ZYXEL USG FLEX 100W and Adding AP

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Lost1
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Is anyone using an extender with AP Mode on the ZYXEL USG FLEX 100W?

Suggestions of an inexpensive extender with AP Mode? This is just to connect one Cam.

Thank for any help!

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  • Zyxel_Jeff
    Zyxel_Jeff Posts: 1,100  Zyxel Employee
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    Hello @Lost1

    Could you share your topology and main purpose with us? Thanks.

  • PeterUK
    PeterUK Posts: 2,857  Guru Member
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    If all your looking to do is extend the flex100W wifi with a repeater this should do.

    https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en-gb/products/wifi-extender/ac1200-dual-band-wifi-range-extender-wre6605/specifications

  • Lost1
    Lost1 Posts: 33  Freshman Member
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    Using a ZYXEL USG FLEX 100W and the wireless if for my Cams. 1 cam has very low signal and has issues when viewing remotely.

    I do have CAT5 but that's used for other devices…..

    I just want to add an inexpensive AP so I don't have issues logging in if moved when using an extender. Currently I'm using a Netgear EX3700 and when I view the Cam the traffic is too much for the repeater and pings slow and the slow speed is evident when viewing etc.

    Hope that answers your question.

  • Lost1
    Lost1 Posts: 33  Freshman Member
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    Currently I have a Netgear EX3700 (AC750) extender to connect 1 Cam and it bogs down when connecting to the CAM.

    Should the Zyxel you suggest using in AP mode perform better?

    Thanks for your help!

  • PeterUK
    PeterUK Posts: 2,857  Guru Member
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    Are the Cams 4K?

  • Zyxel_Jeff
    Zyxel_Jeff Posts: 1,100  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @Lost1

    Yes, you could use USG Flex 100W as AP mode role to see whether it's working for you.

  • Lost1
    Lost1 Posts: 33  Freshman Member
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    I currently am running a mesh but that's on a different network. It's comprised of a RT-AX82U and 2 other routers in AP Mode.

    With the Zyxel USG FLEX 100W, can I just use any Zyxel AP Mode extender or router?

    Is there a compatibility list for the USG FLEX 100W?

    Thanks just want to get the best bang for my buck!

  • Lost1
    Lost1 Posts: 33  Freshman Member
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    I just found:

    Zyxel WiFi 6 AX1800 Wireless Gigabit Access Point | Mesh, Seamless Roaming,
    & MU-MIMO | WPA3-PSK Security | Cloud, App or Direct Management |
    POE+ or AC Powered | AC Adapter Included | NWA50AX

    Will this work with the USG FLEX 100W in Mesh Mode?

    Also to use Mesh Mode, the connectivity I know would be better with Cat5 direct connection but this will still work in Mesh Mode if connected via wifi, correct??

  • Lost1
    Lost1 Posts: 33  Freshman Member
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    Also, in the interface I don't see anything about Zymesh….

    Does it have to be inabled?

    Under Config/Object there is no Zymesh Profile….

    Sorry if I'm asking a lot of dumb questions 🙃

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