Connecting Netgear N300 WiFi range extender to a new router is as easy as counting 123. A couple of steps to be followed in exact given order and you are done.
Before we provide you steps for the same, please make sure that you have performed the Netgear extender setup process in a proper way. If you have not configured your range extender properly, then it will be a bit difficult for you to connect your N300 device to the new router.
Connect New Router to N300 Extender
Step 1: First, you need to unplug your existing router.
Step 2: Plug in your new router and wait for the power LED on it to become solid green.
Step 3: As soon as the power LED on your new router gets stable, press the WPS button on it.
Step 4: A few moments later, press the WPS button on your Netgear N300 WiFi range extender as well.
Thus, you have connected your Netgear N300 extender to the new router.
Unable to Connect N300 and New Router
Are you unable to connect your Netgear N300 WiFi extender and router using WPS method? If you nod in yes, then we simply suggest – drop all your worries. Just make sure that your new router is WPS-capable.
Oh! Your new router is WPS-capable and you are still getting issues while connecting them? Why fear? Just do the following.
Reset Extender and Router
This is one of the finest fixes that will help you resolve the issue immediately. Now, you might be wondering how a small reset process can help resolve the “can’t connect N300 extender to new router” issue, right? Look, reset process is required to give your devices a fresh start. Once your devices reset, you can connect them again. And, even after resetting your devices, you are still getting issues while connecting them using the WPS source, then you can use the manual i.e. the mywifiext setup method for the same.
Here’s how to reset your devices:
Step 1: First, you need to disconnect them from each other, but do not unplug them.
Step 2: Locate the reset hole on your devices. As soon as you have found them, press the reset hole on your new router first. When the power LED on your new router starts blinking, press the reset hole on your Netgear N300 WiFi range extender as well.
Congrats! You have reset both the devices successfully.
As we already mentioned, after resetting you can now retry to connect your devices using the WPS button.
Just in case, you are unable to do so, then here is the mywifiext setup or manual method for the same.
Connecting the Devices
Using the Manual Method
Right off the bat, visit the official site of your new router and follow the steps to configure it.
Trust us! The process is not a rocket science. If you follow the router setup instructions in exact given order, it will be configured shortly.
Note: Configuration of new router is very important after resetting. Not only this, but also you have to configure your N300 extender. The process will be the same. Visiting the Netgear’s official site and following the on-screen instructions.
Now, talking about connecting your devices, just make sure that you have access to Netgear_ext SSID. Once you have access to the extender’s default SSID, you will have no issues while connecting your devices. Just make sure that your extender’s SSID s enabled.
And, if the extender’s SSID is hidden, then here are steps for connecting the devices manually.
- Plug in the Netgear N300 range extender to a working power source.
- Open a web browser on your client device and visit www mywifiext net n300 page using www.mywifiext.net web address.
- Create a valid account to manage your range extender. Once you are done, click on Next.
- Netgear Genie welcome screen will appear.
- Enter your new router’s SSID in Network Name (SSID) required field. Afterward, you have to select the same security option as your new router is using. Enter the router’s default password as well.
- Click on Next and follow the rest of the instructions in order to connect your devices.
Honestly, this is one of the easiest methods that will help you to connect your devices with each other without any ado.
Still getting issue while making a connection between the devices? No worries! Try the tips listed above and you will definitely make things working.