Monday, October 2, 2023

Quick Guide to Change WiFi Settings

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Netgear always recommended its users to change the WiFi settings of their devices. The reason being is the default network name and password are easily accessible by anyone. In case, you also want to change the WiFi settings of the Netgear extender but you have no idea how to change it. Then no need to worry. You are in the exact place where you are supposed to be.  In this article, we will discuss all the hacks to change the WiFi settings but before starting, connect your extender to the extender’s network i.e. Netgear_ext.

Steps to Change WiFi Settings

The procedure to change the WiFi settings is quite simple.  Walk through the given–mentioned tips to change it.

  1. Connect the Extender

Firstly, connect the extender and host router using an Ethernet cable. Be sure that the cable you used to join the wireless devices is not faulty. In case, the cable has been cut then replace it immediately.

Apart from this, also ensure that your Netgear extender and router are farther from the reflexive surface, electronic devices, and transmitted appliances.

  • Open Web Browser

Now, launch an internet browser on your client device. You can choose any of the browsers as per your device accessibility including Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Before moving to the next step, make sure that you are using the latest version of the web browser and free from bugs.

  • Access Admin Page

Here, enter the default web address i.e. in the URL bar of the internet browser. After that, hit the Enter button. Within a few seconds, the login page will display on the screen. To get exact results, always use the address bar rather than the search bar.

  • Enter the Login Credentials

Once the admin page will appear, fill in the username and password in the given fields and click on the Log In option. Just in case, you don’t know about the default login details then take the help of the user manual. To avoid login errors, be careful while typing login credentials.

  • Access  Settings > Wireless

After logging in to your device, select Settings and click on the Wireless option. Within a second, the Wireless Settings page of your Netgear wireless range extender will show on the screen. Now, you will see the Network Key and SSID of your extender. Here, type the new values in the specified fields. At last click on the Save button.

With the help of the aforementioned hacks, you can easily change the WiFi settings of the Netgear wireless range extender. But, many users can’t change the WiFi settings of the extender if you are also among them. Then, walk through the troubleshooting tips that will guide you to resolve the issue.

Facing Issues While Changing WiFi Settings

  • Improper Power Supply

Make sure that the Netgear extender gets a proper power supply from the wall socket. In case, it is damaged then replace it immediately.  

  • Position of  the Extender

To avoid this issue, ensure that the distance between the Netgear extender and the host router is not too much. The reason being is your wireless devices do not communicate properly with one another.

  • Incorrect Web Address

Another reason why you are facing can’t change the WiFi settings issue is that you entered the wrong web address. Many users make mistakes while typing.  The one character out of place creates the problem.

  • Clear the Browser’s Cache

As we all know a browser’s cache improves the user’s online experience. But, if the cache is corrupt it creates a problem like this. To avoid this issue, clear all the cache, cookies, and browser history from the browser. Here are the steps that will guide you on how you delete the Junk files. But initially, you need to access the browser settings.

For illustration, Google Chrome’s cache is cleaned by clicking on the Ellipses button > More Tool > Clear Data.

  • Reboot the Extender

The next tip to fix this problem is to power cycle the extender. To restart, first disconnect the extender from the router. Then, power off the Netgear and unplug it from the power socket. Wait for a couple of minutes. Now, plug the extender back into the wall outlet and turn it on.

Final Words

That’s it! We conclude our guide on how to change the Netgear extender WiFi settings. We hope that you can easily change it in a hassle-free way.

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