Turning off WiFi while using new Fios extender Via coax.
WineO
Newbie

I recently ungraded my Fios gateway router and extender to the new Gigibite router and extender. I’m looking to turn off the WiFi on the router(allowing my Orbi mesh to handle the WiFi) and using the new extender in my office for WiFi via the coax connection from the router to extender. When I turn off the WiFi on the router the extender can see the Fios network. I had this exact setup on the old gateway system. Did I set something up wrong? TIA. 

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Re: Turning off WiFi while using new Fios extender Via coax.
Edg1
Community Leader
Community Leader

No. Unfortunately, with the new router and extender, when you turn off wifi in the router it also does it to the extender. Hopefully that is something that get fixed in an update. 

Re: Turning off WiFi while using new Fios extender Via coax.
WineO
Newbie

Thanks for the reply. Makes no sense that you were able to on the older router/extender , but not the new one. 

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Cang_Household
Community Leader
Community Leader

The problem is that now-days the devices are trying to be as "smart" as possible. Then, what happens if I need customization?

Re: Turning off WiFi while using new Fios extender Via coax.
WineO
Newbie

Yes true. Now I have two competing WiFi ‘ s for bandwidth and channels. Might have to give back the Fios extender and pick a a Orbi satellite. 

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