Sorry, I tried to implement the same solution, But I've exactly the same problem.
I've already upgarded the WPN 802 firmware to 22.214.171.124, but no change.
I've submitted a case to netgear, at this time no answer
For anyone else who is struggling with this same problem, here is Netgear's explanation:
"The WPN802 cannot be configured in repeater or bridging mode along with the WPN824. Because the WPN824 doesnot have a feature called WDS(Wireless distribution system) which enables it to be configured in repeating or bridging mode. In order to achieve bridging or repeating, you need to have 2 WPN802 units. The first WPN802 is connected wired to the WPN824 and second WPN802 is configured in repeating or bridging mode along with the first WPN802."
You can of course link the 802 and 824 with a wire (turn off wireless on the 824) which will give the 824 enhanced MIMO capability. That works.
the new version of WPN824v3 does support WDS so you setup your router with the WPN802 AP as repeater function.
johnyvor, would you please provide the details on how to connect the WPN802v2 as a wireless repeater to WPN824v3? For the past two days I have spent at least 3 hours working with Netgear technicians and have finally been told that it is not possible to connect the WPN802v2 as a wireless repeater to the WPN824v3. One technician told me to buy the WPN824EXT and another told me to buy the WN802T. If you have successfully implemented the WPN802v2 as a wireless repeater to the WPN824v3, would you please provide the details for setting up this configuration. Your information is greatly appreciated.
Looks like I have the same problem. I just purchased WPM802 based on the fact that the sales person indicated this device would work as a wireless repeater with the WPN824v2. I was not aware of all these issues. I do have one question, can the WPN824v2 be upgraded to WPN824v3 with a downloadable fireware package from netgear or are there other hardware changes needed? I could return the WPA802, if necessary.