WHY TO RESET RANGE EXTENDER
- In case you changed your ISP (Internet Sevice Provider) or your Router and need to reconfigure the extender again.
- Someone gifted you the Netgear extender and you need to configure it on your network.
- You bought a refurbished Extender.
- You don’t see Netgear’s default name i.e. Netgear_Ext, while setting up brand new extender.
- When you change your location.
- Changing settings on the router like updating the new password on the router.
- If you want to change the SSID of the Extender.
- Setting up Netgear extender from an access point to a WiFi range extender or vice-versa.
- Extender stops working automatically.
- First of all, make sure that Netgear Extender is Plugged Into the wall and power light is stable on it.
- Now grab a paper clip and put it inside the factory reset hole for around 5 seconds while the extender is still plugged into the wall.
- As you stick the clip inside you will see some changes in the lights of the extender, solid green will turn to amber depending upon the model number you have.
- Now the extender will reboot itself which takes around 60 seconds.
- Once the power light turns stable or solid again that will mean the extender is resetted properly.
- You can open WiFi list on your cell phone or laptop and look for Netgear_Ext, if it is there then it means Netgear extender is resetted properly.
- Lastly, you can re-configure your extender either through Wps or through a web browser by typing 192.168.1.250 or mywifiext.net in the address bar.