Netgear Extender Setup Using Netgear Installation Assistant

WiFi Extenders are a certain type of device that can do wonders. However, to get the best signal, that device ought to set up properly. When the time comes to choose the appropriate extender, Netgear is best to choose. Before going for a Netgear extender setup, it is crucial to know that, their efficiency and performance entirely depend upon how you set them up. Therefore, it is recommended to thoroughly follow the steps given here. Second important thing is that, place the Netgear extender in the same room where your router is. It will deliver the best result.

Here is how to do Netgear extender setup using Netgear installation assistant.

Netgear extender setup
This picture just illustration purpose your router may vary with model.
  • First, connect the extender with the power source and wait for the power light to turn green.
  • After the light turns on, you have to now connect the device using a WiFi connection.
  • To connect the WiFi on your smartphone or tablet, you can open the WiFi extender manager and find out the extender network from the list. Connection of WiFi-enabled device is done now.
  • Open the browser on your computer and type in the address bar.

After the page opens, click on the "New Extender Setup" button. This is the initial step of the Netgear extender setup.

  • Now enter the required details in the field and then click on the "Next" button.
  • Verify the 'Access Point/Extender' switch to make sure that, it has been set to the extender. Then click on the "Continue" button.
  • Enter router password in the password field and click on the "Next" button.
  • Set the network name and password for the extender and then press the "Next" button.
  • Connect various WiFi-enabled devices like tablets, smartphones, and laptops to the extender using the SSID and password.
router login
This picture may vary with your router version.
  • Check the connectivity of the WiFi devices before proceeding to press the “Continue” button. If all these devices are connected perfectly, then you can click on the "Next" button.

Netgear Extender Setup Process

  • Now time to unplug the extender and move away to another location. That new location must be halfway between the router and the area where the internet signals were not accessed.
  • After shifting to the new location, now plug in the extender to a power source and wait till the power LED of the extender goes green.
  • Use the router link LED to get guidance with the proper spot where the extender to router connection is optimal.
  • If the router link light (LED) is still not glowing green or amber light, then you have to bring back the extender close to the router.
  • Now, reconnect the WiFi device (Computer, Smartphone, and Tablet) to a newly extended WiFi network.
Netgear Extender Setup
  • Examine the extended WiFi range just by moving your computer or any other WiFi device to such an area with the poor router WiFi signal.

After doing all, now the Netgear extender setup using Netgear installation assistant has been completed. Now, the internet signals can be used in such areas where internet signals were absent before.

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