Solved Netgear WN 3000rp range extender will not accept my password

August 16, 2013 at 06:49:48
Specs: Windows 7
I have tried the connection via a cable and it will not pick up the original router password plus EXT...Just about had it with this now I have spent several hours with it both near and far from main router and nothing. Thought this would be easy! I have switched both off and on again and still the same. Help please.

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#1
August 16, 2013 at 06:58:32
I would suggest you reset it to factory defaults and then login to the management interface as described in the setup guide.

Yes, it does mean you'll have to reconfigure it but that shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

Don't forget to check for newer firmware for the device during the setup and if there is newer, upgrade it to the most recent.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
August 16, 2013 at 07:00:02
Have you tired resetting both routers, not turning them off but resetting the the configuration settings to default ? You'll lose all you current settings on the original router so best to backup the config first as a precaution.

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#3
August 16, 2013 at 12:09:38
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Have you tired resetting both routers, not turning them off but resetting the the configuration settings to default ?

At the risk of sounding rude, this makes no sense and I highly recommend the OP does not follow this advice.

I say this because when it comes to computing and most especially to troubleshooting one needs to follow the KISS principle and you should troubleshoot only one device at a time.

stuarty1

I have tried the connection via a cable and it will not pick up the original router password plus EXT... is not really clear and I suspect why sinbadio was suggesting resetting both devices.

They are completely separate physical devices and if you already had your router configured and working properly, adding an extender to your network does not require you making any changes on the router. Also, the password on the extender will be discrete from the one on the router, even if it's the same password. Which is to say, in order to login to either one, you have to first connect to it and then enter it's password.

Even if you have two tabs open on your web browser and use one to connect to the router (and login) and then connect to the extender, you would still have to enter the login credentials (username/password) for the extender in order to connect to it's management interface.

To connect to the extender's management interface you have two choices. Either by connecting to it directly with a network cable or wirelessly. My suggestion to reset requires you having the setup guide/manual handy and to be plugged into it with a network cable from your PC to the extender. The manual will tell you the extenders default IP address that you'll need to use in order to connect to it's management interface and then configure it. The IP of your computer and extender have to be within the same subnet in order for them to be able to communicate.


Using some basic, common settings, I'm going to quickly detail how your extender should be setup.

Example:
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Router:
LAN IP: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Enabled = Yes
DHCP Scope = 192.168.1.100 through to 192.168.1.199
WLAN SSID: MyWLAN
SSID Encryption Level = WPA2
SSID Encryption Key (password) = P&Ssw0rD

Settings to apply to extender:
IP Address: 192.168.1.10
SM: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Enabled = No
WLAN SSID: MyWLAN
SSID Encryption Level = WPA2
SSID Encryption Key (password) = P&Ssw0rD


NOTES:
- IP address for extender is outside the DHCP scope which avoids any possibility of IP conflicts (ie: duplicate IP's)
- If DHCP is added to extender, you don't need it enabled as you have the router handling DHCP
- Wireless settings identical to router

Finally, once configured and connected to your LAN should you need to access the extender's management interface in the future you would type it's LAN IP into your web browser and hit [Enter]

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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August 19, 2013 at 04:31:25
Hi Thanks to you for your help. Enormously frustrating as it has been and remains so, I have been unable to complete the task (due to time restraints) so have set aside for sometime later in the week. I get back to you after that and let you know how i got on. Thanks again for your help. Ditto to others

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