Netgear WiFi range extenders are one of the great ways to extend the existing internet range everywhere in your house. After buying the Netgear extender, you need to set it up in order to access the internet in a lag-free way.
There are 3 different ways to perform Netgear extender setup. You can apply any one of the configuration methods as per your comfort.
Netgear Extender Setup Using the Netgear App
This is one of the easiest methods to perform the Netgear extender setup process.
Step 1: Download and install the Netgear app on your smartphone from Play Store and App Store.
Step 2: Once the app gets installed, log in to the extender using the valid username and password.
Step 3: So, now you are logged in to the app, right? What are you waiting for? Follow the instruction and configure your Netgear WiFi range extender with great ease.
Don’t want to go with the Netgear extender setup instructions provided on the app? No problem! Try the manual method. Scroll down a little for instructions!
Netgear Extender Setup Using Manual Method
Here’s how to configure the Netgear WiFi range extender manually:
Step 1: Plug in your Netgear extender. Don’t forget to press the power switch.
Step 2: Grab an extension and plugin your extender closer to the router so that you won’t face any issues while connecting them both using an Ethernet cable.
Step 3: Once the Ethernet connection between your router and the extender is successfully made, turn on a laptop, wireless PC or desktop. Don’t do the mistake of using a device that’s software version is outdated.
Step 4: Now, open a web browser. If the browser you are using is outdated, update it first and then use it. Once the browser gets updated, the device will restart itself. Is the browser updated? Ok then! Head towards the browser’s internet bar, copy mywifiext and paste it. Doing so will help you prevent typing errors.
Note: Don’t paste the web address in the search bar. Else, you will get mywifiext not working issue.
Step 5: After entering the web address and hitting the Enter key, you will see that the new extender setup page has been displayed in front of you, right?
Step 6: Provide the default login username and password of your Netgear extender and click on the login button.
Note: The options can also be OK or Done. Why? Because it depends upon the device you are using.
Step 7: Fab! You are almost there! Netgear Genie setup wizard has been displayed.
Step 8: Now, as per the model number of your Netgear WiFi range extender, follow the on-screen instructions and perform the Netgear extender setup process like a pro.
Have you configured your Netgear WiFi extender in a successful manner? Yes? Then, unplug it and move to the location of your choice that is near to your existing router. Once you are done, connect the extender and router wirelessly and enjoy streaming online videos, shopping online, playing games online, etc.
Find the Netgear extender setup manual method a bit tricky? OK! No problem! Try configuring the extender using the WPS method by following the instructions provided below.
Netgear Extender Setup Using WPS Method
Step 1: Locate the WPS button on your Netgear WiFi range extender. Once found, press it gently.
Step 2: Are you sure that the router you are using has the WPS feature? If yes, then press the WPS button on the router as well.
Step 3: Wait for some time.
Step 4: Connect anyone of your smart device to Netgear_Ext SSID and access mywifiext web address. If the web address loads up quickly without displaying any error message, then it means that the WPS connection between your router and the extender is successfully made.
Fab! You have performed the Netgear extender setup process using the WPS method. If you don’t have a router that is WPS-capable, then without much delay, contact your service provider and ask him to replace the device.
Note: No matter which method you are using to set up your Netgear range extender. The important thing is to change the extender’s default settings, password, etc. soon after configuring it. The results you will get to know themselves after making the changes.
So, which Netgear extender setup method do you find easy? Please share! Every Netgear extender user is eagerly waiting for your feedback.