Over the weekend I installed a NetGear WN_2500_RP WiFi extender, connecting it wirelessly to my router (Netgear WNDR3700).
I use a wireless card access list on my router
With the access list in use, devices connected to the extender wirelessly of physically have no internet access.
If I turn off the access list devices physically or wirelessly connected to the extender have internet access.
I want to keep using the access list so I'm looking for a solution. All suggestions appreciated
What I'm Doing: -
I am plugging three devices that require physical network connections into the Ethernet ports on the repeater.
This is the cheapest way to connect these devices to the router as the house lacks network wiring.
What I Did: -
I turned off the access card list on the router and was able to connect the extender to the router's 5GHz SSID via the extender's set up wizard.
I gave the extender's SSIDs different names to the router's SSIDs.
The physically connected devices (network AV receiver, BD player) were able to access the internet and function as normal.
I was able to connect my computer to the extender's SSIDs and access the internet.
The extender has two MAC addresses. One shows up as 2500RP, the other has no name. The router detected both and I added both to the access list, giving each MAC a locally unique name.
I then applied the access list, the router rebooted and both of the extender's MAC addresses were included in the access list. However, devices connected physically or wirelessly to the extender could no longer access the internet or the router interface.
Direct access to the routers SSIDs is working as normal.