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Router recycling

IvorJohn
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Router recycling

Does anyone know of any ways to reuse or repurpose a functioning netgear router? Thanks!

Model: C7000|Nighthawk - AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router
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microchip8
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Re: Router recycling

Depends on what you want to do and which router model you have. If it's a pure router, you can turn it into an Access Point to extend coverage

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Re: Router recycling


@IvorJohn wrote:

Does anyone know of any ways to reuse or repurpose a functioning netgear router? Thanks!


The C7000 listed in your footer is a cable modem/router. This means that, unlike most DSL modem/routers, it is not easily reused as an wireless access point or as a standalone router, unlike. You may be able to do it, but the device doesn't come with simple instructions in the manual.

 

The first thing to do is this:

 

How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

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wcalifas
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Re: Router recycling

you could use it as an access point, I used my old netgear dsl/router as an access point. Mine is a little older so don't know if converting it to an access point is different than mine. Of course you need to disable the dhcp part of it.

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tomasz_ng
Guide

Re: Router recycling

You can also just give it away to someone who needs one. No need to clutter your home. I use Freegle to advertise when I have something to give away for free, and there's almost always someone who does within a day or two.

 

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@wcalifas wrote:

you could use it as an access point, I used my old netgear dsl/router as an access point.

 


DSL modem/routers are designed for that, with instructions in the manuals Use the Modem Router as a WiFi Access Point.

 

Cable modem/routers don't have that advantage. You have to resort to a different approach.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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antinode
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Re: Router recycling

> Does anyone know of any ways to reuse or repurpose a functioning
> netgear router? [...]

 

   As what?

 

> Model: C7000|Nighthawk - AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router

 

   Is that the model?

 


> [...] You have to resort to a different approach.

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/2025635

 

   I'm sure that he's aware of that method.  Why he didn't refer you to
it is unclear.

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