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Trouble completing setup for Gateway to Router wireless AP.

I have the Xfinity Arris TG862 Gateway and it's range is not getting the job done. I am trying to use my old Netgear WNDR 3400 as a wireless repeater to access dead spots in my house but I am having some trouble finishing the process.

On the Netgear, I have:
- Changed the encryption to WEP
- Set the channel to the same as the Arris
- Changed the SSID to the same name as the Arris
- Set up the "Wireless Repeating Function" as "Wireless Repeater with a Repeater IP Address of and the Wireless Mac Address of the Arris
~~~I have not been able to disable the DHCP server as the button is grey and unclickable.

On the Arris, I have:
- Added the MAC Address of the Netgear to the allowed list in the MAC filtering.
~~~I cannot find anything in the Arris' UI about acting as a Base Station.
[IP address:, Range]

My Netgear say that the wireless repeater is not connected.

Can anyone please help me get from this point to the point of having my setup complete? Thank you!

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Have a read here.

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Is it wireless?

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As I read through this post, it looks like it is showing me how to setup an access point that has a wired connection. I am looking to have my gateway and router communicate wirelessly.

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I can make that happen.

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Since the stock WNDR doesn't appear to do that, I can add a Netgear WNCE2001 as the WiFi receiver then that goes to a LAN port on the WNDR and we set up the WNDR as a WAP. Be sure to position the WNCE and WNDR unit about halfway between the router and your target area.

About halfway. Do you need to discuss why halfway?

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The article is about a wireless set up.

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