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#226129 21-Dec-2017 19:56
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Some time ago I got a Genius Black router as a replacement for my white (iinet) router.  I immediately noticed that wireless network connection speeds dropped to 72 Mb/sec whereas with the previous router 300Mb was more the norm - an annoying degradation.  Both router and devices are in their same respective locations and there have been no changes to my home.

 

BB is ADLS2+ and there are less than 10 devices on the network all through wifi.  Several devices have ac standard compatibility.  I have local storage connected to the router for backup purposes.  It would be nice to get faster wifi so that multiple-gig files back up locally faster.  I am a networking novice.

 

I am wondering whether it is possible or desirable to run a wifi network using a wifi device connected through one of the (Gigabit) LAN ports on the router (ie with the router wifi disabled).  If so some pointers to suitable hardware would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in anticipation.


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  #1923364 21-Dec-2017 19:58
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yes its called an access point, and you can use an old wifi router (change some settings on it) for this or buy a specific device for this

 

many many people do this and IMO its can be better as the router is not using CPU power to run the wifi side of things


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  #1923906 23-Dec-2017 08:34
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Just for the record the black unit is the Genius, the white is the Netcomm NF4V. The NF4V is superior in every aspect and I wasn't even aware of Orcon still using the Genius (Bob) units.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #1924424 24-Dec-2017 09:45
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Doh! Yes I had the black iinet unit replaced by the white Netcom unit.  Interesting that the wifi ac standard is not supported.  I am hoping to pick up access point hardware in a Boxing Day sale.


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  #1924443 24-Dec-2017 10:09
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OldGeek:

 

Doh! Yes I had the black iinet unit replaced by the white Netcom unit.  Interesting that the wifi ac standard is not supported.  I am hoping to pick up access point hardware in a Boxing Day sale.

 

 

I too am surprised they are still using the NF4V. The Netcomm NF18ACV is the dual band version of this router and the wholesale cost isn't significantly more, but at the end of the day mass market residential is a numbers game with such low margins so even $20 difference in hardware is a lot of money.

 

 

 

 


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