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XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

engneerngDynamo
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XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

I want to setup my XR500 as a wireless ethernet bridge.

Why?  Becuase I have an XR500 and 4 devices that do not have WiFi adapters in a room that I can't run a wire.

I know I could use a cheaper router to do this, but I already have an XR500.

I don't need to use the wi-fi on my XR500, except to brigde to another router.

(If I could run a wire, I would use a 5 port Gb switch)

Netgear has instructions for how to set up a router in bridge mode:

https://kb.netgear.com/24105/What-is-bridge-mode-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Nighthawk-router

But I think these instructions are not for the XR500.

Any help is appreciated.

 

Model: XR500| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

As far as I know this isn't possible with the XR500. We didn't create the Settings though so maybe worth giving Netgear a call to double check.
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JasonN
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

Hi engineeringDynamo,

That KB instructions is not for the XR500. You can see on the right of the page that it lists all the devices that those instructions go to.

 

 

- Jason N

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engneerngDynamo
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Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

Yes, thank you.  I know.

I should have stated that I am aware those instructions are for other routers more clearly in my original post.

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engneerngDynamo
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Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

In my defense, the KB article does have "Nighthawk" in the URL:

https://kb.netgear.com/24105/What-is-bridge-mode-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Nighthawk-router

and this is in there: "Installing your Nighthawk router as a bridge offers the following benefits:"

 

The XR500 is a nighthawk router.

So I thought maybe it might apply.

Model: XR500| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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engneerngDynamo
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Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

Netgear support answer:

There is no current option to set the XR500 to wireless ethernet bridge. For now, it only applies to several models. However, you can submit an ideas using the link below.
https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

l just bought:

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Desktop WiFi Range Extender (EX7000-100NAS)

I think this will be an easy to setup wireless ethernet bridge.

Model: XR500| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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JasonN
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

Hi engineeringDynamo,

Thank you for updating the thread. I'm glad you have found a workaround.

Please let us know if you have any other questions. :]

 

 

- Jason N

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Danny80916
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Re: XR500 as wireless ethernet bridge

I have that same extender its , amazing piece of hardware so many options for it .

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