How do I configure a netgear router as a wired access point?

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  1. jonegood

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    Does anyone know how to configure a netgear router as a wired access point? I'm trying to extend the range of my internet into an adjoining building by cable.

    The router in question has an option in the menu to be a 'wireless repeater' but it come up with an error message saying that its not accessible with the xxxx security settings which seems to be every one except WEP which locks me out.

    Any ideas?

    Jon
     
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    If you're cabling it I don't think you need it set up as a wireless repeater.

    Connect it to one of the ports on your main router and set it up as a standalone WiFi network.
     
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    Thanks for input, that's what Ive tried to do but it brings up the security issue.
     
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    Can you reset it to factory defaults?
    Which model is it?
     
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    A "wireless repeater" is not what you seem to be trying to do, which is to say set up a repeater with a wire. Are you sure the router is able to do what you want?

    An alternative might be to use something like this: http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-mini-wi-fi-home-hotspot-500-kit-079029-9N14.html

    I've got one of these and it works well but whether it will work in a separate building depends on the distances and the mains wiring circuit.
     
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    The WEP is the password for that router. It's usually on a label on the back or underneath. (As long as nobody's changed it!)
     
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    I had an old Netgear router configured as a wired access point for quite a few years. I did mine through home plug networking but if your using Cat5 cable it's the same thing.
    If I recall the default login for Netgear routers is
    www.routerlogin.net unless it's been changed as NickNic says.
    and the configuration is in the Advanced section.

    You can do a hard reset using a button, sorry if I'm telling you stuff you already know!
     
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    Thanks

    Hard reset seems to have done most of the trick, just got to get some security back on it now.
     
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    @Addie is probably the fellow to ask at Motorhome wifi, if you don't get it sorted.
     
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    had to change the IP address and disable DHCP server changed the password and seems to be working perfectly.

    Well pleased

    Jon
     
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    Well done, the results in improving a home network can be incredible.
     
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