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Netgear New Extender Setup Troubleshooting

by Steven L. Henson Technical

Facing issues with your new Netgear extender installation and setup process?


Now not anymore! This is the page where you will find Netgear new extender setup troubleshooting steps to fix all the technical issues with your wireless range extender.


Extender Setup Issues


Don't know the correct procedure to set up Netgear extender? To do so, firstly, you need to connect the wireless range extender with a reliable home network. Follow the below-mentioned steps to connect your Netgear wireless range extender:


  • Connect your Netgear range extender to the router with the help of CAT 5 Ethernet cable.

  • Connect your router to your computer with another CAT 5 Ethernet cable.

  • On your computer, open any web browser and visit mywifiext web page.

  • You will land on the Netgear extender smart wizard web page.

  • Enter the default extender login credentials and hit the Enter key or click on the 'Log In' button.

  • Simply follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Once done, click on the Save button. This process might take a few minutes.


Netgear Extender Not Connecting to the Internet during New Extender Setup


Go through the following Netgear extender troubleshooting tips to fix Internet connectivity issue during the new extender setup procedure.


  • Let the Netgear range extender detects a list of available WiFi networks in the surrounding.

  • Choose your home network and type the network security passphrase key or security key in the password box.

  • Assign a network SSID name to your WiFi range extender and hit on the Continue button.

  • Wait for few minutes for the wireless range extender to establish a connection to your home WiFi router.

  • On the next screen, checkmark on the button “I have connected to the extended network”

  • Now, click on the Continue button.

  • Turn on a web browser and check if you can visit any website. You must be online.


These are basic steps to fix 'Netgear extender not connecting to Internet' problem.


Other Netgear Extender Setup Troubleshooting Tips


If your Netgear extender is not working even after the setup, follow the below-mentioned steps to troubleshoot the device:


  • Make sure that you have a high-speed internet connection.

  • Ensure that your WiFi range extender is working on 192.168.1.250 IP address.

  • Ensure that your Netgear extender is receiving proper power supply.

  • Your WiFI range extender is connected well to your router via wired or wirelessly.

  • Try to change the 'Encryption Type' of your wireless home router. Try to change it in such a way that the security on your home router is lowered i.e. if your home router has WPA-TKIP, change it to WPA-AES.


If the issue still persists, then keep on changing for other encryption types like WEP, WPA, or no security as well ensuring both home WiFi router and range extender have the same encryption type.


Do not worry if your network connection suffers or your computer or laptop do not detect network SSID name of your home WiFi router since this is just a temporary setup. You have to change the encryption type to its original once the wireless range extender has successfully connected to your home router.


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About Steven L. Henson Junior   Technical

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Created on Jan 22nd 2020 23:19. Viewed 304 times.

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