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Re: Bridging Netgear AX8 AX6000 to AC 1900 C7000 router

Wingchun
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Bridging Netgear AX8 AX6000 to AC 1900 C7000 router

Have a Netgear AX80 AX6000 Model CAX80 modem router as my main router. I want to bridge my old Netgear AC1900 Model C7000 modem router wirelessly. I will setup and configure my new router (CAX80) & keep DHCP enabled and making sure my starting IP address is 192.168.0.10, then apply the settings.I will then connect my C7000 router to be bridged. Can I apply all the settimgs at once, like Stting router mode to NO to get bridge mode, change the IP Address to 192.168.0.2, keep the sunet mask the same and then apply to restart. OR do I have to apply router mode to NO first and then restart to finish configuration for bridge mode. As you know the C7000 does not have a bullit to choose for bridging, repeater etc. You have to change router mode to NO and restart to obtain bridging mode. What will happen when you check NO on router mode and restart? Will it show the bridging bullit to check and apply after restarting? Your help will be greatly appreciated before I proceed.

Model: C7000|Nighthawk - AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router
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antinode
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Re: Bridging Netgear AX8 AX6000 to AC 1900 C7000 router

> Is there a way to do it wirelessly. I am trying to extend wifi range
> with old modem/router

 

   No, not with a Cxxxx model.  The cable-connected WAP is about the
only exotic mode available with a Cxxxx.

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antinode
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Re: Bridging Netgear AX8 AX6000 to AC 1900 C7000 router

> [...] I want to bridge my old Netgear AC1900 Model C7000 modem router
> wirelessly. [...]

 

   To do what, exactly?  Sadly, "bridge" is a term which is so broadly
used as to have become almost meaningless.  What is the actual problem
which you are trying to solve by using the C7000 with your main
(modem+)router (the CAX80)?

 

> [...] I will then connect my C7000 router to be bridged. [...]

 

   "connect" how?  Do you mean a wireless connection, or a wired
Ethernet connection, or what?

 

> [...] As you know the C7000 does not have a bullit to choose for
> bridging, repeater etc. You have to change router mode to NO and restart
> to obtain bridging mode. [...]

 

   If you mean ADVANCED > Administration > Router Mode, then that would
be exactly what you do _not_ want to do.  That would configure the C7000
as a modem-only (one meaning for "bridge"), and you have no use for a
second cable modem.


   If what you want is to configure the C7000 as a wireless access point
(another, sloppier meaning for "bridge"), and connect it to your main
(modem+)router (the CAX80) using an Ethernet cable, then that should be
possible.  See, for example:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1463500

 

That's written for a Netgear C6300-as-WAP, but the steps are about the
same for any other router (any make/model) which lacks a one-step WAP
option.  (I'd expect a C7000 to be very similar.)

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Wingchun
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Re: Bridging Netgear AX8 AX6000 to AC 1900 C7000 router

Is there a way to do it wirelessly. I am trying to extend wifi range with old modem/router

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antinode
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Re: Bridging Netgear AX8 AX6000 to AC 1900 C7000 router

> Is there a way to do it wirelessly. I am trying to extend wifi range
> with old modem/router

 

   No, not with a Cxxxx model.  The cable-connected WAP is about the
only exotic mode available with a Cxxxx.

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