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.
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:
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.