Long gone are the days when we used to stick to our desktop desk to access the WiFi. But with the aid of wireless connections, it is now easy to access the WiFi from just about any corner in your home. Simply you have to do is set up a safe and secure WiFi your home. No cables, cords or annoying plug-ins are required. Netgear new extender setup is the remedy to fix all networking and internet related issues.
If you are using Netgear wireless repeaters (extenders), make sure that you access www.mywifiext.net smart wizard for setting up a reliable wireless network in your home.
Setting up a home networking system (WiFi network) takes only a few rose petal (easy) steps. It may sound a bit complex or beyond what you are able to, but believe us – it’s not!
For setting up a wireless network, you will require a wireless router (latest and up-to-date), a laptop or computer with wireless abilities (all of them do), a latest version of modem (cable, DSL, or fiber), and two (2) Ethernet cables.
Now, we insist you to follow the commands below to set up a WiFi router, configure it for robust wireless protection and connect your computer/ laptop and portable gadgets to the network for wire-free, hassle-free, and buffer-free internet surfing.
Steps to Set up a Home WiFi network
Step-1: Find the Best Place to Spot Your Wireless Router
The optimal placement for your existing wireless router would be at the central location of your house, away from interference-creating obstructions like walls, windows, doors, reflection of mirrors or floors. What’s more, microwave ovens, refrigerators, baby monitors, metal detectors, automatic garage openers, treadmill, and related devices also cause interference in wireless signals.
Step-2: Turn off the Existing Modem
Turn off the DSL (Digital subscriber line) modem or cable prior to setup Netgear WiFi extender and connecting other devices (wired or wireless) as well.
Step-3: Connect your main Router to the existing Modem
Plug first end of the Ethernet cable into the router and second end into the modem.
Step-4: Connect your computer or laptop to the main Router
Turn on your computer or laptop (any). Make a wired connection between them.
Step-5: Power on all the Devices
Carefully, turn on the modem, router, and laptop. Also, make sure to provide a proper supply to them.
Step-6: Visit the Admin Panel of your main WiFi Router
Pull up an internet browser and enter the IP address of your router i.e. router into the address bar.
Note: Mywifiextnet local is the default IP address that is used for configuring your Apple or iOS devices with the Netgear WiFi range extender. If you need any assistance, make yourself comfortable in contacting our technical department by simply dialing a toll-free number 1-888-674-6890.
Step-7: Log in to your WiFi Router
Once you are on the login page, enter username and password (default) and click on Log in.
Step-8: Change the Default Login Credentials
After logging in successfully, Netgear Genie setup page will appear. From here, you can change the admin details from default to something more safe, strong, and hard-to-detect.
Note: Mywifiext local is the local web address for Apple or iphone and mywifiext is the web address for Windows PC. These web addresses is the answer to your question “how to setup a Netgear WiFi extender”?
Step-9: Change the Wireless Network Name
To make it easier to find out SSID, select a descriptive name for your home network. Also, ensure to set up an encryption method for your home wireless network.
Step-10: Set up the Wireless Adapter on your Computer or Laptop
Soon after you are done with the configuration settings, you can unplug the cable connecting your computer/ laptop to the router. After that, plug your WiFi adapter into your PC/ laptop. It might install the drivers automatically or you can utilize the setup CD for the installation of the adapter.
Step-11: Finally, Connect to your New WiFi Network
Power on your PC and different WiFi-enabled devices, locate the new setup WiFi network and connect with it.
And that’s it. In these light and smooth ways, you can easily set up your home networking system. How easy and simple it was, wasn’t it? If you encounter any issue during the process or have questions on how to setup Netgear extender, then don’t hesitate to ask our knowledgeable experts via comment section below.