How Do You Connect Your Phone to Netgear Extender?

How Do You Connect Your Phone to Netgear Extender?

Depending on OS, mobile phones are segregated into 5 categories – Android, Symbian, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and Windows mobiles. To access the internet via WiFi on a phone, many users face problems. That is why, in this post, we’ve shed light on how to access the internet on a mobile phone via WiFi. For your ease, we’ve taken the reference of the users who have done Netgear wifi extender setup and want to establish a connection between the Netgear extender and their mobile phones. So, let’s start our post revealing how you connect your phone to Netgear extender.

How to Connect Phone to Netgear Extender – Various OS

In the sections given below, you will learn the instructions to connect your Android, Symbian, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and Windows mobiles to the Netgear range extender. Let’s start with the first OS in line i.e. Android.

How to Connect Android to Extender?

Follow the steps given below to make your Android mobile phone access the range extender:

  • Open the Settings app on your Android mobile phone.
  • Tap the option labeled “Connections”.
  • On the next menu, tap the Wi-Fi option.
  • See the options under the “Available Networks” heading.
  • Select the one that belongs to your Netgear extender.
  • Is it locked?
  • If yes, then do what the screen suggests.

How to Connect iPhone to Extender?

Below mentioned steps will let you know how do you connect iPhone to the Netgear range extender. However, we suggest you get acquainted with the network key of your extender by accessing the setup wizard before proceeding further.

  • Unlock your mobile phone via the face lock or passphrase.
  • From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • After that, select Wi-Fi.
  • Once you toggle the Wi-Fi option to the On position, you will see a list.
  • This is the list of available networks.
  • Now, you need to select the WiFi name of your Netgear device.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts.
  • A blue checkmark will appear next to the extender’s name indicating your success.

How to Connect Windows Mobile to Extender?

In case you are an owner of a Windows mobile phone, then this section is meant for you. Because here you will learn the complete instructions to make your Windows mobile device access the Netgear extender internet:

  • Scroll down to the Arrow at the bottom on your Windows mobile Home screen.
  • The secondary menu will show up.
  • Scroll down a little.
  • Once you see the Settings menu, tap it.
  • Now, tap the System tab and select Wi-Fi.
  • Switch the Wi-Fi to the On position.
  • Check the list of Available Wi-Fi Networks.
  • Can you see your Netgear extender name?
  • If not, then refresh the network list and wait for your extender to show up.
  • Else, follow the on-screen instructions after selecting the extender’s name and make your mobile access the internet.

Keep the Server Certificate Validation to the Always Ask Me option and EAP method to PEAP MS-CHAP v2. To know more about the connection between your Windows mobile and Netgear extender, ping our experts.

How to Connect Symbian OS Mobile to Extender?

After providing you with the instructions to make it possible for Android, iPhone, and Windows mobiles to access the Netgear extender internet, it is time to reveal how to do it on Symbian OS mobile. Check out the following steps:

  • Select the Menu button on your Symbian phone.
  • Now, look for the Wrench icon labeled Settings and select it.
  • After that, hit Connectivity.
  • The Wireless LAN option needs to be selected now.
  • On the next screen, choose the network that belongs to your Netgear extender.
  • Go through the instructions appearing on the screen.

How to Connect BlackBerry Phone to Netgear Extender?

Lastly, let’s provide you with the steps to make a BlackBerry mobile device access the internet signals emitted by your Netgear extender:

  • After unlocking your BlackBerry phone, go to Settings.
  • Now, hit Connections [or Network/Internet].
  • Select Wi-Fi.
  • To turn on the Wi-Fi, tap the check mark or slider beside Wi-Fi.
  • The list of available networks will show up.
  • Choose your range extender’s network.
  • If it is password protected, input the required info and do what the screen suggests.

After you make your mobile devices access the Netgear extender internet, you can manage the entire network via the Nighthawk app instead of manually accessing the IP address.


That’s all about how do you connect your phone to Netgear extender. We’ve tried to provide you with each and every step to make various OS mobile devices access the extender’s internet. However, if you want your mobile devices to start automatically accessing the Netgear extender WiFi [if they are in the extender’s range], consider saving the network key. For more information, get in touch with our team.

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