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Re: Getting Internet To Netgear R8000 When It's Functioning As An Access Point

sduttonusa
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Getting Internet To Netgear R8000 When It's Functioning As An Access Point

My new setup at the office:  Cable Modem to EdgeRouter (DHCP Server) / Nighthawk Router (Bridge Mode with WiFi Broadcast)

 

My EdgeRouter is cabled to the switch.  My Nighthawk Router is cabled (from LAN 1) to the switch.

 

My problem is that the Nighthawk is not receiving internet via the LAN port.  How do I get the Nighthawk to receive internet?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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sduttonusa
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Re: Getting Internet To Netgear R8000 When It's Functioning As An Access Point

> [...]  What, if anything, does Netgear call what you're doing?  Are you

following some set of instructions, or improvising, or what? [...]

 

Hmm . . . What, if anything, does doltishly parsing out my post on the Netgear Forum (with no attempt at answering my question) accomplish, other than putting on full display that you are a boorish, arrogant jerk?

 

> [...]  Not a very detailed description of that device. [...]

 

Well, it’s black, rectangular shape, has little holes on the top to let air in . . . oh, and there’s a funny cord connected to it that seems to be what I plug into an electric outlet.  Other than that, it’s one of Ubiquiti’s enterprise routers used in small to mid-size businesses.

 

> [...]  "the switch"? [...]

 

Let’s see . . . we’re talking about a computer network with a Nighthawk Router.  What on earth could that word “switch” be referring to?  Could it be referring to the light switch just inside the front door of the office?  Nooooo.  Perhaps it’s referring to a slender, flexible branch cut from a tree?  I don’t think so.  It’s a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma.

 

> [...]  Hold that thought.. [...]

 

Where should I hold it?  In my hands?  Should I hold it close?  Or at arm’s length?  Wait a second . . . how can I hold something that is immaterial?

 

> [...]  That's one opinion.  A casual observer might conclude that it's a

failure on a different front:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM [...]

 

Now here’s an even a better opinion:  Why don’t you visit

http://howtobeapompousjacka$$.com

and upload your photo.

 

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Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Getting Internet To Netgear R8000 When It's Functioning As An Access Point

> [...] Nighthawk Router (Bridge Mode with WiFi Broadcast) [...]

 

   What, if anything, does Netgear call what you're doing?  Are you
following some set of instructions, or improvising, or what?

 

> [...] My EdgeRouter [...]

 

   Not a very detailed description of that device.

 

> [...] is cabled to the switch. [...]

 

   "the switch"?

 

> [...] My Nighthawk Router is cabled (from LAN 1) to the switch.

 

   Hold that thought.

 

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


   Now, compare what you did with the way that Netgear says to configure
and connect an R8000-as-WAP to the main LAN.

 

> My problem is [...]

 

   That's one opinion.  A casual observer might conclude that it's a
failure on a different front:

 

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM

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sduttonusa
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Re: Getting Internet To Netgear R8000 When It's Functioning As An Access Point

> [...]  What, if anything, does Netgear call what you're doing?  Are you

following some set of instructions, or improvising, or what? [...]

 

Hmm . . . What, if anything, does doltishly parsing out my post on the Netgear Forum (with no attempt at answering my question) accomplish, other than putting on full display that you are a boorish, arrogant jerk?

 

> [...]  Not a very detailed description of that device. [...]

 

Well, it’s black, rectangular shape, has little holes on the top to let air in . . . oh, and there’s a funny cord connected to it that seems to be what I plug into an electric outlet.  Other than that, it’s one of Ubiquiti’s enterprise routers used in small to mid-size businesses.

 

> [...]  "the switch"? [...]

 

Let’s see . . . we’re talking about a computer network with a Nighthawk Router.  What on earth could that word “switch” be referring to?  Could it be referring to the light switch just inside the front door of the office?  Nooooo.  Perhaps it’s referring to a slender, flexible branch cut from a tree?  I don’t think so.  It’s a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma.

 

> [...]  Hold that thought.. [...]

 

Where should I hold it?  In my hands?  Should I hold it close?  Or at arm’s length?  Wait a second . . . how can I hold something that is immaterial?

 

> [...]  That's one opinion.  A casual observer might conclude that it's a

failure on a different front:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM [...]

 

Now here’s an even a better opinion:  Why don’t you visit

http://howtobeapompousjacka$$.com

and upload your photo.

 

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Getting Internet To Netgear R8000 When It's Functioning As An Access Point

> [...] we're talking about a computer network with a Nighthawk Router.
> What on earth could that word "switch" be referring to? [...]

 

   That's exactly what I wanted to know.  If you call a router a router,
then the meaning is clear.  If you call a router a switch, then you
might cause (or be exhibiting) some confusion.  If you don't understand
the difference, then you might not care.  Some of us do realize that
"router" and "switch" are spelled differently for a reason.

 

   You're welcome.  If you knew as much as you seem to believe that you
do, then you might not be here asking about "Bridge Mode" and "Access
Point" as if they meant the same thing, too.

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