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Night Hawk RS8700 Want to use wifi w/o internet but can't connect

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Night Hawk RS8700 Want to use wifi w/o internet but can't connect

I HAVE NO USE FOR INTERNET IN MY APPLICATION BUT I CAN'T ACCESS THE ROUTER - GET A CONSTANT ERROR "NO INTERNET".  I'VE TRIED DIRECT CONNECT, ETC., BUT MY MAC WON'T CONNECT TO THE ROUTER DIRECT OR WIFI, APPARENTLY BECAUSE THE ROUTER IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNT.  ANY IDEAS?  THANKS!!

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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Re: Night Hawk RS8700 Want to use wifi w/o internet but can't connect

> [...] BUT I CAN'T ACCESS THE ROUTER - GET A CONSTANT ERROR "NO
> INTERNET". [...]

 

   IS YOUR SHIFT KEY STUCK?

 

   "CAN'T" 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 (commands) with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

 

   How, exactly, are you trying to "ACCESS THE ROUTER"?  From what,
exactly, are you getting that 'ERROR "NO INTERNET"'?  If the computer OS
tries to detect an Internet connection, and you don't have one, then I
might expect a complaint like that, but I wouldn't expect it to be
crippling/fatal.

 

> [...] I'VE TRIED DIRECT CONNECT, ETC., [...]


   What does "DIRECT CONNECT" mean to you?  An Ethernet cable, or what?
What, exactly, does "ETC." mean in this context?

 

> [...] BUT MY MAC [...]

 

   Not a very detailed description of anything.  Hardware?  OS version?

 

> [...] WON'T CONNECT TO THE ROUTER DIRECT OR WIFI, [...]

 

   Regarding "WON'T", see "not a useful problem description [...]",
above.  Does your (unspecified) Mac get a proper IP configuration when
you connect it to your router?  That shouldn't depend on an Internet
connection.  Communication on your LAN shouldn't, either.

 

> [...] APPARENTLY BECAUSE THE ROUTER IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNT.
> [...]

 

   It may be apparent to you, but it's not yet apparent to me.  A
problem description which contained more actual facts might be more
persuasive.

 

> Night Hawk RS8700 [...]

 

> Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router

 

   What's the actual model number?  Look at the product label.  Firmware
version?

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your (actual) model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  Note that many
users need to configure their router to some non-default configuration
before they can establish an Internet connection.  If it were not
possible to "ACCESS THE ROUTER" without an Internet connection, then
there would be a very serious chicken-and-egg problem for very many
users.  And there isn't.

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