Netgear Extender Setup

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Netgear extender setup is the remedy to all network issues like slow internet connection, weak signals, dead zones, poor connectivity, and a lot more. After the setup process, you will get a Netgear_ext SSID that is the extended network. Through it, you can access a high-speed internet connection on your devices.

Generally speaking, Netgear WiFi extender setup is essential for people who do not have much time or are unable to solve technical issues with WiFi devices. A range extender can be set up either manually or via WPS method. Both methods can be complicated for regular network users.

LED lights on extender help in finding out the best place for installing WiFi range extender. However users get confused with them.

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New Extender Setup in Extender Mode

1. After un-boxing your brand new extender, position it at a clean place.
2. Plug in extender to a wall socket.
3. Set the extender switch to extender.
4. Turn on your PC and open a web browser.
5. Log in to your extender using the default web address.
6. New extender setup Wizard will open.
7. Choose SSID option and click on Continue
8. Type the password in network key field and hit Continue
9. Select extender network name and click Continue.

Now, connect to Netgear_ext (SSID) and enjoy uninterrupted WiFi connectivity.

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New Extender Setup in Access Point Mode

1. Power on the extender and let it boot properly.
2. Set the extender switch to access point.
3. Connect extender and router with each other.
4. Launch an internet browser and open
5. The extender automatically recognizes internet connection.
6. Apply security settings to extender and hit Continue
7. Connect to extender wireless network and click Continue.

Thus, you can perform the Netgear WiFi extender setup in access point mode. You will now find the Netgear_ext SSID in the available networks' list. This is the extended network's name.

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Netgear Wireless Extender Setup Using WPS Button

In addition to the manual setup method, WiFi Protected Setup or WPS is another way to perform the Netgear wireless extender setup. WPS method is the easiest way to set up your Netgear range extender. Let's have a look at the steps to do Netgear extender setup using WPS:

  1. Connect your Netgear extender to a wall plug.
  2. Let the extender turn on.
  3. Locate the WPS button on your WiFi extender.
  4. Press it once found.
  5. Push the WPS button on your home router as well.
  6. The WPS LED starts blinking. It indicates that the extender is getting configured with the signals of your WiFi router.
  7. After some time, you will see three solid green LEDs on your Netgear WiFi extender. It means that the extender has been successfully configured with your home router.
  8. If you own a dual-band Netgear extender, repeat the steps for 5 GHz band.

And there you are! Your Netgear extender setup has been completed. Just connect to the Netgear_ext (SSID) extended network and take joy in accessing fast speed internet all over the house or workplace, even in the dead zones.

Common issues during Netgear WiFi extender setup

WiFi connection getting lost

Unable to set up NETGEAR WiFi range extender? One of the common issues that users generally don’t care about is lost WiFi connection. So first of all make your wireless connection stable, connect to Netgear_ext SSID and then go with Netgear WiFi extender setup process.

WPS is not working

By default, WPS feature is turned on. But sometimes, users turn it off and forget. Then they start Netgear extender setup with turned off WPS. This can cause issues and spoil the complete Netgear WiFi extender setup procedure.

NETGEAR Genie version is not compatible

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While setting up extender with NETGEAR Genie, it may happen that main dashboard doesn’t show up. This is because NETGEAR Genie version which you are using is not compatible with computer.

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Netgear WiFi Range Extender Setup

Setting up a Netgear range extender needs a lot of attention on your part. Ensure to have all things at their place before starting Netgear WiFi range extender setup.

  • Put extender in airy or spacious room
  • Keep it away from barriers like cordless phones
  • Use least crowded frequency band

Fix Netgear extender setup issues

NETGEAR extender setup can be a real pain even if one step goes missing. So it’s always better to take experts’ help via:

  • Chat with online technicians
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NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender Manual

The market is full of different range extenders but most people choose NETGEAR because of its fast connectivity. Also, NETGEAR extenders come with a manual to make setup as easy as pie. NETGEAR WiFi range extender manual contains a series of steps from starting to ending. Just go through these steps and complete your Netgear WiFi extender setup. However, understanding these instructions can make your head spin. The best way to set up NETGEAR extender without making much effort is: contact our experts and take professional help from technical genius.

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Fixed: Slow WiFi Even After New Extender Setup

Done with the new extender setup but still getting sluggish WiFi? Well, you are not alone! To fix the slow WiFi issue even after Netgear wireless extender setup, do the following:

  • Make sure that your Netgear extender is receiving fluctuation-free power supply.
  • Check the Power LED on your extender. It should be solid green.
  • Update your Netgear extender's firmware by visiting the Netgear genie setup wizard.
  • Access new extender setup web-based page and change the WiFi channel of your extender.
  • Run a speed test for your WiFi network.
  • Power cycle your Netgear range extender and reconnect to Netgear_ext (SSID).

If you are still struggling with slow WiFi even after Netgear wireless extender setup, let our experts help you out.

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