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How-to Guide: Set up Netgear Extender With Ease



Netgear WiFi range extender connects to your home WiFi network and improves the wireless range and coverage. In order to access the internet in a hassle-free manner, you need to set up Netgear extender properly. However, a lot of users experience various technical issues while setting up and installing a Netgear range extender. Sensing this need, we have put this how-to guide in the limelight. Here, we will make you familiar with the know-how of Netgear extender setup. Let's take the plunge.

Set up Netgear WiFi Range Extender

Wondering how to set up my WiFi extender? Not anymore! We are here to help you. 

There are two main ways to set up Netgear extender. They are:

  • Using a computer
  • Via the Netgear Nighthawk mobile app

Let's begin.

1. Install Your Netgear Extender Using a Computer

In the event that you want to use a PC for Netgear WiFi extender installation, here are the do-follow steps:

  • Connect the power adapter of your Netgear extender to the wall socket.
  • Establish a wired connection between your Netgear range extender and the existing router.
  • After switching on your computer, connect it to an accessible internet connection.
  • If you are unable to connect to a WiFi network, forget the network on your device and reconnect to it.
  • As soon as the connection is established, you are all set to proceed.
  • Launch your favored web browser.
  • Visit the http mywifiext net setup web-based page.
  • Fill the user ID and password into the given fields.
  • Hitting on the Log In button will take you to the New Extender Setup page.
  • Click on the I Agree button when prompted to accept terms and conditions.
  • Select two security questions from the drop-down menu and provide their answers.
  • Click on the Next button.
  • The next prompted screen will ask you “would you like Netgear genie to help?”.

Important Note: If you don't see this window, refresh the web page and visit mywifiext again. The Netgear genie should display for setup assistance.

  • Click on the Yes button and then Continue.
  • The extender now looks for local WiFi networks.
  • Choose the radio buttons for your home WiFi network's 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SSIDs.
  • Type your network password and hit the Next button.
  • Choose the network name or SSID for the extended WiFi network.
  • Once done, click on the Save button.
  • Wait until the extender applies your settings.
  • You will now see the extended WiFi network name.
  • Make sure to note down this information.
  • Now, to complete the new extender setup, take a WiFi-enabled device and connect it to the extended network.
  • Go back to your web browser and check the box appearing at the bottom of the page.
  • Click Continue.

Done! You have successfully set up Netgear extender through mywifiext web interface. 

2. Netgear Extender Installation Via Nighthawk App

Do you want to use your Android or iOS device to set up Netgear extender? If so, go for the Netgear Nighthawk app. Here's how to install Netgear WiFi range extender using the Nighthawk mobile app:

  • Power up your Netgear range extender.
  • Connect your mobile device to your home's WiFi network.
  • Open Google Play or App Store on your Android or iOS device respectively.
  • Search for the Nighthawk app.
  • Once found, download the app on your smartphone.
  • Now, open the app.

Walk through the on-screen instructions and set up your Netgear WiFi range extender.

That's how you can install and configure your Netgear extender.

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