New Extender Setup
New extender setup is the ultimate way to boost your current WiFi range and speed. Although your typical router has more than enough reach to cover a small home or apartment with WiFi, yet it may unable to cover a larger home. As a result, dead zones will crop up in larger homes where you can’t stream your favorite movie, listen to Spotify, or shop online. In such a scenario, using a WiFi range extender can help you out. Once you are done with the new extender setup, it takes your router’s existing WiFi signals and rebroadcasts them to provide you with WiFi in every nook and cranny of your home.
There are two main ways to complete your new WiFi range extender setup:
Let us further guide you with step-by-step instructions for both of these methods.
Netgear Extender Setup – Manual Method
The manual method for the Netgear extender setup requires you to access the default web user interface. Check out the complete steps to set up your WiFi range extender below:
- Plugin your wireless extender to a wall socket.
- Now, connect it to your existing modem.
- Open a web browser on your smart device.
- Visit mywifiext.net web interface.
Note: If you are getting ‘you are not connected to your extender’s network’ error instead of the login page, reach out to our experts for quick help.
- Once the login window appears, enter the username and password.
- After that, click on the Login button.
- Now, click on the New Extender Setup button.
- Choose a WiFi network you wish to extend and click on the Next button.
- Enter the WiFi passphrase in the password field.
- At last, click on the Finish button to complete your new extender setup.
That’s it! Once you see four LED green lights on your extender, it means that your WiFi range extender setup has been successfully completed. The new network name will be Netgear_ext.
Though we have listed all the steps to help you make your extender workable, if you find any technical issue while setting up your wireless extender, feel free to contact our highly-experienced technicians via chat.
How to Setup Netgear WiFi Extender Using WPS
Found the manual WiFi extender setup method a bit tricky? If yes, then go for the WPS method. New extender setup via WiFi Protected Setup or WPS method is very simple. Here’s how to setup WiFi extender using WPS:
- Put your WiFi range extender on power.
- Ensure that the power supplied to your extender is fluctuation-free.
- Press the WPS button on your extender.
- After that, press the WPS button on your router.
- Let the WPS LED light to become solid green.
- Now, unplug your extender and place it to your new desired location.
When all four LED lights on your extender lit up, it indicates that your new extender setup has been done properly.
Now, you need to connect all your WiFi-enabled devices to the new Netgear_Ext SSID.
After doing the extender setup, you are required to connect your devices to the extender’s WiFi network to enjoy extended WiFi range and coverage. While connecting, you will need to enter the extender’s login details. Let’s have a look at the complete steps:
- Once you have successfully completed your new extender installation, exit the default web user interface and then the browser you were using.
- Grab a device you want to connect to new SSID.
- Click on the WiFi icon to turn it on.
- From the available WiFi networks’ list, select the Netgear_ext.
- A pop-up will open, asking you to enter the login password.
- Type the password in the given field.
- Finally, click on the Connect button.
There you are! Repeat the same steps for each device you wish to connect to your new, extended SSID. In case of any issue, feel free to reach out to our experts anytime.
Netgear WiFi Extender Setup Issues
Instant Fixes to Help You Out
Netgear Extender doesn’t have an Ethernet Port and the computer doesn’t support WiFi. How to setup Netgear WiFi extender?
For the new extender setup, there is a need to connect the extender either via WiFi or an Ethernet cable. But what if your WiFi extender doesn’t have an Ethernet port (e.g. EX6200)? Of course, you will go for a WiFi connection. Oh, snap! Your computer has an Ethernet port but doesn’t support WiFi. What to do now?
Don’t fret! In this case, follow the steps below to set up your Netgear extender:
- Turn on your wireless range extender.
- Now, use a smart device rather than your computer.
- Connect your smart device to the router.
- After that, launch a web browser on it.
- Head over to the default web user interface of your extender.
- At last, walkthrough on-screen instructions for the extender setup.
In case of any difficulty, contact our well-versed technicians. They will provide you with easy yet relevant solutions to all your technical issues.
Connected to Netgear_ext SSID but can’t see the new extender setup wizard
Another issue during the WiFi range extender setup that users commonly face is that the setup wizard doesn’t open even after connecting to Netgear_ext network. Improper WiFi connections and other technical glitches are the main culprits behind this issue. Fortunately, you can easily troubleshoot this problem. Just follow a few steps mentioned below and you are done:
- First of all, check the status of the power LED on your WiFi extender. It should be solid green.
- Check whether your computer is set to use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). If not, set it to DHCP.
- Make sure that you are connecting to the correct WiFi network.
- Remember to enter the default login password.
- Re-launch the web browser and try again to access the Netgear extender setup wizard.
- In case you are installing your extender in the Access Point mode, ensure to use a WiFi connection rather than the wired one.
Still, facing the same issue with Netgear_ext SSID? Worry not! Just contact our expert technicians and resolve the issue within a matter of minutes.
Netgear Extender Red Light Error
Done with WiFi range extender setup but still getting red light on it? Well, no need to worry! There are many reasons behind Netgear extender red light error such as:
- Improper extender placement
- Obsolete extender firmware
- Incorrect setting changes
- Congested WiFi channels
- Partial Netgear extender reset
So let’s know how to get rid of Netgear extender red light:
- Relocate your WiFi range extender.
- Power-cycle your extender and router.
- Update your extender’s firmware to the latest version.
- Change the WiFi channel of your home router.
- Chat with our proficient experts.
Check the Signal Strength After Netgear New Extender Setup
Do you know how strong is your WiFi signal? Once you are done with the extender setup, you will get, without a doubt, an increased WiFi coverage. But what about the signal strength? Use the Netgear WiFi Analytics app to get advanced analytics. The app helps you optimize your newly created WiFi network.
So, download Netgear WiFi Analytics app on your device to check your network status, find out congested WiFi channels, know WiFi signal strength, and much more.
Found no WPS button on Router
If you are using the WPS method for new extender setup, there is a need to press the WPS button on your router as well. But what’s that? You find no WPS button on your WiFi router! Worry not! Here are the do-follow instructions to connect your router:
- Press the WPS button on your extender.
- After that, connect your router to modem via an Ethernet cable.
- Now, connect the extender.
- Log in to your WiFi range extender.
- Enter the WPS PIN to connect your router to the extender.
In this way, you can perform the WiFi extender setup if there is no WPS button on your router. If you got stuck at any step, take instant help from our skilled technicians via chat.
No Internet after Netgear WiFi range extender setup
Once you have completed your WiFi range extender setup, connect your WiFi-enabled devices to the new wireless network to enjoy fast internet speed. However, various users find no internet on their devices.
This error comes into view because of a partial new extender setup. The latest Netgear extender models like EX8000 have one WiFi name feature enabled by default. This also results in no internet error.
Therefore, make sure to follow each step (given above on this page) carefully while setting up your Netgear WiFi range extender. Or disable the one WiFi name feature. And it requires a little technical knowledge, so it’s recommended to take help from our experts to turn off the one WiFi name feature of your extender.
Extender light continues to flash after firmware update
Another common issue that users face is the extender light keeps on flashing after updating the firmware. As soon as you are done with the WiFi range extender setup, a message will pop up asking you to update your extender’s firmware. But when users do so, the extender light doesn’t turn off. This issue mainly arises in the latest Netgear extender models such as EX7000.
In this case, go through the below-given troubleshooting steps:
- Ensure that your extender is powered on.
- Disconnect your extender from the router and try again.
- If you are still facing the same issue, downgrade the extender’s firmware with the help of our experts.