Step 10: For the chosen network, the password/security key will be asked. Fill out the password for the existing Wi-Fi network, and click over the Next Button, as shown in the above image.
Step 11: Choose the Network name for your extender i.e. SSID and then password and click Next. In case, you want to have the same Wi-Fi name and password as your existing router, then do enable the One Wi-Fi name feature.
Step 12: Wait for some time. The page will display the list for the Wi-Fi networks of new extenders.
Step 13: Now, connect your device to the Wi-Fi network of the new extender with the username and password created in Step 11.
In case, you have enabled the One Wi-Fi name feature, then fill up the existing username and password for your network.
Step 14: Ensure that your desired device is connected successfully to the new extender’s network, and click over the Continue button. The confirmation message will appear up displaying extender is now connected and ready to use.
Step 15: Now, click over the Next button, and the Registration Page will open.
Step 16: Fill in the required fields and click over the Finish button to complete the range extender setup with the Netgear installation assistant. You can skip this by clicking over the Skip Registration link, but if you want to use the Netgear Telephone support, then registration is a must. After registration, the Status page will open up.
Step 17: Unplug and Place the extender halfway to your router and the area which has poor or weak signal strength. Note that the extender must have the range of the existing Wi-Fi network.
Step 18: Now, plug in the extender and wait till the LEDs turn green for your extender.
Step 19: In order to check the optimal location for the extender, use Router Link LED. If the LED does not turn amber or green then, the selected location is not the optimal one. Bring the extender in the approximation area of the router and try again with Step 18 and 19 until LEDs turn amber or green.
Step 20: Reconnect the desired device again to the new extender’s network.
Step 21: To test the range, move the connected device to the weak signal area, and follow the steps given below:
- Leave the connected device in the weaker area signal and return to the extender.
- Check the LED light on the extender.
- If the LED is showing amber or solid green color then, the range of the extender is good and it is reaching the area with the poor area signal, and the process of setting up the Netgear extender is complete.
- If the LED is showing the red color, then the range of the extender is not reaching up to the poor signal area, and you need to move the device closer to the area of the extender until the LED turns green or amber t complete the setup.
With the above steps, the range extender setup with Netgear installation assistant is complete and you are all set to enjoy the range of your network in the area having poor signal strength. Say thanks to Netgear Extender. In case, there is any problem with setup, technical support is one call away. Reach to us!