Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 13:14 Post subject: Nighthawk R7000 | Repeat 2.4GHz & 5GHz
sorry if this is not the correct thread to post to.
I searched extensively about this topic but could not find a clear answer – so I'll try it here. Hope this is ok.
I have two Netgear Nighthawk R7000s.
First R7000 has standard Netgear Firmware.
Second R7000 has DD-WRT v3.0-r43334 std
I configured DD-WRT to Repeat the SSID broadcasted of the first via 2.4GHz (Via VAP, WPA-PSK2 AES).
And I made the same configuration for wl1 to repeat 5GHz. The DD-WRT is able to log on to the first R7000 via 5GHz.
But when I try to connect my Macbook to the new Virtual 5GHz-SSID it does not pass Authentication.
I tried to disable Authentication for the 5GHz completetly => Did not work.
I tried to configure 2.4GHz-DD-WRT as Repeater and 5GHz-DD-WRT as AP => this Works. But I guess this uses the bandwith of 2.4GHz from DD-WRT to first R7000?
Read the attached guide on how to set the repeater bridge up, it is not bang up-to-date but should be sufficient to get you going (I have been running a repeater bridge close on fifteen years on various broadcom routers and had no grief).