Netgear WiFi Extender Setup
WiFi Extenders are super simple devices through which you can extend the range of your existing WiFi. These extenders are super effective when you have to boost the range of your existing WiFi device. If you have bought a Netgear WiFi Extender, and want to find an easy way for Netgear WiFi Extender Setup follow these steps.
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Netgear WiFi Extender Setup Via WPS
There are generally two ways of Netgear WiFi Extender Setup. One of them is via the WPS button.
- You first have to unbox your WiFi Extender in order to start with the process.
- Next, plug the extender into an electric socket.
- It will be preferable if you to plug in the WiFi Extender in the same room as your router. However, this position of Extender is temporary, just for the process initial step up.
- For establishing a connection between Router and WiFi extender, under this method, your router needs to support a WPS setup. Look for the WPS button on the front or back depending upon your router. If it is not there, check the user manual for it.
- After you find the WPS button on your router, press and hold it for a few seconds to turn it on.
- There is a WPS LED on your WiFi Extender. This light indicates the connection of your WiFi Extender to the Router.
- When the Router has successfully been connected to your WiFi Extender, the WPS LED on your WiFi Extender will turn solid green.
- The next step is to see if your Router WiFi supports the 5GHz band. If it does, and you want to extend this band repeat the WPS process one more time.
- Now, unplug the extender. Your device is now ready to move to any location.
- The new location that you choose, should preferably be halfway from both your Router and the device you wish to connect.
- Keep in mind that this location should be more towards the reach of your WiFi Router.
- Plug the extender to a wall socket in this new location and turn the Power on.
- Wait till the time your WiFi extender is properly on.
- The Router link LED that is present on your WiFi Extender will tell you the status of your connection with the router.
- When the light is amber or green you have successfully placed your WiFi extender at an ideal location for your extender.
- In case the light is still red, try shifting the device more towards the range of the router.
- This enhances your WiFi Extender’s connectivity with the Router.
- Set your device is in an ideal location. Now, bring the device that you wish to connect close to your WiFi Extender.
- The extender uses your existing WiFi name. However, it adds “_2GEXT” or “_5GEXT” to the existing name in the end.
- Click on the connect icon, and you will be asked to enter your password.
- Your password is just the same as your WiFi. Enter that password. Do not forget to choose the auto-connect option for further use.
- Now you have to connect a mobile device also with the WiFi Extender. This is done to check the range of your WiFi.
- Now you have to move this mobile device to a previously dead zone.
- After your devices are connected and placed in a zone that was previously dead, return to your WiFi Extender.
- Examine the Client Link LED.
- If it is Amber or Green your WiFi network has been properly extended.
This concludes the process of Netgear WiFi Extender Setup, using the WPS method.
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Netgear WiFi Extender Setup Via Netgear Installation Assistant
The process of plugging in your device is similar. the difference in the procedure becomes after you plug in your device. If you do not find the WPS button or your Router does not support WPS, then follow these steps.
- First of all, you need to connect your device such as a laptop or PC to the extender. This can be done using a wired Ethernet or WiFi connection.
- You can use a wired connection quite easily. For this, use an Ethernet cable to connect the Ethernet port on the WiFi extender to an Ethernet port on your computer.
- Alternatively, you can go for the WiFi method to connect. On your device that supports WiFi connectivity, open the WiFi connection manager. Now, locate and connect to the WiFi extender network called NETGEAR_EXT.
- Just when the connection with your device that supports WiFi is successful, the Client Link LED will turn amber or green.
- Next, you need to open a web browser, on your device.
- Go to the official site of your WiFi Extender.
- The New Extender Setup page will now appear on your screen.
- In this window, you have to click the “New WiFi Extender Setup” button. With that, a “Create Account” form opens up on your screen.
- Proceed further by filling all the fields and click the “Next” icon.
- Make sure that the switch on the Access Point/Extender is set to Extender and then, click the Continue icon.
- Select your router’s WiFi network band that you wish to extend and click the “Next” button.
- In case, you do not wish to extend both WiFi bands, clear the 2.4 GHz WiFi Networks or the 5 GHz WiFi Networks checkbox.
- Now you will be prompted to enter your Password. Here, type the existing router’s WiFi network password and click the “Next” button.
- Now you get the option to set the network name (SSID) and password for your WiFi extender and click the “Next” button.
- Generally, it will easier if you enable the One WiFi Name feature. This will allow the extender to use the same SSID and password as your existing router.
- Wait for the page to display a list of new extender WiFi networks, which might take some time.
- Connect your WiFi-enabled device, to the new extender WiFi network with the help of SSID and password that you created. If you enabled One WiFi Name, connect to your router’s WiFi name and password.
- Make sure that your device that supports WiFi now has a successful connection before you click the “Continue” icon.
- Click the “Continue” icon.
- The message that you now see on your screen confirms that your WiFi extender is ready.
- As a result, you are now ready to move your device and check the connectivity just the same way as explained in the above procedure.