You can set up your Netgear WiFi range extender by accessing its default web-based setup page, i.e. mywifiext.net. To complete the Netgear extender setup process successfully, the extender should be connected to your home WiFi router’s network. For the purpose of connecting your Netgear extender to WiFi, you need to know some details of your home network such as the network’s SSID and password.
As the wireless range extender amplifies your existing network’s signals, so you don’t need to worry that the WiFi signals will, all of a sudden, drop at a critical moment.
Netgear range extender works with any standard WiFi router and endows you with a superior wireless connection for home theater gadgets, workstations, smartphones, and other WiFi-supported devices. You can connect your extender to the router’s network either by using an Ethernet cable or wirelessly or via the WPS button.
Without further ado, let’s get to know how to connect your Netgear extender to the internet. Scroll down to read more.
Connect Netgear Extender to the Internet
1. Wirelessly or in a Wired Manner
First things first, check the placement of your Netgear wireless range extender because it’s a crucial factor for establishing a network connection. Ensure to place the extender in a neat and clean area, having a power outlet nearby so that you encounter no issues while plugging it in.
Furthermore, maintain a certain distance between your Netgear range extender and electronic gadgets, metal objects, water resources, and reflexive surfaces such as microwave ovens, refrigerators, baby monitors, mirrors, glasses, metal doors, aluminum studs, electronic toys, and fish tanks, among others. The reason behind this is these devices broadcast the same frequency signals or cause interference in the path of existing signals, degrading their strength. As soon as you are done with the extender’s placement, move to the next step given below.
Connect your Netgear WiFi extender to a power plug. Make sure that the wall plug is not damaged. The extender should receive fluctuation-free power supply from the wall socket.
The next step you have to take while connecting your Netgear extender to the internet is to turn on your PC or laptop. Thereafter, hit on the Network icon. You will see a list of the available networks.
Simply choose a network you wish to connect to. However, it must provide you with high-speed internet. Next, enter the network password to build a connection.
You can also employ an Ethernet cable to connect your Netgear extender to the router. Insert one end of the cable to the extender while another end to the internet port of your home router.
After connecting to a network, launch a web browser of your choice. Type mywifiext.local in the address bar and hit the Enter key. Now, you will land on the Netgear genie setup wizard. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your Netgear range extender with ease.
2. Via the WPS Button
If your home WiFi router comes with a WPS button, use it to establish a connection between your extender and router. Here are the steps to do so:
- Press the WPS button on your Netgear extender.
- After that, push the WPS button on your home WiFi router as well.
That’s it! Once you see the WPS LED on your extender becomes solid green, it means that your extender has been successfully connected to your home router. Now, connect all your client devices such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs to the extended Netgear_ext network.