To set up a Netgear WiFi range extender, download the Netgear Installation Assistant. How is Netgear extender setup is done using the installation assistant is as follows:

  • Connect the extender to your home router.
  • Open a web browser on any available device.
  • Please go to displayed on the device.
  • When required, connect your extender by doing so.
  • Move the extender to a new place roughly halfway between your router and the spot with a weak WiFi signal after unplugging it.
  • Connect the extender to a power outlet.
  • Try again after plugging the extender into an outlet closer to the router if the router LED doesn’t illuminate amber or green.
  • By transferring your computer or mobile device to a location with a weak WiFi signal from the router, you may test the new expanded WiFi range.
  • Wait for the Power LED to become green after plugging the extender into an outlet.

Access Extender Settings

Once the Netgear Wi-Fi extender Setup is done, you may log in to see or modify the extender’s settings.

  1.  From a PC or mobile device, open a web browser.
  2.  Access your extender and log in:
  • Visit if the WiFi network names (SSIDs) used by your extender and router are different.
  • Type http://extender’s IP address> if your extender and router share the same WiFi network name (SSID).

Do you have any wall-plug extenders?

You may learn a Netgear extender Setup with a wall-plug design in this section. Start by following the setup instructions for a Netgear extender shown below:

  • Your new extender should be opened.
  • Connect it to a wall outlet. The extender will switch on when an LED light appears to indicate that it is on.
  • Using the WPS button or the web browser configuration, connect it to your current router.
  • You only need to hit the WPS button on your extender to establish a connection using WPS, or WiFi Protected Setup.
  • You need a PC or laptop with a dependable web browser installed on it if you wish to use the web browser setup.
  • Go to the web browser and enter the web interface for 
  • After entering your username and password, click the Login button.
  • The new extender setup page then appears.
  • For your Netgear range extender configuration, choose the mode.

This is how a Netgear extender with a wall-plug design is set up.


You will receive the expanded SSID, which is Netgear Ext, once the Netgear WiFi extender configuration is complete. Using WiFi, reconnect your WiFi range extender:

  • Range extender reset.
  • You should start your computer’s web browser.
  • Enter in the address bar of your web browser.
  • Enter the key or select Search.
  • The sign-in page appears.
  • Specify your login information.
  • To reconnect your extender to your home network, follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: If your router employs WEP security, provide Netgear ext (SSID) as the network name and your password when requested.

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Manual method of Netgear Extender Setup

Are you trying to set up a desktop-style Netgear WiFi extender? The following procedures should be followed for setting up a desktop AC Netgear range extender:

  • Without causing any damage to the extender’s attachments, open the package.
  • Connect the gadget to a power outlet.
  • Obtain a computer or a laptop next.
  • Go to smart wizard in a web browser.
  • The setup page for Netgear genie will appear.
  • To finish setting up your desktop AC Netgear booster, adhere to the on-screen instructions.
  • Place the extender anywhere you choose in the house after unplugging it.
  • The Netgear range extender configuration is now complete. Now that the extender is ready to use,
  • Additional Ethernet ports on the desktop extender allow you to connect more connected devices.

WPS Method For Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender Setup

WPS, or WiFi Protected Setup, is another approach for configuring new extenders. How to configure a Netgear extender using WPS is as follows:

  • Connect your WiFi range extender to an electrical socket to turn it on.
  • Locate your device’s WPS button.
  • Once it is located, gently push it for a few seconds.
  • Watch for the LED light to turn solid green, which denotes that the router and extender have been correctly set.
  • Repeat these procedures if you have a dual-band wireless range extender.

Netgear WiFi range extender Setup via an Ethernet connection

Use an Ethernet cable connection for Netgear WiFi range extender setup in the event that your home WiFi router does not support WPS. The following are the procedures for setting up a Netgear range extender via an Ethernet connection:

  • Place both your home WiFi router and wireless extender in the same space.
  • Now, connect your extender and router together using an Ethernet wire.
  • Turn on your extender by plugging it into an electrical socket.
  • Additionally, turn on your home router.
  • Open one of the web browsers that are already installed on your laptop or PC.
  • In the browser URL bar, type mywifiext and press the Go button.
  • You’ll be prompted to enter your login and password on the new extender setup page that opens.
  • Use the default login information when configuring a Netgear range extender for the first time.
  • On the Continue button, click.
  • Enter the wireless network’s security settings.
  • The network password should then be entered in the Passphrase field.
  • Then click Next.
  • Hold off on changing any settings until the extender does so.
  • Finally, click Finish to finish the new extender setup procedure.

This is how Netgear WiFi  Range extender setup is done using an Ethernet cable. Netgear ext will be the new, expanded WiFi network name (SSID).

Cannot upgrade the Netgear firmware?

Execute the following troubleshooting tips if you are unable to upgrade the firmware on your Netgear devices:

  • Aim to position your Netgear extender near the router.
  • Your Netgear extender is not in close proximity to any WiFi interference equipment.
  • Make sure that you have the appropriate firmware file downloaded for your Netgear WiFi extender.
  • While the firmware update is running on your computer, avoid doing any background tasks.
How can I reset my Netgear Extender setup?

To reset your WiFi range extender, follow the instructions below:

  • Check to see whether your extender is on.
  • On your WiFi extender, locate the reset button.
  • Now push the reset button with a paperclip or other small item.
  • Allow the extender to properly factory reset by waiting a while.
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  • Your WiFi extender may be reset in this manner.