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Cannot Login to Router

jhicks226
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Cannot Login to Router

I installed a Nighthawk R8000 router today sitting behind our main router. I configured this second router as an AP. Everything is working fine but I cannot login to the router now. I've used routerlogin.net and the ip address and nothing. Can someone give me a hand with this.

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Cannot Login to Router

> [...] I configured this second router as an AP. [...]

   How, exactly?  That can complicate things.

> [...] Everything is working fine but I cannot login to the router now.
> I've used routerlogin.net and the ip address and nothing. [...]

  "cannot" or "nothing" is not a useful problem description.  It does
not say what you did.  It does not say what happened when you did it.
As usual, showing actual actions with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

   From where are you trying to reach the R8000-as-WAP?  A
computer/device which is connected to the R8000-as-WAP, or a
computer/device which is connected to your (unspecified) "our main
router", or what?  Which "the ip address", determined how?

   From a computer/device which is connected to the R8000-as-WAP, I'd
expect names like "routerlogin.net" to work.  From anywhere on your LAN,
the LAN IP address of the R8000-as-WAP should work, but that address may
not be what you might expect it to be.  Depending on exactly how you
"configured this second router as an AP", you might need to get some
kind of "Attached Devices" or "DHCP Clients" report from your
(unspecified) "our main router", and try to find the R8000-as-WAP (and
its LAN IP address) in that report.

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Re: Cannot Login to Router


@jhicks226 wrote:

I installed a Nighthawk R8000 router today sitting behind our main router. I configured this second router as an AP.

 


This might be useful: 

 

Disabled Features on the Router when set to AP Mode | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 


@jhicks226 wrote:

I've used routerlogin.net and the ip address and nothing.


Because the thing is in AP mode it will have received its own IP address from the router. The usual 192.168.1.1 IP address will not work.

 

You can track down the R8000's IP address by looking at the router's "connection map" or anything else that lets you see what is on the network. Maybe you are connected to the R8000 by wifi, in which case that should also reveal the address.

 

Then just launch a browser at that address. With luck you will land on the control pages.

 

There is support for the R8000, including a manual, somewhere at the end of this link:

 

>>>>> R8000 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<<<

 

Just another user.

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myersw
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Re: Cannot Login to Router

After you get logged in you can configure a IP address on the AP mode router. That way it will always be the same. I find that for some reason dhcp assigned IP addresses do change for some reason once in a while. Not often, but just enough to cause confusion. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
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jhicks226
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Re: Cannot Login to Router

Thank you to all that replied. I have gotten everything up and running great.  

Antinode: you might consider talking in laymen terms if you're going to attempt to help those that aren't techies.
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antinode
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Re: Cannot Login to Router

> After you get logged in you can configure a IP address on the AP mode
> router. [...]

   Presumably, that means a static address.  Using static addresses can
be done, but there are other implications which must be handled if
additional trouble is to be avoided.

> [...] That way it will always be the same. [...]

   You could instead (probably) reserve a dynamic (DHCP) address for the
R8000-as-WAP on the (unspecified) "our main router".  ("probably",
because I still don't know what your "our main router" actually is.)

> [...] I find that for some reason dhcp assigned IP addresses do change
> for some reason once in a while. [...]

   Dynamic addresses are called "dynamic" for a reason.  A _reserved_
dynamic address should not change spontaneously.


> Antinode: you might consider talking in laymen terms if you're going
> to attempt to help those that aren't techies.

   For example?  What, exactly, was unclear?

   You're trying to configure IP routers.  This involves some technical
concepts.  Substituting ill-defined, sloppy, non-technical ("layman")
terms for well-defined, precise (non-"layman") terms in such a
discussion may do no one a favor.

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