Installing a Netgear extender might enhance your current WiFi network. However, to get the most out of your extender, you need to modify its wireless settings. Then only you get access to a faster internet connection throughout your house or workspace. Having incorrect WiFi settings could lead to unexpected disabling of the Netgear WiFi network.
To ensure nothing like that ever happens with you, make sure you read the following points. Before accessing Netgear extender’s advanced WiFi settings, you need to first set it up. Keep reading.
Steps to Modify Advanced WiFi Settings
Turn on Extender
Begin with plugging your Netgear extender into a power source. Press the power button to turn on your extender. If the extender does not get started, make sure you press the start button on your extender.
Further, make sure the extender antennas are attached and set at a particular angle.
Choose the Right Place
To change the advanced WiFi settings, you should choose the right location to set your Netgear extender. Make sure there are minimal WiFi interferences. Also, keep windows in check while doing extender placement.
For the best results, you should choose the central location in your house. With that, your extender will radiate WiFi signals equally in all directions.
Connect to Host Router
A stable and fast internet connection is crucial to access the Netgear WiFi extender setup page. Thus, connect your Netgear extender to the home router. For that, get hold of the Ethernet cable that you got with the Netgear extender.
You can also connect the devices wirelessly. In that case, you should ensure that the distance between the devices is minimal.
Launch Web Browser
Turn on a computer ad launch a web browser. However, make sure that the chosen web browser is up to date. Also, it must be compatible with the operating system of your computer or laptop. Choosing the right web browser will decide whether you can access the default extender web page or not.
Make sure that the chosen web browser does not keep crashing when you use it. To be on the safer side, download the latest version of the web browser you want to use.
Access Default URL
Enter the Netgear extender default URL in the address bar of the web browser. You must not make any typing errors while entering the data. Also, turn off the Caps Lock key when you enter the default URL.
One of the most crucial points while entering the default web address is the location where you put the URL. In many cases, users enter the data in the search bar. However, you must use the address bar of the chosen web browser to access the extender login page.
Do Extender Login
Keep your Netgear extender default login details by your side. These will be used to log into your Netgear extender. You can also use the Netgear Nighthawk app to do the router login. Do not commit any errors while entering your login details.
Click on Log In button to enter into your Netgear extender. After that, you get access to the extender setup page. This step is crucial when you wish to change advanced WiFi settings.
Access Advanced WiFi Settings
Open the Advanced option on your wireless extender dashboard. After that, move to Wireless Settings. From there, go through the following options.
- Enable Wireless Access Point
To allow WiFi connections, you need to check the ‘Enable Wireless Access Point’ option. If you don’t enable this option, wireless devices can’t connect to the WiFi extender network.
- Enable SSID Broadcast
This option comes in handy to show or hide the wireless network name (SSID) of your Netgear extender.
Note: To ensure that the wireless network name does not change, you should check the ‘Keep Existing Wireless Settings’ options.
After changing the settings, you should click on the Apply option. That is going to save your WiFi settings until you change them.
The advanced wireless settings mentioned above will come in handy when you want to boost your extender’s overall performance. In many cases, accessing the extender dashboard might be difficult. In that case, you can use the official app to access the Netgear Nighthawk setup wizard. After that, you can easily modify the WiFi settings of your Netgear extender. With everything in check, you have the best WiFi network around you that keeps you connected to the outer world.