How to Install Netgear Range Extenders

To install a Netgear WiFi extender, you will need to follow these basic steps:

  1. Plug the extender into a power outlet near your router.
  2. Connect your computer or mobile device to the extender’s WiFi network (the network name should start with “NETGEAR_EXT”).
  3. Open a web browser and enter the extender’s default IP address, which is typically or
  4. Log in to the extender’s web interface using the default login credentials (the username and password are usually “admin”).
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up and configure the extender.
  6. Once the extender is set up, you can move it to a different location and plug it into a power outlet. The extender will automatically connect to your router and extend the WiFi coverage.
  7. To connect your devices to the extender’s network, you can either connect them to the extender’s WiFi network or connect them to your router’s network and let the extender automatically extend the coverage.

Note that the specific procedure for setting up the extender as well as the login credentials may differ depending on the model of your Netgear extender. Because of this, it is a good idea to check the user manual that came with the extender or to refer to the website of the manufacturer for specific instructions.

You can also use the Nighthawk App, which is available for both Android and iOS devices. This app will walk you through the process of setting up the router step by step and will make the installation process significantly simpler.

Check out our article on how to extend your wifi range and improve network signal.

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