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WN2000RPT Connects to network but no internet

I bought a WN2000RPT Universal WiFi Range Extender because my connection from my Linksys WRT54G wireless router has a hard time reaching my room. I am having issues with setting up the extender.

I placed the extender midway between my Laptop and Router as I was instructed. I follow all of the steps to setting it up but for some reason I get to the part where it asks me to connect to the Extender with the security settings I have applied then to click the button on the Smart Wizard browser page but I can connect to the Extender network but cannot get internet access which proceeds to fail to allow me to make use of my extender.

It also tells me that the connection(or network) is no longer available and that I should move my extender closer to my router or gateway. I tried that, it was 3 feet away and I still received the same message.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: WN2000RPT Connects to network but no internet

WN2000RPT is N base but they should be still compatible with legacy G router.

did you try different encryption such as WPA, WPA2?
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jmizoguchi wrote:
WN2000RPT is N base but they should be still compatible with legacy G router.

did you try different encryption such as WPA, WPA2?


I figured out the issue. My Linksys Router is in WPA security which apparently the Netgear WN2000RPT is not compatible with. Could you answer this question:

Is it possible to have my Linksys router on WPA Security while the Netgear Extender is in WEP?
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have you try WPA2? or WPA is highest you can use?
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jmizoguchi wrote:
have you try WPA2? or WPA is highest you can use?


Yes I can switch to WPA 2 Personal. If I make the switch to WPA 2 will that/should that fix my problem?
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what option you have left?..Smiley Happy
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jmizoguchi wrote:
what option you have left?..Smiley Happy


It worked. But then I messed it up when I went into my Router settings and disabled the WPA Security completely for my DS. I now have to reset the extender to factory default and start it all over again. It's late so I will do it tomorrow. I will let you know how that goes tomorrow.
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JoeKelley3 wrote:
It worked. But then I messed it up when I went into my Router settings and disabled the WPA Security completely for my DS. I now have to reset the extender to factory default and start it all over again. It's late so I will do it tomorrow. I will let you know how that goes tomorrow.


UPDATE: Following from my previous post. I was able to set it up again and it works great. The only cons to this Extender is that my brothers PSP cannot connect to neither the Extender nor the Linksys Router because those don't support the WPA 2 Security. The other con is that in order for my DS to connect to WiFi I need to disconnect from the Extender network, connect to the Linksys network, disable the WPA, and connect to the WiFi on my DS. Once I am finished I need to re-enable the WPA and then disconnect from the Linksys network, and connect to the Extender network. It takes around 3-5 minutes, give or take the time it takes to connect as sometimes it won't connect to internet(my original problem) but then randomly will connect to the internet.
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you may just need to place two access point so that you can use both.

wireless are not all created equal to work with all on single settings
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Re: WN2000RPT Connects to network but no internet

Ahh but to have found this thread a month ago! Weeks of support calls with Netgear and all I needed was a static IP for the extender!!! Everytime I tried to connect with an Apple product the internet connection failed. When I added a static IP on the Linksys Router for the Extender - fixed!!! Thank you so much!!Smiley Happy
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