What to Do With Netgear Extender After Replacing the Router?


Users often get perplexed by the thought that if they need to change the router in the home network system, what follows next? How can they begin accessing their Netgear extender network? Here is an answer to this question. Get your Netgear extender reconfigured with the new router. You can reconfigure your new router by accessing the Netgear Genie login page. This article is all about this procedure. You will get deep insight into how to reconfigure your Netgear extender with the newly purchased or replaced router. Without wasting any further minute, here we go.

Reconfigure Netgear Extender via WPS

Here is the Netgear range extender setup method using the WPS method:

  • Unbox your new router and power it up.

  • Now power up the Netgear range extender by connecting it to a working power wall socket.

  • Locate the WPS button on it.

  • Press it.

  • Repeat the process with the router now..

Now, your Netgear range extender is set up with your new router. Relocate the devices and start accessing the network.

This method of setup stands valid for routers with the WPS button on them. Thus, if your new router has WEP wireless encryption set, then you should opt for the next method to reconfigure your extender.

Reconfigure Netgear Extender via Web Interface

As the Netgear range extender was already set up with the previous router, you need to reset it first to delete the already configured settings on it. To reset, do this:

  • Find the Reset button on it.

  • Press it.

This will reset your device to the default factory settings. Now your range extender is ready to be reconfigured with the new router. Follow these guidelines to do the same:

  • Plug in your Netgear extender into an active power socket. Power it up. LEDs will begin flickering on it. Once you find that the lights are stable, move further.

  • Fetch an Ethernet cable and connect your router to the extender.

  • Open any updated internet browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc. on your laptop.

  • Enter www.mywifiext.net in the address bar. Avoid entering it in the search bar. You may end up landing on a different page.

  • Press the Enter key on the keyboard.

  • Enter the default login credentials on the login window that opens up. Type in the username and password without making any typos.

  • Click on the Log In button.

  • You will be navigated to the Netgear Genie setup wizard.

  • Follow the prompts displayed on the screen to complete the setup process.

This way you can reconfigure your Netgear extender with the new router.

Reconfigure Netgear Extender via Nighthawk App

Finally, we move to the last method of doing the Netgear range extender setup. Considering you are an existing Netgear extender user, you must be aware of the Nighthawk app. However, if you have no idea about it, then let us tell you more about it. Netgear provides its users with an app named Nighthawk app using which you can do the initial setup and control and manage your device too. This needs to be downloaded on your smartphone and the rest is just a piece of cake. Manage your device efficiently using this app. If you have not downloaded it yet, then go to the Play Store or the App Store and look for the app. Once found, download it. Using this app, you can reconfigure your Netgear range extender with your new router. Underlying is the procedure to do get this task done:

  • The first and foremost step is to reset your Netgear extender to the default factory settings and delete the customized settings.

  • Grab an Ethernet cable and establish a connection between the Netgear extender and the router.

  • Power up the extender now.

  • Launch the Nighthawk app on your smartphone.

  • You got to enter the default login credentials now.

  • Do so and tap on the Log In button.

  • Once logged in to the Netgear range extender, you will be on the Netgear Genie Setup wizard.

  • The rest you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions.

Final Thoughts

We are done with our write-up about what to do after you purchase a new router or replace your router. We also covered three methods to set up your Netgear extender with the router. Using any method of your preference to get your Netgear range extender reconfigured with the newly purchased router and begin accessing Netgear_ext without any hassle.