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How To Configure Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router As A Wi-Fi Access Point?

When your existing Wi-Fi router is not powerful enough to cover my house, then you need to find an alternative to it. Until now, if you were using a DAP-2310 access point to complete the box network, then you must have found that this is not good enough to spread the internet signals in every nook and cranny of the house.

If you are not satisfied with the functioning of your current router, then you need to get another router, one like Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router. This is an incredible router, which is known for its incredible capabilities. The router covers the entire house with fast and reliable internet, which is something that you were looking to have in the first place.

The Problem

Until now, to configure a network device, if you were connecting to the router and looking for its IP address thanks to the administration interface of the router. Then, you need to connect to it using a web browser by entering your login credentials. Authenticate with the default account. Unfortunately, this procedure does not work with this router. You couldn’t even connect to the router with an Ethernet cable directly connecting a laptop to the router, so you will have to go through its Wi-Fi network.

Access point mode configuration of the Netgear R7000

Here is the procedure to configure the Netgear R7000 as an access point.

  • Connect the router to the network with its specific port (yellow, Internet).
  • Connect a laptop to the Wi-Fi network created by the router (R7000). Do not use the Netgear Up application on a smartphone because its configuration options are restricted.
  • Connect to the router with a web browser at www.routerlogin.net and identify yourself entering admin as the user name and password as the password (default).
  • Go to ADVANCED → Advanced configuration → Router/AP/Bridge… as in the image below. Select AP mode and then, click on Apply.

The router is now in access point mode and can be accessed in a conventional way to administer it by using its new IP in the web browser of a computer connected to the same network.

With the configuration of your Netgear Nighthawk router, you can expect your entire house to be covered with strong internet signals. However, if that is not the case, then there must be some problems with the configuration process. So, re-check the procedure you have just performed and try to find out the problem.

If the configuration process is perfectly fine, then try to identify the problem within your network. Take the help of experts if necessary, as these problems sometimes get complicated enough to seek experts’ assistance. They will be able to configure your Netgear Nighthawk router as a Wi-Fi access point.

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