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  #2003941 28-Apr-2018 10:16
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cyril7:

Ummm, my first post suggested a cable, I guess PLC is the next option, but I am still not a fan and I think the OP said he had tried that and it did not work, I suspect its a flat and the ONT is in the owners flat, so they could be on different phases.


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Yeah that’s what happen, i did try power line but no luck, the wireless repeater is kinda ok, I still get 100down 20up fro isp, just a tiny annoying that ex62000 would not work without connecting to R7000

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  #2003953 28-Apr-2018 10:52
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iamsammajor:
just a tiny annoying that ex62000 would not work without connecting to R7000

 

The EX6200 is an extender and needs a router to extend range from.
Also the router is needed for DHCP, without this you have no network
R7000 with beam forming should reach most nooks and crannies of a house, unless you have concrete walls/Ceiling

 

Don't fall for Range extender marketing hype, they are more trouble than good.


 
 
 
 




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  #2003985 28-Apr-2018 11:39
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The r7000 only reach to half of my unit, I guess the only leftover question here is would it allow my own network to work

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  #2003992 28-Apr-2018 11:45
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iamsammajor: The r7000 only reach to half of my unit, I guess the only leftover question here is would it allow my own network to work

 

 

So are the HTPC, NAS etc. using DHCP or static addresses???



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  #2003996 28-Apr-2018 11:47
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iamsammajor: The r7000 only reach to half of my unit, I guess the only leftover question here is would it allow my own network to work
So are the HTPC, NAS etc. using DHCP or static addresses???

 

 

 

NAS in static 

 

rest on DHCP


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  #2004000 28-Apr-2018 11:51
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What is the WAP device you have connected to the EX6200?





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  #2004039 28-Apr-2018 12:02
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Static address on PC and HTPC and problem solved, your network will then function with R7000 down.

 
 
 
 




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  #2004051 28-Apr-2018 12:31
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Gordy7:

What is the WAP device you have connected to the EX6200?

unifi ac pro which btw I’m having 5g connection issue on iPhone 6 lol, have to turn 5g off to get a super stable wifi



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  #2004052 28-Apr-2018 12:31
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Spyware: Static address on PC and HTPC and problem solved, your network will then function with R7000 down.
trying it will let you know how it go



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  #2004053 28-Apr-2018 12:41
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Spyware: Static address on PC and HTPC and problem solved, your network will then function with R7000 down.
works great thanks :)

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  #2004055 28-Apr-2018 12:57
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iamsammajor:
Gordy7:

What is the WAP device you have connected to the EX6200?

unifi ac pro which btw I’m having 5g connection issue on iPhone 6 lol, have to turn 5g off to get a super stable wifi

 

 

And hopefully your wifi devices are on different channels. Also limit 5 GHz to 40 MHz wide.

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  #2004056 28-Apr-2018 13:10
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nas:

 

Just invest in a better router like an EdgeRouter Lite or EdgeRouter 4

 

 

Edgerouter 4 does not seem to have very good parental controls. 

 

Or does it? I was thinking about getting one to replace my fritzbox but it does not seem to support basic functionality for home users. 

 

 


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  #2004057 28-Apr-2018 13:14
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I'm actually surprised nobody has mentioned the most simple solution to this... Come on guys, we've been through this before.

 

@iamsammajor I don't think the problem lies with the R7000 however something I'd recommend for it is to load it with alternative firmware like Advanced Tomato (Here) as it adds a whole lot of functionality to it. Since it sounds like your ONT is in an incorrect location consider one of 3 things:

 

1) Keep your existing router - ditch the wireless extender (I mean this - it is the problem here) and purchase a powerline adapter like this one. Have one adapter plugged into the ONT and the other where you want your router (Powerline Adapter --> ONT --> Powerline Adapter --> WAN port of R7000).

 

2) Get Ethernet installed where you're wanting your router from your ONT - this is the best option but you'll need to get somebody around to do this.

 

3) Replace the R7000 with something like the Netgear Orbi (Here) - this is a rather expensive option but works well and will replace all elements on your network.

 

But either way, get rid of that extender - this is the bottleneck in your network. For you, I'd recommend trying option 1 or option 3 for ease of simplicity. I don't think anything is wrong with your R7000 but ensure it has either got the latest firmware (from the Netgear site) or just load it with Advanced Tomato. There is a guide Here of somebody configuring one for Vodafone Cable which may help.

 

 

Powerline adaptors quote 'gigabit' speeds, but you're lucky to get 100mbps from my understanding. Still pretty good, but might start hitting limits with 8k video :)

 

 


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  #2004069 28-Apr-2018 13:34
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It appears from reading previous posts that the ONT and R7000 are in the landlords flat or unit.

 

You are picking up the WiFi from the R7000 in your flat or unit.

 

Do you have any control or say about the R7000?

 

Do other users all work through this R7000?

 

 





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  #2004105 28-Apr-2018 14:23
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iamsammajor:
Gordy7:

 

What is the WAP device you have connected to the EX6200?

 

unifi ac pro which btw I’m having 5g connection issue on iPhone 6 lol, have to turn 5g off to get a super stable wifi
And hopefully your wifi devices are on different channels. Also limit 5 GHz to 40 MHz wide.

 

 

 

what do you mean by wifi devices are on different channels? could you please give me more detail? thanks


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