Switch to a Netgear range extender are also called wireless repeater, signal/ WiFi booster, or a range expander to boost the range of your network from low to high, then there are chances that you might have. Now, coming to Netgear extender setup, all you need is your smart device like computer or laptop that is supposed to establish a physical communication medium.

Unbox the Netgear Extender with proper care and handle. Once the WiFi Extender gets unboxed. Plug-in the Netgear WiFi extender into the power outlet. All the LEDs light available over the Netgear extender starts blinking, letting them get stable first. It takes almost 1-2 minutes.

Once the LEDs light got stable, just pull up the web browser and type mywifiext.net login in the address bar.

A login pop up display will appear over the desktop or screen. Just enter the username and password and Hit enter key to execute the Netgear extender configuration settings. Follow the instructions as per mentioned over the screen for a success Netgear setup configuration.

Once you have set up your device successfully then what about its security.

Flawless Ways to Perform Netgear Extender Setup

Method 1:
Setting up WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)

  • Log in to your WiFi Netgear Extender via connecting it through the computer or a laptop directly with Ethernet cable.
  • Confirm from the router documentation to verify the correct web address of the admin page.
  • Open a web browser and access the mywifiext.net login page. For this, you have to type mywifiext net login or into the address bar of your respective web browser.
  • Enter username and password.
  • If you have set up a wireless password (security key), then you should continue by entering your preferred password or security key. This can easily be done via control panel for the main wireless router and even from the admin page as well.
  • Browse the admin page for “wireless settings.”

Note: Depending on the model number of your Netgear Wifi Router the web page appears may vary.

  • Choose the WEP from the settings.
  • Select 128-bit encryption over 64-bit.
  • Well, the higher number of encryption security, is for cybercriminals or mysterious people to break in. Choosing 128-bit has the potential to decrease your network speed.
  • Enter a password (passphrase) composed of a combination of random letters, numbers, special characters, and alphabets.
  • Once done, go to network settings >>> set up your main computer.

Note: You don’t have to enter the encryption key or password or passphrase every time you connect to the WiFi.

  • Choose the properties of your supreme wireless network. Fill up all your private and confidential information to follow up. Select from the dropdown menu, you have to enter the key once after selecting the WEP.
  • Repeat the same steps for all other computers and laptops present in your home or at office premises.

Note: For any method, the very first you have to update the your Netgear extender firmware. For that visit Netgear IP address.
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Method 2
Setting up WPA (WiFi-Protected Access)
Note: You have to follow the same procedure as you were using for setting up a Mywifiext.net security above.

  • select WPA-PSK at the place of WEP from the administrator page.
  • Next, choose the encryption level.
  • WPA is much stronger than WEP and harder to crack by anyone. Your key will consist of more characters with special symbols than with WEP.
Author's Bio: 

Steven.SL is a Professor of Anthropology and author of Insights Into Our future : Tracing the Legacy in network connections. He research on the singular vision of providing the appliances to enable everyone in the world to connect to the high speed Internet for information, communication, business transactions, education, and entertainment. Main moto Steven had in his mind is to provide best connectivity for every users at every footstep.