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Converting the Gateway max to an extender

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Hello, I've recently gotten the Telstra Smart Modem Gen2 by Technicolor, therefore I have a spare Telstra Gateway Max by Netgear lying around. I was wondering if I can use the Gateway Max as a wifi extender. I have basically zero knowledge in converting a modem into an extender so please bare with me. Thanks! 

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Re: Converting the Gateway max to an extender

You can't use the Gateway Max as a WiFi extender but you can use it as a WiFi extender with one of its LAN ports connected to a LAN port of Smart Modem.

To set up as access point:

  1. Open a Web browser on device connected to Gateway Max and go to 192.168.0.1, user ID is admin and password is password

  2. Go to Advanced > LAN 

  3. Change LAN IP address to 192.168.0.2

  4. Set DHCP server to No

  5. Change Start IP address to 192.168.0.3

  6. Apply Settings

  7. Connect LAN port of Gateway Max to LAN port of Smart Modem

  8. Login into modem using its new IP address  192.168.0.2.

 

For best results should also change the WiFi SSID and password to match that of Smart modem.

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Re: Converting the Gateway max to an extender

You can't use the Gateway Max as a WiFi extender but you can use it as a WiFi extender with one of its LAN ports connected to a LAN port of Smart Modem.

To set up as access point:

  1. Open a Web browser on device connected to Gateway Max and go to 192.168.0.1, user ID is admin and password is password

  2. Go to Advanced > LAN 

  3. Change LAN IP address to 192.168.0.2

  4. Set DHCP server to No

  5. Change Start IP address to 192.168.0.3

  6. Apply Settings

  7. Connect LAN port of Gateway Max to LAN port of Smart Modem

  8. Login into modem using its new IP address  192.168.0.2.

 

For best results should also change the WiFi SSID and password to match that of Smart modem.

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Re: Converting the Gateway max to an extender

Hey, thanks for your reply. So I have to have an ethernet cable coming from the Smart Modem to the Gateway, meaning I cannot use it wireless? 

Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Converting the Gateway max to an extender

Yes you have to connect Gateway Max to the other modem by LAN cable. The Gateway Max does not have a WiFi Bridge mode.

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Re: Converting the Gateway max to an extender

Oh ok, Thanks anyways

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