Netgear EX7000 WiFi Range Extender FAQs

What is the procedure to reset my Wi-Fi range extender and restore it to default setting?

There are two ways by which you can reset range extender to factory default That are:

  1. Hardware Method:

You have to press reset button until LED and device to extender blinks. This will take 5 to 10 seconds.

Reset button is small one and being recessed. You can use 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“.

  1. Software method:

Open the Add WPS Client

Select Maintenance

Then select Backup Setting page.

Over there click on ‘Erase’ button.

Extender may display pop up message such as to confirm this command.

Click ‘Yes’ to proceed or click ‘No’ to cancel this.

Why is it necessary to update  firmware of my NETGEAR product? Updation of firmware is to increase the stability, functionality and performance of yournetgear product. This will impart new and improved features of the product and also decrease the chances of product being attacked by any kind of miscreant activities because these updation includes patches which help in tackling any miscreant activities.

How can I get best productivity from my Netgear Wi-Fi range extender?

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 move or rotate antennas of your Netgear Wi-Fi range extender in the direction of dead spot.

What is the way forward in case I forgot password of my Wi-Fi range extender?

If you had not changed password during installation process, then by default Wi-Fi range extender has 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 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 wireless network name and then manually enter security key on client and router. Main reason to have this security key is to check unwanted access to your wireless network.User can install Netgear extender by following one of the following ways:

  1. By following PIN (Personal Identification Number) Method. In this method user have to note PIN of WPS device. PIN can be noted down from either sticker label or by logging into web interface of the device. Then this PIN has to be filled in Access point or client WPS device.
  2. Second method is PBC (Push button configuration) Method. Under this method user only has to push or press button on both client and host WPS devices.
Why i had not received install CD along with my Netgear range extender?

Some extenders such as EX7000 does not come along with installation CD. The reason for the same is advance feature of Genie setup. Genie setup is used to install Netgear extender. 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.