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Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

Patreek
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Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

According to many sources on the forums, my R6700v2 is capable of acting as a wireless repeater.  I have seen a literal ton of advanced features for the router and am impressed, but I see nothing about using the router as a repeater.  This is one of the most basic uses for a wireless router so I am sure I am doing something wrong.

 

I have tried the following:

https://kb.netgear.com/24108/How-do-I-configure-my-Nighthawk-router-as-a-wireless-repeater

 

I don't see  ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Repeating in the advanced setup menu.

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Patreek
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Re: Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

I'm going to return both units and avoid Netgear all together.  I honestly can't comprehend why they would include so many features I do not need on a wireless router, but not wireless repeating.  

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antinode
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Re: Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

> According to many sources on the forums, [...]

 

   Thanks for the helpful links.

 

> [...] my R6700v2 is capable of acting as a wireless repeater. [...]

 

   You couldn't prove it by the User Manual.  Visit
http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look for
Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "repeat".  For a good
time, try that again for the "R7000".

 

> [...] This is one of the most basic uses for a wireless router [...]

 

   Not for this one?

 

> [...] so I am sure I am doing something wrong.

 

   Trusting Netgear product documentation?

 

> https://kb.netgear.com/24108

 

   Trust no one, I always say.  (The firmware could have changed, too.)

 


> [...] I have seen a literal ton of advanced features for the router
> [...]

 

   You must be using some _new_ meaning of "literal".

 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ImRMJX68s

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Patreek
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Re: Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

This was posted by a forum mod here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Netgear-R7000-not-working-as-repeater/m-p/14...

 

Yes, it seems to have support for VPN, DynamicDNS and wireless bridging but not repeating a signal... weird.

 

Unless you are a C programmer I don't see the point of using those ironic underscores like Linus Torvalds.  It's like you're trying to let the world know you discovered PHP magic constants or Python's dunder methods.

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antinode
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Re: Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

> This was posted by a forum mod here: [...]

 

   Perhaps it was true then. Firmware "updates" are not called
"upgrades" for a reason.


> Unless you are a C programmer [...]

 

   I do write some C, but I don't see its relevance.  Your analysis of
simple, low-effort underlining is too deep for me.  "ironic"?  I was
trying for "emphatic".

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Re: Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

Some Netgear routers support WDS, some don't, including the R6700v2. It is, after all, somewhere low on the performance and features scale.

 

I chip in only to suggest that there is a slight possibility that, while they seem to concentrate on more "upmarket" models, one of the third-party firmware writers has tweaked this device and added extra features. But this isn't the best place for that sort of discussion.

 

You can use the R6700v2 as a WiFi Access Point with a wired connection to a router.

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Patreek
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Re: Wireless Repeater Nighthawk R6700v2

I'm going to return both units and avoid Netgear all together.  I honestly can't comprehend why they would include so many features I do not need on a wireless router, but not wireless repeating.  

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@Patreek wrote:

I honestly can't comprehend why they would include so many features I do not need on a wireless router, but not wireless repeating.  


Did you check to see if this device supported WDS before you bought it?

 

Netgear has a (to me) bewildering array of routers designed for different uses and budgets. Maybe it is silly of Netgear's marketing people,  but perhaps they expect customers to do some homework before making their choices.

 

Most people in search of a repeater would buy, er, a repeater, not a router. That's why Netgear sells a line of wifi extenders.

 

Whatever brand you go for, do read the specifications before you part with your cash.

Just another user.

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