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I recently picked up a netgear universal wifi extender , WN3000RP , but I can't connect to the internet with it because it keeps asking me for a password. I tried what the manual suggested , using the default password , 'password' , but that didn't work.

 

The router, which the wifi extender is boosting , doesn't have a password so I can't see why it's asking me for one. Does anyone have any experience with this particular unit?

 

Here's the user manual for the unit I bought. http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/WN3000RP/Documentation/IG/WN3000RP_IG_12SEPT2011.pdf

 

The extender is connected to the router , I can see it on the list of wireless networks when I check it.

 

BTW, i'm using a D-link router, if that is relevant.

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Are you seeing the new SSID name as dlink_EXT?

If so, try logging in as:

Username: admin

keep the password blank

 

Can you access it by going to 192.168.0.1 in your browser?

Which dlink router are you using?

 

:) Y

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I can see it , dlink_EXT , but it's not asking for a username and password , just a password.

 

 

here's a screenshot of the box that comes up when it asks for the password.

 

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the router is a DIR-600 , I can't access it from the browser

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When you set up the network with the router did you get an encryption key and write it down/keep track of it? If so I'd try entering that in the box.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

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I don't recall getting an encryption key.

 

When I'm downstairs , closer to the router , I can connect without using any passwords.

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Try logging into the router at 192.168.0.1 using the username and blank password suggested earlier by Y kawika, if you get in you should be able to find the network key, copy it to a safe place and DON"T change it...enter it in your pop-up box.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

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Hi

 

I recently picked up a netgear universal wifi extender , WN3000RP , but I can't connect to the internet with it because it keeps asking me for a password. I tried what the manual suggested , using the default password , 'password' , but that didn't work.

 

 

Have you tried the default password for your existing router, if you haven't change it.

Failing that I would try to reset it to the factory default as in page 4 of the manual you supplied, as it could have been changed by the previous owner.

 

Regards

El Tel

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Hi

 

 

Have you tried the default password for your existing router, if you haven't change it.

Failing that I would try to reset it to the factory default as in page 4 of the manual you supplied, as it could have been changed by the previous owner.

 

Regards

El Tel

 

I finally got it working. :)

 

I did a reset to factory default , as you suggested ( I had tried this already , but I gave it another go and this time it seemed to have re-set , whereas the first time I did it nothing happened) , this time holding the button down for a bit longer.

 

when I read your post about previous owner , I kinda ruled it out since I bought the unit brand new. After scrutinizing the packaging a little more , it does look like they sold me a unit that had been used and returned to the store and put back on the shelf.

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Hi Stamford

 

Glad you have it sorted now, as for the shop "Re-selling" good as :yikes: new. They need :hammer: excommunicating.

 

Regards

El Tel

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