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Use the Nighthawk R7000 with another Router?

GaryGuertin
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Use the Nighthawk R7000 with another Router?

I have been using my Nighthawk R7000 for years with an independent network provider.  I live in a large apartment (3200 sq. ft.) in a Condo.  Last week the Condo Association changed our TV service over to a new Comcast service which includes Internet.  To install the TV/Internet service they had to install a Comcast Modem/Router, leaving my Nighthawk out.  The new modem/router is slow, but what's most important is it does't send a strong signal throughout the apartment like the Nighthawk.  Is there any way I can use/hook-up the Nighthawk as a slave, booster, etc. to the new modem/router?

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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> [...] Is there any way I can use/hook-up the Nighthawk as a slave,
> booster, etc. to the new modem/router?

   The two usual options would be: 1. Configure your (unspecified) "a
Comcast Modem/Router" as a modem-only, and use the R7000 as a
full-function router, or: 2. Configure the R7000 as a wireless access
point.

   Without an actual model number, I don't know what you can do how with
your (unspecified) "a Comcast Modem/Router".

   For the R7000 as WAP, visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your
model number, and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look
for "Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point".

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antinode
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Re: Use the Nighthawk R7000 with another Router?

> [...] Is there any way I can use/hook-up the Nighthawk as a slave,
> booster, etc. to the new modem/router?

   The two usual options would be: 1. Configure your (unspecified) "a
Comcast Modem/Router" as a modem-only, and use the R7000 as a
full-function router, or: 2. Configure the R7000 as a wireless access
point.

   Without an actual model number, I don't know what you can do how with
your (unspecified) "a Comcast Modem/Router".

   For the R7000 as WAP, visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your
model number, and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look
for "Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point".

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GaryGuertin
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Re: Use the Nighthawk R7000 with another Router?

Thanks for the reply.  I'll try the wireless access first, then if that doesn't improve things I have talked to Comast and they can remotely disconnect the Router portion of their Modem/Router and turn it over to the Nighthawk.

Thanks Again,

Gary 

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