Davey T January 8, 2012 at 11:15:40 Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
I have just purchased a Netgear WN3000RP wireless extender. The security setting on all devices on the existing network show as WPA2-PSK wireless n but the extender comes up as WPA-PSK wireless g although the instructions say it will copy existing security settings. There is supposed to be a Netgear website to log on to an installation wizard but this doesn't work and appears not to have worked for some months. Why are Netgear still selling this device without an installation disc when they must know by now that their site doesn't work? Is there any way to alter the security setting of the extender?
Have you first established the connection between the Router and the Extender? If so, have you connected e.g. a laptop to the Extender? So if your WLAN networks SSID is NETGEAR, the WLAN network of the Extender is NETGEAR_EXT and you have to connect the laptop to NETGEAR_EXT. Then you have to open your favorit internet browser and have to type in www.mywifiext.net, which I guess is a buildin Setup-Assistant.
If this doesn't work, make sure, your laptop is configured, to get an ip address automatically via DHCP.
I set up one of these recently. The only way I could get it to work was by initially connecting using a cable, log onto the admin page and go through the wizard that way - once it connected to the router it worked fine & I could remove the cable.
"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd
Yes but it doesn't work, if you trawl around a few forums you'll see i'm not the only one having this trouble and its been going on for months. You shouldn't need to be a networking specialist to install a simple piece of equipment that is supposed to install automatically
Hi again guys, Have succeeded in altering security setting on the Netgear extender. Never did get to connect to "mywifiext.net" Spent an hour on phone with Netgear support going over all the things already tried to no avail . Followed all their suggestions including triying different laptop,cable and browser nothing worked. I did get the impression they were working through a script as everything I said was ignored and they ploughed on regardless. Their final suggestion was that the extender was faulty and I should return it. They wouldn't admit the fault could be with their server setup. Having done some more research there seems to be widespread problems accessing "mywifi.net" with routers etc also on Mac computers. Why don't Netgear take some notice of this and fix it as your average joe in the street is supposed to be able to use it? Thanks for all your advice
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