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Sunday, December 4th, 2022 10:30 AM

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How do I connect my non AT&T WIFI extender?  I have a Netgear Nighthawk AX8.

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2 months ago

Hello @dameonj774, we understand the importance of setting up your wifi extender. We're happy to provide information to help resolve your concerns. 


Devices tend to switch connection between your Wi-Fi gateway and your Wi-Fi extenders. In general, devices connect to the one that provides the best connection, not necessarily the one that's closest. Here's how to see devices connected to your extender:

  1. Sign in to Smart Home Manager.
  2. Select Network, then Home Network Hardware.
  3. Choose your extender.
  4. Select Connected Devices.

Good to know: If you see your extenders under Home Network Hardware, choose the blue shortcut key for Connected Devices.


You can get instructions on how to set up your AT&T Smart Wi-Fi extender and connect it to your AT&T Wi-Fi gateway for an idea on how to connect to your Netgear NightHawk AX8.  In these instances, for specific instructions on setting up your third party wifi extender, we recommened reaching out to the device manufacter for additional details. 


In addition, visit our AT&T Smart Wi-fi extender help page for frequently asked questions and solutions. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for contacting AT&T Community Specialist.


Alasani, AT&T Community Specialist 

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