Pepwave Max not connecting to my home netgear router

I am setting up my Pepwave max router before heading out on the road full time in a week. I was able to get the AT&T cellular 1 setup and connected, and was able to connect to my phone hotspot as a wifi to wan connection. However, I am not able to connect to my Netgear Nighthawk router that I have at the house. I have the encrypition set on the netgear as WPA2-PSK (AES) per netgear’s suggestion for the speed. The only thing I do have turned on is the Smart connect which shouldn’t be the reason but who knows.
Any help would be appreciated.