Extender Help

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Extender Help

Happy New Year All - I am in need of some help with my router and extender please.

I currently have the Nighthawk R7000, running the latest Kong DD-WRT v3.0-r36070M kongac. I need to get an extender for my house so I got the Netgear AC1900 WiFi Mesh Extender, EX6400. 

-Do I have to download DD-WRT onto the extender?

-I've really tried to find instruction on how to connect the router and the extender. Is that also called a Wireless Distribution System (WDS)? Are those the instructions I should follow?

I'm not good at this, and I barely had enough confidence to put DD-WRT on my router. Adding an extender scares me more.

Thanks for any help.


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Hi all. I'm trying to set up

Hi all. I'm trying to set up my Extender (AC1900) and connect it to my R7000 router as a Wireless Access Point. I'm on the wiki page but I'm obviously missing something and I was hoping someone can help.

I'm trying to follow the instructions below but I cannot figure out how to change all of the settings on the extender, I only see settings for my router. How do I get to the extender settings?

Thank you


Access Point (AP) instructions

A secondary router on the same subnet, so all wireless and wired network devices can access each other.

[edit]Simple Version (Same Subnet)

On the secondary access point router:

  • Do a hard reset
  • Disable DHCP and set the wireless channel different from the other router(s)
  • Set the IP address to (or any IP outside the gateway DHCP range that does not collide with the gateway nor any other static devices)
  • Connect a LAN port from the Access Point to a LAN port on the primary router