The purpose of using the repeater is to enhance the signal strength received from the router. The repeater is used mainly at big offices or homes where one router can’t cover the whole area. Though this feature is not available in all the routers but you can confirm it from the experts or from the guided manual.
- Connect the Netgear router to the computer using the Ethernet cable.
- Open the router login page and click on the ‘Netgear genie setup as extender’ link. You will be directed to the respective page.
- Enter the username and password to log in.
- Over to wireless settings and click on the name of the network.
- Select ‘WEP’ from the encryption type. You need to enter the security key for the configuration of encryption.
- Select ‘Wireless repeater’ which is just given under ‘Netgear setup wizard WiFi range extender’.
- Note down the Mac address.
- Connect the cable to the modem and the router.
- Login to the Netgear modem and select all the settings like mode, security and channel number.
- Note down the IP address of your router.
- Open the ‘Repeater function’ of the Netgear device and check the Mac address that is being displayed on the screen. Go to ‘Repeating wireless function’.
- Enter the IP address of the router that you noted earlier and uncheck the box given next to ‘Disable wireless client’.
- Enter the Mac address in the base station field. Click ‘Apply’ to save the applied changes.
- Remove the cable from the router and login to the network using a username and password.
- Disable the ‘Wireless client association’ option and select a Mac address for the required field.
- Click ‘Apply’ to finish the process.
If you don’t know the default username and password of the router, then enter ‘Admin’ and ‘Password’ in two fields.
This is how you can use the modem as a repeater for your home or office network. If you are still having any problem in this regard, you can contact the Netgear experts.
There are basically two ways to install the Netgear adapter.
- Netgear desktop genie setup
- Standalone driver installation.
We will discuss both the ways in our post.
Netgear Genie Smart Setup:
- Insert Netgear installation CD in the computer. If your computer doesn’t have a CD drive, then download it from the support Netgear page.
- If the CD doesn’t open automatically, then open the files manually and click on ‘Autorun.exe.’
- Tap ‘Setup’. You will find the ‘Software update check’ window on-screen with two options to install them.
- Connected to the internet: If you are connected to the internet, check for updates and once it is done, click ‘Continue’.
- Not connected to the internet: If there is no internet on a computer, then install from CD through guided instructions.
- Tap ‘I agree to terms and conditions’ and click ‘Next’.
- Once the installation gets a computer, you will be asked to insert the adapter.
- Insert USB adapter on the computer with or without dock.
- To use the desktop dock, insert a wireless adapter and connect the USB cable to the computer USB port.
- To use without a desktop dock, insert the adapter into any computer USB port.
- Tap ‘Next’.
- All the available networks within the area will be displayed on the Netgear Genie extender page.
- Select SSID and enter the password for the same if required.
- Tap ‘Connect’ and wait for the connection to get established.
Standalone driver installation
- Insert the CD into the drive. If there is no CD available, then download it online from the support page.
- Tap ‘Support’ and enter the extender model in the given field.
- If you don’t find the resource CD screen, then search for files and double-click on ‘Autorun.exe.’
- Select ‘Install windows, Standalone driver’.
- If asked, insert the adapter into the computer or desktop dock and connect the USB cable to the computer port.
- If you are using windows vista/7/8, then use ‘Autoconfig’ or for XP, use zero configuration to connect the computer to the wireless network.
This is how you can connect the Netgear AC7000 extender. If you are getting any issue, then contact technical experts available round the clock.