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This article explains how to connect your NETGEAR range extender to your home network. The extender must first connect to your router and receive a valid IP address.

To connect your NETGEAR WiFi range extender over Ethernet, follow these steps:

  1. Use an Ethernet wire to connect your range extender to your computer.
  2. Start your computer’s web browser.
  3. Enter http://mywifiext.net into the address bar of your web browser.
  4. Enter or click the Search button.
  5. The login page appears
  6. Enter the username and password you specified during setup.

Note; please keep in mind that the default username is admin and the default password is password. Case matters when it comes to usernames and passwords.

  1. Click the Username & Password Help link to restore your password.
  2. Click the LOG IN button.
  3. Navigate to Setup > Wireless Settings.
  4. Check that the value in the Password (Network Key) box matches your router password under Security Options.
  5. If the password does not match, update it to the password for your router.
  6. Click the Apply button.
  7. Connect your WiFi devices to the extender once again.

To reconnect your NETGEAR WiFi range extender through WiFi, follow these steps:

For 7 seconds, press and hold the Factory Settings button (found on the side panel).

Your range extender will be reset.

  1. Open the WiFi menu on your computer or mobile device and connect to the extender’s default WiFi network, NETGEAR EXT.
  2. On your linked device, open a web browser.
  3. Enter http://mywifiext.net into the address bar of your web browser.
  4. Enter or click the Search button.
  5. The login page appears.
  6. Enter your login information.
  7. Please keep in mind that the default username is admin and the default password is password. Case matters when it comes to usernames and passwords.
  8. Click the LOG IN button.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your extender to your home network.

When asked, provide your router’s network name (SSID) and password if it utilizes WEP security. Connect your WiFi devices to the extender once again.

How can I reset my NETGEAR WiFi range extender to factory settings?

All customized settings, including your user name, password, network name (SSID), and security settings, are erased after a factory reset.

When you are unable to retrieve the admin password for your NETGEAR WiFi range extender, a factory reset is required. A factory reset gets your gadget ready for a fresh installation.

To conduct a factory reset on your NETGEAR extende setupr, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your extender
  2. If the Power LED does not illuminate, push the On/Off or Power button.
  3. Power LED lighting.
  4. Wait for your extender’s LEDs to settle.
  5. This may take some time.
  6. Locate the Reset or Factory Reset button on your extender
  7. The button is normally hidden behind a tiny hole on the extender’s side or bottom panel.
  8. Press and hold the Reset or Factory Reset button with a straightened paper clip or similar sized item until the Power LED blinks.
  9. This might take up to ten seconds.
  10. Wait for your extender’s LEDs to settle.
  11. This may take some time.

How can I use the NETGEAR Nighthawk App to install my extender?

Install your extender and connect to the Internet using the NETGEAR Nighthawk app. The NETGEAR Nighthawk app is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones.

To use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app to install your extender, follow these steps:

  1. Ascertain that your router is linked to the Internet and write down the router’s SSID and password.
  2. Turn on your extender
  3. Wait until the Power LED becomes solid green.
  4. Go to the app store on your iOS or Android smartphone, search for NETGEAR Nighthawk, and download the app.
  5. Tap Settings > WiFi on your iOS or Android mobile device, then locate and connect to your extender’s default WiFi network, NETGEAR EXT.
  6. On your mobile device, open the NETGEAR Nighthawk app.
  7. Install your extender and connect to the Internet by following the directions on the app.

The SSID and password for Mesh extenders will be the same as the SSID and password for the router.

How can I get started with my NETGEAR WiFi range extender?

By connecting to your current network and enhancing coverage, the NETGEAR range extender enhances your home NETGEAR WiFi network. The steps below will assist you in configuring your extender.

To configure your extender, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your extender
  2. Power LED lighting.
  3. If your Power LED does not light up, push the On/Off or Power button.
  4. Connect your computer or mobile device to the NETGEAR WiFi network of the extender.
  5. NETGEAR EXT is the extender’s default NETGEAR WiFi network name (SSID). The extender network either has no password or has. Password as the default password.
  6. Your gadget may notify you that the Internet is unavailable. This is understandable. Maintain the WiFi connection.
  7. Launch a web browser and type net or 192.168.1.250 into the address bar.
  8. The page New Extender Setup appears.
  9. NEW EXTENDER SETUP may be accessed by clicking or tapping on it.
  10. When requested to accept the terms and conditions, choose YES or I AGREE.
  11. Select the admin credentials for your extender.
  12. These credentials are required to access the settings of your extender using a web browser.
  13. We suggest retaining the default User Name as admin and using a password that is distinct from the password for your NETGEAR WiFi
  14. From the drop-down choices, choose and answer two security questions.
  15. If you forget your extender’s admin credentials, use these questions to regain them.
  16. NEXT should be clicked or tapped.
  17. Whether your extender asks if you want to utilize the NETGEAR Genie, choose YES or CONTINUE.
  18. Your extender looks for nearby WiFi networks.
  19. Select the radio buttons for the 4GHz and 5GHz WiFi Network Names for your network (SSID).
  20. If your networks aren’t visible, click or tap See More. NEXT should be clicked or tapped.
  21. Enter the password for your current network and then click or tap NEXT.
  22. Choose your extender’s SSIDs and passwords.

By default, the extender uses the name of your current network, with _2GEXT appended to the end for the 2.4GHz band and _5GEXT appended to the end for the 5GHz band. By default, the password for each band is the same as the password for your current network.

You may use the same WiFi name and password for mesh extenders as you use for your current network. If your extender supports it, click the Activate One NETGEAR WiFi Name box to enable this functionality.

This enables your extender to utilize the same NETGEAR WiFi network name (SSID) and password as your current NETGEAR WiFi network.

NEXT should be clicked or tapped. Your settings are applied by the extender This may take some time.

The WiFi network name (SSID) and password for each of your extender’s bands are shown. Keep them in mind.

Go to the WiFi settings of a device that will be connected to the extender network and connect to the extender’s new network.

Return to your online browser, check the box at the bottom of the page and then click or tap CONTINUE.

Your extender is presently increasing the coverage of your network.

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