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Kudos0

WiFi Extender on Guest Network Only

Can I set up a Netgear N300 Wifi Extender on my Norton Core Guest Network?

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Kudos0

Re: WiFi Extender on Guest Network Only

Hello Mammondee. You should be able to use an extender that way. Use the guest network SSID and access password already setup in your app on the extender to set it up. Users will then just get the stronger signal when they are nearest the Core or the extender seamlessly. Follow this kb article to setup the extender initially.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.295 / N360 Deluxe 22.18.0.213 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: WiFi Extender on Guest Network Only

Hello Mammondee. I'm following up to see how things went.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.295 / N360 Deluxe 22.18.0.213 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: WiFi Extender on Guest Network Only

I was able to set up my Netgear N300 to the guest network.  I renamed it to (my SSID)_Guest Network (without the _Ext) at the end.  I used the extender's IP address to communicate with it and make the name change.

My only problem is my Blink cameras SOMETIMES log into the guest network, and sometimes log into the guest network on extension (because the two networks are named the same as per Blink instructions).  I think this would be expected because the cameras can't differentiate between the two networks.....I just don't understand why they don't automatically log into the strongest signal every time.  

Kudos0

Re: WiFi Extender on Guest Network Only

Good news and thanks for the reply. One thing that could be causing the network switch is wifi saturation, meaning, a lot of wifi devices on the network at once. Also keep in mind that ALL the devices on the guest network are isolated from the rest of the network yet will count against your total bandwidth usage. Drops and switching can also depend on the location of the cameras and whether they are stationary or being moved. Can we assist further?

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.295 / N360 Deluxe 22.18.0.213 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00