Then the picture (on that page) show's my router connected to the extender with the 2.4 and 5 ghz in green, and then shows my Router with the "Channel 44" indicated for the 5ghz-1 channel. This topic has been marked solved and closed to new posts due to inactivity. I was just confused then why NETGEAR (while using the Smart Setup for my Extender) would reply on the final page, that indicates the connection is up and running the following highlighted infomation "To get the best WIFI performance from your router, change the 5 ghz WIFI channel on the router to between channels 100 to 165". thanks again. To use the NETGEAR installation assistant, you must launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device. Re: Problem with Extender EX7700 setup Thank you for the useful information. The New Extender Setup page displays. Model: EX7700|AC2200 Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender, CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP, WiFi 6 Access Points and devices are the future of WiFi. Or they'd interfere with each other and cause issues. WiFi Settings— View your WiFi network name (SSID) and password. Connect With WPS Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) lets you join a secure … Network Map—View extenders connected to the network. its designed for 1 of the 5ghz bands to be in the lower 5ghz band and the other 5ghz to be the upper. If not then launch a web browser and enter www.mywifiext.net or the IP 192.168.1.250 in the address field. Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant. I was just confused then why NETGEAR (while using the Smart Setup for my Extender) would reply on the final page, that … … Connect With the NETGEAR Installation Assistant on page 14. The 5G-1 is the "channel 44" one and the 5G-2 is in the "100's" area. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. So, how my question is, how do I remedy this. NETGEAR_EXT; 5 GHz network. I just noticed this during the setup of my new EX7700 extender to my Netgear Router R7960P. If they were able to be on the same channels, they wouldn't be able to broadcast at the same time and it'd be pointless to have a tri-band router. BUT....I noticed under that information the following line "To get the best WIFI performance from your router, changed the 5ghz wifi channel on the router to between channels 100 to 165." When I "unclick" the box next to the 5GHZ-1 area, so I can use just the 5GHZ-2, which channel shows in the 100 range, I get a warning box about not doing that. Get support for your NETGEAR EX7500 Nighthawk wifi range extender including guides, troubleshooting articles, the latest firmware updates, and much more today. Then, go to your computer or mobile device and scan for the “NETGEAR_EXT” wireless network. I can live seeing that netgear advisement whenever I go to the smart setup. Download the Nighthawk App to quickly set up the extender and monitor your network. I will keep it as it is.. Because my 5gbz-2 is already assigned a 100's channel and 5gbz-1 was assigned the channel 44. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device and enter www.mywifiext.net. After reading that during the install, it appeared to me that Netgear is telling me to change my "Channel 44" to the higher channel number. Get support for your NETGEAR EX7700 Nighthawk wifi range extender including guides, troubleshooting articles, the latest firmware updates, and much more today. For our newer devices, we recommend setting up your extender with the Nighthawk app. Connect your router using an Ethernet cable to any available Ethernet ports of your EX7000. Watch our unboxing of the Netgear EX7700 Nighthawk X6 AC2200 Tri-Band Wireless Range Extender. So, how do I change the "44" channel to one in the 100 to 165 channel range, since it will not allow it. Quick Setup—Get connected in just minutes. So with Netgear telling me to change my 5GHZ on the router to a 100 to 165 channel, I tried with my 5GHZ-1 channel. Device List—Check devices connected to the extender. Use your Wi-Fi network manager on your wireless computer or any Wi-Fi device to connect to the NETGEAR_EXT network. I used the smart setup, which worked fine, and it shows the connection up and running. I went to my Router information and noticed "2" 5ghz's.