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Nighthawk App with Multiple Routers R7000P

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Nighthawk App with Multiple Routers R7000P

I am currently using two different internet connections (one mesh and one cable). I purchased an additional R7000P router so that both connections could give Wifi signals. When I added the additional R7000p router onto the Nighthawk app...it superceded the original one I had already confirgured. Is the app not capable of having two routers with the same model number? Very frustrated here. 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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@Retired_Member wrote:

I am currently using two different internet connections (one mesh and one cable).

 


What's that? In these parts mesh is a way of describing a wifi technology that combines different wifi bands and does clever stuff with wifi devices. For example, Netgear's Orbi is mesh wifi, but it rides on the back on an Internet service.

 

Cable is an Internet technology. The alternatives are usually DSL, fibre or satellite.

 

If you are trying to connect two routers to one Internet account to make the wifi go further, then you are asking for trouble.

 

Two routers on your network can cause headaches. For example, you can end up with local address problems. Among other things, the other router can misdirect addresses that the Netgear router usually handles, such as routerlogin.net or the usual IP address for a router, 192.168.1.1.

This explains some of the other drawbacks.

What is Double NAT? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

Unless you have specific reasons for using two routers – to create two separate networks for example – it is often easier to use just one router and then to set up the second router as a wifi access point. Netgear advises this, as does just about every site you will visit.

 


@Retired_Member wrote:

Is the app not capable of having two routers with the same model number?


It has nothing to do with the app. See above. You are trying to set up something that isn't going to work however you try to set things up.

I don't know what your "mesh" is, but you won't get mesh wifi with two R7000Ps slapped together.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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