It is awesome to be able to flawlessly connect your WiFi devices to the internet all over the home but frustration often gets started the minute you attempt to connect a device to the WiFi network outside. Though you can shift your router closer to the front porch or yard, it won’t always resolve the issue. With the ever-increasing outdoor smart gadgets such as garage door openers and security cameras, there is need to extend the WiFi beyond the home’s exterior walls. That’s where Netgear extender setup comes handy.
A Netgear WiFi range extender is a leading networking device which helps you speed up the existing WiFi network. It repeats the signals coming from the existing router and then transmits them in every corner of the home or office. The device also turns the dead zones into fun zones. Netgear extenders are universally compatible, thus they have the capability of boosting the WiFi of any standard router. Just set up a Netgear WiFi range extender and enjoy a seamless internet experience.
Don’t know how to setup Netgear extender? Need not to worry. All you have to do is simply read the full tutorial as we are going to explain the extender setup process in details. Let’s dig a little deeper.
Features of Netgear WiFi Extenders
- Smart LED indicators
Netgear extenders include smart LED indicators for power, WPS and LAN. You can use these LED lights to find the perfect location for your WiFi extender.
- Ethernet Ports
Through the Ethernet ports, external devices like gaming console, TV and then some can be connected to the extender.
- WPS supported
Around all models of Netgear range extenders incorporate WPS button which helps you connect to the network without entering any password.
- External Antennas
These devices come with external antennas as well to provide superior coverage.
Besides, WiFi extenders comprise lots of other features such as Netgear FastLane which make them the most-used devices worldwide.
On that note, how about we walk you through the entire procedure of new extender setup. Continue reading.
Things to know prior extender setup
- Mywifiext.net is the default web address to set up a Netgear extender.
- Most of the extenders utilize 192.168.1.250 IP address.
- Make use of a reliable and fast internet connection for setup.
- Do not bring a damaged wall socket into play.
- Netgear genie app is meant to manage the router with ease.
- Keep the Netgear firmware up-to-date.
A guide to set up Netgear WiFi range extender
- Manual Setup
A wireless extender amplifies the WiFi network to cover the area outside the range of your existing router. To set up the extender manually, place it to a central location in your home or office. Plug it into a power outlet and verify if the proper power is being supplied to it.
Connect the extender to Netgear ext network. You will be prompted to enter the password to make the connectivity successful. Switch on a computer or laptop as per your convenience. It should have a high-speed internet connection. Launch any of your favorite web browsers and navigate to mywifiext.net setup page.
Log in to your account using a valid email and password. If you don’t have an account already, create the one. Netgear smart genie setup page will arise. You are done. Click on the finish button and connect as many devices to the extended network as possible. Now, no need to keep sitting at one place (where you get maximum wireless signals), you can roam here and there and access the internet without any hassle.
- WPS Setup
If you find manual method quite tricky, don’t panic as there is another method too for Netgear extender setup. This method requires you to press the WPS button. Check the LED lights on extender. If they are solid green, it means the extender is now configured with the router. While using the method, there is no need to access Netgear genie login webpage.
If you find any trouble while setting up the extender, don’t delay to call our professionals at 1-888-829-5515 and ask for Netgear support. You can also reach out to us via email and chat.