There are reasons why you might want to get a range extender for your Wi-Fi router. Mostly, the reason for this is to make sure that your Wi-Fi can have a wider range. There are different ways to set up your Netgear range extender, and they are outlined below.
Setup Netgear Range Extender

Netgear Extender Setup: The Manual Method

The first method that you can take to set up your Netgear range extender is the manual setup or web browser setup. To do this, follow the steps listed below-

Turn on the range extender after plugging into a power source.

After that, connect your range extender to your Wi-Fi device.

Proceed to launch the network manager and connect to the Netgear_Ext network.

On your web browser, navigate to the mywifiext default login page. If you have any issue with accessing the web address, you can contact an expert for instant solutions.

Once you access the mywifiext login page, create an account in case you don't already have one.
That done, the next thing is to choose the network you want to extend.

Then, click on the "next" button and then click on the "finish" button. That done, your Netgear range extender is completely set up and you can place your extender anywhere you prefer.

Netgear Extender Setup: The WPS Method

Another way of setting up your Netgear range extender is through the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (or WPS). This is probably the easiest way to set up your range extender. To do this, follow the steps outlined below-

As usual, the first thing to do is to power on your router and the range extender.

Once your device is powered on, look for the WPS button on the router and press it for some time. Also, press the WPS button your router.

Once you do this, the LED light on your router will turn green to show that the range extender is properly installed and ready for use.

If you set up your range extender and you don't see the green light for proper installation notification, you might need to call the Netgear customer support or look for a professional to help with the setup.

If you use a dual-band range extender, follow the same procedure.

Finally, you can proceed to connect to your extender's network. Use the same passphrase as you have used with your router's network.

Once your extender is successfully set up and functional, you can connect your Wi-Fi devices and you can start enjoying seamless internet.

Netgear Extender Manual Setup in the absence of an Ethernet port

If you own a Netgear range extender that has no Ethernet port, you can still very much connect your router to the range extender with the following laid out steps.

First, reset your range extender to the factory or default setting.

Then, proceed to connect the range extender through a Wi-Fi connection.

Log in to the website of your Netgear range extender and input your device default user id and password.

Every Netgear range extender has an installation website that you can follow once you are successfully logged in. You can get your range extender's default login details from the user manual or from the firmware itself. Follow the installation wizard till you've successfully connected your router and extender.

Once you've successfully completed the installation, you can start connecting your Wi-Fi devices to the extender and enjoy your internet connectivity.

If you have any problem during this process, simply employ the help of a professional, or call the Netgear customer support for assistance.

Setting up your NETGEAR_EXT

The NETGEAR_EXT is the default extension that allows users to get access to the range extender. After you've successfully set up your range extender from the website, to access the Wi-Fi, you will have to connect your device to the NETGEAR_EXT network. To do this, all you need to do is to power on your Netgear range extender and the router, ensure they both are adequately connected. If the LED light on your range extender is green, your set up is still functional.

From your smartphone, PC, tablet or any other device's Wi-Fi settings page, look for the NETGEAR_EXT wireless network and click on it. Insert the password and you can start accessing the internet from each and any of your set up device.

There are some problems that you might face during the Wi-Fi Extender Support.

If the website fails to open, you can use the IP address to access the webpage by typing it in the URL space of your browser.

If the 5GHz network is "unsupported", move your range extender closer to your router. Login into your router's settings page and click on Wireless settings. Select the 5GHz channel and click on the "save" button.

If your range extender or router is flashing orange light, there's most likely a problem with your internet connection. Check through the connectivity and rerun. You can also restart your router and your range extender to try and troubleshoot the problem. Another thing to do is to try and update your router's firmware.

If your range extender is well connected and showing green light but your device is not receiving the network, refresh your Wi-Fi list or restart device. If you've also connected your device successfully but still having issues using the internet, try resetting or restarting your device.

Once your device is properly connected and your internet connection is established, you can start enjoying seamless internet from your Netgear range extender. Whether you are close to your router or not, you get a wider range of connectivity and flexibility with the range extender.