Netgear Extender Setup

Tips to Extend a Wireless Network with Netgear Extender Setup


If you have a large home, building, apartment or a sprawling piece of property and want the internet access throughout without any discontinuous or interrupted WiFi signals, then you will probably have to extend a wireless network to far corners with Netgear extender setup.

Netgear WiFi range extenders will allow you to maintain a strong and reliable wireless signal over a much larger area including blind zones, dead spots, and poor connectivity areas. So, in order to start learning some basic and simple guidelines to extend the internet range of your existing wireless network, we insist you to scroll past the jump.

Set your main WiFi router as a Base Station

Make sure that your main router is connected to your computer or laptop physically and properly via ethernet cable. This step will allow you to log in directly to the WiFi router.
Login to your main WiFi router from a relevant web browser by typing the default IP address into the URL bar field. If you’ve enabled a network password, then you are supposed to enter your login credentials now. If you haven’t, then dial a toll-free number 1-888-829-5515 and ask our certified technicians for the same.

Find the basic wireless settings that should be located either on the under Settings menu or on the main login screen

From here, you will have to make sure that your main WiFi router is broadcasting with the strongest signals possible (Mbps, or megabits per second).
Moreover, if you haven’t changed the name of your main SSID (network name), do that now, make a note of it and keep it aside. This will help in the new extender setup process and also while accessing login page.

Select either Repeating Functions or Signal Repeat Settings or any option that mentions as repeating or repeats

Here, you will be given an option to enable the wireless repeating function on your home networking system.
After that, at this point, you will establish your primary router as your base station. On the other hand, make sure that you have selected the base station functions for this router and not for the Netgear extender settings.

Where prompted, enter the MAC (Media Access Control) address of the main router or range extender you are using

The MAC address for your wireless range extender is printed on a sticker located on the back panel of the unit. The MAC address will be about twelve (12) characters. They will be either eight (8) groups of two (2) characters separated by hyphens or colons or four (4) groups of four (4) separated by periods, for example, 01-23-45-67-89-ab or 0123.4567.89ab or 01:23:45:67:89:ab.

Unplug the Ethernet cable from the main base station and connect it to your smart wireless repeater (extender) or secondary router that will be acting as a range extender
Login to your main router again using a different web browser and typing mywifiext into the address bar field.

Go to basic settings and also ensure that your signal booster (extender) is communicating with the specific wireless network by typing in the correct SSID (correct) you are using for your base station.

In the repeating settings menu enable the signal repeating functions

For your WiFi booster (extender) you will be assigned by a specific IP (Internet Protocol) address i.e. here, we would like to recommend our valuable users to Write down this IP address because you will need it to access setup and Netgear Genie page to change settings of your range expander (extender) in the future.

Enter the MAC address of your Base Station

The MAC address for your base station is located on the back panel of the unit on a sticker that will have a similar look to the MAC address for the Netgear wireless repeater.
Carefully save these settings and disconnect your range extender from your computer or laptop you are using.

At last, find a suitable location for your range extender to place. It should be within the reach of your existing wireless router but away from interference-creating obstructions like microwave, refrigerator, baby monitors, treadmill, automatic door alarms, doors, walls, windows, electronic devices, metal appliances, Bluetooth speakers/ devices, etc. This way you will get a maximum and uninterrupted signal extension.

If you are experiencing any issues related to this post then you are free to ask us for support and Netgear extender support. Simply lay your issues on us via comment box given below or toll-free number mentioned above.