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Netgear wifi extender

I added a netgear wifi extender to my Florida room since the WIFI signal out there is weak.  I cannot figure out how to have the TV's connect to the device. 

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Re: Netgear wifi extender

Are you using the new network's broadcast name (SSID) ? I understand that the Netgear extenders add some letters / characters ?



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Re: Netgear wifi extender

Yes, The netgear added “EXT” to the end of my normal network name and I cannot figure out how to add it in my xfinity so that the TVs will recognize another network. Make sense?
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Re: Netgear wifi extender

You don't want to "add it" to your Comcast gateway SSID. You want the TV's to now associate with the Netgear extender. Check the manual(s).



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Re: Netgear wifi extender

so I need to go through the tv and not the xfinity box to select the network?
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Re: Netgear wifi extender

I think I tried that but didn’t see an option for it.
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Re: Netgear wifi extender


@atennant0001 wrote:
so I need to go through the tv and not the xfinity box to select the network?

Yes. Check the manuals for both the TV's and the extender for instructions.



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