Hooking up M9 plus to Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 c7000 modem/router

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Hooking up M9 plus to Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 c7000 modem/router
Hooking up M9 plus to Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 c7000 modem/router
2021-02-10 03:14:19
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Just bought Deco M9 plus 3pk. I Have an existing Nighthawk c7000 Modem/router. I want to take full advantage of mesh system, but would still like to have the 4 ports on Nighthawk active due to connected devices. 

If i disable the router portion in the Nighthawk and select modem only,  does this disable the ports too? 


Would the M9 plus mesh system work fine without a double NAT error if i just disabled the wifi radios in the nighthawk so i could still use the lan ports

 

lastly, If I make the M9 plus ssid the same as my existing wifi that i will be turning off, will all my devices hook up to it without having to re-setup all devices?

thanks in advance for replies

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Re:Hooking up M9 plus to Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 c7000 modem/router
2021-02-10 18:00:59

@Jeeptec 

 

If i disable the router portion in the Nighthawk and select modem only,  does this disable the ports too?

 

Yes, what will happen is the modem will give an internet connection to only one wired device to it, not mulitple. 


Would the M9 plus mesh system work fine without a double NAT error if i just disabled the wifi radios in the nighthawk so i could still use the lan ports

 

I've seen cases where the Deco will not be able to sync to the cloud because it is behind the firewall of the router it is connected to. Not always the case, but if you are able to set up the Deco fine while connected to your router, you can just disable the Wi-Fi.

 

lastly, If I make the M9 plus ssid the same as my existing wifi that i will be turning off, will all my devices hook up to it without having to re-setup all devices?

thanks in advance for replies

 

That should work fine, but some users have mentioned that not all devices automatically connected. What will probably need to be done in those cases is the saved network forgotten/deleted, then connected back so you are prompted to enter the wireless password again.

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Re:Hooking up M9 plus to Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 c7000 modem/router
2021-02-10 20:49:29

@Tony 

Thanks Tony, i think i will try and disable wifi first and see if it works, i can always go back in and disable router.....

If disabling wifi works, will it give me that double NAT ive been reading about?

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