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Netgear Extender Not Working After Firmware Update [Fixed]

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Every firmware update comes with bugs and error fixes and hence the performance of a Netgear extender is supposed to be improved after that. One can update the firmware of the extender at www.mywifiext.net. But, there are various users who state that their Netgear extenders stopped working after a firmware update. If you are also one of them, we suggest you take the help of the techniques given below.

Fix: Netgear Extender Not Working After Firmware Update

A WiFi range extender fails to work after a firmware update due to numerous reasons. Before we start discussing them, we want you to make sure whether your extender is really not working or it is just your assumption. This is because the extender is supposed to reboot as a part of the firmware update process. You need to wait patiently in that meantime. Maybe you did not wait enough. Thus, wait for 10 minutes at least as the firmware update process takes time. You can do other household chores meanwhile. Just in case everything was fine during the process, you are supposed to check out the following tips.

  • Check the Connections: There are chances that the connections related to your Netgear range extender have become weak due to which you have concluded that it is not working post firmware update. Therefore, you should check every cable linked to the extender. From the Ethernet cable connecting your extender and router to that joining your PC and laptop, check everything. If any of these cables is found damaged, consider replacing it with a new one. The thumb rule of creating a finger-tight connection will remain as it is. You also have to be very sure that you have used the correct and clean ports of your WiFi devices.
  • Let the Process Get Finished Without Interruption: There are some users who keep scrolling tabs and playing games while the firmware update process of the extender is in progress. This is a bad thing. The reason being, all such activities interrupt the firmware update process and chances are that the extender will reboot with the half file uploaded. Therefore, you have to be very sure that you are not interrupting the firmware update process by playing games, powering down the extender, disconnecting it from the modem. Also, ensure that you are using an updated version the web browser during the firmware update via the Netgear extender setup
  • Update the Firmware Again: There is a high possibility that your Netgear extender isn’t working because you have uploaded the incorrect firmware file. Know that the firmware file you upload on the range extender must be in accordance with the model number of your range extender you own. If you keep uploading the wrong firmware file, you will definitely face problems. Apart from this, it is suggested that you unzip the firmware file before upload. You can go for the firmware update via the Nighthawk app if you want to avoid the hassle.

After implementing the techniques we’ve given above, you will be able to make your extender work after a firmware update. Now, we are expecting that the extender is able to work and you are experiencing a super fast WiFi connection on your client devices.

Just in case the extender is still denying to work, you should reset the extender. Keep in mind that resetting your extender will erase every customized setting including the Netgear extender login  details. To reset, go to your extender and press its Reset button very carefully.

To Sum Up

This was all about what to do if the Netgear extender does not work after firmware update. Hopefully, you will be able to make the extender work properly after a factory default reset. However, you have to set it up and update the firmware once again.

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