Netgear WiFi range extenders can be installed easily as access points. The only thing is to ensure that your Netgear extender has an access point switch. If it has, set the switch to access point instead of WiFi range extender.
But, before that, there are certain steps to be followed. Scroll down to know them!
Setup Netgear Extender As An Access Point
Step 1: If your Netgear extender is new, kindly unbox it.
Step 2: Plug the extender near to your router and connect them using an Ethernet cable. You have to connect the Netgear extender to your router’s LAN port. The LAN port is usually situated at the back panel of the router.
Before connecting your router and the extender, you have to be sure that the power LED on your Netgear device is green and stable. On the off chance if the power LED doesn’t become stable, simply press the power (on/ off) button.
Step 3: Now, using a WiFi-enabled computer or laptop, launch a web browser of your choice in it.
Ensure that you have access to Netgear_ext.
Step 4: Upon opening the internet browser, you have to head over to the browser’s address bar and type 192.168.1.250 or mywifiext.net to reach the new extender setup page. Please click on the button stating “new extender setup”.
Step 5: Complete the mywifiext login fields to access the Netgear installation assistant page.
Step 6: Reaching here, you have to click on access point and follow the on-screen prompts to finishing configuring your Netgear device as an access point.
Fab! In blink of an eye, you have successfully setup Netgear extender as an access point.
If you just want the steps to configure the extender as an access point, then you can close this article. And, if you want fixes to troubleshoot mywifiext not working issue, then you can keep scrolling down.
Yes! Scroll up a little! What we ask you to do in step 4? To reach the new extender setup page, you have to enter mywifiext.net in the address bar, right? And we have also mentioned, if mywifiext resources do not work for you, then you can use 192.168.1.250 IP instead. Remember? So, don’t you want to get fixes for them? If yes, then don’t scroll away.
Look, mywifiext is one of the best resources to log in to the Netgear extender in a hassle-free way. That is why, it is important for you to make it working. This is the reason why we aren’t ending this article. Keep reading!
Bonus tip: The tips shared here can also be used to fix 192.168.1.250 IP not working issue.
To make mywifiext working, follow the tips highlighted below.
The Basic Tips
Ensure that your Netgear extender isn’t receiving discontinuous power supply. A continuous power supply to the device is must. Why? Look, if your extender isn’t getting a steady power supply, then how will it turn on? And, if isn’t turned on, then how would you access Netgear_ext? And, if you won’t access Netgear_ext, then how will the mywifiext resources work for you?
The solid connection between your Netgear extender and router is very much important to access mywifiext resources.
Most importantly: There must not be any typos in the web address, mywifiext.net. If you want, you are more than a welcome to copy the web address from here and paste in the browser’s URL bar. It is strictly recommended, do not use the search bar for entering the web address. Else, you will never be able to access mywifiext resources, no matter you are committing typing errors or not.
The Advanced Tip
Now, coming back to the issue, if basic tips don’t help you out to access mywifiext resources, then try rebooting your WiFi network. This can be easily done by power cycling or restating the extender.
For this, you simply have to disconnect all the devices that are connected to the Netgear extender, even your WiFi router. Then, you have to unplug the extender from its respective wall outlet and wait for some time. After that, you can turn on the extender and connect it to your router.
Doing so will somehow help you to have access to the mywifiext resources again.
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