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Kudos0

Norton Core Among Other Wifi Systems

Hello everyone, I intend to update my network when I redo some of my living area, adding in numerous smart devices like lighting, switches and some other smart wifi devices. The issue is my house likes to block wifi through the walls, so I have several access points set up to help out. I will be getting some type of whole home Wifi system like Google Wifi or whatever I choose so that my house can be covered in wifi. 

My issue is that I would like the Norton Core in my network somewhere but I do not want it to be the main router. Right now I have the RTAC88U from Asus, and from my understand the AI Protection on that is pretty good, better than Norton? I dont think so, in that case I wouldn't need the Norton Core if the AI protection handles it all.

I would like to have it set up in a way that it goes from my Asus Router > Norton Core > Google Wifi > smart devices. From my understanding The Norton Core does not protect anything over LAN since thats how the Wifi system will connect? I could be wrong, I probably am but thats how I understood it. So if thats the case than the Norton Core is useless to protect the IoT smart devices correct, since they will wirelessly connect to the wifi system which will be connected to a LAN port on the Core. 

Hope someone can answer this for me, so I know if I would want to preorder or not. Thanks!!!!

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Core Among Other Wifi Systems

Sounds like you are trying to unnecessarily complicate your network. If you are going to use the Core router, you want that installed immediately after your modem. That way every other device connected by wifi or ethernet will be protected by the Core Security features.The way your are suggesting with the Asus first, anything connecting to that router would not be protected by the Core Security features.

It is probably better to only have one wifi network in your home. Less chance of interference. Your current router should be set up as an access point if you still want to use it. That way you can use it like a switch to connect more than 3 devices by ethernet. 

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Core Among Other Wifi Systems

Thanks for the reply, the only reason why I do not want the Core first is because the Asus router has a lot of great features that I may lose if the Core is the first router. I also do only have 1 wireless network currently, as will I once I get the wifi system.

Is there a way to have the Core router just be for security instead of managing everything so the Asus can?

Kudos0

Re: Norton Core Among Other Wifi Systems

If you do not have the Core router first, you are not using the security features offered. It seems the Core and your Asus offer similar security offerings. No need for both.

You would better looking for a mesh solution that will work with your Asus router if you just want to expand your wifi signal in your home.

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