How to fix wireless connection issues with Netgear WiFi extender
Are you facing a hard time with your wireless connection? If so, then this post is for you. Even after Netgear WiFi range extender setup, you may face issues like slow wireless or connection problems owing to WiFi congestion. Fortunately, the issue is not hard to fix. Some simple steps and you are done.
- Check the network name or SSID
SSID is known as the technological name of a WiFi network. When you try to access mywifiext web address, a wide array of networks having different SSID will be available on the screen. In case you don’t know the SSID of your network, check your modem. You can find the network name at the back or bottom side and connect your WiFi range extender to that name.
The wireless signal strength depends on the location of your router inside the home. If it is placed in an open area, you will get the proper signal strength. In contrast, placing the router in a congested area will make the signal strength poor. It is worth notable that your modem includes 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Select the less congested channel to get the proper coverage.
If you wish to change the SSID or name of your wireless network after Netgear WiFi range extender setup, you can do so by navigating to the web user interface of your router or checking the manual of your Netgear device given together with the box.
- Low signal strength and high interface
In case the signal strength is poor or improper, you will not be able to complete the process of new extender setup. You must put your extender, router and modem away from ovens, baby monitors, cordless phones, concrete walls, mirrors, glasses, refrigerators and related devices which produce the electromagnetic interferences affecting the signal strength. Doing so will surely help you get rid of slow wireless connection issues.
- Check the location of your modem
It is very important for you to understand that neither extender nor modem should be placed near electronic gadgets because these devices generate the electromagnetic fields. Plus, the heat produced by electronic devices may not only affect the signal strength but also damage your Netgear device. Placing the device wrongly can even result in connection issues when you are accessing Netgear genie smart setup wizard for your extender. That’s why keep your modem at a certain distance from such devices.
- Reset the router
Another solution to get rid of wireless connection issues with Netgear WiFi range extender is resetting the router. After resetting, your router will be in its default factory settings. All the setting changes done by you will be removed. You can reset the router via its web user interface. Open a web browser and enter 192.168.1.250 in the address field. Doing so will open the default web interface of your router. Directly hit on reset option. Once done, you have to change the settings as per your choice again if you want.
- Check peer-to-peer sharing
Any downloading and uploading of files through the peer-to-peer software may affect the wireless connection with Netgear extender. In case you come across the issues while downloading the files, close the program you are using and try again. It is also recommended you to do not download the files from internet in bulk or from unknown sources.
- Reset the Netgear WiFi Range Extender
If you still experience the problems while accessing any website, reset your Netgear WiFi range extender to default factory settings. It can also be said as mywifiext.net troubleshooting step because it is very helpful if you are not able to access mywifiext – the default web user interface of Netgear extender. To do so, turn off the extender and turn it on after some time. Then press the reset button once.
So our list of useful tricks to fix wireless connection issues with Netgear wireless range extender ends here. If the issue continues to frustrate you, get in touch with our technical team at our toll-free number 1-888-927-4505 and remove the problem without any hassle.