As a matter of fact, Netgear regularly releases the latest firmware versions to improve the performance of the product and add new features as well. Follow the steps below for the Netgear firmware update.

To update Netgear extender's firmware:

  • Open a web browser (any) from a device (computer or laptop) that is connected to your new extender’s WiFi network.

Note: Your existing WiFi router and Netgear wireless range extender may have different SSIDs (WiFi network names). Please verify that you are connected to your range extender’s network only.

  • Log in to your range extender via web address.
  • Once you are logged in successfully, please click on the menu icon.
  • The extender menu will display.

Now, you can access the firmware update page:

  • On most Netgear models, select the 'Settings' option and after that, 'Firmware Update' (without quotes).

Note: If that option is not visible, select 'Maintenance' and then 'Firmware Upgrade' (without quotes).

  • Click on either the 'Check Online' or 'Check' option (without quotes).

If the new firmware is available to be updated, follow the on-screen prompts and update the Netgear extender's firmware with the latest version.

How to log into Netgear WiFi range extender?

  • Open a new browser on your connected device.

Note: If your Netgear extender and the existing WiFi router use different SSIDs, type www-mywifiext-net or into the address field of your web browser.
If your router and the extender uses the same network name (SSID), type into the browser’s address bar field.

  • Tap the Enter key on your keyboard.

A login page will display.

  • Type in your username and password.
  • Click on Log In.

The Status page will display.

  • Hit the menu icon.

The extender menu will appear.

Select 'Settings' (without quotes) to view and adjust your range extender’s settings.

Note: If you forgot your login credentials (username and password), please click on the 'Username & Password' Help link (without quotes).

If you still fail to recover the login details, then reset your admin details.

Perform a factory reset process on Netgear WiFi range extender?.

  • Verify that your Netgear extender’s 'Power' light is on. If not, push the power button.
  • After that, locate the factory reset hole on your range extender.
  • Now, take a paper clip and insert it into the factory reset hole of your range extender.
  • Hold it for 5-10 seconds.
  • Release it and your extender resets successfully.

You can also reset your extender via its web interface (applicable on some models):

  • Access the login page.
  • If your internet browser displays the 'Menu' icon, please click on it.

The extender menu will display.

  • Select the 'Settings' option.
  • After that, select 'Other' and then the 'Reset' option.
  • A confirmation screen will appear.
  • Confirm your decision and your extender will reset successfully.

Note: Once you have reset your device, please note this down that all the settings made by you will be reset too.

All the settings will be reset that means I have to run the setup process again? It is so annoying. Is there any way to set up this thing up in a simple way?

Yes! We do have an easy method for the Netgear extender setup process and that is the WPS method.

To install your range extender using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) method:

  • Press the WPS button on your range extender.
  • Keep holding it for a few seconds.
  • When the WPS LED on the front panel of your range extender starts blinking, release the button.
  • Within a minute, push the WPS button on your main wireless router, gateway, or the access point (AP) as well.

If your main router supports the 5GHz band, just repeat the 1st step to connect your range extender to the 5GHz band successfully.

At last, we would like to say that if you need any help in the Netgear extender reset and Netgear password reset, then please keep this thing in mind that you are free to contact us anytime. Just dial our toll-free number 1-866-504-8616.

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