Extenders are also called boosters. And they boost your Wifi signal. If you are having network problem in your home then it is recommended to use Netgear extenders. Netgear extenders are easy to setup manually through its web interface www.mywifiext.net. A user should have some technical knowledge if wants to setup through a browser interface. A user can also use the WPS method to setup the extender if it is supported by the extender, router, and device.
The issues that you may encounter with your Netgear extender:
- It says the password is incorrect but you are entering the correct password.
- Netgear Genie does not display after you have successfully connected to your extender network.
- Reserved IP address devices cannot be able to connect to the extender.
- After entering the wrong passphrase, you are not able to connect to the extender.
- Extender disconnects from the main router while setup.
- Unable to connect manually your wifi device to the extender after setting up the extender and the router through WPS button.
- Unable to download the latest firmware.
- Accessing issue of mywifiext.net.
Here, in this article, we will discuss how to configure EX7000 as a wireless range extender.
Follow the steps given below to do the same.
- Make a connection with your computer to the extender 7000. You can do so by using the Ethernet cable. Connect one end to the computer and another to the Ethernet port of the extender. This is wired connection. You can also make a wireless connection. Connect to your extender’s network. Go to the networks in the notification area. Connect to the SSID of the extender.
- Wait for the Device to Extender LED as it turns solid green.
- Launch an Internet browser such as Google Chrome.
- In the address bar of the window, enter mywifiext.net. Click on new extender setup. If you do not know where the address bar located then we are providing a screenshot here for the address bar.
- Enter the required details in the given fields. And click on next button. (You are making an account here and password recovery).
- Choose the option wifi range extender from the given two.
- Select the network you want to extend. Click on the next button after choosing.
- Enter the password for your main router and click on next.
- Change the SSID or network name of your network. This is not an easy thing to do. You have to follow some steps for this also.
- Save the settings and connect your device to the extender network.
- Click next to proceed further and you are now connected to the extender’s network.
- Fill out the form if you want to take future support. Otherwise, you can also skip this step.
The device is now successfully installed as a router.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
We are discussing here some of the common questions that users ask.
Question: If a user is unable to view Netgear Genie window after having a successful connection with the extender’s network?
Answer: Try accessing the Netgear Genie window by entering the web address www.mywifiext.net or IP address of the extender model. Also, check the device to extender LED light. It should be solid green. Your device should be using DHCP and able to identify IP address automatically. Still having issues, connect with us through live chat window given on the website.
Question: Netgear extender can be connected to the existing router or not?
Answer: Almost all the Netgear extenders are compatible with all the routers. Just confirm that if your router is only using 2.4 GHz band and your extender is a dual band extender then only 2.4 GHz band will work properly. So, it is better to buy an extender of single frequency.
Question: Reserved IPs devices do not seem to work when connected to the extender?
Answer: Open the login window for your extender and enter the details, username and password. Log into the extender’s configuration panel and in the IP reservation list, add the translated Mac addresses.
Question: Is it necessary to have the latest firmware of the extender?
Answer: Yes, it is necessary if you want to increase the performance of the extender. New firmware always comes with something new that is helpful in bug fixing and also enhance the performance of the extender and simultaneously provide you better internet access throughout your home or office.
If you are getting issues with your Netgear extender model then take help from our experts through our live chat window. Experts stay online there to solve your issues. You can also connect with us through our toll free number. We solve issues like access problem of mywifiext.net, a problem encountered while changing the password, difficulty in setting up the parental controls etc.