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The best way to improve the range and speed of your current WiFi is to set up a Netgear wifi extender. A basic router might be able to reach a small house or apartment with wifi, but it might not be able to reach a larger property. Because of this, there will be places in bigger homes where you can’t get online. A WiFi range extender can help you solve this problem. After you finish Netgear wifi extender setup, it will rebroadcast the WiFi signals from your router throughout your home, giving you WiFi in every room.
Netgear wifi extender setup can be done in one of two ways:
- Manual setup (Web browser setup).
- wireless protected setup (WPS).
Netgear wifi extender setup by Manual method
Follow the steps below to set up a Netgear extender:
- Connect your Netgear extender to a proper power source.
- It should be put close to the router that is already there.
- Connect to the Netgear_ext SSID in the network manager.
- Use any web browser to get to mywifiext.net.
- Make a user account on the mywifiext login page.
- Tap on the name of the network you want to grow to make it bigger.
- Press the Finish button to finish the process of setting up.
- Now you can unplug and plug back in your Netgear extender in the dead zone.
That’s all there is to it. Installing a Netgear range extender takes less than ten minutes. If you can’t install your extender manually, don’t worry. The WPS method will let you set up your WiFi booster in just a few minutes if you can’t install it manually.
Netgear extender setup using WPS
If you have a Netgear extender and are having trouble setting it up manually, you might want to try wireless protected setup (WPS), a new way to set up your wifi repeater that takes only two minutes and is considered the fastest and easiest way to do so. You don’t have to type in your password, username, or SSID. You must also press a small button on both your extender and your router.
To set up your Netgear Extender with WPS, follow the steps below:
- Turn your Netgear Extender on.
- It needs to be put near the router.
- Look for the WPS push button on the side of the booster.
- Use WPS to solve the problem.
- On the router, press the same WPS button.
- Wait until the repeater flashes three times in a row.
- If it shows three steady green lights, it means that the connection between your Netgear extender and router is working.
- Now, take your extension off and plug it back in at the dead spot.
- Using WPS, you can finish the Netgear WiFi Extender Setup in this way.
Netgear Nighthawk setup for Netgear extender
Another way to set up a Netgear wifi range extender is with the Nighthawk app. For this task, you don’t need a smart device like a desktop, laptop, or tablet. The Nighthawk app can be used on both Android and iOS. To set up a Netgear extender with the nighthawk app, you’ll need a smartphone with the nighthawk app already installed.
Follow the steps below to set up a Netgear range extender with the Nighthawk app:
- Get your phone out of your pocket.
- Set up the Nighthawk app in it.
- Join your computer or another device to your Netgear Ext.
- Use your phone to open the Nighthawk app.
- Follow the instructions given on the screen to finish installation.
- After you’ve finished setting up, put the extender where you want it.
- With the Nighthawk app, that’s how you set up your WiFi booster.
Common problems with Netgear wifi extender setup
- Mywifiext.net is not available locally.
- Either the WiFi signal strength isn’t strong enough or it’s wrong.
- The WiFi router’s range is either too small or wrong.
- How to change the default password for the Netgear range extension.
- Set up your Netgear WiFi extender.
- The extension does not work with the default SSID.
- There are no blinking LEDs before or after you add the add-on.
- Problems with the way the extension port is set up and configured.
- I can’t access the extension’s settings page because I can’t log in.
- The password for the administrator account on the extender has been lost or forgotten.
- I can’t get into my NETGEAR account.
If you’re having trouble with your Netgear Wifi range extender, please call our toll-free number to talk to our technical support team.