CPE 210 Not connecting to modem/router combo

CPE 210 Not connecting to modem/router combo
CPE 210 Not connecting to modem/router combo
2017-01-11 05:37:13
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Hello,

I am attempting to provide internet from my house to my mother's house approximately 300 feet away. I purchased 2 CPE 210's as the set up appeared pretty strait forward. I would like to configure one in AP mode via Ethernet cable to my Netgear Nighthawk 1900 and then place the 2nd unit at my mother house in client mode with a router on the back side. I followed the configuration directions step by step. However, the unit in AP mode will not connect to my modem/router combo. I receive a yellow light on the mode/router port that it is plugged into confirming no connectivity. Any ideas? Yes, I am beginner level at best. Thank you for any advice!
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Re:CPE 210 Not connecting to modem/router combo
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Re:CPE 210 Not connecting to modem/router combo
2017-01-21 21:31:28

mj61274 wrote

However, the unit in AP mode will not connect to my modem/router combo. I receive a yellow light on the mode/router port that it is plugged into confirming no connectivity.


A yellow light on the Nighthawk 1900 router's port means that you have a 100 Mbps Ethernet connection instead of a 1000 Mbps (LED would lit white). Since the CPE210 has a 100 Mbps interface only, the connection was indeed up and running. See the Nighthawk manual if in doubt about the meaning of its lights.

As for the wireless link between the two CPEs follow Johnsontp's advice of upgrading firmware first and then make sure both CPEs are carefully aligned to each other. See the Quick Install Guide on how to do this or this video if in a hurry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISUSlTcgWks

You also might get best results on the wireless link by reducing transmit power of the CPEs somewhat because of such a small distance (300 feet is not really that much for a CPE). But make sure that both devices are in free line of sight to each other.

If you have it up and running with one CPE in AP mode and the other one in client mode, you could even turn the client into AP client router mode in order to save efforts of setting up a separate router behind the client CPE.
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Great Advice!
2017-02-07 11:42:46
I returned home after a long business trip and followed the advice posted. Everything works. I really appreciate it!
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Re:CPE 210 Not connecting to modem/router combo
2017-02-07 20:36:55
Great to hear that it now works as intended. Have fun with your CPEs! :)
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