Netgear range extender is one of the best networking devices that is used to extend the existing WiFi signals in far corners of your house. It receives and replicates the WiFi signals from your home WiFi router and re-transmits them to hard-to-reach areas.
Range extender by Netgear has grabbed many eyeballs. The whole credit goes to its advanced features. Though it is a smart device, most users face issues during Netgear extender setup. These issues can be really annoying and difficult to resolve especially for newbies.
If you are also facing Netgear extender setup issues, then we have solutions for you. No matter what kind of issue you are facing with your Netgear extender, you can fix it on your own with a few simple and easy-to-execute troubleshooting tips outlined underneath.
In this article, we will focus on the 2 main Netgear extender issues with their relevant fixes. Continue reading!
Issue 1: Cannot Connect to Netgear WiFi Extender
Improper placement of your Netgear extender might be the main cause of the issue. Not only the range extender but also the placement of your router that you are about to use for the Netgear extender setup process also results in the connectivity issue.
The Solution: The only solution to fix this issue is to relocate your Netgear WiFi range extender. Given below are some points that you need to consider while positioning your Netgear device. Keep reading!
Step 1: During the Netgear extender setup, place it and your router in close proximity.
Step 2: Keep your Netgear extender place away from the reach of public WiFi. Try connecting the Netgear device with your router’s WiFi network.
Step 3: Do not place your Netgear extender in the closet, beneath the table behind curtains or walls, or closer to the roof.
Step 4: Connect your router and the extender wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.
Step 5: Place your Netgear extender at the center location of your house.
After the placement process, try connecting your WiFi-enabled devices to the extender’s SSID and access mywifiext setup page. We hope that you would now connect to the Netgear extender’s SSID. Yes or No? Do share your feedback with us.
Issue 2: Cannot Access Netgear Extender Login Page
During the Netgear WiFi extender setup, there is a need to access the mywifiext web address or the default 192.168.1.250 IP. The web and the IP address both allow you to configure your Netgear range extender with great ease. Chances are when users try to access the extender’s default web or the IP address, they are stuck with some error messages like “Page not found” or “You are not connected to the extender’s WiFi network”. This happens when there is no connection between the Netgear WiFi extender, your and PC, or laptop.
The Solution: Follow the troubleshooting steps highlighted below to fix the issue:
Step 1: Make sure that you have entered the correct web address, mywifiext, or the IP address in the URL bar of the internet browser. Entering mywifiext or 192.168.1.250 in the search bar of the web browser might give you login issues.
Step 2: Ensure that your router and WiFi-enabled devices are connected properly to the extender’s WiFi network i.e. Netgear_ext or via an Ethernet cable.
Step 3: Be sure that you have the correct Netgear extender login credentials (default) and you are entering them into their respective fields without typos. Refer to the Netgear extender manual regarding the same.
Step 4: Make sure that you are using the latest version of the internet browser. Because mywifiext or 192.1698.1.250 IP does not work on an outdated internet browser.
Step 5: Close all the unwanted open tabs clear the entire browsing history from your internet browser prior to accessing mywifiext setup page.
That’s all! We are done with the troubleshooting Netgear extender setup issues. If you need assistance to fix more issues (apart from the above-mentioned ones) with your Netgear extender, feel free to drop them into the comments section.