I have purchased an R7000 router specifically for the purpose. I wish to connect Netgear router R7000 to WAN-side using its Wi-Fi antennas, LAN-side using its Ethernet ports. This is residential. Comcast Wi-Fi is the ISP. There is no coax line available, which you may imagine is much like a hotel or other travelling arrangement for internet access; however, this is going to be stationary and permanent, not traveling or temporary. There will be paid access to this ISP so please do not suggest or otherwise discuss non-paid access of any kind, and thank you for cooperation.
Did you notice something strange? "WAN-side using its Wi-Fi antennas, LAN-side using its Ethernet ports" Did he mean that? Yes he did. It's crucial. Thanks!
The user documentation is showing me in diagrams or describing in text, only wired-WAN-side setups, to the best of my understanding. I am unable to discern if the Netgear-supplied firmware on this router is able to support the requirement. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't; I cannot discern.
Strictly as a fallback to the OEM-supplied firmware, I am willing to re-flash using aftermarket firmware, you name the package (I can wildly guess but I'm not going to) but again, not as first recourse please. Please specify detailed operation for achieving this specific requirement with this router and the specific aftermarket firmware, if known. Again, this is fallback strategy only. Thanks!
Not absolutely clear yet but this device appears (that is, seems) to have two Wi-Fi radios. There are several ethernet NICs built-in, of course, and of the wired NICs there is one WAN side port and four LAN side ports, per documentation. I imagine firmware can adjust the purpose and usage of radios and NICs to some extent (what extent exactly, I do not know).
This will be a second ISP gateway for the LAN of the residential location. I will specify the gateway of choice (since there will be two available once this is working correctly) manually at each host; nothing fancy is needed like load balancing automation. Although later I can imagine adding round-robin etc, the basic connnectivity is the priority issue. Thank you.
So... how to Connect Netgear router R7000 to WAN-side using its Wi-Fi antennas, LAN-side using its Ethernet ports? Thanks!!!
You can assume I can read and speak software engineering, but not network engineering much. Ubuntu hosts are available for experimentation in this LAN. Hope this helps for our comms going forward.