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Extending Wifi range R8000 with R7000

ksmeadowlark
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Extending Wifi range R8000 with R7000

Hello, 

 

I have a R8500 set up as a router connected to a cable modem.  I am wanting to extend my network using the r7000.   I have the R8500 upstairs connected via a wire connection to the r7000 downstars.  I would like to use the R7000 to extend my wireless network.   I want to use the wired connection to the R7000 and then have my r7000 setup in wireless to extend the network.   Can someone tell me how to do this please?

 

Thanks

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Extending Wifi range R8000 with R7000

> [...] I want to use the wired connection to the R7000 and then have my
> r7000 setup in wireless to extend the network. [...]

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number
("R7000"), and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for
"Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point" (WAP).  (While you're there,
getting the User Manual for the R8500 wouldn't hurt, either.)

   After you get this to work, it can be helpful to go back to the main
router (R8500), and reserve an easy-to-remember IP address for the
R7000.  ("Manage Reserved LAN IP Addresses" in the R8500 User Manual,
ADVANCED > Setup > LAN Setup : Address Reservation.)

 

  Otherwise, when you want to talk to the web-browser interface of the
R7000, you might need to look at an Attached Devices report on the R8500
to determine the (current) address of the R7000.  When the R7000 is
configured as a WAP, all those names like [www.]routerlogin.net" will
point to the main router (R8500), not to the R7000, so you need to use
the (LAN) IP address of the R7000 when you want to talk to it.

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Re: Extending Wifi range R8000 with R7000

Get the manuals:

 

>>> R8500 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<

 

>>>> R7000 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<<

 

Decide which one needs to be the "extender" – the one that isn't the router that connects you to the internet – and check out the stuff on "access point".

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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