1Gb service with T3200m and WEB6000q extenders?

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Neighbour
I’m currently on a 2 year promo that is about to roll over to the “expensive” 2nd year and will be calling TELUS to negotiate a new deal. I have a 300Mb/s service on T3200m and 3 WEB6000q extenders and 3 Optik TV boxes. I have an extensive array of Wi-Fi lights, shades and IoT devices so changing the router/extenders is not practical.

Question: is the T3200m capable of the 1gb service so I don’t have to replace my modem/router/extender config?

Thanks!
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Community Power User
Community Power User

AFAIK, the T3200M will work with Gigabit fibre, but beyond that the newer router is needed.

 

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Neighbour
We have fibre optic pulled into the house with the 300Mb plan so we are capable of 1 or 1.5gb. Is the switch to the 940mb (ie 1gb) service just a “flip of a switch” on the TELUS side or is replacement equipment necessary? Replacing my SSID with a different one, or rendering my extenders useless with a different router would create a massive make work project for me that I don’t want.
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Guardian

Even if you had to switch to a different router there's nothing stopping you from setting up the same SSID and password on the new router. It should be a seamless transition for any WiFi clent devices.

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Neighbour
Maybe. (Tried that when TELUS had to swap another T3200 and it was incredibly unstable when I renamed the router to the old one).

Really what I’m hoping to hear is “hey dude, I have the same he setup as you. Just call them when you want to upgrade that 300mb service to 1gb and you’ll be fine”....any takers? 🙂
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Resident

I have 1 Gbps optic fibre and the t3200 can handle it, but beware as it can only truly handle those speeds at wired connections, while wireless maxes out at around 500 if no one is using the network, plus many devices cant even go beyond 100 ie most smartphones.

 

I am still trying to find a way to maximize the wireless network speeds in my home and have been thinking of the Asus ROG router AC5300 but I really would like to hear someone's bit and if telus even allows us to use routers provided by us...