My Netgear WIFI Extender is not connecting to the WIFI Router

Are you unable to connect your Netgear WIFI range extender to the WIFI router? Then follow the steps and methods mentioned underneath. These are the Netgear won’t connect to the router troubleshooting tips. No matter what model you have. These tricks apply to all. Just keep in mind that you must use to get the web-based dashboard of your range extender. You may log in to your Netgear Extender either using a web browser or software called the Netgear Nighthawk app on any mobile device. The Nighthawk app provides you notifications, updates, latest features updates, firmware updates, etc. 

Install your Netgear Extender using a web browser

  1. Plugin your Netgear range Extender to the power outlet and power it on.
  2. Unplug any connected Ethernet cord to your computer and the modem.
  3. Tap on the given WIFI icon on the taskbar. And then associate it to the extender network. For instance, the Netgear- Extender -2.4Ghz -5Ghz.”
  4. Launch an Internet browser that you use. And now, enter or into the address bar of the browser.
  5. You will see prompts to enter the username and password of your network.
  6. You may create your password for future use and then click the Start option on the MyWiFiExt login page.
  7. Select frequency bands, such as the 2.4 GHz network or 5 GHz network and enter the required password.
  8. Verify the wireless settings once again, and then click the Save button.
  9. For better network communication, move your Netgear range extender between the WIFI router and the troubling dead zone area.
  10. Check whether the LED light on your WIFI extender has turned to a solid blue colour. If it has, you are all set to go with your Netgear Extender.

The user might face some issues while logging and setting up their Netgear range extender. They might have trouble connecting the range extender to the WIFI router. There can be a lot of reasons that one cannot connect to the WIFI network. 

Important Note: – One of the best advice is to connect your Netgear repeater to the WIFI router using an Ethernet cable. Try to avoid wireless communication between the two devices (Router and the Netgear repeater).

Netgear extender won’t connect- Troubleshooting tips.

First of all, make sure the WIFI router and the Netgear repeater is on. Before setting up the range extender to the web page, clear the browsing history. On the off chance, the LED on your Netgear range extender is not turned solid. Then press the power button available at the back of both the devices.

  1. Make sure that you have not enabled MAC filtering on your WIFI router. 
  2. By chance, the MAC filtering and access control enable on your WIFI router. 
  3. Then disable these settings and then configure the range extender again.
  4. Check the password that you have entered to connect the range extender to the WIFI network. 
  5. If you are using the wrong password, then the connection will not establish properly.
  6. To check the firmware version, refer to the user manual that comes with the Netgear range extender.  
  7. Old or expired firmware versions can cause issues, like the Netgear extender not connecting to the WIFI router. 
  8. In case you found that the firmware version has expired. Then get the latest firmware for your range extender from the official site.
  9. Before downloading the latest firmware for your Netgear repeater, check if your internet connection is secure, solid, and rapid. 
  10. Do not turn off the computer, router and range extender while downloading the firmware. It will not allow you to get rid of the problem. 
  11. The firmware update will also help you to resolve the not working issue. 
  12. not working is one of the most troubling problems to the users.

Update the Netgear Extender firmware- 

Firmware updates also resolve issues, like slow or weak internet connection, dropping network connection, not getting WIFI range, etc. First of all, you need to get the latest firmware from the official website.

  1.  After getting the latest firmware for your Netgear WIFI extender setup, log in to the Web GUI page of your WIFI range extender. 
  2. Navigate the dashboard to settings>>System Tools>>Firmware Update. Here you will click the browse button and select the downloaded firmware file.
  3. As you click the upgrade button, wait until the firmware upgrade is complete. 
  4. After that, reconnect the range extender and login back to the web GUI using or the Netgear Nighthawk app. 
  5. Are you still unable to connect your Netgear range extender to the WIFI router? Then you need to reset your WIFI device to the default factory settings.
  6. You can obtain the default configuration through the Netgear router reset process.

Reset Extender via reset button

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  1. To reset the range extender, find and locate a reset hole or a tiny reset button. It is on your Netgear range extender. 
  2. Press the reset button or insert a paper clip. You can even use the safety pin into the hole and press the button. 
  3. Hold the reset button for at least a few seconds and then release.
  4. After Netgear repeater reset, the device will lose its entire customized configuration. 
  5. If you do not want to load the customized configuration, create a backup before implementing the reset process. 
  6. Go to the settings->System Tools->Backup and restore.
  7. Now, check if you could communicate your Netgear range extender to the WIFI router using the web address. 
  8. You can also try to login back to the web GUI of your Tp Link Range extender via the Netgear Nighthawk app. 

As a last option, you can power cycle the devices before login back to the Netgear repeater web-based GUI. 

Netgear extender login after reset 

  1. To login to your Netgear WIFI extender, connect the computer to the LAN slot of the range extender with the Ethernet cable.
  2. Assign the Static IP address manually on your computer connected to the LAN of the WIFI router.
  3. In case you want to know how to assign the static IP address to your WIFI router. Then follow the below-mentioned steps. 
  4. If you are using a Windows system, follow the steps given here. Left-click the options Start->then Control Panel->then Network and Internet->then Network and Sharing Center->and then Change Adapter Settings.
  5. Click and select your Local Area Connection->go to Properties and then double-click the option [Internet Protocol] Version 4(TCP/IPv4).
  6. Now, you can easily set the static IP address such as 192.168.1x if the Static IP address on your Netgear range extender is
  7. Open any internet browser. And then, type the provided IP Address of your range extender, and press and hit the Enter button.
  8. Now, you need to type the default username and the default password into the given authentication fields.
  9. The default username is admin. And the default password is also admin. Click the OK option after entering the login credentials.
  10. The above IP settings are for login into the web-based interface of your Netgear WIFI extender login page.

If you still cannot log into your Netgear WIFI extender. Then download the Netgear Nighthawk app. The Nighthawk app will instruct you to set up your Netgear web page via in-app instructions. You even call our customer care executive for any further assistance. Get instant help from our expert help whenever you require it.