one if you want faster speeds) because the hardwired connection takes the backhaul burden off the wireless. But it isn't necessary. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->

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STEHAY
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Re: Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

Thank you. So I will cable from my router to the two satellites. However, I would like to cable from my TV directly into satellite #1 but I guess that's not possible as I don't think they have enough ports?

 

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Re: Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

You can use a cheap 5-8 port switch. They're not expensive. I'd just make sure to get a gigabit one. Usually they're around $20-30

so you'd go 

Cable----->switch----->MS60

                     |

                     |

                    V

                   TV

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
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STEHAY
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Re: Nighthawk MK63 - cabling to satellites

Thank you very much. That's perfect.

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