netgear range extender

Learn How to Connect a Netgear Range Extender to Internet with Ease

Netgear Range Extender

Netgear Genie setup wizard allows you to configure or set up a Netgear WiFi range extender just by loading a web browser onto your computer or laptop. In order to connect the Netgear extender with WiFi, you need to know some facts about your WiFi network such as SSID and password to complete the new extender setup process with ease like a pro.

The WiFi range extenders help in boosting the existing WiFi range beyond its current limit. So, you don’t have to get tensed that WiFi signals will drop suddenly at a vital moment.

The range extenders are very well known as wireless repeaters that work easily with any WiFi router of any brand. When both the devices are connected with each other, they give you a better internet connection for smartphones, home theater systems, laptops, PC, etc. You can easily access your wireless device by simply connecting a Netgear range extender to the currently active home network.

To do so, you might need an account on the Netgear website in order to reconfigure or change the settings of your WiFi range extender. You can connect your PC with your WiFi device wirelessly or by using a wired connection.

Let’s take a glance at how to connect a Netgear range extender and the internet with each other.

Carefully read the steps listed below to connect internet and the WiFi range extender with each other:

Step 1

Plugin the range extender in the same room as of router. Don’t worry, this placement is temporary.  You can move your device soon after the process of the Netgear extender setup.

Step 2

When you see the LED lights on your device start blinking, connect a laptop or computer with it.

Step 3

Click on the network icon in the taskbar on your desktop and after that, look for the available networks. From the available list, select Netgear_ext to establish the currently active internet connection.

Step 4

Load up a web browser and enter mywifiext into the address bar in order to get into mywifiext.net login page.

Note: In case the mentioned URL appears with an error message, then consider going with the default IP address of your range extender that supposes to be 192.168.1.250.

Step 5

Enter the default login credentials and navigate to the Netgear Genie Setup page.

Step 6

Select your WiFi network and click ‘continue’ to proceed further. Remember, you are supposed to enter the password of your network in the ‘passphrase’ box. Once done, hit the icon ‘next’.

Setup your device easily via the Netgear wifi range extender manual. Refer to this video for brief details.

Step 7

You can also enter a unique name for your Netgear extender’s WiFi network in order to secure your home networking system from the attack of mysterious and anonymous people. Hit ‘next’, once successfully done. After that, click on the option ‘use the same security mode’ in order to apply the security settings.

Step 8

Save all the settings and connect all your WiFi-enabled wired and wireless devices to the extender’s new network by clicking on the icon ‘apply’.

Step 9

Unplug the range extender from the power source, wait for ten (10) minutes and then choose a suitable location for your device.

Important Note:

The spot you are choosing to place your device should be away from doors, public WiFi, windows, the reflection of mirrors, cordless phones, Bluetooth speakers/ devices, electronic appliances/ toys, metal gadgets, baby monitors, etc.

Step 10

At last, plug in your range extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the LED lights starts blinking.

By following the aforementioned steps, we hope that you have understood how to connect a range extender to the internet. If you experience or encounter any issue while setting up the connection, without any delay chat with our experts and trust us we will be very glad in assisting you. Our proficient technical experts will guide you in the best possible way to resolve your issue in such a way that you will feel like they are sitting just beside you.

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