February 2, 2024 / Sophie Jones
“I have a Netgear Nighthawk R8000P installed in my home with a modem. Recently I replaced the old modem with Eero Pro 6E. But my router won’t work with Eero.”
This is a common scenario. After replacing the modem, the router stops working with the new modem. This post highlights all the important aspects that you must be aware of if you are failing to configure your Nighthawk router with a new modem.
In this post, we’ve taken an example of the Eero Pro 6E device. The reason why it won’t work with the Netgear Nighthawk R8000P router is because you are trying to connect two routers together. Connecting two or more routers together causes Double NAT and the router won’t function as intended.
Both routers have their own local network. The devices on one network will have trouble communicating with the devices on the second local network. The next section will help you learn about the ways that you can use to make the connection between your Nighthawk router and Eero Pro 6E.
Log in to your Eero Pro 6E router using the Eero app. Use this router in Bridge mode or modem only mode. This turns off the routing capabilities of this router and also some other features will not be usable by you. This implies Eero works only as a modem. Now use Nighthawk login admin details and set up the second router i.e. R8000P as a normal router. Make very certain that both routers have different SSIDs and WiFi passwords.
The second option that you have is to set up the Eero router in the Router mode only. However, there are a few changes that you need to make in its settings. Add the Netgear Nighthawk router’s IP address in the DMZ of Eero router. Now, you can use the Netgear router but ensure that both routers are using different WiFi channels so as to avoid network interference.
The third option that you have is to use the Netgear router in AP mode to work along with another router on the local network. This disables its routing functions and also some other features will be disabled.
Now that it is the first time you’re trying to set up the Netgear Nighthawk R8000P router, we will discuss all the setup steps in detail.
Your Nighthawk R8000P router is now set up in the AP mode. You can connect to its WiFi and also make an Ethernet connection. Certain features like parental controls, guest network, port forwarding, remote management, etc. will not work now.
Installing a WiFi router is essential to get a home network set up in the home. If you want to connect two routers in one place then you need to use any of the three methods discussed in this post. The post covers the best ideas to connect a Netgear Nighthawk R8000P router with an Eero Pro 6E router. However, even if you have any other router brands and models, the same solutions can be relied upon.
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