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Cannot access my Netgear router via my AP

Pecoflyer
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Cannot access my Netgear router via my AP

Hello,

sorry if this is a basic question.

I linked my Netgear to another router set up as AP (LAN-LAN port) but when I scan the IP range ( using nmap in Linux), there is no IP address for my Netgear router, so I cannot access it.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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antinode
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Re: Cannot access my Netgear router via my AP

> That is what I assumed. [...]

 

   It's not what the router assumed.  In its normal router mode, I'd
expect it to use its default LAN IP address.  Which might make little
sense in this situation.  Hence the special as-WAP mode.  If you choose
the default option ("Get dynamically from existing router"), then you
should get what you expected.  As explained in the User Manual.

 

   Did I remember to suggest consulting the R7800 User Manual?

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antinode
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Re: Cannot access my Netgear router via my AP

> Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router

 

   Is that accurate?  Firmware version?

 

> I linked my Netgear to another router set up as AP (LAN-LAN port)
> [...]

 

   And how, exactly, did you specify the LAN IP address of the R7800?
Or were you expecting the R7800 to use DHCP to get its address from (the
DHCP server on) your (unspecified) main router?

 

> [...] What am I doing wrong?

 

   Other than not reading the R7800 User Manual, and following the
instructions there?  Perhaps not much.  Except that the R7800 might not
be sending a DHCP request through its LAN interface.

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  Look for "Use the
Router as a WiFi Access Point".

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Pecoflyer
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Re: Cannot access my Netgear router via my AP


@antinode wrote:

> Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router

 

   Is that accurate?  Firmware version?

 

 

   And how, exactly, did you specify the LAN IP address of the R7800?
Or were you expecting the R7800 to use DHCP to get its address from (the
DHCP server on) your (unspecified) main router?

 

That is what I assumed. Just trying to update the FW via this way



 

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antinode
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Re: Cannot access my Netgear router via my AP

> That is what I assumed. [...]

 

   It's not what the router assumed.  In its normal router mode, I'd
expect it to use its default LAN IP address.  Which might make little
sense in this situation.  Hence the special as-WAP mode.  If you choose
the default option ("Get dynamically from existing router"), then you
should get what you expected.  As explained in the User Manual.

 

   Did I remember to suggest consulting the R7800 User Manual?

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