Netgear Extender Genie User Manual


Netgear Extender Genie User Manual



NetGear Extender Manual Setup Using Genie Setup Wizard:

All the NetGear Extenders are easy setup Boxes with always an option of WPS button for doing the setup process within few minutes. But WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is not always present in all the routers. There can a case when the user has the Router of some other company which doesn’t support WPS and Extender that supports WPS. In that case, the concept of manual setup comes very much in use for all the quick Setup process.
Before starting the setup process, we just have to keep in mind that the Computer or any other mobile device should be connected to the Internet. However, this can be done:

  • Either by connecting the device to the Wi-Fi router using ETHERNET CABLE.
  • Or by connecting the device to the Wi-Fi router using the Wi-Fi signals.

Now let’s quickly learn through the process of doing a MANUAL SETUP through GENIE WIZARD:

  1. Open a web browser in the computer system or any other mobile device.
  2. Type in the address bar or you can also use address and hit enter.
  3. The page as shown below should be visible.
    Just click on the button “NEW EXTENDER SETUP”
  4. You will be prompted to make a new account for the first time. Provide all the required information as it will be useful in the future for making any changes to the settings.
  5. Click on NEXT.
  6. Now you will be redirected to the page same as shown below:
  7. Select the option accordingly as per the requirement. Most probably you will have to choose “Wi-Fi Range Extender” in this case.
  8. You will now see something like this on your screen, a list of all the available network. Select the name of your home network.
  9. Up now you will get an option to change the desired settings for each 2.4GHz and 5GHz band individually. You can make changes if you want.
  10. Now you will be required to enter the existing Password for the Wi-Fi network and set a new passphrase for your Extender.
    Click on continue
  11. Genie will now save all your settings.
  12. You will now get to the screen that shows the Wi-Fi signals of your area. Select it and click CONTINUE.
  13. As soon as you get on the screen shown below, you are all set for the USAGE of your EXTENDER DEVICE. Just click on continue.