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How to Power Cycle Your Netgear WiFi Range Extender?


If your internet connection is running at snail pace, web page are crawling, your PC or laptop suddenly got disconnect from Netgear_ext or your Bluetooth speakers stop playing song, then you need to power cycle your WiFi range extender. No matter whatever the case is, power cycling or rebooting the device gives it time to rest and cool down completely.

When to Power Cycle Your Netgear Extender?

Power cycling or rebooting is one of the easiest yet effective methods to troubleshoot WiFi connection issues with your Netgear WiFi range extender. The process also helps in fixing network, hardware, and software-related issues. Whenever, your extender fails to connect to your router or your PC, laptop, and mobile devices fails to connect to Netgear_ext, just restart, reboot or power cycle your WiFi range extender.

Your Netgear WiFi range extender must be rebooted in correct manner in order to fix various technical glitches with it. Bear in mind – if your Netgear WiFi range extender is not reboot properly, you may completely lose the WiFi connectivity.

Power cycling your Netgear extender helps you get rid of the following big issues:

  • Unable to connect your Netgear extender and router
  • Fail to connect your WiFi-enabled devices to Netgear_ext
  • The internet or the power LED on your Netgear extender is showing amber or red color
  • Cannot access the Netgear Genie setup wizard for the configuration of WiFi range extender and changing its settings
  • Can’t complete the Netgear range extender setup process

Step-by-step Instructions to Power Cycle Your Netgear Extender

Follow the step-by-step instructions highlighted below in exact given order in order to power cycle your Netgear extender. Scroll down a little!

Step 1: First things first, disconnect all the devices that are connected to Netgear_ext, including your router.

Step 2: Once you’re done, turn off your Netgear WiFi range extender. Unplug the Netgear extender’s power adapter from its wall outlet.

Step 3: Wait for at least 15-20 minutes.

Step 4: Plug the Netgear extender back in. Turn on your device and wait for its power LED to become stable.

Step 5: As soon as the Netgear extender’s power LED becomes stable, connect your router with it wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.

Now, reconnect all your WiFi-enabled device to Netgear_ext and enjoy the fast and stable internet connectivity in every nook and cranny of your house. As soon as you are done with power cycling or rebooting your Netgear extender, you can take a step forward to configure it (if not configured).

Here’s how to perform Netgear WiFi extender setup process.

For Netgear WiFi extender setup, do the following:

Step 1: Connect your extender and router wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2: Plug them both into a working and non-fluctuated wall outlet.

Step 3: Let all the LEDs on your Netgear extender becomes stable. Once they are, connect your laptop or desktop to Netgear_ext.

Step 4: Open a web browser of your choice on your WiFi-enabled device.

Step 5: Enter in the browser’s address bar. Ensure to use an up-to-date internet browser. Use of an outdated web browser version may let you experience not working issue.

Step 6: Once you’re done, press the Enter key.

Step 7: New extender setup page will display.

Step 8: Fill in the Netgear extender login password and username into the required fields.

Step 9: Click on OK or Log In.

Step 10: Netgear Genie setup wizard displays.

Step 11: Follow the instructions provided on-screen to complete the Netgear WiFi extender setup process with great ease.

The Bottom Line

Our guide on how to power cycle your Netgear extender ends here. In the event you need more assistance, do not hesitate to drop all your queries into the comments section.

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