How do I Reset My NETGEAR Extender WN2000RPT

Hey Guys, I want to expand the range of my router. so I configured it with my Netgear extender wn2000rp. But from few days, my network is running very slow. can anyone help me to reset Netgear extender.

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Netgear wn2000rpt Reset:

The NETGEAR WN2000RPT is mainly used when your device is in a "dead zone" i.e., the network connection from the existing router is poor or unreachable. In this situation the extender is required to use. But the data-traffic routed through your extender will be slower than that straight from the original router.

So to connect the extender with the router you need to place it in halfway between the device and the router. If still you find difficult in connecting then place the extender closer to the device.

For any case, if you need to reset Netgear wn2000rptr, first of all plug the power supply of the extender and then stick a paperclip in the Factory Reset button hole at the rear-panel and hold it until the Status LED flashes green. Once turned green then you can configure using either of the options:

Option 1 - Connect via WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Note: To opt for this option, be sure that your Netgear wn2000rpt Extender supports WPS, else opt for Option 2, mentioned below.

  1. Press your extender WPS button and wait for it to start blinking. Press the WPS button on your Netgear wn2000rpt Extender too within 2 minutes.
  2. When the WPS lights on both the devices stop blinking then ensure that the Link Rate LED is lit.
  3. Now connect to the extender wireless network using SSID (with _EXT at the end, for example, ROUTER_EXT). Use this same passphrase/network key as the main wireless network.
  4. To make changes on the extender, go to and login as “admin” and “password” as password.

Option 2 - Connect via Web Browser Setup:

Step 1: Check one of your wireless devices for the network NETGEAR_EXT. It is not secured network so can be connected easily.

Step 2: The PC to extender light will turn on once connected.

Step 3: Now type in your web browser. NETGEAR genie or WN2000RPT v3, will prompt for going according to the procedure or to configure manually. Click Yes and then Next. On clicking No you have to configure manually.

Step 4: Select your network from the list of the existing wireless networks and click Continue.

Step 5: Enter the wireless password for the existing wireless network.

Note: This completes the extender to Extender router settings.

Step 6: Now select the same security mode and password as those for the existing network and Continue.

Note: This will connect the device to extender settings.

Step 7: Check My wireless devices are connected to the NETGEAR WN2000RPT Extender network, check-box and click Continue.

Step 8: Click Finish.

Note: This will apply the settings and complete the process.

Step 9: Again, if it's required to make changes using web browser settings, then click on and login as “admin” and “password” as password.

The Connection of the Extender to the Existing Network is Indicated by the Link Rate LED Glow, as Follows:

a) Green - indicates connection at its best.

b) Amber - Indicates as workable performance.

c) Red - Indicates poor or no connection.

If the Link Rate LED is off, then there is no connection at all.

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