Solved Netgear WN3000RP wireless range extender security setting

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?

Dave T


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January 9, 2012 at 13:41:41

johnr

yes, right.

It's always the best, to connect to wireless routers, extenders, APs a.s.o. by wire, to configure them correctly. After that, it's time for wireless connection.



#1
January 8, 2012 at 12:14:25

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.


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#2
January 9, 2012 at 03:15:28

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


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#3
January 9, 2012 at 11:39:21

Yes been there done that mywifiext.net doesn't connect

Dave T


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#4
January 9, 2012 at 11:43:37

Thanks Johnr

Will try that and let you know how I get on.
Why don't they just include disc in package? I have other Netgear stuff and it all came with installation disc.

Yours Dave T


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#5
January 9, 2012 at 11:46:23

Because there is no install disc needed.
The only thing you need is an internet browser, the ip address of the router, username and default password.

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#6
January 9, 2012 at 12:31:34

That's what I thought until I tried it. And I was connecting to a Netgear router as well - even pressing their supposedly automated button thingy didn't work - hence resorting to a cable...

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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January 9, 2012 at 13:41:41
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johnr

yes, right.

It's always the best, to connect to wireless routers, extenders, APs a.s.o. by wire, to configure them correctly. After that, it's time for wireless connection.


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#8
January 9, 2012 at 14:06:37

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

Yours Dave T


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#9
January 15, 2012 at 06:35:54

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

Dave T


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