The Netgear Genie smart setup is a desktop-based application compatible with both the MAC and Microsoft Windows OS. The Netgear genie smart setup wizard requires your wifi router should be compatible with the Genie smart setup or it should have embedded Netgear Genie smart application.

Updating Netgear EX6250 AC1750 Firmware Netgear Genie

Netgear EX6250 AC1750 WiFi Extender

Updating Netgear EX6250 AC1750 wifi extender's firmware with the help of Netgear Genie smart setup has become much easier. The Genie smart setup is a very interactive GUI for the range extender setup as well as for the range extender's firmware update. You can perform several tasks through this Netgear Genie desktop application.

Open any of your preferred web browsers and enter the web address in the above present address bar and hit Enter key.

Authenticate the login of the web browser with the Netgear extender administrator username and the password you have fix during the log in or configuration of Netgear WiFi extender or if you are logging in to the Netgear wifi extender for the very first time, then you can enter the default credentials in the username option mention “admin” & in the password option mention “password” respectively and click on Log In/Sign In button.

The Netgear genie smart setup web page will pop out automatically from where you can easily update your Netgear AC1750 wifi extender's firmware with ease.

Tap on the tools tab option and then tap on the firmware update option.

If you have already downloaded the Netgear extender firmware update file from the Netgear downloads segment, tap on the “browse” tab option and you will need to search for the “update file” from your PC or where you have saved the file. Once you find the file just click on the update tab to open the firmware update file.

Once you have a tap on the upload tab option, the update installation process will automatically start and within two to three minutes the firmware update upload will finish.

Note- It is of much importance to note that the firmware update process shouldn’t be interrupted in any case as it can cause the router to malfunction and the router can get damaged forever also.

Key points: Use the Ethernet connection instead of wifi connectivity because the wired connections are much more reliable and quick as compared with the wifi connection. Once you set up a wired communication, you can visit for the Netgear genie smart setup.

You may need to reconfigure your Netgear wifi extender after the firmware update because the security configuration/ bandwidth channel settings may get erased commonly during the firmware update.

Do not unplug the power supply adapter during the whole firmware update process.
The GU interface gives more interactive once the update is done.

The Netgear firmware update can also be updated through the check button.

Step by Step Instructions to Update the Netgear extender firmware

Place your Netgear wifi extender near to your existing wifi router within the range of 1-3 feet.

Connect your Netgear wifi extender with the help of an ethernet cable with your computer/laptop.

Try to connect your same desktop or laptop with your existing wifi router.

Open any of your preferred web browsers and search in the address bar and hit the enter key.

A login security screen will pop up over the desktop screen. Authenticate the access for New extender setup page with a login username and password.

Tap on the Advanced Setup.

Click on the firmware upgrade button option. You will find the Check button flashing on the top right of the Netgear extender page.

Click on the check button, the Netgear window will automatically promote you to download the update if any. Make sure before you update your Netgear wifi extender device before proceeding for the New Extender Setup process.

Follow all the instructions and norms visible on the screen for a successfully Netgear wifi extender firmware update.

The Netgear extender firmware update usually takes near about 2 to 3 three minutes for successful completion of the process. It is mandatory to have a proper power supply of the wifi router during the stage of uploading as it can result in the corruption of the range extender's firmware.

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