WiFi Connection Issues During New Extender Setup? Here’s the Fix!

There are several reasons which can cause instability in the connection between Netgear WiFi range extender and your device. Due to this, the process of new extender setup halts causing a lot of other issues as well.

Today, we are going to throw a light on the common reasons together with their possible solutions to fix this issue on your own. It is recommended to read the full tutorial carefully and patiently. Continue reading.

1. Wireless Settings are Incorrect

Any incorrect wireless setting configured during Netgear WiFi range extender setup via mywifiext can cause a problem. The settings of extender should be matched with that of the existing router so that you can easily connect to the network. To check the wireless settings of your Netgear extender, go to the settings page. 

There is no doubt that your current router or wireless access point is going to reach only so far. When you access the internet outside the range limit, you will see a drop in wireless connection.

Obviously, you can move even far away from the router but in this case, your connection will stop working permanently. Another reason for insufficient network range and power is maybe your router is hidden in a closet or put in the corner of your basement. Or perhaps the router is old or almost broken.

Solution: The resolution to this issue is pretty simple. Just move the router from its current place to somewhere else. Also, keep it away from interference-creating barriers such as microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors, Bluetooth speakers, metal objects, etc.

Put the router at a place where you get the strongest WiFi strength. Once done, try accessing www.mywifiext.net to check if the connection problem with the extender is solved or not. 

3. Traffic on Connected Devices 

Given that all the smart devices within range are on the same WiFi network, so it can affect the bandwidth of your range extender a lot. Therefore, you can come across the connection issues with your Netgear wireless extender. In case one of the connected devices to the extender is resulting in more traffic as compared to others, then other gadgets will have to compromise for the same. 

Solution: In order to troubleshoot this problem, move the extender to a new place. Disconnect all the devices connected to your extender and try to connect single device at a time. Doing so will enhance the connectivity of your range extender. As soon as you are done with this, access Netgear genie smart setup wizard to confirm the issue has fixed properly. 

4. Outdated Firmware Version 

Firmware version plays a crucial role in the signal strength of your extender. If you are too new to the term, a firmware is a set of instructions stored on the device to make sure its smooth functionality. Outdated firmware versions on the range extender cause issues with connection. 

Solution: Update the firmware on your Netgear range extender to the newest version. For this purpose, open a web browser and head over to mywifiext local page. Download the latest firmware version and fix the connection issue.