Prior to setup your new Netgear extender, you must be familiar to their various attributes. So here in this post, we will guide you in detail about:
- What an extender is?
- How extenders work?
- How to setup your Wi-Fi extender manually?
So let’s get started.
What is an Extender?
The extenders are the gadget that are commonly referred as the signal boosters are intended for use in vary situations and network types. In general, the main utilization of these gadgets is for extending the coverage of the wireless network (Wi-Fi) of the main router via the help of mywifiext the extenders are commonly used in larger homes or spaces in which there are abundance of reduced Wi-Fi coverage areas or the dead spots.
However, using the Extender is not just only limited to the above stated use, there are many other situations when you require the Netgear extender setup. Here are list of such scenarios:
- When user wish to extend the network coverage to the outer area of their homes, such as deck or patio.
- If the wireless coverage is required in the far reaches of your houses such as basement or a loft. These points are remarked as the dead spots where you get zero network coverage.
- When a wireless connection becomes a necessity to provide an Ethernet connection to single or multiple devices that do not have the Wi-Fi, it may be within or in the exteriors of the main coverage area.
- In the premises where one main wireless connection is needed to cover a wider area than the main router does.
How extenders work?
The Wi-Fi extender is a device that repeats the wireless network signal of the router associated with your network to expand its coverage. It is like a bridge, capturing the network signals from the router and repeats & broadcast it to the areas where there is no Wi-Fi or is consistent to improving the over-all performance of your home Wi-Fi network.
If we compare it to the baseball, the router is the outfielder whose work is to provide the ball to the catcher and your Extender is the shortstop that acts as a medium between these two. While using the extender, user must make sure that they have paid attention to the device settings. You can refer to Netgear wifi range extender manual for this.
This is because your home Wi-Fi device will remain connected to the router till you manually switch over to your range extender’s network. However some advance Netgear routers are in the underway to automate this process. So that user can enjoy good connectivity throughout their premises without doing many efforts.
How to setup your Wi-Fi extender manually?
In order to execute your new extender setup manually, follow these steps:
- Plug the power supply to your Extender and turn it on. Make sure the power light is glowing green.
- Ensure that your Wi-Fi is turned on, on your devices including your computer, tablet or mobile. Now select the network name – “Netgear_ext” from the list of available networks.
- Now open any web browser and type mywifiext.local to redirect to the Netgear extender setup page.
- Tap on the “setup wireless range extender” and then click on the “continue” option.
- Choose from the list, the network that you wish to extend.
- Type in your Wi-Fi password when prompted and assign a name to your Wi-Fi network.
- Now your extender is ready to use, you can connect the devices to the Extender’s network.
- Also, once properly configured you can relocate the extender to other locations if you want. It will work well as far as it is in the range of the modem.