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Setting up Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk WiFi Range Extender Model EX7000

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  • #4462

    buffrider
    Participant

    Any help that could be provided to enable setup of this range extender would be most appreciated. So far, I haven’t had any success.

    #4466

    support
    Participant

    What are the problems you’re encountering?

    #4468

    buffrider
    Participant

    I am unable to even see the range extender. It worked fine with my previous Netgear router. I even ethernet hardwired to the pcWRT router, but it isn’t listed. Yes, it is switched on. A hard reset did not help.

    #4469

    support
    Participant

    Were you able to see the pcWRT WiFi from the range extender? Can you connect to the pcWRT WiFi successfully (from the range extender)?

    #4470

    buffrider
    Participant

    I really don’t know how the range extender would see the pcWRT router. How would I go about connecting to the router via the range extender?

    #4478

    support
    Participant

    This is how you connect a range extender to a router:

    1. From the range extender user interface, find the router WiFi
    2. Enter the WiFi password for the router to establish a connection from the range extender to the router

    Follow the instructions here: https://kb.netgear.com/26079/Install-EX7000-as-a-Wi-Fi-Range-Extender

    #4493

    buffrider
    Participant

    Thank you for your assistance. I finally got it working. I had to list the extender as an access point in order for it to connect. It would not connect when I tried listing it as a range extender in the setup. Once connected, I ran through things again to set it up as an extender, and it worked. Also, for some unknown reason (to me) the extender’s IP address is listed as unknown on the status page.

    #4494

    support
    Participant

    Glad to know you got it working! BTW, if you are putting Access Control on devices, you might want to check if the MAC address changes when connecting from the range extender. If so, you may need to assign the new MAC address the same device name as when the device connects directly to the router. That way, the device will be identified by the same name whether it’s connected directly to the router or connected through the range extender.

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