Having an Internet connection is one of the first things we install in a home or office. Depending on this we will have more or less complications, either by distribution or by location. In many occasions our Internet connection does not arrive with all the efficiency that it should because the signal is lost in certain spaces. Walls for example or a double floor can be a brake for WiFi signals .
How to do the Netgear extender setup for any model using SMART WIZARD.
How to extend WiFi signal signal coverage
If you want the signal of your WiFi connection to be the best possible, here are the different ways to improve it.
That’s why there are WiFi repeaters , devices that allow us to expand WiFi coverage and avoid connection failures. In general, they are usually compatible with any company router. What they do is receive a signal and send it with more power to the other site. Today we will talk about a company whose WiFi repeaters are quite widespread: Netgear. What we are going to do is replicate WiFi so that it reaches further with good quality. There are two ways to configure it.
Configure NetGear extender WiFi repeater with WPS button
If the router you want to connect to has a WPS button, you can connect fast.
For the new extender setup, keep pressing the WPS button on the router and it will activate that during 1. min the devices can connect without password. You press the WPS button on the front of the Netgear. You will already have them connected. If we see that you do not have a WPS button or it does not work and you want to configure it in a different way, follow these steps. If you want to have a Netgear WiFi repeater we recommend one of the best sellers:Netgear EX3700-100PES.
WiFi network amplifier with external antennas and Fast Ethernet Port.
We recommend that you visit the official mywifiext.net support to consult your specific model if you want to solve a specific problem since the Netgear family has a large enough fan:
2. Configure Netgear to extend WiFi repeater remotely
Let’s see how to configure our repeater.
We connect it with a network cable (rj45) to the router that we want to configure. We turn on the repeater and now from a computer or a mobile we can configure the WiFi extender. We can see that we can connect to the device (as if it were a WiFi) will appear name: NETGEAR_EXT you connect and ready.
Now we open the browser and write the following
Now it will appear to be able to configure it through the settings and setup portals.
It will start looking for WiFi networks that you see in your reach and you must select in which you want it to be set as WiFi Extender. Click on Continue
The gap will appear to fill in the Pass Phrase (Password) and put the WiFi password of your Internet connection. Pulse in continue.
Now it tells us to put the name SSID. This is if we want to change the name of WiFi for those who connect with this extension, or without writing the name we mark: “Use the same security and passphrase as those for the existing network”. This will mark this is to use the same name that we just connected (a Wi-Fi extender). The Extender will connect to the WiFi router that we have indicated and in 1 minute it will be ready!
In this way we can have our Netgear repeater configured and thus expand the WiFi coverage of our space.