Netgear Extender Setup - Set up Netgear Extender using Ethernet Cable

Netgear is an American-based multinational brand renowned for its computer networking products. It covers a wide range of products, including various types of appliances, switches, routers, extenders, and a lot more. Netgear aims to provide its users with the smartest networking products to help them enjoy advanced wired or wireless internet connectivity. One of the best products offered by Netgear is the Wi-Fi range extender. It is a savior to all those who are facing a dead zone or intermittent internet connection issue in their home or office. Netgear extender boosts the Wi-Fi signals and increases the Wi-Fi range in the area. All of the extenders offered by Netgear are easy to set up and install. You can set up your range extender by following some simple steps that we have given in this write-up. Apart from the Netgear extender setup, we have also discussed the most common problems users face during or after completing the Netgear extender.

Netgear Range Extender Setup : Ethernet Method

This is for all the users who do not have a WPS button on their router. In this section of the write-up, we are going to mention the step-wise procedure to perform the Netgear extender setup with an Ethernet cable:-

  • Firstly, you should make sure that the extender and router are placed at the appropriate distance.

  • Now, take an internet/Ethernet cable and connect it to your router and extender.

  • Now, power on the range extender.

  • After this, you should go to the internet browser of your computer/device and enter “” in the address bar.

  • Here, you'll be asked to enter your user's ID and password into the required fields given on the screen.

  • After this, click on the “log in” button.

  • Note: all the users should use the default login details of the Netgear extender setup for the first time.

  • Once you have logged into the network, the setup wizard will appear on the screen.

  • Here, you should select the Wi-Fi network that you wish to extend.

  • After this, click on the “Continue” button.

  • Now, you should enter the security settings for your new Wi-Fi network that is Netgear_ext (SSID).

  • Hence, you have successfully completed the Netgear extender setup procedure.

Although all the steps that we have mentioned above are easy to follow, if you still face any difficulty while performing the Netgear extender setup, you must get in touch with the Netgear customer support team.

Most Common Issues with Netgear Extender

Some of the most common problems that you may face during or after completing the Netgear extender setup are discussed below:-

  • Unable to setup Netgear extender default password.

  • The Wi-Fi router may not work properly.

  • Not able to connect to the Netgear_ext SSID.

  • Can’t remember the Netgear administrator password.

  • Unable to complete the Netgear extender login.

  • The LED light is not blinking before or after the Netgear extender setup.

  • Unable to access the on the device.

  • The Wi-Fi signal strength is weak.

These were the most common issues faced by the Netgear extender users. However, in the next section of this write-up, we have discussed the Netgear customer support where you can contact and resolve your queries and issues.

Netgear Customer Support

Netgear provides the users with a highly-experienced and helpful customer support team. The Netgear customer support is available round the clock to help its user out with Netgear products related troubles. All you require to do is go to the Netgear customer support team page and select your product category. Apart from this, you can also type and search for your product’s model number in the search bar at the top of the customer support page. Once you enter the product model number and press the enter key, you will be forwarded to the official product specific page of the Netgear. This page would contain the information related to the product, including downloads, documentation, and others.


In this write-up, we included the step-by-step Netgear extender setup procedure. All the users can easily set up their extender without any difficulty. In addition to this, we have also discussed some of the most common issues and problems that users face during the Netgear extender setup. Moreover, we also discussed how you can get in touch with the customer support team of Netgear.