Did you set a WiFi password on the Netgear EX2700 network? No? Well, you could be at a loss if you haven’t enabled password protection on your home WiFi network. Anyone can easily access your repeater network and hack your wireless device. Therefore, you must enable password protection on your Netgear EX2700 range extender WiFi network.
We understand you might have never thought it through. Relax! This blog post is going to be your ultimate guide to enabling password protection on your home WiFi network. Read through the following points and learn how to follow the right procedure. Roll further.
Steps to Enable Password Protection
Connect Repeater & Router
The first step that you must take is connecting the Netgear WiFi range extender to the host router. It might become complex in case you use a wireless connection. You have to mind the router’s proximity and then keep your range extender in router’s range.
If that is too much work for you, get hold of an Ethernet cable and use it to connect the devices. But, you have to make sure that the cable is strongly connected to the repeater and router ports. Check for any physical damage on the cable before accessing the internet.
Turn on System (PC/Laptop)
In the second step to enable password protection on your Netgear EX2700 WiFi, you need to have access to a PC or laptop. Connect a system to a working power socket. If the system does not power up, press the start button on the chosen system.
You should ensure that your computer has access to a stable and consistent power supply. If your locality suffers from a power outage, you must get a UPS and install it in your house. This will help you keep your system turned on throughout the whole procedure.
To access the Netgear EX2700 setup wizard, you will require a web browser. There are a few checkpoints to selecting the right internet browser. First, you should check its software version. If an update is available, go for an update before you use it to enable password protection on your device’s WiFi network.
Furthermore, the chosen web browser needs to be compatible with the system you are using. Not just the system but also the website you want to access. Otherwise, there will be no point in downloading and installing it on your system. It should not crash throughout the whole process.
You should access the Netgear EX2700 setup wizard. For that, you need to enter the default URL in the web browser that you chose. But, numerous users commit several mistakes while entering the default URL in the web browser. At first, they enter the web address in the search bar. That is what you need to avoid.
Further, typing mistakes can completely stop you from accessing the default URL of your device. Other than that, use the address bar of your internet browser to access the Netgear extender URL.
Type User ID & Password
Once you have access to the Netgear repeater login page, you will need repeater login details. These will come in handy to access the repeater setup wizard and enable password protection on your WiFi network. Thus, get hold of your user ID and password and enter them in the allocated spaces.
Before you enter the details, turn off the Caps Lock key. This helps in minimizing any errors while entering the password. After typing in the details, click the Login button located just under the spaces.
Open Settings > Passwords
Move to the settings of your range extender and go to password settings. That is where you get to enable password protection on your home WiFi network. The password should have a blend of different characters to make it unique.
Furthermore, you should choose a higher difficulty level of password so that no one can crack it. Make sure you don’t share freely your password with freeloaders.
To save changes, hit the Save button located on your home screen. It will permanently implement the changes that you made. Hence, you can now relax since you have enabled password protection on your WiFi network.
We hope things went smoothly for you to enable password protection on your Netgear EX2700 WiFi network. After that, you can rest assured to have a secured WiFi network that forbids unauthorized users. In case you tackle error messages throughout the process, get in touch with our technical experts.