Boost Your WiFi Signal With Netgear Extender

If your home WiFi router is not giving you ample network coverage in all areas of your home, consider setting up a WiFi extender that can boost your WiFi signal.

These days, many people struggle with slow or no WiFi issues. You might be streaming your favorite movie or working from home to complete your office tasks. Or, maybe you just want to make an important video call. Either way, you would certainly not want to settle with slow WiFi.

Well, in this context, setting up an extender can help you enjoy fast internet connectivity that too in all areas of your home. Here, in this article, we're going to shed light on the Netgear EX2800 setup. However, you can use the instructions for any Netgear extender model you have.

How To Install Netgear Extender?

There are various different methods to set up a Netgear extender. You can use:

  • WPS Method
  • Manual Method
  • Netgear Nighthawk App

Let's make you familiar with all the installation methods one-by-one.

WPS Method

Though this is the simplest method to set up a Netgear extender, it is recommended to give it a try only if your router and extender both support the WPS setup.

  • Place your extender and router in the same room before starting the setup process.
  • Power up your extender and the LED on it turn green.
  • It's time to press the WPS button on your Netgear WiFi extender.
  • Once you find the WPS LED on your extender lits, press the WPS button on your WiFi router.

You are all done with the WPS setup. Now, you can change the location of your WiFi extender as per your internet needs.

Manual Method

If your extender is not supporting the WPS button, then you can try the Manual method to make your device operational. To get started:

  • Plugin the extender to an electrical socket and turn the power button ON.
  • Next, connect it to your router. (wired or wirelessly).
  • Make sure there are no loose or improper connections.
  • Now, power on your PC and launch a web browser on it.

Quick Tip: We recommend you to do the Netgear WiFi extender setup by making use of an updated web browser only. This will help you avoid any browser-related issues while executing the configuration process.

  • Type mywifiext in the web address bar of your internet browser and press the Enter key.
  • Your browser will take you to the New extender setup page.
  • Fill the default username and password and move ahead by clicking the Log In button.
  • If you are directed to the Netgear Genie smart setup wizard, it means more than half work is done.
  • Now, check the list of WiFi networks available and select yours.
  • Rest, follow the on-screen guidelines given by your extender, and complete the installation process.

Caution: While doing the new extender setup, make sure your router and extender both are away from obstructions interfering with other WiFi devices.

Netgear Nighthawk App

  • Before commencing the setup process, ensure if your extender is turned On and all its LEDs are solid green.
  • You can set up your Netgear extender using both iOS and Android mobile. So, head towards the App store that is compatible to your device's operating system and then download the Netgear Nighthawk App.
  • Once done, install the app and follow the instructions that reveal on your mobile to complete the installation of your extender and boost your WiFi signal range.

Just in case after completing the installation process you are experiencing an intermittent wireless connection with your device, click here to get it fixed!


Whether the Covid-19 outbreak shoving you to work from home or you are a die-hard fan of streaming videos without any lag, the Netgear extender will not only boost your WiFi signal but also help you get the most of your bandwidth.

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