By default, a Netgear range extender uses its maximum WiFi coverage. Using the coverage to its maximum limit can utilize a lot of electrical power. To handle this problem, why don’t you take our advice? We advise that you opt for a smaller coverage area. If you are wondering how the Netgear extender WiFi coverage can be customized, then the steps mentioned in this post will help you out.
What you need to note here is that this blog has been written in reference to Netgear EX3700 extender. However, the good news is that the hacks mentioned below can be applied to any model that you own.
How to Modify Netgear Extender WiFi Coverage Area?
- Grab your Netgear EX3700 extender and plug it into a wall socket.
- Set the power button on your device to ON mode.
- Once done, take an Ethernet cable and put it to use to connect your devices.
- Switch on your computer.
- Whatever web browser you usually use the most, open it.
- In the address field, insert mywifiext local.
- Click the Enter button.
- A login window will ask you for the admin details.
- Thus, input the password and email address.
- The Status page will come into view within seconds.
- When your browser will display the Menu icon, hit it.
- Select the Do More option.
- Thereafter, click the WiFi Coverage button.
- For the output power, we recommend that you select a radio button.
- Click the Apply button.
- Before you even know it, your settings will get saved.
With that, customizing your Netgear extender WiFi coverage area is possible. In case, while executing the process you get stuck, go through the following fixes.
Can’t Modify Netgear Extender WiFi Coverage Area?
1. Swap the Ethernet Cable
Before you get down to any other fix, consider checking the Ethernet cable that you have used to connect your devices. If you find that it is worn out from any point or has cuts, then you are required to swap it with a new one.
Although swapping the cable will help you rectify the issue at hand, in case it does not, then our experts recommend that you connect your devices wirelessly.
2. Keep Your Devices in Proximity
If you are still not able to customize the Netgear extender WiFi coverage area in a hassle-free way, then the time has come for you to reduce the distance between your devices.
Are you thinking, “What is the need to do that?” Well, if you have not placed your Netgear EX3700 extender in the same room where the router is kept, then the transmission of signals between them won’t happen flawlessly thereby severing the connection.
Therefore, you now know why it is important to place your devices close to each other.
3. Eliminate WiFi Interference
Apart from keeping your Netgear EX3700 extender and router in proximity, you need to ensure that they are placed away from electronic devices, transmitting appliances, metal objects, and reflexive surfaces.
Wondering what all comes under such things? Well, you can refer to these examples:
- Cordless phones
- Fish tanks
- Washing machines
- Aluminum studs
- Bluetooth speakers
Also, keep your Netgear EX3700 extender and the host router away from thick walls.
4. Use an Updated Web Browser
Have a look at the version at which your browser is currently running. Is it not the updated one? Well, it looks like you just found out the fourth reason behind the issue at hand.
To troubleshoot it, consider upgrading your web browser to its most recent version. To execute the process, you are required to go to the Settings menu of your browser. The instructions mentioned there will walk you through the rest of the process.
5. Input the Correct Admin Details
Last but not least, use only the correct username and password to access the Netgear EX3700 setup wizard. While doing so, don’t make the mistake of entering the password under the Username field and vice-versa.
Once you are done following these troubleshooting hacks, check if you can customize the Netgear extender WiFi coverage area successfully this time.
Selecting a smaller Netgear extender WiFi coverage area ensures that you aren’t occupying too much electricity. We hope that the aforementioned guidelines helped you to modify the coverage area of your device’s network.