Reconnecting the Netgear WiFi extender with the home network as easy as setting up the new extender setup.

In the particular Netgear article, we will the various measures involved in re-establishing the Netgear WiFi extender to the home network in deep detail.

You can reconnect the Netgear WiFi range extender by the following methods:

1. WiFi connection
2. Wired connection

The only difference between them is of an Ethernet cable. In the wired connection case, you required an Ethernet cable to connect with the range extender with your router device whereas in WiFi connection you required WiFi signal to reconnect your Netgear range extender with the router's home network.

But before that let us understand what is Netgear WiFi range extender and why you need to either reconnect or connect your Netgear range extender with the home wireless network.

What Do You Understand by the Name of WiFi Range Extender?

As the name defines, the range extenders are the devices which are used to enhance the network coverage range of the existing home WiFi network. If you are facing some issues with respect to your home coverage network that means your network exists some blind network spots where your router's network signal is not delivering properly. So here the best solution is Netgear WiFi range extender.

Basically, the Netgear WiFi range extender works as an amplifier. They hold the capability to rebroadcast the amplified network signals that have been transmitted from your home WiFi router. Because of the boosted signal strength, the WiFi signals become approachable to each far end of your residence and eliminate the dead blind network spots. This is the major primary function of Netgear WiFi range extender.

Now let us move towards our second question that why do there is a need for Netgear Genie smart setup with the home wireless network.

Why Reconnect Netgear Range Extender to Home Wireless Network?

As we had already before shared that Netgear WiFi extender is designed to extend the currently existing WiFi network range. Therefore there connectivity is a must. Now let us move how to connect Netgear extender with the home network.

Wired Connection:

In this method, you can connect your WiFi range extender with the home network via Ethernet cable.

  1. Firstly establish a link between your Netgear WiFi extender and your desktop or laptop via using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Now launch a web browser of your preferred choice.
  3. Now type mywifiext.local in the URL or address bar of the web browser.
  4. You will land on the Netgear extender login page. Mention the login credentials and hit the enter key.
  5. Visit the Setup option present under the Wireless Settings section.
  6. Under the security options, you are required to confirm the password the same as your home WiFi router's password.
  7. Click on Apply button, once it has done.
  8. Now reconnect your smart WiFi devices with the extended network range.

Wireless Connection:

If you existing home wireless network supports WPS, follow the steps mentioned below to configure your Netgear range extender using a simple WPS button.

  1. Press and hold the WPS button on the extender for about 5 seconds and wait till the WPS LED present on the front of your range extender starts flickering/blinking.
  2. Within the next two minutes, press the WPS button present on your wireless router device or access point. Now, wait for a minimum of 2 minutes while the range extender is connecting with your existing wireless home network.
  3. If successfully setup is done. The 2.4GHz WPS LED present on your range extender turns in to solid green color.
  4. Somehow, if the router supports the 5GHz bandwidth, just repeat the 1 and 2 steps to connect the extender with 5 GHz bandwidth. If successfully extender setup is done, the 5GHz link rate LED with glow up.

Conclusion: We hope all the information provided within this article will serve well its purpose. You can easily now reconnect your Netgear range extender with the home network. If still, you have any sort of query or feedback related to Netgear extender or for this particular article. Feel to share with us through comments.

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