Netgear WiFi Extender Setup Using WPS and Manual Method

Welcome. In view of you reading this article, it is a clear assumption that you have been lurking around the web in the hunt of the most detailed guide to help yourself through the new extender setup process. Well, guess what? This is the one for you. We know that you might have read this line in numerous posts. But, trust us; by the time we will conclude, you will already have us in your prayers because we are pretty sure that the information mentioned in this article will be helpful to you.

How to Setup Netgear Extender via WPS Method?

  • Start the process by plugging in your extender in the same room as your router. You might not get the importance of this point, but you will in when it is needed.

  • The power LED will become solid green. If it does not light, press the power button ON or OFF. Doing so will reboot your networking device.

  • Wait for the LEDs on your extender to become stable. The process will take some time to come to a halt. Taking this into account, avoid losing your patience.

  • Locate the WPS button on your extender. Whenever you find it, press it and ensure that the WPS LED blinks. You need to proceed further.

  • Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your router. Once done, unplug the extender and move it to a new location.

  • Keep one thing in mind, i.e. the extender should be kept approximately halfway between your router and the area with no internet service.

How to Setup Netgear Extender via Manual Method?

  • In this method, repeat the first two steps the same as you did in the last method, i.e. plug in and power on the Netgear wireless range extender.

  • Switch on and connect your computer extender’s WiFi network. For this, you need to go to the taskbar of your device and locate the WiFi icon.

  • The default WiFi network name or SSID of the Netgear wireless range extender that you are using is Netgear_ext. Click on it and enter the password. Hit Connect.

  • Now that you have internet access on your client device, launch a web browser and enter in the URL bar or the address field.

  • In case the www mywifiext net refused to connect, then it is recommended that you use the default IP address of your networking device.

  • Soon, the New Extender Setup page displays. To go forward with the process, click the New Extender Setup button.

  • You will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions. To do the same, it is recommended that you click either Yes or I Agree.

  • Enter the admin username and password of the networking device and select and answer two security questions from the drop-down menu.

  • Click the Next button and if your extender asks if you would like to use the Netgear Genie to help, click Continue. Your extender will look for local WiFi networks.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions and wait for a few minutes. The reason being, the extender will take some time to apply the settings.

To Conclude

This ends the article written on how to set up the Netgear wireless range extender in a hassle-free manner. The WPS method is the easiest and the manual method is the most detailed method to help one set up the extender. It is being anticipated that what we said in the intro of this article has come true.

Just for your knowledge, if you ever decide to reset your device and then get it up again, then know that the Netgear Nighthawk app can also be used for the execution. The process is not restricted to just two setup methods, instead. There are three of them which you can use. We expect that you liked reading the information mentioned above. Feel free to share your feedback regarding the same in the comment section.

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