Netgear router models for repeater bridge

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Rick880
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 0:36    Post subject: Netgear router models for repeater bridge Reply with quote
I setup a very old Belkin F5D7230-4 (802.11 b/g) as a repeater bridge a long long while ago and now thinking of upgrading it to a 802.11 n/ac router (Netgear models preferred) for better performance. According to repeater bridge wiki, the chipset of the router must be Boardcom and not use Broadcom dhd driver (ex. AC5300). Does anyone here have a recommendation? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 13:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
R6400

But I think Atheros/Qualcomm will also do for setting up repeater bridge

Actually the best wireless connection seems WDS between Atheros/Qualcomm

But I do rarely use Wireless connections between my routers.
I prefer ethernet cable or Powerline adapters, far superior Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 13:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Repeater Bridge mode may or may not work on Broadcom ARM devices. Known limitation of the dhd driver.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 0:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
egc wrote:
R6400

Thanks for the suggestion. Very much appreciated.
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