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Re: NetGear Nighthawk RAX38-100NAS not recognized by 10-year old HP laptop

LadyGeek2
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NetGear Nighthawk RAX38-100NAS not recognized by 10-year old HP laptop

My HP Pavilion laptop won't recognize my router's wifi network. 

Model: RAX40|Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream WiFi Router
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plemans
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk RAX38-100NAS not recognized by 10-year old HP laptop

A couple things. 

1. what wifi card is in the laptop? That's kind of key. Some of the older cards struggle with AX. It was fixed by some card makers updating drivers but not all did it. So check what actual card is in the laptop and go directly to that manufacturer's website to get the driver. Don't use dell, sony, etc. go directly to whoever makes the card. 

2. You can replace the wifi card. some are replaceable and you can upgrade to a newer card. 

3. You can disable AX on the router. Under the wifi settings you can disable AX. If you don't have any ax devices, its not a big deal. If you do, then its not optimal and you can look at options 1 & 2

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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FURRYe38
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Re: NetGear Nighthawk RAX38-100NAS not recognized by 10-year old HP laptop

Netgear has set up a community forum specifically for the NightHawk RAX WiFi 6 Router products. Most of the people who watch that forum are more likely to have experience with NH router products and know how to work it better than those of us who follow this router forum. Might be more likely to find someone who has a solution if the question is posted there:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Routers-with-WiFi-6-AX/bd-p/en-home-routers-nighthawk-wif...


Please use this link to the main forum product list to review and choose where to make your posts. 
https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Forum/ct-p/en-netgear


Thank you.


@LadyGeek2 wrote:

My HP Pavilion laptop won't recognize my router's wifi network. 


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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