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Recommended router + extender set up

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Dear Experts,


I need your support for validate if what I'm doing is technically correct or not


Set up:

- optical fiber internet

- Netgear R7800 as AP

- TP-Link re505x/a extender


The R7800 2.4GHz and 5GHz wi-fi have the same SSID but the "Smart Connect" is off as per other forums recommendation, channel auto for the 2.4GHz, channel 40 for the 5GHz


I bought the extender to bring the signal to my underground garage, two floors down the R7800. Is there anything that I have to change, both on the main unit or in the extender, to maximize performance and reduce noise or conflicts in the system?


Many thanks to all!




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Two floors down is a long way for an extender.  I can't even get an extender to work 2 rooms away.  Have to use a powerline pair (TP-link AV600).  It works but sometimes it stops working for no reason and I have to reset it.  Maybe when the fridge compressor cycles on & off. 


Perhaps if you put an Extender on each floor you could sort of daisy chain them?

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