Did you ever resolve this problem? Did you get it to work? I get the same thing; can see my repeater with full bars on the TV but it won't take the password for it. All other devices work with the repeater. ???
I purchased a netgear universal wifi range extender wn3000rp and have it completely installed. All my lights are green and its working on my iPad and iPhone. My vizio smart tv recognizes the access point and has all 5 bars. But when I get to the next screen and enter my 26 digit WEP key it won't connect. I tried taking extender back to factory settings and reinstalling and unplugging and re-entering. Nada. What am I doing wrong?