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How to connect a Wifi extender

how do I connect a Netgear wifi extender to my current Uverse wireless service?

 

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Wifi extender

@Deniseln- Use your browser to go here - http://192.168.1.254/xslt?PAGE=C_2_1

 

The first block is Wireless Interface - the second item in the first block is the WPS

You will see it is disabled click it to enable it

No need for WPS PIN

You can click WPS button right there, too. You will need the modem gui password found on the side of the modem.

Click the WPS button on the netgear.

Since the WPS window is only a few minutes, do all this in the same room. When everything is green you are done. You can move the netgear to the current edge of range.

The WPS will go back to disabled because you did not save the page.

The WPS method cannot be used if it is not enabled & when it is enabled it is only open for a few minutes after you press the button

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Re: Wifi extender

Thanks for the help. I actually was able to connect using the Netgear website, I just wasn't understanding this at first!

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Re: Wifi extender

@Deniseln- Glad to hear you got it going. I found the netgear instruction booklet confusing & it is difficult to post instructions.

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Re: Wifi extender

I am trying to use a D Link wi-fi extender with U-verse. I connected using the buttons and the light is green. It shows as a U-verse extension and connects with good signal but cannot reach the web on any device. 

 

I went to the web page for my router and it shows wps enabled. 

 

Thoughts?

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Re: Wifi extender

@beatfan4 Re: I went to the web page for my router and it shows wps enabled. 

 

That is just the first step. That makes it possible to use WPS.

 

To do the pairing, you press the WPS button on BOTH devices so that they are interacting & setting up.This times out in a few minutes if pairing does not occur.

 

You can use the physical button on the RG or the virtual button in the RG GUI (below the enabled check box). If you use the virtual button, you will have to provide the GUI password found on the label on the RG.

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Re: Wifi extender

The extender is connected and has a solid green light. I can connect to the wi-fi ext with multple devices but can't reach the web. 

 

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Trouble connecting wireless wi-fi extender to U-verse router

I am trying to connect a Linksys AC1200 range extender to U-verse router. I can find the ATT network on the setup page, type in the correct network password  but then It looks like the router is not sending an IP address from DHCP.   I tried resetting the U-verse router to the factory setpoints but still have the same problem.  I even tried a different extender (Securifi Almond) but have the same problem.      If I could use a wired connection I would but I am trying to connect a device on the other side of the house.

 

Has anyone had the same problem with wireless extenders and U-Verse routers?

 

Steve 

 

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Re: Trouble connecting wireless wi-fi extender to U-verse router

Forgot to state it is a Pace PCl U-verse router.

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Re: Wifi extender

I have a NVG599 that I just installed. There was a WiFi dead spot with the old device, and it's still there with the NVG. I looked at extenders, but there are all different ones, with various AC or N numbers. What would be the best number for the NVG599 unit?

 

Peter

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Connecting an Amped wifi extender to my ATT Pace 5031NV router

So far I haven't been able to access the internet via the wifi extender.  The extender sees the ATT router but isn't allowed internet access or complete the setup.  What setting needs to be satisified for this to work?

 

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Re: Connecting an Amped wifi extender to my ATT Pace 5031NV router

What is the gui password? I tried the "network key, "device access code" and could not find anything else on the side of the modem.

I have an ATT model 3801 HGV by Pace Americas. 

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