Recently, one of the Netgear users approached our technical experts stating that whenever he tries to connect his AC1200 range extender to the new router for setup, the mywifiext.net web address appears with the /ia._hijack.html extension where he needs to enter the extender’s password again and again but gets no success. Our experts were able to help him out resolving the Netgear hijack error very intelligently.
But very soon, they noticed that many users are experiencing the same issue. And, the weirdest thing was that the issue does not occur in relation to the particular extender model. Keeping that in mind, they decided to pen down those secret hacks which they revealed to the user mentioned above. By any chance, if you are also coming across the mywifiext.net hijack screen while connecting the Netgear extender to the new router, we’ve got you covered. All the major and minor hacks to resolve the issue in the discussion have been penned down in the upcoming sections. Stick to the reading.
The very first reason you’re seeing the mywifiext hijack screen is that your extender is still trying to amplify the signals of your previous router [which has been replaced with a new one]. In that case, you are supposed to take your extender back to the default factory mode. You can make yourself familiar with the instructions to do so by getting in touch with our technical team. However, if you’re still facing the issue, then the following might be the potential reasons behind the issue:
Now that you are fully acquainted with the potential causes behind the appearance of the mywifiext.net hijack screen, consider walking through the next section to resolve the issue. However, before trying them, restart your extender. You never know if a technical glitch is forcing you to cross paths with the mywifiext/ia._hijack.html screen.
After following these hacks, you will be able to bypass the Netgear hijack screen. However, if the success still does not hug you, consider updating the software of your system and ensure that it does not contain any viruses.
Coming across the Netgear hijack screen or the mywifiext.net hijack screen while connecting the extender to the new router has become a common thing today. But, by maintaining a safe distance between your WiFi devices, connecting them properly, and placing the extender in a zero interference zone, you can easily bypass it.
Once you do so, the next thing will be to complete the extender setup procedure with the new router. For this, you have to enter the default admin details of the range extender on the login portal. Just in case you are not aware of them, refer to the user manual you’ve received with your Netgear range extender. From Netgear extender lights meaning to the instructions to update the device’s firmware, it consists of every single detail about the extender.
However, you can take the help of our expert professionals in case you’ve lost the Netgear user manual or are still coming across the Netgear hijack screen. Without taking much of your time, they will be able to help you get out of this mess.