How to Setup Netgear Wifi Range Exender
How to Setup Netgear Wifi Range Exender
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Procedure to setup NETGEAR WiFi range extender is as easy that anyone can do so even without going into technicalities of the setup process.

NETGEAR has taken adequate care to make this setup process that easies that anyone can do so without having any hassle.

Although NETGEAR WiFi range extenders come along with an installation CD, you do not require this installation CD anymore.

Reason for the same is, other setup procedures provided by NETGEAR.

Except for setup through installation CD, there are other two ways through which you can set up your NETGEAR extender in your existing network.

These two methods are:

  1. The manual method or NETGEAR Genie smart setup wizard.
  2. WiFi Protected Setup(WPS) method.

We will discuss these two methods in great detail in this very article.

But before that, there are specific points that you are always advised to ensure before launching new NETGEAR extender setup. These important points are:

  1. If you are going to install new NETGEAR WiFi range extender in your existing network then, you will be required to first power on the extender.
    Thus firstly ensure that you have a workable power socket at which you will plug up your extender during the setup process.
  2. The second thing that most commonly user forget to take care of is placing of this extender. Extenders are designed to extend the existing network coverage to eliminate dead spots existing in your network. Thus you can put it at the spot where you are facing this issue of weak internet connectivity.
    But it is always advised to place this NETGEAR WiFi range extender with the proximity of your home router or access point, at least while your extender is going through the setup process.
    Once you are done with NETGEAR extender setup, then you can place your extender wherever you want.
  3. The third thing is a workable internet connection.
    As we know, the only task performed by your NETGEAR extender is to boost up this existing network coverage. Thus if your current network will not be in up-state then how will you ensure that your new NETGEAR extender is working properly.
    Thus do ensure the workability of your internet connection and if any issue persists then do call your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to resolve the issue.
  4. Keep your home network’s wireless details handy because you will be required to enter the same while setting up NETGEAR WiFI range extender through manual method.

Thus do keep these details ready.

When you are done with these points, then you can proceed for setting up your new NETGEAR WiFi range extender.

Although there can be a slight variation of steps associated with the setup of a varied range of extenders, somehow they remain the same for all NETGEAR extenders.

So this article will provide you broader picture using which you can easily install your new NETGEAR extender in your setup.

Let’s discuss both of the methods listed above, one by one.

1. The manual method or NETGEAR Genie smart setup Wizard:-

This method is named so because of the procedure it follows to set up NETGEAR extender.

For instance, in this method, you will be required to enter various details manually; thus, it is called a manual method.

On the other hand, this setup method involves the launching of NETGEAR Genie smart setup wizard, thus known by the name of NETGEAR Genie smart wizard.

In this method, we do use user-friendly interface provided by NETGEAR to provide great ease in setting up new NETGEAR extender, i.e.,

This interface is not an ordinary web page that we surf over the internet but is a local webpage provided by NETGEAR.

Thus you will get access to this local webpage only when you have a connection with your NETGEAR WiFi range extender.

It was all about the broader overview of this method, let’s move toward listing out steps involved in this method.

Steps to setup new NETGEAR WiFi range extender by manual method

  1. Firstly you will be required to put your extender on power so that it comes in up-state. Once you see that power LED turns to be green, then you can proceed further.
  2. Then establish a connection between your device using which you are going to install your NETGEAR extender, and the extender either using Ethernet cable or through the wireless mode.
  3. Once a connection between computer and WiFI range extender gets established, then in next step, you will be required to open up a web browser. Then launch a user-friendly local web page, i.e.,
  4. Once you open up this local webpage, then it will ask you to enter credentials. All NETGEAR WiFI range extenders come along with default credentials which are :
    Username: admin
    Password: password
  5. After entering these credentials, click on Log in. By this, you will see a screen having an option of New Extender setup. Here click on it.
  6. By this NETGEAR Genie, a smart setup wizard will be launched.
  7. Now all you have to follow on-screen instructions.
  8. At last, you will receive a confirmation message stating that you had completed a new NETGEAR WiFi range extender setup.

From these steps, we can substantiate our point stated in the starting of our article that setting up new NETGEAR extender is too easy.

After completing our discussion on this method now let’s proceed toward the second method of setting up extender that is WPS method.

2. WiFi Protected Setup(WPS) method:-

This method is named so because of the use of WiFi signal. In this method, we establish a connection between WiFi range extender and home router using the WiFi signal, and by this WiFi, they share information and establish a connection.

It shows in the WPS method you do not need to do anything.

This WiFi signal will perform all tasks that we were needed to perform manually in manual method.

Thus you will not be needed to launch NETGEAR Genie smart setup wizard in this method.

That is the reason why this method is known as the easiest method to be followed for setting up the NETGEAR WiFi range extender.

But there also exists one limitation associated with this method, and that is you will require a home router which should be WPS enabled.

If your home router does not have WPS button, then you cannot use this method. Then you will be left with no other choice but to install your extender either by launching NETGEAR Genie smart setup wizard or through installation CD.

It is the only con associated with this method.

But if your home router supports WPS connection, then you can follow this method for setting up NETGEAR extender. Steps that you will be required to follow for the same are:

  1. Firstly power on your NETGEAR WiFi range extender.
  2. Then press the WPS button present on your extender. By this, you will notice that WPS LED present on your NETGEAR extender will start blinking. It signifies that your extender is attempting for WPS connection.
  3. Within 2 minutes, you are required to press the WPS button of your home router.
  4. By this, you will notice that WPS LED will become stable and Router Link LED will also get lit up. It shows a successful connection between your home router and NETGEAR WiFI range extender is established.

By this setup of your NETGEAR extender by WPS method also gets completed. Now you can place your extender wherever you desire.

After discussing both the methods of setting up NETGEAR WiFi range extender, we can easily get at the conclusion that setting up NETGEAR extender is everyone's game. The only thing that you are required to follow is to follow these steps holistically to avoid unwanted hassles during setup.

By this, we also end up our discussion. We hope all the information provided in this article would have proved to be helpful to you.

But if you encounter any issue during the setup process, then you are requested to contact on only NETGEAR’s official website. So that to avoid any fraud service provider.

How to Setup Netgear WiFi Range Extender?

Netgear WiFi range extender setup is a wireless router that used to boost your WiFi range for your comfort zone in all devices. The installation process is straightforward. There are two ways to install your extender. Use the WPS methods or the web browser setup guide.

Note: Recommended you that put your router in the same room during the installation to avoid wireless interference. It can be moved to its required location and areas once the installation is completed. For any assistance or problem regarding your Netgear extender and router, call to Netgear official's website online support and get instant solution.


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