Looking to update the Netgear extender firmware version?
The configuration for the Netgear range extender is quite easy. There are basically two methods to configure the Netgear wifi extender. The very first method to configure the Netgear extender is with the help of WPS. Just next to the power button you will find the WPS button on the range extender. The light present on the wifi range extender will blink solid green and amber.
Some of the models of the old router does not have WPS button, in those particular stages, you can manually setup the Netgear extender through mywifiext local. Once you have successfully connected your wifi-supported desktop or laptop with wifi range extender. Open a web browser either on your laptop or desktop which is connected with your range extender.
It will ask either to create a new Netgear account which includes your existing email address, passphrase, and a couple of security questions to configure your range extender with your wireless router or if you are an old account holder, you can directly just sign in to the Netgear account with login credentials. For the default username and password, you can consider the Netgear extender manual.
Now you can place your extender at different positions or places to turn up the dead network zone in the live network zone.
Netgear Extender Firmware Update
The firmware plays a major role in any data handling device either its a computer or range extender. Firmware controls both the software and hardware of any device. With the help of firmware, you can play a significant role in the performance and long last durability of Netgear wifi extender. Most of the Netgear extender works on Genie setup and without a firmware update, you cannot take complete access of Netgear wifi range extender.
Netgear Extender Manual Procedure to Update the Firmware
It’s quite easy to check the firmware version or to check the status of Netgear wifi extender firmware. Just you need to login to the Netgear Genie setup page via visiting the default local web page address www.mywifiext.net. If you found any difficulty while login to through the local web page address you can try the default IP address i.e. 192.168.1.1.
You can also find the Netgear wifi range extender IP address through the Netgear Genie app. You need to check the network map option from your Netgear genie app in order to look out the IP address assigned to your range extender.
Once you step into the Netgear wifi extender login page, you need to enter the username and the password that you have configured last time during setup or if not, try to use the default username admin and in password column type password and click on Login button.
On the left-hand side of your Netgear genie page, you will see the firmware update option. Just you need to click on it and it will automatically show up the current firmware version. If any new firmware version is available, you can click on it to begin the download process. Once it’s downloaded, it begins to install and your Netgear firmware will get up to date.
If you still facing issues regarding your Netgear extender firmware, feel free to get in touch with us.