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Author Topic: AC1200 not routing a WiFi repeater  (Read 4855 times)


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AC1200 not routing a WiFi repeater
« on: July 29, 2020, 09:29:32 AM »

I'm hoping someone can provide me some hints or guidance.

I have a DWR-961 cellular modem to connect to my home network with US Cellular.  It says, under the covers, it is an AC1200 LTE Router.

I've contacted D-Link, and was told they do not support this device, so I already know that.  I've spent over 3 hours with US Cellular, and they have only had me mess up my system and have to reset it and set it up again.  So I'm hoping there may be a product that is similar that someone can at least tell me what settings to look for.

I have a LinkSys dual band extender that I've used with several brands of routers.  I can't get it to work with my D-Link.  When it sets up, it sets itself with an IP address of  I can configure the remotes for both 2.4G and 5G and the extender says it is connected.  But when I try to ping anything, it fails.  And it never shows fully connected via the idiot light on it which flashes instead of going solid on.

I messed with it, and if I manually force an IP in the 192.168.0.x subnet, I can get it so I can ping other devices within my home network, and DNS will resolve addresses externally, but I still can not access external devices.

I have also physically connected a linksys router to the lan connections, and it does the same...  (also on 192.168.1.x subnet)

I suspect that there is a setting that is needed to allow the two subnets to flow.  But my manual isn't clear on this, and I have not found anything on web searches online.

Any info or suggestions would be great.  I know just enough about networking to foul things up, so I may be asking a question that is obvious to someone else.

Please help.



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Re: AC1200 not routing a WiFi repeater
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 10:48:03 AM »

I would make contact with Linksys support and see if they can help you with there extender product.
Sounds like a maybe a IP addressing and sub net issue or the extender may not be compatible with the D-Link router.

Good luck.
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