How to Setup Netgear Wifi Extender?

What is Netgear Extender? 

Its work is to extend the range of the network. Netgear Extender is helpful in increasing the network range. By using the Netgear range extender it will become easy to use wifi in every corner of your house.

Steps to setup Netgear WiFi Extender 

It is important that the Extender is properly setup. Follow the following steps to setup Netgear Extender in the right way. 

  • Firstly, you need to put the wifi extender close to the router device so that both the devices can be connected properly. 
  • Now make sure that the power cable is connected properly into the extender and another end of the cable to the power socket and turn on the extender. 
  • After turning on the extender the LED light will glow. Wait until it gets stable. 
  • Now, you need to connect the router with extender by using Ethernet cable to have a better Internet connection. 
  • Now turn on your computer system and make sure it is connected properly to the power socket. 
  • After turning on your computer system, open the web browser which is suitable to you, and visit netgear.com
  • After opening the website you will find an installation assistant. 
  • Now you need to follow the prompts displayed on the computer screen in order to connect the extender to your Wi-Fi network. 
  • Once you are done connecting the extender with the wifi the next step you have to do is to disconnect the extender from the power outlet and Ethernet cable from the extender. 
  • Now you can place the Extender where you find the network strength is not good or absent. 
  • Make sure that the LED on the router glows amber or green. If it is not glowing then you need to connect the extender to the power socket which is closer to the router position. 
  • After that tries to reconnect the devices with wifi network which is built by the extender. 
  • You can check whether it is working properly or not by moving the mobile device to such an area where you were facing low signal issues.

How to setup Netgear WiFi Extender without an Ethernet port?

You can also set up the extender without an ethernet port. To set up an extender without an ethernet port follow the following steps. 

  • The first step is to revert back the wifi extender to its default factory settings for that you need to reset the wifi extender by pressing and holding the reset button which is present on the wifi extender panel for a few seconds. 
  • Now, from your computer system visit the Netgear website which is http://netgear.com
  • After that, you will find some pop box appearing on the computer screen
  • Now, you will be asked to enter your username and password. You need to enter the default login username which is “MyWifiExt” and password is “Netgear’.
  • You need to enter the login details as they are given because it is case sensitive.
  • Now, follow the steps as given in the setup wizard.
  • You can check by reconnecting the devices to the wifi range extender. 
  • You can check whether it is working properly or not by moving the mobile device to such an area where you were facing low signal issues.

WPS Method to Setup Netgear WiFi Extender

In order to setup Netgear wifi extender by using the WPS method follow the below steps.

  • Turn on the extender. 
  • Now, press the WPS button which is present on the router until it glows green so that the router can easily configure with the extender. 
  • The WPS method will remain the same whether you are using a single band wifi range extender or a dual-band wifi range extender. 
  • you have to wait for a few minutes so that the configuration process can be completed successfully.
  • once the configuration gets completed you can connect your wifi devices with the range extender by using the password which you were using.
  • Now to login to your extender’s network you need to enter the default username and password. 

 follow the above steps so that you can successfully set up your range extender.

Netgear Extender is helpful in increasing the network range. By using the Netgear range extender it will become easy to use wifi in every corner of your house.

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