How to Reconnect Netgear Extender to Home WiFi?

If you want to enjoy uninterrupted interne range to the fullest, then setting up Netgear extender in your home via is the best thing to do.

After setting up Netgear extender, users are reporting that it suddenly got disconnected from their home network. If you also have the same query and looking for a quick solution to reconnect your Netgear extender to home WiFi, then this article is written for you. Here, you will get simple yet effective tips following which reconnecting your Netgear extender to home WiFi will be easy for you. Let’s get started!

There are two easy ways to reconnect your Netgear extender to home WiFi:

  • One is using the Ethernet source
  • Other is using the wireless method

Though we are providing instructions for both methods, but you can use any one of them which you find easy.

  1. Using Ethernet Source

Step 1: First of all, make sure that your Netgear WiFi range extender is plugged in properly.

Step 2: Connect your Netgear range extender to your home router with an Ethernet cable.

Step 3: Launch a web browser on your computer or laptop.

Step 4: Type into the web browser’s URL bar.

Step 5: Press Enter.

Step 6: Netgear extender login page displays.

If you are getting issues while accessing the Netgear extender login page, ensure that is not entered with typing errors. Apart from this, you also have to ensure that you haven’t used the browser’s search bar or private window for accessing Netgear extender login page via

Step 7: Enter the default Netgear extender’s username and password or that you have changed during its configuration process. While entering the default or customized Netgear extender login details, please take care of typos. The login details of your Netgear device are case-sensitive. So, be very carefully and cross-check the details after entering them.

Step 8: Click on LOG IN to get redirected to Netgear extender’s settings page.

Step 9: Reaching on the extender’s settings page, Select Setup and then click on Wireless Settings.

Step 10: Now, under Security Options, you have to verify that the value in the Password (Network Key) field matches your existing router’s password. If the password matches, click on Apply to save the changes.

And, with this last step, your Netgear extender is successfully connected to your home network. Now, you can connect your smart devices to the extender’s WiFi and start streaming videos under the sunlight without seeing that annoying buffering icon.

  1. In a Wireless Manner

Step 1: To reconnect your Netgear WiFi extender to home WiFi, press and hold the Netgear extender’s reset hole for some time, and release it. Your Netgear range extender resets.

Step 2: Launch a web browser on your device.

Step 3: Type in the URL bar.

Step 4: Press Enter to access the Netgear Gene login page displays.

If doesn’t allow you access Netgear Genie login page, use

Step 5: Enter the default (unless changed) username and password of your Netgear WiFi range extender into the fields provided and click on Log In.

Step 6: Follow the on-screen prompts to reconnect your Netgear range extender to your home WiFi network.


On the off chance if you get any sort of issues while reconnecting your Netgear extender to home WiFi, here are the fixes that you can apply to get rid of them. Keep scrolling down!

Fix 1: Your Netgear extender must receive a steady power supply and that to from a working wall outlet.

Fix 2: Your existing router and Netgear extender must not be placed far away. In short, they must be placed in close proximity.

Fix 3: You must have an active internet connection and your existing device’s (router) firmware must be up-to-date too.

Fix 4: A well-maintained Ethernet cable should be used for connecting the devices. Use of damaged cable may give you issues while initiating and completing the process.

Fix 5: Have the correct Netgear extender login details with you. Regarding the default ones, we suggest you see the Netgear extender manual.

Fix 6: Update the web browser as well to access Netgear Genie login page via without issues.


That’s it! Try the fixes listed above and make yourself free from the issue you are getting while reconnecting your Netgear range extender to home WiFi network.