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Probably frustrating to see yes/no/yes here - let me see if I can help clarify a bit. This extender has one 5GHz band and one 2.4GHz band. It is AC1900. Therefore it is only going to operate on two bands: one 2.4, one 5. If you have an AC3200 router with FastLane technology, the extender can use FastLane to improv… see more Probably frustrating to see yes/no/yes here - let me see if I can help clarify a bit. This extender has one 5GHz band and one 2.4GHz band. It is AC1900. Therefore it is only going to operate on two bands: one 2.4, one 5. If you have an AC3200 router with FastLane technology, the extender can use FastLane to improve the speed from Extender-to-Router, but it's not going to run a 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz bands like (for example) the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 does. When you connect a device to such a router, you get 3 bands; when you connect a device to the extender, only two. FastLane is pretty useful though (I use it for my R6300 and AC1200): it makes the 5GHz band dedicated to keeping the router and extender connected at a fast speed/stronger signal, then has anyone connecting to the extender operate on the slower 2.4GHz band. Both are still pretty fast for Internet and speed will still depend on what kind of device you're using to connect to the extender. I like FastLane because it uses BeamForming to make the router-to-extender connection more stable, however, I've noticed with my AC1200 that sometimes if the connection completely conks out, it's not enough to reset the extender; I have to move it into the same room as the router, reset it, then unplug it and take it back to where it was and power it back up again. I suspect I have signal strength issues and being in the same room for a reset helps. Hopefully this extender does not have that problem, but me mentioning it should help explain a bit how Netgear's router-to-extender relationship works. :) see less Probably frustrating to see yes/no/yes here - let me see if I can help clarify a bit. This extender has one 5GHz band and one 2.4GHz band. It is AC1900. Therefore it is only going to operate on two bands: one 2.4, one 5. If you have an AC3200 router with FastLane technology, the extender can use FastLane to improve the speed from Extender-to-Router, but it's not going to run a 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz bands like (for example) the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 does. When you connect a device to such a router, you get 3 bands; when you connect a device to the extender, only two. FastLane is pretty useful though (I use it for my R6300 and AC1200): it makes the 5GHz band dedicated to keeping the router and extender connected at a fast speed/stronger signal, then has anyone connecting to the extender operate on the slower 2.4GHz band. Both are still pretty fast for Internet and speed will still depend on what kind of device you're using to connect to the extender. I like FastLane because it uses BeamForming to make the router-to-extender connection more stable, however, I've noticed with my AC1200 that sometimes if the connection completely conks out, it's not enough to reset the extender; I have to move it into the same room as the router, reset it, then unplug it and take it back to where it was and power it back up again. I suspect I have signal strength issues and being in the same room for a reset helps. Hopefully this extender does not have that problem, but me mentioning it should help explain a bit how Netgear's router-to-extender relationship works. :)
Trenton Bennett
· July 13, 2015
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It's about 300' from our house to our guest house. We put the Netgear booster inside our barn, which is about 150' from the main house (where the router is located). Wifi works great in the guest house.
McSnooz
· January 27, 2015
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I don't speak "tech" but make of this what you will. Our house has ceiling heat and a kitchen with appliances against the wall that is in the middle of the house basically. Bottom line kitchen is dead zone and the wires for ceiling heat made connections from the modem on the other side of the house near impossible. … see more I don't speak "tech" but make of this what you will. Our house has ceiling heat and a kitchen with appliances against the wall that is in the middle of the house basically. Bottom line kitchen is dead zone and the wires for ceiling heat made connections from the modem on the other side of the house near impossible. I have xfinity 105 and had 2 techs here trying to make it communicate. We decided we had 2 options, an extender or hard wire the other side of the house through the electrical outlets. Purchased the EX7000 because if I have to invest I'm going with best I can find and afford and this was it. Placement is in my kitchen near the doorway to the part of the house that has signal, we now have excellent wireless in all areas of the house and I game online wireless without any wifi signal issues even if everyone else in the house is online. I hope you have the same luck :-) see less I don't speak "tech" but make of this what you will. Our house has ceiling heat and a kitchen with appliances against the wall that is in the middle of the house basically. Bottom line kitchen is dead zone and the wires for ceiling heat made connections from the modem on the other side of the house near impossible. I have xfinity 105 and had 2 techs here trying to make it communicate. We decided we had 2 options, an extender or hard wire the other side of the house through the electrical outlets. Purchased the EX7000 because if I have to invest I'm going with best I can find and afford and this was it. Placement is in my kitchen near the doorway to the part of the house that has signal, we now have excellent wireless in all areas of the house and I game online wireless without any wifi signal issues even if everyone else in the house is online. I hope you have the same luck :-)
Amazon Customer
· February 12, 2015
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Yes!!! I am using it in my RV to pick up free wi-file and it boosting my signal to full bars as though as I am sitting next to the AP. The speed is insanely fast. Thank God I didn't purchase additional T-Mobile lousy "unlimited" on the hotpot device. Look at my review and the image I uploaded. By 50 feet I am getting f… see more Yes!!! I am using it in my RV to pick up free wi-file and it boosting my signal to full bars as though as I am sitting next to the AP. The speed is insanely fast. Thank God I didn't purchase additional T-Mobile lousy "unlimited" on the hotpot device. Look at my review and the image I uploaded. By 50 feet I am getting full bar from the building ( not sure where the AP is located) but I believe it is somewhere further away. With my Note 4, I am getting one or two bars. My kindle HDX 7" getting two. Sometimes the signAL shows no bar but still working and sometimes just stopped. With this thing, the signal is full bars as listed on the router admin page. I could tell the difference because of the page loading. Buy it!! see less Yes!!! I am using it in my RV to pick up free wi-file and it boosting my signal to full bars as though as I am sitting next to the AP. The speed is insanely fast. Thank God I didn't purchase additional T-Mobile lousy "unlimited" on the hotpot device. Look at my review and the image I uploaded. By 50 feet I am getting full bar from the building ( not sure where the AP is located) but I believe it is somewhere further away. With my Note 4, I am getting one or two bars. My kindle HDX 7" getting two. Sometimes the signAL shows no bar but still working and sometimes just stopped. With this thing, the signal is full bars as listed on the router admin page. I could tell the difference because of the page loading. Buy it!!
Justin Chia
· July 6, 2015
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"You can also use the extender in access point mode as a WiFi access point and create a new WiFi hotspot by using a wired Ethernet connection." Model EX7000 User Manual
Vernon V. Chatman III
· August 22, 2015
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No, absolutely not. That is strictly ISP dependent.
Jax
· January 21, 2016
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You can utilize the Ethernet ports on this to connect. The Ethernet ports pull the 5ghz signal. So, if you have a device that is NOT Wi-Fi and you use a cat 5 or 6 patch cable you will be able to get a connection. There are 4 Ethernet connection ports on this extender. I am not sure as to exactly what you are asking ho… see more You can utilize the Ethernet ports on this to connect. The Ethernet ports pull the 5ghz signal. So, if you have a device that is NOT Wi-Fi and you use a cat 5 or 6 patch cable you will be able to get a connection. There are 4 Ethernet connection ports on this extender. I am not sure as to exactly what you are asking however, I take it that you are inquiring if you can attach a Ethernet cable to this to attach to a device such as a laptop or a component that has an Ethernet port. I hope this helps to answer your question. see less You can utilize the Ethernet ports on this to connect. The Ethernet ports pull the 5ghz signal. So, if you have a device that is NOT Wi-Fi and you use a cat 5 or 6 patch cable you will be able to get a connection. There are 4 Ethernet connection ports on this extender. I am not sure as to exactly what you are asking however, I take it that you are inquiring if you can attach a Ethernet cable to this to attach to a device such as a laptop or a component that has an Ethernet port. I hope this helps to answer your question.
Redneckbeer
· June 10, 2015
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Yes but not sure what the "mo" is. modem? it can be configured to attach to your wireless then extend the signal. I use one in my garage to extend the network outside.
Jason G
· January 26, 2015
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There are 5 ports. If used as a wireless to Ethernet bridge, 5 devices can be connected. If used as an access point, 4 plus up-link.
T. Graham
· November 27, 2016
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I found about 2,500 sq. ft through walls that include plaster and metal, Boosts signal enough for us to get it on the block over. (Obviously at extremely diminished speeds because of all the interference in between.)
Brandon Butler
· September 16, 2017