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How to setup Netgear WNR2000v3 router as wireless repeater?

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November 22, 2013 6:59:22 AM

So I want to use my Netgear router (WNR2000v3) as a wireless repeater but I don't really know how to. It has a Wireless Repeating Function in the admin settings but I'm not sure how to go about it. The main router I'm using is a Cisco Linksys E1000 router, which is upstairs. I want to use the Netgear router as a repeater for downstairs. Any help would be appreciated.

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November 22, 2013 7:29:16 AM

It is the same steps as used for another of their models, that has detailed instructions HERE.
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November 22, 2013 10:39:40 AM

RealBeast said:
It is the same steps as used for another of their models, that has detailed instructions HERE.


Okay so I went to the Netgear WNR2000v3's admin settings and enabled the wireless repeating function and all that. Now what do I do with the Cisco router?
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November 22, 2013 11:25:45 AM

Add the MAC Address of the wireless repeater in the static route table of the main router (you will need the MAC address of the Netgear to add it).
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November 22, 2013 1:40:51 PM

RealBeast said:
Add the MAC Address of the wireless repeater in the static route table of the main router (you will need the MAC address of the Netgear to add it).


So I would go where exactly for my main router?
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November 22, 2013 4:14:39 PM

Sktech said:
RealBeast said:
Add the MAC Address of the wireless repeater in the static route table of the main router (you will need the MAC address of the Netgear to add it).


So I would go where exactly for my main router?
If you don't know already, I would look at the router manual. It will be in the configuration pages of the router, which should be well detailed. It is a straightforward setting -- look for setting LAN static addresses.

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November 22, 2013 6:20:26 PM

RealBeast said:
Sktech said:
RealBeast said:
Add the MAC Address of the wireless repeater in the static route table of the main router (you will need the MAC address of the Netgear to add it).


So I would go where exactly for my main router?
If you don't know already, I would look at the router manual. It will be in the configuration pages of the router, which should be well detailed. It is a straightforward setting -- look for setting LAN static addresses.



Thank you for the responses so far. Now I don't actually have to physically connect the repeater to the main router with an ethernet cable right? I plan on keeping the repeater downstairs with the main router upstairs.
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November 22, 2013 8:16:43 PM

If you physically connect the device to the main router, it would be an access point not a wireless repeater. An AP would be better, but it depend if you can manage an Ethernet cable.
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November 23, 2013 6:57:59 PM

RealBeast said:
If you physically connect the device to the main router, it would be an access point not a wireless repeater. An AP would be better, but it depend if you can manage an Ethernet cable.


Sorry but last question, is it possible to connect my desktop to the repeater with a Cat5e ethernet cable? Or is a repeater only for wirless?
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November 23, 2013 7:03:59 PM

Usually you can attach to the repeater if it has additional Ethernet ports.
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November 23, 2013 8:57:29 PM

Okay thank you very much for the information.
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