How do I set up my NETGEAR WiFi range extender using WPS?

Category: NETGEAR WiFi range extender

To set up your netgear wifi range extender using WPS:

  1. If your extender has an Access Point/Extender switch, set it to Extender. If the network names are the same for your home network and the extender network, enter the password in both boxes provided.
  2. Plug your netgear wifi range extender into an outlet near your router.
  3. If the Power LED does not light, switch the device OFF and then back ON.
  4. Press the WPS push-button on both your extender and main router. If you don’t see LEDS blink on both devices, try again.
  5. If this is your first time setting up your netgear wifi range extender, or if you want to reset your netgear wifi range extender back to its default settings, you need to perform a factory reset.
  6. Find out what the WPS LED status means and how you can use it to troubleshoot wireless issues. Understanding the WPS button on your netgear wifi range extender.
  7. Press the WPS button on your router. The extender WPS LED lights and stays solid within two minutes.
  8. As a first step in improving your WiFi signal, try moving the extender closer to your router and away from other electronics.
  9. Press the WPS button on your router and plug your extender into any power outlet.
  10. Extend the range of your netgear wifi range extender network to ensure consistent high-speed internet reliability.
  11. You can use your netgear wifi range extender to connect your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the extended network. The extended network name is one of the following:
  • The same as your original network: MyWiFiExample
  • The same as your original network with EXT added: MyWiFiExampleEXT
  • The same as your original network with 2GEXT or 5GEXT added: MyWiFiExample_2GEXT, MyWiFiExample_5GEXT
  • The same as your original network with 2G or 5G added: MyWiFiExample_2G, MyWiFiExample_5G

The password for the netgear wifi range extender network is the same as the password for your original network.

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