Do you wish to complete the Netgear WiFi range extender setup to get rid of WiFi dead zones in your home? Are you facing issues while getting the job done? We will help you in getting rid of the obstacles that are stopping you from getting the Netgear Nighthawk extender setup done. This very post comprises the solutions for the setup issues for the Netgear WiFi extender. Go on reading further to know more about it.
How to Fix Netgear WiFi Extender Setup Issues?
There are three ways that can be used to complete the setup of the Netgear extender.
Manual Method using web interface on computer/laptop
Using the Nighthawk app on mobile phone
If one method is not letting you do the extender setup, we suggest you try the other ways.
The solutions that have been listed here will help you fix the issues related to all the methods.
1.Reboot and Retry
Power cycle the network or reboot the devices in the network to get rid of the glitches. Power down all the devices, i.e. the Netgear WiFi extender, host router and the connecting device (laptop/computer/mobile phone). Wait for some time and then again power them up.
This completes rebooting the devices in the network. Now try to set up your Netgear Nighthawk WiFi range extender. It should happen without any error. If you still can’t complete it, then try the next hack in the line.
2.Fix the Connections
Faulty connections between the devices is one of the main reasons why you can’t complete the setup of the range extender. The extender connects to the host router. If it is not getting connected, then setup won’t happen. We recommend you connect the devices firmly now. You can connect them either wirelessly or using a LAN cable. Verify the connection and then proceed further.
See to it that you are using the right ports on both devices to establish the connection.
3.Replace the Cable
The cable that you have used to make the connection between the Netgear WiFi extender and the host router should be in good condition. If the cable is damaged, then use another cable to make the connection. Make a secure and firm connection using a good LAN cable and then try the setup process of your extender.
4.Update Browser/Nighthawk App
If you are using the Netgear Nighthawk app to complete the setup then get the app upgraded to the latest version and then get the extender setup done.
In the event you are using the web interface then make sure you are using an updated version of the browser. Get it updated now if you haven’t updated it.
5.Ensure a Stable Power Supply
The devices that are involved in the setup process of the WiFi range extender should be fully powered up. You should make sure that the devices are receiving a consistent power supply throughout the process. You can confirm this by checking the power sockets and power cables. Use alternative outlets to plug the devices if the current one is damaged. You should also make sure that the power cables are plugged properly and not loosely.
6.Press the Right Button
In case you are trying to set up your Netgear Nighthawk WIIF range extender using the WPS buttons then you should ensure that the right button is pressed by you. Also, make certain that you are pressing the buttons on both devices without delaying more than 2 minutes. In this method you do not have to access the Netgear Nighthawk login page.
The Final Note
This way you can complete the setup of your Netgear Nighthawk WiFi extender without getting stuck in issues. If you still stuck, reset the extender once and then set it up from scratch. After you have set up the extender, you can relocate the WiFi extender to a place where you want to extend the router’s WiFi. Make sure that the palce that yo choose is halfway between the router and the aera with no WiFi. But the places has to be withint he range of the router.