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Repeater - Extender

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Repeater - Extender

Not necissarily a Comcast or Xfinity question, but I have always gotten some good advice and help here...

I have very minimal networking knowledge, but would like to add a couple repeater/extenders to my wifi.

I have a Net Gear AC1750 router.

I bought a couple cheaper extenders a year or so ago bt don't think I ever got them set up properly.

I tried again last weekend, but still didn't seem correct.

A LOT of what I saw for online help was old and referenced Windows 7.

Saw some things saying best to use same brand stuff.

Thought about that if helped and made things easier to set up.

I previously read that  if you know what you are doing, you can even use an old router as a repeater. I do have a few of those too.

BUT...

I get about as far as accessing IP addresses then in Windows 10 Network and sharing section, get asked for DNS info which leaves me lost.

Most online help said, "just leave DNS as is".

But the settings look like they need something I don't know about.

Appreciate it if anyone has advice, help, link to help that someone without experience like me could understand possibly....

 

Thanks in advance, APPRECIATE it ! ! !

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Regular Contributor

Re: Repeater - Extender

Hoping to either do some shopping for same brand, Net Gear, extender/repeaters; or search and see if I can get the el cheapo mdel and old router(s) set up to help my wi-fi

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Re: Repeater - Extender

Appreciate any help or info available...THANKS in advance once again

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Re: Repeater - Extender

Hello, rschap1!

I'm so glad you reached out to us here on the forums for help with wifi extenders for your home. 

I recommend the xFi Pods as they are specifically built to work with our leased gateway if you have one. You can also use the xFi app to help manage them!

Start by checking out some facts and info here: https://comca.st/3ndlsBE

 

Please let me know if you have any more specific questions about them, I'd love to tell you more!


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Re: Repeater - Extender

Appreciate that, but thanks anyways. I have a Net Gear router and do not lease. Was really hoping that someone with some more networking experience than myself might be able to direct me towards getting my existing hardware set up.

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Re: Repeater - Extender

Try here
https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Forum/ct-p/en-netgear

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Re: Repeater - Extender

Looks like a lot of stuff there revolved around what I am after.
BIG THANKS