How do I Set up Netgear WiFi Extender?

Hello, Please let me know that how do i set up Netgear wifi extender. I have bought this Netgear wifi extender router and don't have knowledge about this router.

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Set up Netgear WiFi Extender:

Case 1: Extender’s SSID Not Found.

Step 1 : Install extender using wired network.

Step 2 : Utilize the Setup Wizard

Step 3 : The Setup Wizard can assist you in configuring your extender to link up to a wireless network.

Step 4 : Open Setup Wizard.

Step 5 : Type in the wireless SSID radio button and enter the SSID.

Step 6 : Type in the code for your wireless network and select Continue. The next screen shows:ï?? To utilize the Setup Wizard: Beginning with 11 Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT.

Step 7 : Ensure that the correct network name is shown, and then click Continue.

Step 8 : Click OK.


Step 9 : At this juncture, the extender is linked to your home network, but your computer is not connected to the wireless network of the extender.

Step 10 : With a wireless computer or device, connect to the extender’s wireless network.

Step 11 : Move down to the bottom of the screen, click the check box, and select Continue.

Step 12 : Note: Unless you select the check box, the Continue button is grayed out.

Step 13 : Click Finish.

Step 14 : You are enquired whether you want to bookmark the page, and then prompted to close the screen.

Step 15 : Go to Contents Menu.

Case 2: Main SSID Not Found by the Extender

  • Install the extender on the same location/room where the main router is present.
  • Restart extender and router.
  • If SSID is still not found, alter the wireless channel on router.
  • Move to Contents Menu

Case 3: Extender Connected But Unable to Access Internet

Verify the IP address and it should be on the same subnet of the main router.

How-to Find IP address of the network adapter without usage of command prompt on Win7, Vista and Windows XP and Mac OS x.

Windows 7, without using the command prompt
  • In the system tray, select the network connection icon and click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
  • To see the IP address of a wired connection, select Local Area Connection.
  • To see the IP address of a wireless adapter, select Wireless Network Connection (Network Name).
  • Select Details... . Your IP address will be shown next to "IPv4 Address".
Windows Vista, Without Using the Command Prompt
  • From the Start menu, select Network, and then open Properties. This shows the Network and Sharing Center.
  • To see the IP address of a wired connection, select View Status to the right of Local Area Connection.
  • To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, click View Status to the right of Wireless Network Connection.
  • Select Details... . Check for the address next to "IPv4 IP Address".
Windows XP, without Using the Command Prompt
  • Open the Start menu, select My Network Places, and then click Properties.
  • To see the IP address of a wired connection, select Local Area Connection.
  • To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, select Wireless Network Connection.
  • Select the Support tab, and then open Details... . The window that appears will show the IP address.

Mac OS X

To detect the IP address of a Mac OS X computer:

OS X 10.5 and Later
  • From the Apple menu, open System Preferences... . In System Preferences, from the View menu, click on Network.
  • In the Network preference window, select a network port (e.g., Ethernet, AirPort, Wi-Fi). If you are plugged in to the network, you'll see its IP address under "Status:".
OS X 10.4 or 10.3
  • From the Apple menu, choose Location, and then Network Preferences... .
  • In the Network Preference window, next to "Show:", click on Network Status. You'll view your network status and your IP address displayed.

Note: If the IP address being displayed is not on the same subnet of the main router then you can try running the sequence power cycle.

Case 4: Extender Not Able to Attain IP Address from the Main Router Though it Shows Connected

Configure static IP address on the extender.

How to Affix a Static IP Address on the Wireless Extender:

1.Link up the computer straight to the extender using an Ethernet cable.

2.Use the extender page by opening web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer).

3.On the address bar enter the exact word “http://www.mywifiext.com/cgi-bin/index.html” and click Enter. The following screen should appear.

4.If asked for a username and password, enter admin for the username and password for the password. Ensure that all letters are in lower case.

5.On the left panel select IP Address Setup in the Setup category.

6.Under the Device’s IP Address click Use Static IP Address.

7.You can now set a static IP for the extender.

Note: IP Address should lie same subnet of the main router while Gateway IP Address should be the IP address of the router. DNS can be universal DNS address such 4.2.2.2

8. Select Apply to update the setting.

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