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pd0swl

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Wifi Network extender > RRC no internet
« on: 2014-11-21, 17:40:50 »
Hi,

To cover some more distance I decided to use a Netgear WN2000RPT wifi extender.
I plugged the RRC into one of the ethernet ports of this extender.
The extender is connected via wifi to my ADSL router.

The RRC is fully visible within the LAN but I cannot get it to connect to the internet.
The router sees the RRC IP adress in the ARP table. It also sees the extender's IP adress.

I tried both putting the extender and RRC under DMZ, but no internet.
I tried seperate portforwarding for the extender and RRC IP adresses, no luck either.

Am I missing something in this configuration?
If I use my other (wifi) RRC without extender in between there is no problem whatsoever.
Could it be the WN2000RPT Range Extender is blocking port forwarding somehow...(?)

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Paul
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Re: Wifi Network extender > RRC no internet
« Reply #1 on: 2014-11-21, 18:20:17 »
If the router can see the extender's IP address, the extender has not been correctly configured. I'm using a WiFi extender and it is completely invisible in my local internet. Your extender seems to be configured as a router.

/ Göstha

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Re: Wifi Network extender > RRC no internet >SOLVED
« Reply #2 on: 2014-11-21, 22:36:01 »
Seems I was looking for a needle in a haystack.
Router and extender were fine.

I downgraded the RRC firmware back from 2.81 to 2.78.
I entered my fixed IP in "Extern IP/Host" under IP settings.
That was the trick.

I still don't seem to understand how fixed IP is implemented in fw2.81...

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Paul
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