As we know very well that when we buy any WiFi gadget, the first requirement is to set it up properly. The same goes with Netgear wireless range extender. Initially, we need to plug the extender into a wall socket and then set it up using mywifiext.net or WiFi Protected Setup (WPS).
However, while installing and configuring the range extender, it must be connected to the existing wireless network. If this is not the case, you may get different errors leaving you unsuccessful in Netgear extender setup.
But sometimes, you may get annoying errors even after connecting to the current network. So it is very important to make sure that your Netgear extender is connected to your existing WiFi network. Here, we will tell you how to get the job done. Let’s get started.
- Web-Browser Setup
It is the most common method used to connect the Netgear extender. The web-browser setup guide provides you with a series of steps to make a reliable connection between the extender and WiFi network. Here are the instructions to connect the extender:
- Power on the Netgear WiFi range extender by plugging it into a wall socket.
- Connect it to the wireless network.
- It is recommended you to not to use the public or neighboring WiFi network.
- Switch on a PC or laptop.
- Launch an internet browser as per your choice.
- Head over to mywifiext webpage.
- This will take you to the on-screen setup guide.
- Choose the WiFi network to connect to.
- Enter the password carefully.
Once done, try accessing mywifiext.net setup page once again. If you find any trouble while accessing the webpage, use 192.168.1.250 IP address for login. In case it still doesn’t work, go with the WPS method.
- WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)
You can utilize the WiFi Protected Setup or WPS too to set up your Netgear extender. This method requires you to press the WPS button on the Netgear extender. Once pressed, Netgear range extender would have the capacity to set up an association with your WiFi router.
Regardless of whether we are utilizing the internet browser setup or the WPS how might we ensure that the Netgear extender has been set up properly? To do so, the primary thing is to check the status of extender’s LED lights. On the off chance that there are four strong green lights on the extender that implies it has been set up appropriately and you don’t need to do anything further to set it up. If this is not the case with you, call our experts for immediate help at toll-free 1-844-697-8376.
Common Mistakes Every User Do after Netgear Extender Setup
After setting up Netgear extender, the most common mistake is we think that the job has been completed so we put the extender anywhere in the home or office. Then after some time, we start noticing that the issues are still there even after setting up the extender. Not only this, but also the wrong placement of extender results in issues while accessing mywifiext.com for configuration.
It happens because that is not the correct method to make use of the Netgear wireless range extender. After the setup, we put the extender at somewhere in the house or workplace. But we don’t take care of the devices which the extender is surrounded by. Do not keep it near the metal detectors, refrigerators, microwave ovens, baby monitors, automatic garage openers, treadmills, etc.
Connecting to the Netgear Extender
The next step is to connect all the wireless gadgets (in which we were having the issue related to internet speed) to the extender. Assume that there is a TV in a room at your house which is placed far away from the router. So you are having issues while streaming online movies, TV shows, listening to Spotify or anything else. This is due to the fact that your TV is receiving very low internet speed.
In this case, what you need to do is simply associate that specific TV with your Netgear range extender. Once done, your each issue will be resolved in regards to the coverage area or with the web speed. Thus, the Netgear extender has the capacity to increase the WiFi range of your router network. Also, make sure that your device is running the latest version of Netgear extender firmware on it.