Can’t set up Netgear wifi extender

cutman1000

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Aug 26, 2003
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Hello everyone. I got a Netgear wifi Extender - model number WN3000RP so that my doorbell cam could access my wifi router (Comcast). Of course the simple installation process didn’t work using the WPS buttons on the extender and the modem/router, so I attempted to set it up manually. However, I can’t join the network that the extender creates, which means I can’t go through the setup wizard.

The NETGEAR_Extender network shows up on my iPhone and Mac, but I can’t join it. I tried on a PC as well but no luck. Since I can’t join the network, I can’t access the www.mywifiext.net address to configure it. Ugh. Any ideas? There is an Ethernet port on the extender, but the manual says it can’t be used during configuration.
 

tmracht

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Did you try resetting it. The full 10s reset? When mine failed wps it was left in a weird state. Not your exact model but similar behavior.
 

NortheasternPJ

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I'll pray for you. The last time ( a few years ago) I tried to set these up it never worked right even after getting it setup.
 

tmracht

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No luck. I’m throwing this piece of shit away. I need it for my Ring doorbell to work, but I can get a Ring Chime for $49 and I bet it effing works like it’s supposed to.
That sucks I'm sorry.