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How to Connect Netgear Wifi Extender?

Netgear Extender is used to increase the speed of internet connection in order to provide connection in areas with weak signals or dead zones. Almost everyone around the globe loves it because it provides a high-speed internet connection.

In the previous post, we talked about how to setup a TP-link Wi-Fi extender, so you may be confused about how to connect Netgear Wi-Fi extender. Don’t be nervous. This article will demonstrate the specific steps!

Now, begin reading and searching for the information you need.

Instructions for Logging in to Netgear Extender Setup

Before proceeding with the Netgear Extender setup, all users must log in to the official page. Once the login process is complete, users can easily install, set, and update the Netgear Range Extender firmware. Therefore, it is recommended that users follow the steps below to log in to the Netgear Extender setup.


Ensure a secure Internet connection between the device/system and the Netgear Extender.


The Extender and the Router have different Wi-Fi network names (SSID). Therefore, users must confirm that both devices are connected to the Netgear extender’s network.


If the router and the extender use different Wi-Fi network names, it is recommended that users enter in the search section of their browser.

  • The first step is for the user to launch a web browser on the Extender-enabled device.
  • Afterward, the user must write their Netgear extender’s IP address.
  • Next, click on the Enter button.
  • The user will be sent to the Netgear account login screen when that’s done. The login screen will have fields for the user’s username and password.
  • Next, the user should click on the Login button. After that, the Netgear Extender Settings page will appear on the user’s screen. From there, the user is advised to locate and click on the “Menu” icon.
  • After that, the Netgear Range Extender menu will be displayed on the user’s screen.
  • The user is now advised to select Settings to view and adjust the settings of the Netgear Extender.

By following the above steps, the user will be able to access Netgear Extender without any problems. If the user is still experiencing issues with Netgear Extender, the user must contact the Customer Support team for a solution.

How to Connect Nighthawk® AX8?

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To clarify how to connect Netgear Wi-Fi extender, I will show you the specific steps to connect Nighthawk® AX8.

In the beginning, there is an app you should prepare: Nighthawk for iPhone or Android to set up and connect to the Wi-Fi extender.

Step 1. Open the Nighthawk app.

Step 2.

  • If your router is not supported by it, click on Try a New System Setup. Then, click Range Extender from the list.
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  • If this app supports your router, click the Home icon at the top left of the dashboard.
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And then click on NEW SETUP.

Step 3. Select Range Extender.

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Then, click Next.

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Step 4. Plugging your extender into an electric outlet and waiting for the power LED to light up on the front of your extender device. Once the extender is powered on, select Next. Then, the Nighthawk app will ask you to join your Wi-Fi network Netgear underscore EXT.

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how to connect Netgear Wi-Fi extender

Step 5. Select Join from the app. If the app still hasn’t connected to Netgear underscore EXT after a few seconds, manually select the Netgear underscore EXT Wi-Fi network in your mobile device’s Wi-Fi settings.
Please wait while the app is connecting to your extender.
Step 6. Once the Nighthawk app connects to the extender, click Next to begin the setup process for your extender.

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Step7. The app will show you a list of all the Wi-Fi networks that your extender device can extend. Now, you can choose the Wi-Fi router network that you want to extend.

  • Select the bands you want to extend if your router has multiple Wi-Fi bands. You can also select skip if you don’t want to extend those specific Wi-Fi bands.
  • If you don’t find your current Wi-Fi network, please move to the extender closer to the router and try again.

Step 8. Once you have selected the Wi-Fi bands you want to extend, you will be asked to enter the password of the Wi-Fi networks.

  • If you use the same password for 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi networks, then check the box next to use the same password.
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Step 9. Once you input your password information, select Next.

  • Please wait while the app verifies and configures your network.
  • When the app prompts that Nighthawk wants to join your Wi-Fi network, select Join to connect.
  • Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, please set up and verify your admin login for your extender device.

If this app supports your router, the prefilled username and password should match what you currently have set for your router admin credentials. You can change your credentials or keep them identical to your router credentials.

Step 10. Click Next once complete. Then, you should select and enter your security questions for your extender’s admin password recovery. Select Next once complete.

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Your extender will automatically check for the latest firmware before completing the final setup. It is time to place your extender halfway between your router and an area with a poor Wi-Fi signal.

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You must be very clear about how to connect Netgear Wi-Fi extender now, especially the Nighthawk® AX8. It’s time to improve your network range and enjoy a more stable and strong wireless internet connection. If you still have problems handling it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or share your questions in the comments.

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