Wondering how to set up a Netgear wifi extender? Well, wonder no more! In this article, we will provide you with two easy ways through which you can easily perform the Netgear extender setup process. And, once the extender setup process gets completed, you can connect to Netgear_ext (extender’s default SSID) from any corner of your house to enjoy interruption-free internet access. Let’s start over, shall we?
There are two easy ways to configure a Netgear WiFi range extender:
- One is using the manual method
- The second is using the WPS method
You can choose any one of these methods to configure your Netgear extender as per your comfort. Read on!
Netgear wifi Extender Setup via WPS
Note: For Netgear extender setup using the WPS method – bear in mind – your existing router must consist of the WPS feature. If your router also has the feature, walk through the step-by-step instructions highlighted below:
Step 1: Power on your Netgear extender and router. Both of the devices must receive a steady power supply from their respective wall outlets.
Step 2: After powering on your devices, have a look at their power LEDs. Ensure that the LED is green and stable.
Step 3: Now, locate the WPS button on your Netgear WiFi range extender. Once found, press it gently and wait for some time.
Step 4: Thereafter, press the WPS button on your main router as well. Once you are done with this step, wait for a few seconds.
In the blink of an eye, your Netgear WiFi range extender will be configured using the WPS method.
Note: If your existing router doesn’t have the WPS button, then don’t worry. Just use the manual method to configure it.
Netgear wifi Extender Setup via Manual Method
Step 1: Both your Netgear extender and router must be powered on. Ensure to plug them within reach of each other. An extension cord can be used to complete this step.
Step 2: Once you are done with step 1, grab an Ethernet cable to connect the devices properly and securely with each other. Keep in mind – a wired source is a lot more secure and reliable than wireless. So, we do not recommend our users use a wireless source for connecting the devices.
Step 3: Turn on an up-to-date device like a PC or laptop.
Step 4: Hover the mouse cursor on the browser’s address bar. Do not make the search bar in use.
Step 5: Enter 192.168.1.250 and press Enter. If you get 192.168.1.250 not working issue, then update the web browser (if outdated), wipe out the browsing history, and close all the unwanted open tabs. Also, the IP address will not work on a private window.
Step 6: You are now on the new extender setup page. Provide the default Netgear wireless range device login details into the fields provided, click Log In, and follow the on-screen prompts.
Fab! Your Netgear wireless range device is configured successfully using the manual method. You are now free to unplug it and also plug it again into a location of your choice.
Getting Netgear wireless repeater Setup Issue?
If you face any sort of issues while setting up your Netgear extender, keep the aforementioned tips into consideration to get it fixed.
- Ensure that you are following the exact Netgear extender setup instructions as per the model you have.
- You must have access to the extender’s SSID.
- Your host router and Netgear repeater must be connected properly.
- You must have an active internet connection. Regarding slow internet speed, you also have to contact your ISP.
- Be sure that there aren’t any typing errors in the Netgear extender’s default IP i.e. 192.168.1.250.
- Make sure that you are making use of the correct Netgear wireless range extender login username and also password.
If you still get Netgear extender setup issues, then there can be some technical issues that might be preventing you from completing the process. To get it fixed, we suggest our users power cycle (restart) their Netgear extenders. For this, users have to disconnect all the devices that are connected to Netgear_ext, unplug the extender from the wall socket, wait for a few minutes, and then plug it back in again.
This process might seem simple to you – but let us tell you it (the process) has helped a million Netgear extender users across the globe to fix a major issue with the device.
Anticipating that, this article has helped you to configure your Netgear extender with great ease.