Resolved: Most Common Issues With Netgear WiFi Extender

If you own a Netgear WiFi extender, then you might be well-aware of the amazing benefits that it bestows. However, like any other technical device, an extender has certain cons too. Through this blog post, you’ll get to learn about the various issues that come with a range extender along with their relevant solutions.

Troubleshooting Top 5 Issues With Netgear Extender 

  • Incorrect Placement of the Extender

One of the most important things to avoid in order to face Netgear extender issues is the proper placement of the device. Thus, make sure that you place your WiFi extender in the center-most location of your house. Keep it within the range of the router. Also, never place your extender in an area surrounded by electronic devices, transmitting appliances, thick walls, and mirrors.

  • Turn Off Extra Connecting Devices

The attachment of too many devices with your extender can stop you from accessing the web page. So, ensure that all the non-WiFi devices are switched off when not in use. You wouldn’t want your internet experience to get hampered because of a thing that you can easily take care of, right? 

  • Be Careful While Logging Into Your Device

Another issue that users face with their extender is the inability to access mywifiext. If you too are facing issues logging into your WiFi device, then make sure that you are very careful while entering the default web address. Avoid typos as much as you can while logging into your WiFi device. Additionally, check whether you have a good internet connection or not. 

  • Make Use of the Default IP Address

Even after entering the right web address, are you still not able to log into your extender? If the answer is yes, then it is recommended that you make use of the default IP address to log into your extender. Apply the same rule while entering in the address bar of your web browser – keep your eyes wide open. 

  • Use Mywifiext.local On an iOS Device

Many users complain about not being able to log into their extender through an iOS or Apple mobile device. Did you know that does not operate on iOS devices? Well, now you do. So, the next time that you try to log into your extender using an Apple device, then make sure that you make use of mywifiext local.

  • Outdated Internet Browser

If you are facing an internet-related issue with your Netgear WiFi range extender, then it might be because of an outdated web browser. For this, you can clear the cache and browsing history of the internet browser that you are using to log into your WiFi device. Also, cross-check whether the firmware of your device is updated or not. If not, then here are the instructions that you need to follow in order to update the firmware of your extender to its latest version:

  • Log into your extender by accessing mywifiext.
  • Go to the Setting option to proceed further.
  • Click on Administration > Firmware Update. 

And with that, you are done updating the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender. 

So, this was all about the most common issues with Netgear extender along with their relevant solutions. We hope that the troubleshooting tips discussed in this article were of some help to you in order to resolve the issues that you’re facing with your WiFi device.