How to Connect Netgear Extender to Internet

The Netgear Genie Smart Setup wizard allows you to setup or configure your Netgear wifi extender by launching the web browser on your PC that is connected to your current home network. To connect the Netgear extender to wifi, you need to know some details about your Wi-Fi network such as the network’s password to complete the netgear range extender setup process. Since the extender boosts your current Wi-Fi network’s signal beyond its current limit, so you won’t have to worry that the wifi network will drop unexpectedly at a critical moment.

Netgear wifi repeater works with any wireless router or gateway and enables a better Wi-Fi connection for laptops, home theater devices, smart phones and much more. You can access your wireless device by connecting a netgear wifi extender to home network. For this, you must have an account on Netgear website either to configure or to change the settings of your extender. You can connect your Netgear Extender with your PC via a  wired connection or wirelessly. Let’s discuss how to connect a Netgear extender to internet.

How to Connect Netgear Extender to Internet:

Read the below mentioned steps carefully to connect Netgear extender to internet:

Step 1:

Place the Netgear extender as close to the Wi-Fi router as possible. You can move your device to new location after you complete the netgear range extender setup process.

Step 2:

Now, connect your wifi extender to power outlet, and then wait for the device’s Status LED to turn green.

Step 3:

Next, click the “Network” icon in the taskbar on your PC, and then look for the available wifi network. Select “Netgear_Ext” from the list of available Wi-Fi Networks to establish the internet connection.

Step 4:

Further, launch a web browser window on your PC to open the Netgear Genie Smart Setup page. You can enter “” in the browser’s address bar to open the netgear extender login page.

Step 5:

On the netgear extender login page, enter “admin” in the Username field and “password” in the Password field to open the netgear range extender setup page.

Step 6:

Now, choose your Wi-Fi network and click “Continue” to continue the process. You need to enter your network’s password in the “PassPhrase” box, and then click “Next”.

Step 7:

You can enter a new name for your Netgear extender’s Wi-Fi network to secure your home network and then click “Next”. Click “Use the Same Security Mode” option to apply the security settings.

Step 8:

Click ‘Apply’ to save all the settings & connect all of your computers and wireless devices to the extender’s new Wi-Fi network.

Step 9:

Disconnect your Netgear wifi extender from the power outlet and place the device at right location.

Step 10:

Next, plug in the extender to a power source, and then wait for the Status LED light to turn green.

By following the above steps you may have understood how to connect a Netgear extender to internet & set up the Netgear extender device to the Internet. In case you face any issue while setting up the connection, call us on our Toll-Free number and we will more than happy to assist you. Our technical experts will guide you in the best possible way to resolve your issue.

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