R6400 setting up as a wireless repeater
> Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Is that accurate? R6400 or R6400v2? Look for "Model" on the product
label. Firmware version?
> I dont see that option when I login to the admin app but I have seen
> that in the help/support pages for similar models. [...]
"similar" and "same" are spelled differently for a reason. Not all
models have that feature. And, because of its restrictions, it's not as
useful as as you might expect before you read the fine print.
If you're looking at the right User Manual, and the feature isn't
mentioned, and it doesn't appear in the options on the management web
site, then I'd infer that that feature is absent on your model.
Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your (actual) model number,
and look for Documentation. Get the User Manual. Read.
> [...] buy a typical repeater.
I'd expect that to be the wise course. Or, run an Ethernet cable (or
equivalent), and use a wireless access point (as which practically any
wireless router can be configured).
Setting up R6400 router as a repeater
> Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Is that accurate? R6400[v1] or R6400v2? Look for "Model" on the
> [...] I want to setup my new R6400 netgear router as a repeater on my
> existing wifi network at home. [...]
What, exactly, does that mean? Why? Are you trying to extend the
wireless-network capability of the C3700? Did you want a wired or
wireless connection between the C3700 and the R6400?
> [...] they don't have the repeater option in the latest firmware for a
And when it was there, its restrictions on the wireless security made
it approximately useless. From the R7000 User Manual, for example:
Note: You cannot use the WPA2-PSK(AES), WPA-PSK(TKIP) +
WPA-PSK(AED) [sic], or WPA/WPA2 Enterprise security modes if you
want to enable this mode. [...]
> You can use it as wireless access point.
That suggestion made some sense, if a wired connection (or
equivalent) between the C3700 and the R6400[vX] is possible.
> Check out AP and bridge modes.
> Check the section in the manual Set Up the Router in Bridge Mode.
Bridge mode on the R6400[vX] would not extend the wireless-network
capability of the C3700.
R6400v2 turning into an extender
> I have watched online [...]
Swell. Rather than concentrate on your proposed "solution(s)",
perhaps you could reveal what is the actual problem which you are trying
> [...] Isn't there a way I can do it without having to connect it with
> a LAN cable? [...]
What, exactly, is "it"?
> [...] I really don't see the point of having to buy an extender just
> so that I can have the 4 LAN connectors, when the router could give it
> to me in another room from my main router.
Are you trying to say that you want a wireless connection from some
non-wireless devices to your (unspecified) "my main router"? For that,
you'd want to configure the R6400v2 as a wireless bridge.
Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation. Get the User Manual. Read. Look for "Set Up the
Router in Bridge Mode". There's a picture there. Is that what you
want? (Look soon. As Netgear revises its User Manuals, it seems to be
deleting these helpful pictures.)
Extender (wireless repeater) mode enables you to connect a non-NETGEAR router to your Nighthawk router in order to extend your WiFi coverage. The non-NETGEAR router repeats your existing WiFi signal instead of broadcasting a new one.
You can also use your Nighthawk router as an extender and a non-NETGEAR router as your main router.
Note: If you set up your Netgear router as an extender (wireless repeater), important routing functions like network traffic management are not active. We recommend using your Netgear router as your main router and purchasing an extender to increase your WiFi coverage.
Note: Use a wired Ethernet connection during setup to avoid interfering with your wireless connection.
To enable the extender mode feature on your Nighthawk router:
- Launch an Internet browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to your Nighthawk router’s wireless network.
- Visit http://www.routerlogin.net. If http://www.routerlogin.net does not work, try the following:
3. Enter your user name and password.
The default user name is admin. The default password is password.
Note: The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC page displays.
4. Select Wireless and verify that the wireless settings of your Nighthawk router are correct.
5. Before enabling extender mode, Security Options must be set to None.
6. Click the ADVANCED tab.
7. Select Advanced Setup > Router/AP/Bridge/Repeating Mode.
8. Select Enable Wireless Repeating Function for the 2.4GHz or 5GHz WiFi band.
For more information, see What is the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless frequencies?.
9. Select the radio button for Wireless Repeater.
10. In the Repeater IP Address field, type the IP address of the router that you want to make the extender.
Note: Your router’s IP address is usually listed on a sticker located on your router. The last octet of the extender router’s IP address must be different than your main router’s IP address. For example, if your main router’s IP address is 192.168.1.1, your repeating router should have an IP address like 192.168.1.75.
For more information, see What is an IP address?.
11. (Optional) If you don’t want to use your extender router for WiFi, only for wired Ethernet connections, select Disable Wireless Client Association.
For example, you might choose this option if you are only setting up the extender to connect a wired printer, television, or other device to your network.
12. In the Base Station MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of your Nighthawk router.
Your router’s MAC address is on a sticker located on the back or bottom of your router.
13. Click Apply.
Your Nighthawk router is now in extender mode.
Last Updated:06/08/2020 | Article ID: 24108
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Its hard to tell you a for certain yes or no because many factors influence wifi speeds as well as how effective extenders are.
These include housing materials, house size, wifi interference from other signals, materials within the walls (hvac), mode on the extender that you're using, etc.
For sure the EX7700 works well. But will it work well in your home? uncertain. Sometimes stuff has to be tried out to see if it improves your setup or not. As well as many optimizations can be done with wireless extenders to help them perform better. many just buy them and set them in a single location without trying to move them around for optimization.
Plus it matters which apple extreme you're using. There's 6x generations of apple airport extreme's. The newest AC version, you might not see any benefit from but you might if you're replacing some of the older ones.
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