What is the procedure to reset my Wi-Fi range extender and restore it to the default setting?
There are two ways by which you can reset range extender to factory default That are:
- Hardware Method:
You have to press the reset button until LED and device to extender blinks. This will take 5 to 10 seconds.
The reset button is a small one and is recessed. You can use a pen or paperclip to press it.
Then wait until extender rebooted.
Now you have to log in using default credentials that include default username as “admin” and password as “password“.
- Software method:
Open the Add WPS Client
Then select Backup Setting page.
Over there click on ‘Erase’ button.
The extender may display pop up a message such as to confirm this command.
Click ‘Yes’ to proceed or click ‘No’ to cancel this.
Why is it necessary to update the firmware of my NETGEAR product? Updation of firmware is to increase the stability, functionality, and performance of your Netgear product. This will impart new and improved features of the product and also decrease the chances of a product being attacked by any kind of miscreant activities because these updation includes patches which help in tackling any miscreant activities.
The status of LED light does show the performance given by the range extender. There may be chances that even by using extender there remain dead spot in your home or network. To resolve such problems, you have to move your extender near to that dead spot. Or the other way out is to move or rotate antennas of your Netgear Wi-Fi range extender in the direction of the dead spot.
If you had not changed the password during an installation process, then by default Wi-Fi range extender has to password as your home network has. But in case you had changed this password then Netgear extender does not provide you interface to view the password. Thus in such cases, you have to reset your extender and have to reconfigure it.
What is the meaning of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)?
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a method for easy and secure establishment of a wireless range extender with the help of Wi-Fi technology. Conventionally users had to first create a wireless network name and then manually enter security key on client and router. The main reason to have this security key is to check unwanted access to your wireless network. The user can install Netgear extender by following one of the following ways:
- By following PIN (Personal Identification Number) Method. In this method, the user has to note the PIN of the WPS device. A PIN can be noted down from either sticker label or by logging into the web interface of the device. Then this PIN has to be filled in an Access point or client WPS device.
- The second method is PBC (Push button configuration) Method. Under this method uses only has to push or press button on both clients and host WPS devices.
Why I had not received install CD along with my Netgear range extender?
Some extenders such as Netgear EX7000 extender does not come along with installation CD. The reason for the same is an advanced feature of Genie setup. Genie setup is used to install Netgear extender. A user can connect with default SSID ‘NETGEAR_EXT’ through his wireless device. This will prompt you to EX7000 Web GUI, through which you can do changes as required.