Steps to access the local WiFi settings of your NETGEAR WiFi range extender

Plug in your extender and wait for the Power LED to light up. If it doesn’t, press the Power or On/Off button.

  1. Connect your computer or mobile device to the extender’s WiFi network. The default WiFi network name (SSID) is NETGEAR_EXT and the default password is password.
  2. Launch a web browser and enter or in the address bar.
  3. The New Extender Setup page will appear. Click or tap NEW EXTENDER SETUP.
  4. If prompted to accept terms and conditions, click or tap YES or I AGREE.
  5. Choose your extender’s admin credentials. We recommend leaving the default User Name as admin and choosing a password that is different from your WiFi network password.
  6. Select and answer two security questions from the drop-down menus. These questions are used to recover your extender’s admin credentials if you forget them.
  7. Click or tap NEXT.
  8. Your extender will search for local WiFi networks. Select the radio buttons for your network’s 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi Network Names (SSID). If you do not see your networks, click or tap See More.
  9. Enter your existing network’s password and click or tap NEXT.
  10. Select SSIDs and passwords for your extender. By default, the extender uses the name of your existing network with _2GEXT added to the end for the 2.4GHz band and _5GEXT for the 5GHz band. By default, the password for each band is the same as your existing network.
  11. Click or tap NEXT.
  12. The extender applies your settings. This can take a few minutes. The extender displays the WiFi network name (SSID) and password for each of your extender’s bands.

Please note that these instructions are for NETGEAR WiFi range extenders. If you have a different brand of extender, the steps may vary.

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