Many users often face some hindrances during Netgear extender setup. Here we will discuss some major issues and how you can resolve them:-
Unable to download/install the latest Netgear firmware version
Netgear keeps on updating new firmware versions in order to improve the overall security and performance of its devices. Thus, it's necessary to make sure that you keep your Netgear Wi-Fi extender up to date with the latest version of the firmware. If you need to update your firmware, all you need to do is, launch your web browser and log into the Netgear Extender Setup page. After this, you will be required to click on the “Settings” option. Then, select “Firmware Update.” Moreover, if you find any suspicious error during the firmware update procedure, get in touch with the technical experts of the Netgear customer support team.
The Extender is connected to the Netgear_ext network, but the internet is not working
Usually, this issue arises due to improper placement of the extender. If your Netgear range extender is out of the coverage area of your Wi-Fi router, this issue might occur. The Netgear extender amplifies the network signals of your Wi-Fi router and then re-transmits the network signals to turn a dead network zone into a full network zone. Therefore, if you need to get rid of such issues, you must ensure that your Netgear Extender is not placed too far from your router.
Not able to reset Netgear range extender
Netgear Wi-Fi extender Setup and reset are easy to perform. You can set up the extender by following the procedure given in the previous section. Moreover, in order to reset the extender, you have to locate and press the reset button provided at the bottom of the extender. You should press and hold the button with the help of a pointed object like per or paper clip for about 5 seconds or until the LED light given on the extender starts blinking amber.
In this write-up, we have included the easiest steps for Netgear extender setup. Therefore, you can set up your Netgear extender without facing any issues. In addition to this, we have also included the most common problems that users face during the procedure, along with their solutions.