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Home Wireless bridge with Netgear router

by theonlybuster / June 22, 2015 6:25 AM PDT

A few months ago I scored a Netgear N900 router for a pretty good price. I've been using it as my main home router. With changes in the design of my home I was forced to relocate my router to a far corner of my home. In an effort for keep adequate coverage and speed I wanted to add a second router in the center of my home in bridge mode.

Having had many issues in the past bridging, I figured I'd reach out for advice and insight before purchasing products and such.
In my mind sticking with the same brand (and model) would make things far less problematic. Now on other forums someone mentions to just downgrade to the N600 router and use that as opposed to another N900. Is this a good move? And if so what makes it a good move?
Both are within my budget, but I want to know WHY as opposed to someone simply saying "Higher the number the better the performance".

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Me too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2015 6:38 AM PDT
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No can do
by theonlybuster / June 22, 2015 10:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Me too.

As much as I like Powerline, the electrical wiring in my home will not allow for this without problems. It's the reason I went for a higher end router, rather than a cheaper simpler router.

I've used Powerline Networking adapters on other homes and it's flawless, but in my own home, it simply doesn't work. That's why I'm forced to stick to a Wireless Bridge rather than Powerline Networking adapters.

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(NT) Then get it, test and return failures.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2015 10:47 AM PDT
In reply to: No can do
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