Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

For you to use the WiFi repeating function, WPA2-PSK [AES], WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES], or WPA/WPA2
Enterprise security for your router cannot be enabled and the router cannot use the auto channel feature. If you
want to use security, the only type of security that is supported with the WiFi repeating function is WEP legacy
security, which requires the 2.4 GHz radio band to function in the Up to 54 Mbps mode.
For WiFi repeating, you must set up a WiFi base station and a WiFi repeater:
WiFi base station. The router functions as the parent access point that bridges traffic to and from the child
repeater access point. The base station also handles WiFi and wired local computers. To configure this mode,
you must know the MAC addresses of the child repeater access point. Often, the MAC address is on the product
WiFi repeater. The router sends all traffic from its local WiFi or wired computers to a remote access point. To
configure this mode, you must know the MAC address of the remote parent access point.
The router is always in dual-band concurrent mode, unless you turn off one radio. If you enable the WiFi repeater
in either radio band, the WiFi base station or WiFi repeater cannot be enabled in the other radio band. However, if
you enable the WiFi base station in either radio band and use the other radio band as a WiFi router or WiFi base
station, dual-band concurrent mode is not affected.
Before you can set up a WiFi network with WDS, both access points must meet the following conditions:
Use the same SSID, WiFi channel, and encryption mode.
Be on the same LAN IP subnet. That is, all of the access point LAN IP addresses are in the same network.
All LAN devices (wired and WiFi computers) are configured to operate in the same LAN network address range
as the access points.
Set Up the Base Station
The WiFi repeating function works only in hub and spoke mode. The units cannot be daisy-chained. You must know
the WiFi settings for both units. You must know the MAC address of the remote unit. First, set up the base station,
then set up the repeater.
To set up the base station:
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
A login window opens.
Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
Select Wireless.
The Wireless Setup page displays.
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900