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How to Configure Netgear Range Extender as an Access Point

One of the most useful features of the Netgear extender is that it can be configured in two modes. And those modes are WiFi Range Extender and Access Point. This post is about to make you aware of the process to configure Netgear range extender as an access point. Let's proceed.

For a better understanding of users, we have categorized the complete Netgear WiFi range extender configuration process in different steps. Ensure to go through these steps in the given order.

Configure Netgear Range Extender as an Access Point

Step 1 – Put the Extender on Power

To get started with the new extender setup in the Access Point mode, it is necessary to unbox your extender without harming its hardware parts. Connect the power adapter of your extender to an electrical outlet and turn it on.

Step 2 – Make Hardwired Connections

The next step to configure Netgear range extender is to grab an Ethernet cable. The cable should not include any cuts. Insert one end of the cable into your extender whereas another to the existing router.

Step 3 – Access the Default Login Web Page

Now, power on your computer, laptop, or any other WiFi-enabled device. Access your preferred web browser on it. However, remember to use only the most recent version of the web browser.

After that, in the address bar, type mywifiext.net and hit the Enter key. The default login window of your extender will appear on the screen.

Step 4 – Create an Admin Account

Now, you will be required to set up an admin account. For this, type the email ID and password into their respective fields.

You may need to enter the password twice for security purposes. It is suggested to use a combination of alphabets, numbers, and special symbols while setting up an admin password. As soon as you are done with entering the details, hit the Next button.

Step 5 – Select Your Extender Usage Mode

The next pop-up screen will ask you the mode in which you desire to configure Netgear range extender. As here we are setting up the extender as an access point, so hit the Access Point button.

Step 6 – Configure WiFi Network Settings of Your AP

To do so, first make sure that your Netgear range extender and router are properly connected to one another. Thereafter, your WiFi network name and security settings can easily be configured by following the instructions underneath:

  • By default, some of the latest Netgear wireless range extender models come with two WiFi networks, namely 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and no security options.
  • It is recommended to change your SSID and WiFi network name. Remember that the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi network SSIDs are not the same.
  • Set up the security settings for your WiFi network in accordance with your preferences.
  • Also, change the network password. Try to make it secure.

In the event that you can't access the Netgear extender configuration page, it signifies that the network cable between your home router and Netgear extender is not connected. If this is the case with you, reconnect the network cable or swap it with another one. Once the connection has been set up, hit the Next button.

Step 7 – Reconnect to Your Netgear Range Extender

Once you are done with changing the settings of your AP network, there is a need to reconnect your devices to the Netgear range extender. After that, hit on the Continue button.

Step 8 – Access the Extender's Dashboard

To configure Netgear range extender, open a web browser such as Mozilla or Chrome. Log in to your extender using the username and password you have set up. The extender's dashboard appears. Go through the on-screen instructions and configure Netgear range extender as an access point.

Done! Your Netgear range extender is now configured in the Access Point mode. Connect all your WiFi-enabled devices to the extended network and get seamless WiFi coverage all over the home. If you come across any sort of issue while configuring your extender as an access point, feel free to contact our professionals.