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Page 1 - N300 WiFi Range Extender

350 East Plumeria DriveSan Jose, CA 95134 USAFebruary 2015202-11455-01N300 WiFi Range ExtenderModel WN3100RPv2User Manual

Page 2 - Trademarks

Get Started 10N300 WiFi Range Extender Use the Extender in Extender ModePlace the extender, apply power, and connect it to your WiFi network.Note: You

Page 3 - Contents

Get Started 11 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderThe WPS LED lights solid green, the Router Link LED lights, and the extender connects to your existing WiFi

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Get Started 12N300 WiFi Range Extender The first time that you log in to the extender, the Create Account screen displays. If the Create Account scree

Page 5 - Overview

Get Started 13 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderRepeat this step for all of your computers and WiFi devices.11. Click the CONTINUE button.A message displays co

Page 6 - Meet Your Extender

Get Started 14N300 WiFi Range Extender Connect an Ethernet-Enabled DeviceAfter the extender is connected to your existing WiFi network, you can connec

Page 7 - How the Extender Works

Get Started 15 N300 WiFi Range Extender To use the extender in access point mode:1. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet.2. Wait for the Pow

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Get Started 16N300 WiFi Range Extender 9. Click the ACCESS POINT button.The extender checks for an Internet connection through the router that you co

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Get Started 17 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderRun Smart Setup InstallationYou can use Smart Setup to change the extender settings. This is an easy way to con

Page 10 - Connect with WPS

1833. Extender Network SettingsThis chapter covers the following topics: • Adjust the WiFi Coverage • View Connected Devices • View WiFi Settings •

Page 11 - N300 WiFi Range Extender

Extender Network Settings 19 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderAdjust the WiFi CoverageYou can set the extender’s WiFi coverage depending on how large you want

Page 12 - N300 WiFi Range Extender

2N300 WiFi Range Extender SupportThank you for selecting NETGEAR products. After installing your device, locate the serial number on the label of you

Page 13 - Find the Best Location

Extender Network Settings 20N300 WiFi Range Extender 4. Click the Menu icon .The extender menu displays.5. Select Settings > Wireless > Conne

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Extender Network Settings 21 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderChange the WiFi Network Name To change the WiFi network name:1. On a computer or WiFi device th

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Extender Network Settings 22N300 WiFi Range Extender  To turn off the SSID broadcast to create a hidden network:1. On a computer or WiFi device that

Page 16 -  To log in to the extender:

Extender Network Settings 23 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderYou are prompted to enter a user name and password.3. Enter your email address and password.4.

Page 17 - Run Smart Setup Installation

Extender Network Settings 24N300 WiFi Range Extender 5. Select Settings > Wireless.6. In the WiFi Speed menu, select a speed.7. Click the SAVE b

Page 18 - Extender Network Settings

Extender Network Settings 25 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderUse WPS with the Push Button MethodTo use the push button method to connect a WiFi device to the

Page 19 - View Connected Devices

Extender Network Settings 26N300 WiFi Range Extender  To add a computer or WiFi device to the extender’s WiFi network:1. On a computer or WiFi devic

Page 20 - View WiFi Settings

Extender Network Settings 27 N300 WiFi Range Extender To specify WPS settings:1. On a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the extender netw

Page 21 - Change the WiFi Network Name

Extender Network Settings 28N300 WiFi Range Extender  To use WiFi access control to deny access:1. On a computer or WiFi device that is connected to

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Extender Network Settings 29 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderSet Up an Access ScheduleYou can control access to all users during specific periods of the day.

Page 23 - Change the WiFi Speed

3ContentsChapter 1 OverviewMeet Your Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6W

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Extender Network Settings 30N300 WiFi Range Extender Set Up the Extender to Use a Static IP AddressThe extender comes set up to use a dynamic IP addre

Page 25 - Use WPS with the PIN Method

3144. Maintain and Monitor the ExtenderThis chapter covers the following topics: • Change the Extender User Name and Password• Turn Password Protect

Page 26 - Specify WPS Settings

Maintain and Monitor the Extender 32N300 WiFi Range Extender Change the Extender User Name and PasswordYou can change the user name and password to lo

Page 27 -  To specify WPS settings:

Maintain and Monitor the Extender 33 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderTurn Password Protection Off and OnNETGEAR recommends that you leave password protection

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Maintain and Monitor the Extender 34N300 WiFi Range Extender Automatically Adjust for Daylight Saving Time To set up the extender to automatically ad

Page 29 - Set Up an Access Schedule

Maintain and Monitor the Extender 35 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderBack Up and Manage the Extender ConfigurationWhen the extender works correctly after init

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Maintain and Monitor the Extender 36N300 WiFi Range Extender  To restore the extender configuration settings:1. On a computer or WiFi device that is

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Maintain and Monitor the Extender 37 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderReturn the Extender to Its Factory Default SettingsUnder some circumstances (for example,

Page 32 -  To add an extender user:

Maintain and Monitor the Extender 38N300 WiFi Range Extender Log In and Reset the Extender to Factory SettingsCAUTION:This process erases any settings

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Maintain and Monitor the Extender 39 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderUpdate the FirmwareUnless you changed the settings in the Firmware Update screen previous

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4N300 WiFi Range Extender Back Up the Configuration Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Restore the Configu

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Maintain and Monitor the Extender 40N300 WiFi Range Extender Restart the Extender RemotelyYou can log in to the extender and restart it. When the exte

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4155. FAQs and TroubleshootingThis chapter covers the following topics: • FAQs• Extend a Network with MAC Filtering or Access Control Lists• Cannot

Page 37 - Use the Factory Reset Button

FAQs and Troubleshooting 42N300 WiFi Range Extender FAQsThis section provides answers for difficulties you might experience with the extender.The web

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FAQs and Troubleshooting 43 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderMy router security is WEP, and I entered the wrong passphrase or security key on the extender. I c

Page 39 - Update the Firmware

FAQs and Troubleshooting 44N300 WiFi Range Extender The Wireless screen displays.6. Scroll down and select Connected Devices.The Connected Devices se

Page 40 - Restart the Extender Remotely

FAQs and Troubleshooting 45 N300 WiFi Range Extenderb. Toggle the second-to-last digit of the binary code to 1 or 0.If the second-to-last digit is 1,

Page 41 - FAQs and Troubleshooting

FAQs and Troubleshooting 46N300 WiFi Range Extender Cannot Connect to the ExtenderIf you cannot connect to the extender, determine what prevents you f

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47AA. Factory Settings and Technical SpecificationsThis appendix covers the following topics: • Factory Default Settings• Technical and Environmenta

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Factory Settings and Technical Specifications48N300 WiFi Range Extender Factory Default SettingsTo reset the extender to factory default settings, yo

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511. OverviewThe WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network range and speed, delivering dual-band WiFi. You can also use the extender in acces

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Overview 6N300 WiFi Range Extender Meet Your ExtenderBefore you install your extender, familiarize yourself with its LEDs, buttons, and port. Router L

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Overview 7 N300 WiFi Range ExtenderNote: If the Router Arrow LED or Client Arrow LED blinks, see Find the Best Location on page 13. If no arrow LED

Page 47 - Specifications

Existing WiFiSometimes your router does not provide the WiFi coverage that you need.WiFi Range ExtenderBoosts the range of your existing WiFi and crea

Page 48 - Factory Default Settings

922. Get StartedThis chapter covers the following topics: • Use the Extender in Extender Mode • Use the Extender in Access Point Mode • Log In to th

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