Is Netgear Extender Best? Can I Buy It?

By Oscarjack 5 Min Read

Yes, you can go for it! Netgear range extenders are one of the best WiFi devices.

“So, which one should I buy?”

There are many Netgear WiFi range extenders out there. You can choose any one among them as per your internet needs and budget.

“After buying the Netgear extender, what is the first thing that I should do”?

Unbox it!

“Ok, done!”

“What after unboxing the extender”?

Keep it near to router!

“What is the purpose of keeping the devices closer to each other?”

Because you have to connect them using an Ethernet cable!

“Can I connect them wirelessly”?

Yes, you can?


Search for Netgear_ext WiFi network name and connect your existing router with it.

“Ok, give me some time because I am getting trouble while searching for the WiFi network name.”

Are there many WiFi networks active nearby your extender’s SSID?

“Yes, round about 15!”

Forget them all and restart your device once.

Now, can you see Netgear_ext?

“Yes, I can!”

Fab! Now, connect your router to the extender in a wireless manner.


Now, proceed by opening a laptop or desktop.

“Already opened!”

What is that?

“A laptop! Will it work?”

Yes, of course! We already told you that!

“What after that?”

Update your laptop’s software!

“Why? I mean, is it necessary?”

Yes, for the smooth working of your laptop, updating its software version is very much important.

“Ok, understood! Done! The software of my laptop got updated!”

Fab! The next step would be opening a web browser of your choice on the same device i.e. laptop.

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Enter in the URL bar and press enter to continue.

“The IP address is not working!”

  • Have you updated the internet browser?
  • Is the browsing history cleared?
  • Are all the opened or pinned tabs shut down?
  • Is the IP address entered in the search bar?
  • Have you committed typing errors?

“OMG”! Are all the points you have mentioned important?”

Yes, all of them are important and if not followed, they will give you not working issue.

“So, what should I do?”

  • Update the browser you are using
  • Wipe out the browsing history
  • Shut down all the tabs except one.
  • Copy and paste into the browser’s URL bar in order to prevent typing errors.

“Thank you for the information! The IP address is working now!”

Have you pressed the Enter key upon entering the IP address correctly in the browser’s address bar?

“Yes! I am on the new extender setup page and it is asking for username and password.”

Grab your extender manual! Open it and get the default login details of your Netgear WiFi range extender there. Enter the login details of your device and click on Log In.

Note: Please change the default login details of your Netgear extender. Doing so will keep your extender at bay from intruders.

“I will definitely do that after extender configuration!”

“What to do now?”

Are you redirected to mywifiext setup page?

“Yes, I am in”!

Just follow the instructions on what the displayed page asked you to do!

“Nothing much! My extender got configured with a single click!”

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“Can I take the extender to my bedroom?”

Yes, of course! You can now place it anywhere in your home where you want to access the internet the most!

Did you get the information to update its firmware?

“Yes, I will do that later!”

Don’t do that!


What is the purpose of configuring the extender if you are keeping the firmware update process for later? The extender’s firmware must be updated right after the configuration process.

“Ok, I will do that shortly! I give you my words! But, do I have to perform this process regularly?”

Yes, whenever you get the notification!

“Thank you! I never knew how important is to update the Netgear extender’s firmware. By updating its firmware, my extender is giving more results than setting it up. Now, when I have come to know, I will surely help others with the same.”

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