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Smartphones have wrong IP address

I have the aforementioned router, with another exact Netgear router as an Access Point in my bedroom, 1 older Linksys router as an Access Point in my garage, and a Wireless Network Extender between the router and the bedroom AP. Apart from that we have a couple of smart tv's and a Ring Doorbell.

My problem is with the smartphones, which are all Iphone 8's. They have a hard time accessing the router or the AP's or the extender, and the common problem is that they always have the router ip address as 192.168.1.7, when it should be 192.168.1.1. Each time I have to renew the lease on that particular wifi on the phone, which reverts to the correct one. This is very frustrating. I've never had this problem before. I installed this router around December 2018.This was used by my company with no problems before. Before that I had a Frontier Cable Router at home. The Netgear Router has the Ethernet cable coming from the Frontier box to the WAN input on the router. I also have one of those extension boxes to put more ethernet connectiions, which I have always had. 

I don't know if it's related, but the PC that I have connected to the router via ethernet would only work with a Static IP Address instead of DHCP.

Can anyone tell my why I am having the Iphones connect to the wrong router IP address, and how I can fix it? Is it any of the settings on the router?

Model: R6700v2|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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> I have the aforementioned router, with another exact Netgear router as
> an Access Point in my bedroom, 1 older Linksys router as an Access Point
> in my garage, and a Wireless Network Extender between the router and the
> bedroom AP. [...]

 

> Model: R6700v2|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

 

   Is that "the aforementioned router"?  Firmware version?  "older
Linksys router" is not a very detailed description of anything.

 

   "a Wireless Network Extender"?  See "older Linksys router", above.

 

   What, exactly, does "as an Access Point" mean to you?  How, exactly,
were these devices (whatever they are) configured?  What are their LAN
IP addresses?  What, exactly, is connected to what, exactly?  Hint: If a
device has multiple Ethernet ports, then "connected to device" is not
enough detail.


> [...] The Netgear Router has the Ethernet cable coming from the
> Frontier box to the WAN input on the router. [...]

 

   "the Frontier box"?  See "older Linksys router", above.

 

> [...] the common problem is that they always have the router ip
> address as 192.168.1.7, when it should be 192.168.1.1. [...]

 

   What has the IP address "192.168.1.7"?  One explanation of bad IP
addresses would be that you're running multiple DHCP servers.  For
example, if one or more of those "as an Access Point" devices is not
configured properly.

 

> [...] I also have one of those extension boxes to put more ethernet
> connectiions, [...]

 

   Should I be able to guess what that means to you?  Does this "box"
have a maker and model number?  And it's connected to what?

 

> I don't know if it's related, but the PC that I have connected to the
> router via ethernet would only work with a Static IP Address instead of
> DHCP.

 

   If there were multiple active DHCP servers, then multiple
DHCP-related symptoms would not amaze me.

 

> [...] Is it any of the settings on the router?

 

   I'd vote for bad settings on one or more of the other "as an Access
Point" devices.

 

   If I had problems like these with a maze/mess like that, then I'd
power down everything except the modem and the main router, and verify
that they work together properly.  Then I'd start adding additional
devices, until I started to see problems.  Blame assignment is Job One,
I always say.

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