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Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

pfswan
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Registered: ‎26-05-2013

Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

HELP!
Bought one of these from PC World but am stuck. Sets up fine and finds my router, but when I input my router key as per instructions I get an 'invalid password' message and am unable to connect it to my wifi network.
Any advice hugely appreciated...
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All4One
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Registered: ‎17-03-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

Asked PC World at all for any advice? Never personally used wifi boosters and avoid wifi for computers so can't provide any guidance.
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Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

I've used Netgear wireless range extenders without problems.  So you are probably inputting the wrong key.  Remember that the key is case-sensitive.  It is usually written on the router (if you have not changed it).
pfswan
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Registered: ‎26-05-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

No, it's definitely the right key.
I'm fairly tech-savvy and have had a rummage around in the router settings to see if there's any reason why the booster won't connect to it. Can't see anything though.
Utterly stumped.
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Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

Possibly if you have used mac address filtering you might have blocked the connection.  Or perhaps it's faulty, can you try it with a friend's router?
LEEEVANS69
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Registered: ‎15-05-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

Bought the same today and having the same problem.Is on the Home Network fine, but can anything connect? can it buggery!!!!
LEEEVANS69
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Registered: ‎15-05-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

Mines connected had to reset the WN1000RP several times then use the genie guide to set it up.
gazza316
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Registered: ‎25-06-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

I'm having the same problem, it doesn't like the router password once the network has _ext.
Has anyone got the solution?
Cheers
Gazza
gazza316
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Registered: ‎25-06-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

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mrgrumble
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Registered: ‎24-10-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

Did anyone have any joy installing the Netgear booster? I'm having exactly the same problems!
firefly12346
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Registered: ‎20-10-2013

Re: Netgear WN1000RP WiFi Booster

I've found that the range from my Plusnet Technicolor router is really appalling. I'm in a small 2-bedroom flat and never get more than two or three bars out of five for my wifi signal if I'm not in the same room as the router  Sad I downloaded a wifi channel identifier program and switched to the quietest channel (there weren't many quiet channels - I'm in London...) but this didn't help.
I got a Netgear WN1000RP wifi booster and had the issue with the password too. I think the problem with not accepting the password occurs when you have the wireless booster just on the borderline of the router's range. My password wasn't being accepted, so I moved the wireless booster closer to the router, and then it worked (I didn't even need the password, I just pushed the button on my router and the two connected).
I've still not managed to get things working though! My laptop can connect to the _EXT network created by the wifi booster, but only with "limited access" - i.e. no internet  Cry
Can anyone help?