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WiFi extenders

MaxKizziar
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WiFi extenders

I would like to use two AC1200 Range Extenders in my home with my router.  Is this possible?  If so, can you pls provide guidance on configuring.

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plemans
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Re: WiFi extenders

Is it possible? Yes. 

Should you do so? Depends. 

I usually recommend if users are needing more than 1 extender to move to a wireless mesh system like netgear orbi or MK nighthawk. 

Reason why is standard extenders drop throughput 50%. This happens because they have to use the same chip to go router----extender and then extender-----device. And they can't do both at once. so they're going to take a speed hit. this gets even worse if you daisy chain the extenders (router----->extender------>extender)

they can work if they're setup in a star configuration 

star: extender<-------router------->extender

But they can have issues when setup using a mesh setup as they can end up connected to each other. 

so it gets more complicated. 

Its why I usually recommend the move to a mesh system if needing more than 1 extender. 

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MaxKizziar
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Re: WiFi extenders

Thanks much!  Will examine this option.

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