Buying a Netgear Extender is the right choice for the people who want to extend their wifi signal into the dead zones of their homes. But, when we you this device at your home might face some issues. Here, in this post we will discuss some common issues with Netgear Extender Setup and also give you some quick troubleshooting tips. So let’s start with first issue:
- Changing Network name (SSID) And Password
By default your network name will be something related to the extender like NETGEAR_EXT and the password will be completely random. The username and password is printed on the label of the extender. You can change your username and password easily. Login to your Netgear Extender setup and you will find both these options under wireless. Change them according to your choice, but always remember to click apply before you leave.
- How do I update my extender firmware?
Netgear extender will occasionally need updating just like your computer or Smartphone. To update the extender firmware is so easy, just login to the web app. If there is a new firmware, you will have a message towards the top of the window telling you so. Go to the advance tab in the app under the administration section. Just download the update and install it.
- How do I control my kid’s access on the internet?
To keep an eye on your kid’s internet access you can download Netgear Genie app for your Smartphone. Netgear Genie app offers basic access to a number of your extender features, including setting up and managing parental controls. You can learn more here about Netgear Genie setup and features.
- How do I interact with my Netgear Extender?
For troubleshooting this issue, open www.mywifiext.net on the web browser and login. The default username is Admin and the PASSWORD is Password. If this is not working then check the documentation that came with your Extender, or see if it is printed on a label somewhere on the hardware itself.
- Turning off your ISP supplied Wi-Fi router
Plug your Netgear Extender into the ISP router and it will start working straight away. But, two different WiFi networks running at same place can interfere, so for the best network performance, you need to turn the ISP supplied one off. To perform this task you will need to login to the web app of your ISP router using the details provided either in the manual or usually on a label somewhere on the router.