Computer and home networking gurus, I need some help with what I feel should be a simple problem.
I’ve got a Time Warner Cable supplied Arris cable modem, router, wifi combo device that, frankly, is a piece of junk. Unfortunately due to some idiotic wiring when my house was built less than a year ago, I can’t just put the thing into bridge mode and get a better wifi router. The chuckleheads who wired the house pulled two Ethernet cables from my home office into an closure with the incoming cable line but pulled every other Ethernet line in the house to the other side of the closet. So right now I have the two office lines connected directly to the router and a jumper that goes to a switch on the other side of the closet for everything else. The problem is that the wireless is crappy, drops frequently and has mediocre range. Some of these problems are probably due to being in a closet. So ideally I’d like to just turn the wireless functions off on the Arris device and use my old Netgear N600 as an access point.
But here’s my problem… I can’t figure out for the life of me how to log in to the Netgear device to change it in to AP mode! I’ve tried connecting the Netgear directly to my desktop, but it doesn’t recognize the usual login IP address.