How to Setup Netgear extender EX2700

Netgear EX2700 N300 is an excellent range extender. It has added more stars to the brand Netgear. Netgear login can extend the range of your wireless signal beyond your primary Wi-Fi router. It will work like a bridge between your already existing router and device, outside the signal range of your router. It performs two main tasks:

  • Netgear EX2700 connects over Wi-Fi to a network in your house. It starts working as a client device similar to a WIFI device connected to the network.
  • Your set up Netgear extender also works as an access point for the entire WIFI devices you have. It broadcasts its Wi-Fi network that your devices can join.

If you set it up as an access point, the extender performs tasks that your existing router does. But, if you set it up as an extender, it boosts your existing network and creates a strong signal even in hard-to-reach areas.

The following chapter will cover:

  • Need of this Netgear EX2700 setup the extender
  • Netgear wifi extender setup and placement
  • log in to the extender after installation

Why do you need to set up a Netgear extender EX2700?

  1. To increase the range of your existing Wi-Fi.
  2. Sometimes your router cannot cover the Wi-Fi range that you need.
  3. To connect to your existing Wi-Fi network to broadcast signals.
  4. It reaches the areas having Wi-Fi dead zones and poor signal.
  5. It also saves money as it does not let you purchase an additional router.
  6. Applicable for any Standard routers and access point devices.
  7. Removes the problem of slow internet and connection.

Netgear Wi-Fi extender setup | EX2700 N300

Place the extender 

  • Always keep your WIFI router in the same room where you have kept your WIFI router.
  • The proximity of your range extender to the router is required only during the setup.
  • Plug and set up Netgear extender EX2700 into an electric outlet.
  • Wait for the power LED to light Amber and then turn solid green.
  • If the Power LED does not light, push the power ON/OFF button.
  • The power button is on either side or at the back of your wireless range extender.

Netgear EX2700 | N300 Netgear Installation Assistant with a WPS button

The Wi-Fi-protected setup lets you join a safe network without any username and passphrase. The only exception is that WPS does not support WEP network security. 

Let us know how to use WPS to connect the extender to a router:

  1. First of all, press the WPS button on your Netgear EX2700 N300 extender. 
  2. The WPS LED light will start blinking.
  3. Within two minutes, similarly, press the WPS button on your WIFI router. 
  4. The LED on the extender indicating WPS connection lights solid green. 
  5. And the Router Link LED on your existing router lights. 
  6. In this way, your extender connects to your existing Wi-Fi network. 
  7. Now, you have to find the new network name for the setup. 
  8. The network name is an extended network by your Netgear N300 extender. 
  9. Thus you can see this new Wi-Fi name on your computer or Wi-Fi device also.
  10. Here, your setup Netgear extender N300 will create two new extended Wi-Fi networks. 
  11. The new Wi-Fi network name is on your existing network name.
  12. It will appear with the suffix _EXT at the end of the network name.

For example:

• Your existing Wi-Fi network name is MyNetworkdevice.

• Then the new extended network name will be MyNetworkName_EXT.

Note: – You can use the link LED of your router, which is on its front, to help you choose a perfect spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.

To connect your range extender with the router using a web browser. Web browser-based Setup is helpful to log in to the extender. After the login via a web browser, you can connect your extender to the Wi-Fi network of your existing Wi-Fi router.

Follow the steps to connect the extender to a router via a web browser:

  1. Use a Wi-Fi network manager or a device to connect to the extender Wi-Fi network of your NETGEAR_EXT.
  2. The device LED lights solid after the connection with the Wi-Fi device is established. 
  3. And then, launch a web browser to enter or in the address bar of your browser.
  4. You can now see the setup Netgear Extender EX2700 page displays.
  5. Click the NEW EXTENDER setup button. You will see the Create Account page displays. 
  6. Now, you need to complete the fields on this Extender setup page and click the NEXT. 
  7. You can also choose a Wi-Fi network to extend. And later, click the NEXT button.
  8. In the Network Key field, you need to type the existing Wi-Fi network and password. 
  9. Click the next option, and set the network name and password for your Netgear EX2700. 
  10. Again tap on the Wi-Fi network and click the NEXT button. 
  11. Wait for the Netgear wifi extender setup page.
  12. The setup Netgear extender page will display a list of available Wi-Fi networks. It may take up to one minute.

You can now connect your Wi-Fi device to the new extended Wi-Fi network. For this, you have to use the extender SSID and password. Make sure that your computer or Wi-Fi device is connected before you hit the Continue button. Tap on the Continue button, and a message displays confirming that the extender is connected and ready.