Are you unable to get fast internet range in every nook and cranny of your house? Your existing router fails to satisfy your daily WiFi needs? If your answer is a big yes, then we suggest you opt for Netgear WiFi range extender. The device helps in increasing your existing home WiFi coverage and helps in reducing WiFi interference. Thus, by configuring the extender in a proper way, you can easily turn dead zone into fun zones. Just access Netgear_ext [SSID] on your smart devices and you will be set to enjoy fastest internet range all over, without signal drop.
If you want complete instructions on how to setup Netgear extender, then walk through the steps highlighted below.
There are two easy methods through which you can easily do Netgear extender setup. The steps are provided below. Please follow them in the exact given order. Here we go!
Netgear Extender Setup: WPS Method
WPS aka WiFi Protected Setup is one of the easiest methods to configure your Netgear WiFi extender. Just follow the instructions mentioned below and get to know how to configure the extender in the blink of an eye using the WPS method:
Step 1: First things first, power on your Netgear WiFi extender into a working power outlet. Ensure to plug in your Netgear device in reach of your host router.
Step 2: After you plug in your Netgear WiFi extender, wait for the power LED on it to get stable.
Step 3: Now, press the WPS button on your Netgear device and wait for a couple of seconds. Apply the same process on your host router.
And, there you are! You are successfully done with Netgear WiFi extender setup using the WPS method. Now, try to access Netgear_ext [SSID] on your devices and see if you are able to access the internet in a hassle-free way.
Note: To complete the Netgear extender setup using the WPS method, make sure that host router has the WPS function on it.
Netgear Extender Setup via Manual Method
Step 1: Plug in your Netgear WiFi range extender into a working power outlet and turn it on.
Step 2: Choose a place for your Netgear extender to plug in that is near to your host router.
Step 3: Get your hands on the Ethernet cable and using it, connect your Netgear extender and router firmly. If you don’t have the cable handy, feel free to connect your devices in a wireless manner.
Step 4: Allow sometime for the power LED on your extender to get stable.
Step 5: Turn on a PC or laptop (anything you have) and access Netgear_ext [SSID].
Step 6: Visit the new extender setup page via mywifiext.net. How? Open a web browser of your choice on the device and enter the web address into it.
Mywifiext.net Not Working Alert: Do not enter the web address in the search bar. Plus, do not use the private window.
Is there is any alternative to mywifiext.net through which I can access new extender setup page? Yes, there is an alternative to the web address and that is 192.168.1.250
Step 7: Now, after entering the Netgear extender’s default IP when you press the Enter key, you will see that “new extender setup” have been displayed on your device’s home screen, haven’t it? If yes, then what are you waiting for? Click on the new extender setup button right away.
Step 8: Enter the default Netgear extender login details in the fields required and then, hit Log In.
Step: Select a network you want to extend and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Netgear extender setup process using the manual method.
We hope that the above-mentioned step-by-step extender setup manual instructions help you complete the configuration process. Now, unplug your Netgear device and place it anywhere in your home. But, do not place the device away from the router.
After a successful configuration of your Netgear extender, enhance its performance and take its security to the next level by updating its firmware.
If you find that your Netgear WiFi extender not working after firmware update, then don’t worry. It’s quite normal. The extender restarts automatically after the process and takes time to reboot. In such a case, you must have patience. Do not restart or turn off your Netgear extender on your own. Apart from this, do not click the back button, click on any link, refresh the web page, etc.
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