Netgear Extender Firmware Update: Step-by-Step Guide

Are you done with performing the new extender setup process? Do you want to make the most out of the extender? If your answer is a big yes, then opt forthe Netgear extender firmware update process.

What’s wrong? Why are you sweating? OMG! Don’t know how to update the extender’s firmware? Don’t worry! You are not alone in the battle! Yes, that’s true! Almost every Netgear extender user is not aware of the process. But, you are not among them! Yes! Do you know why? Because you have opened the right post! Here, we have penned down the complete instructions that will help you to complete the Netgear extender firmware update process from the comfort of your home. Let’s hit the nail on the head!

Steps to do Netgear Extender Firmware Update

Note: Before getting started with the process, kindly read the firmware update steps listed below. Once you understand all of them, you will be all set to apply the process. Read on!

Step 1: Make sure that the WiFi range extender you have is plugged in near your existing router and connected to its WiFi network (SSID). Be sure to use the correct router’s password. Just take your time to apply this step and once you are done, jump to the second step.

Step 2: Now, locate the extender’s default WiFi network name, Netgear_ext, and connect your client device (computer or laptop) to it. If you don’t see the extender’s SSID, kindly refresh the network list.

Step 3: Navigate to the official site of the device in discussion (Netgear) by opening an up-to-date web browser. Got it? Have you applied this step? Yes? Jump to another!

Note: If you want to use the web browser of your choice, you can use it but ensure that it is up-to-date.

Step 4: On the firmware update page of Netgear’s official site, you need to enter your extender’s model number.

Step 5: Once you are done providing that, click on Downloads, select the correct firmware version, and again click on the Download option.

Step 6: Thereafter, open another tab on your web browser, carefully input in the URL bar, and press the Enter key.

If www mywifiext net refused to connect, then cross-check it once. Maybe the web address is input with typing errors. And, if you still get the same issue, then try using the extender’s default IP address, But, check it thoroughly or even better, use the copy-paste technique for both of them as well.

Still the same? Try using the private window of your web browser.

Step 7: The Netgear extender login page displays. Lift up the extender’s manual to get the device’s default username and password. You can also see the back of your device for the same.

Note: The extender’s username and password are case-sensitive. So, please turn off the Caps Lock key, and do not use the shift key for entering the login details.

You are done!

The Netgear extender firmware update page displays. Click on the following options to complete the process in discussion:

  • Firmware update
  • Browse
  • Upload

The firmware update thus starts on the same page and takes about 2-3 minutes (depending upon your internet speed). As soon as the process is completed, your WiFi range extender will reboot.

A word of caution: After clicking on the upload button, do not turn off your computer/ laptop or the extender. Also, we do not permit our users to go online, click on any link, or do anything online while the firmware update process on going on.

That’s it! The performance of your Netgear extender has now improved to 60 percent. If you want the performance of your extender to improve the same day-by-day, keep updating its firmware timely.

Now, allow us to wrap up our article. We anticipate that we helped you out to update the firmware of your WiFi range extender without any hassle. In case you need more help, please see the user manual that came along with your WiFi range extender.

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