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Netgear router C3000 as second router with Verizon ActionTec

Hi, I'd like to ask for some help setting up my Netgear C3000 router as a second router, so i can use it as a visible network for my windows 10 laptop or other guests who visit me.

My Current network does not broadcast (its hidden) and i connect it by creating hidden network option in my devices.

Unfortunately windows 10 laptop keeps disconnecting with hidden connection.

 

 I tried to setup C3000 router by manually connecting to primary router via ethernet, C3000 showed up as  a new network, but

internet connection is not available when i use Netgear C3000 network. i tried connection windows 10 laptop wirelessly to Netgear C3000. (no internet) When Laptop connected (wirelessly) to Verizon ActionTec internet is fine. 

I'm probably doing something wrong . 

 

btw (the Access point option shows only readonly wireless network names ) someone from another thread( 2years before) told C3000 does not support wireless Access point option but manual ethernet must work.

 

 

Model: C3000|N300 Cable Gateway Docsis 3.0
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Re: Netgear router C3000 as second router with Verizon ActionTec

> [...] setting up my Netgear C3000 router as a second router, [...]

 

   As a second _router_, I doubt that it's possible.  As a wireless
access point, you might have a chance.

 

> I tried to setup C3000 router by manually connecting to primary router
> via ethernet, [...]

 

   What, exactly, did you connect to what, exactly?  What, exactly, is
your "primary router"?

 

> btw (the Access point option shows only readonly wireless network
> names ) [...]

 

   Are you talking about ADVANCED > Administration > Wireless AP?

That's strictly information about _other_ local WAPs.

 

> [...] someone from another thread( 2years before) [...]

 

   Thanks for the helpful link.


> [...] told C3000 does not support wireless Access point option but
> manual ethernet must work.

 

   The C3000 lacks a convenient WAP option, but that doesn't make it
impossible to use it that way.  You might try the procedure at:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1463500

 

That's written for a C6300-as-WAP, but the steps are about the same for
any other router (any make/model) which lacks a one-step WAP option.

 

   The cabling for that scheme may be what you have tried, but there are
more details to handle than just connecting the cable.

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