To gain access to a super-fast internet connection, did you perform Netgear extender setup via Netgear_ext in your home? Well, first of all, pat yourself on the back. You made an epic decision. But, what’s that? It’s been a few months since you set up the device and for some reason; it has stopped giving you the desired result? Has this led you to think that something is wrong with your extender and it needs an exchange?
Well, hold on to your horses. There is nothing wrong with your Netgear extender. It simply requires you to do a couple of things to enhance its performance. And that can be done if you walk through the below-mentioned tips and tricks. Thus, stick to reading.
How to Improve Netgear Extender Performance?
- Change the Extender Location
Check whether your Netgear extender is kept near the host router. If not, it is advised that you change the location of your wireless range extender. Doing so will ensure that the signals emitted from the extender as well as the router are getting transmitted properly and evenly throughout your house.
However, also see to it that your devices are not deadlocked. Otherwise, forget about their signals getting transmitted with ease, they’ll end up clashing instead and cause further issues in the future like mywifiext local not working.
- Do Not Isolate the Netgear Extender
Isolating your Netgear wireless range extender is another reason why you are not able to get the desired result from your device. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not keep your Nighthawk extender in corners or near thick concrete walls. Also, avoid placing it under a table or inside a cabinet.
- Perform Netgear Firmware Update
Do you feel like enhancing the performance of your Netgear Nighthawk extender a little more? Well then, you should perform firmware update.
Wondering how the process can be taken forward? For that, you need to take a walk through the instructions given here:
- Set up the hardware.
- Once you are done doing that, connect your devices.
- You can use any source of connection for this that you like.
- Open an internet browser on your system.
- Visit www.mywifiext.net.
- You will find yourself on the Netgear extender login page.
- Refer to the user manual and enter the default admin details.
- If you changed them sometime earlier, enter the changed ones then.
- Click on Log In button.
- Under the Maintenance button, you ought to locate the Firmware Update button.
- Once found, click the Extender Update button and wait for some time.
- Walk through the on-screen instructions.
If you found the manual firmware update process a little difficult to execute, then you should use the Nighthawk app to execute the same.
- Get Rid of WiFi Interference
Last, but not least, make sure that your Netgear Nighthawk extender is not kept anywhere near smart home appliances. Some examples of these appliances include refrigerators, baby monitors, microwave ovens, cordless phones, treadmills, televisions, Bluetooth speakers, cellular phones, washing machines, etc.
Apart from this, reflexive surfaces like fish tanks and mirrors should also be kept at a safe distance from your Netgear extender. No WiFi interference will happen this way.
With that, we are ending our article written on enhancing the performance of Netgear Nighthawk extender. We hope that after following the tips mentioned above, you were able to improve the performance of your device. Now, you will surely be able to get the desired result from it.
If, except for the ones given in this post, you are aware of any other tip that can help a user enhance the Netgear extender performance, do share it via the comment section with your fellow readers. They would surely like to know about something new.