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Noob: connecting Nighthawk R7000 WiFi router wirelessly to primary home wireless router

ilPirata
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Noob: connecting Nighthawk R7000 WiFi router wirelessly to primary home wireless router

I'm setting up a home lab with collection of wired and wireless devices. I want the devices in the home lab to have their wired/wireless network using the R7000 but have that router be able to bridge across to te primary house WiFi router. From the documentation it would seem that the R7000 should be set up as a bridge, but how and where is this configured?

 

Any guidance on this kind of setup would be truly appreciated.

 

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Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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microchip8
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Re: Noob: connecting Nighthawk R7000 WiFi router wirelessly to primary home wireless router

Use the router's Web UI at http://192.168.1.1 to configure

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antinode
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Re: Noob: connecting Nighthawk R7000 WiFi router wirelessly to primary home wireless router

> [...] I want the devices in the home lab to have their wired/wireless
> network using the R7000 [...]

 

   What, exactly, does "their [own]" mean to you?  How much isolation do
you want between the devices which are connected to the R7000 and the
LAN of your (unspecified) "primary house WiFi router"?

 

> [...] From the documentation [...]

 

   _Which_ "the documentation"?

 

> [...] it would seem that the R7000 should be set up as a bridge, [...]

 

   Perhaps not.  Depending, of course, on what "set up as a bridge"
means to you.  If you're looking at "Set Up the Router in Bridge Mode"
in the R7000 User Manual, then I believe that that mode reserves the
radios for the link between the R7000-as-bridge and the main router.  In
that mode, only wired devices can be connected to the R7000-as-bridge.


   If you're not looking at that manual, then you should be.  Visit
http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look for
Documentation.  Get the User Manual (at least).  Read.

 

   If an Ethernet cable (or equivalent[*]) can be used to connect the
R7000 to the main router, then more things become possible.  For
example:

 

   1. Configuring the R7000 as a wireless access point ("Set Up the
Router as a WiFi Access Point") would typically be most satisfactory.
One big LAN, no double-NAT problems, and so on.

 

   2. It's also possible to use the R7000 as a full-function router,
with its own LAN address subnet, but, if you want devices on the main
LAN segment to be able to communicate with devices on the
R7000-as-router LAN segment, then the main router would need some
guidance (typically configuring a static route on it) so that it would
know how to reach devices on the R7000-as-router LAN segment.

 

   As usual, many things are possible, so a precise description of the
requirements can be crucial.

 


   [*] Powerline or MoCA adapters can be used to emulate an Ethernet
connection using existing power or TV wiring.

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