Wi-Fi Repeater

Introduction to How to Set Up a Wi-Fi Repeater

A Wi-Fi repeater is simply responsible for capturing the Wi-Fi signal that it receives from your ADSL / fiber optic router, once it has captured the signal it re-emits it with more strength and power around it, in this way we can easily extend the coverage of the Wi-Fi signal at home, so that it reaches all the rooms, the terrace, the garden or even several floors of the house.

All the D-Link, TP-Link and Netgear Wi-Fi repeaters are connected to a wall outlet, it’s the only connection they need, and everything else is done wirelessly without wires.

As per the Netgear extender support, you must place it in an intermediate place, between the site where it has poor coverage and the site where you have your ADSL / fiber optic router, so that it receives the router’s signal well but at the same time it can expand it to the desired place, then we will show you how the repeater itself helps in this.

Then it only remains to connect the Wi-Fi repeater to the signal that your router emits, for this all require a PC with a browser type Chrome, Firefox, Edge … From the browser, using a URL, you connect to the repeater via Wi-Fi and you proceed to its simple configuration.

How to set up a Netgear Wi-Fi repeater / Amplifier

We are going with the third and last configuration manual, in this case for Netgear Wi-Fi repeaters, the other brand of networking excellence.

Configure Netgear Wi-Fi repeater using WPS

These are the steps to follow for new extender setup:

  • Connect the Netgear Wi-Fi repeater to a power outlet, it should be right next to your router, wait for the status LED to flash in amber.
  • Make sure that the repeater lever is in the “extender” as per the guidelines of mywifiext.net support.
  • Press the WPS button on the repeater.
  • In the following minute, press the WPS button on the router.
  • The WPS led and the connection indicator to the router should turn green on the repeater.
  • From that moment the amplifier emits a Wi-Fi signal that extends the router.

The name of the new Wi-Fi network is the same as that of your original router, but with the addition of _2GEXT or _5GEXT at the end, the password is the same as that of your Wi-Fi.

Disconnect the repeater and plug it in an intermediate point, between your router and the area without coverage.

The repeater has two lights in the shape of an arrow, when none of them flashes is that you have found the perfect location.

Configure Netgear Wi-Fi repeater using genie Smart Setup

If the previous section of WPS has not worked for you, then these are the instructions you must follow to configure the Netgear repeater:

  • Connect the Netgear Wi-Fi repeater to a power outlet, it should be right next to your router, wait for the status LED to flash in amber.
  • Make sure that the repeater lever is in the “extender” option.
  • From a PC connected to the repeater’s Wi-Fi network, its name is “EX6100_NETGEAR_2GEXT” or “EX6100_NETGEAR_5GEXT”
  • Go to the following website “mywifiext.net“, the user is “admin” and the password is “password”.
  • Select from the list that your Wi-Fi network appears and enter your password.
  • Select the box “use the existing security mode and password settings” and write the name of the new Wi-Fi network that the repeater will broadcast.
  • Disconnect the repeater and plug it in an intermediate point, between your router and the area without coverage.
  • The repeater has two lights in the shape of an arrow when none of them flashes is that you have found the perfect location.

That’s it, this is how you can configure and set up your Wi-Fi extender manually. For further information or any other related query, you can consult with the Netgear Support.

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