How to Connect to WiFi Network

How to Connect to WiFi Network If SSID Broadcast is Disabled?

Most people nowadays prefer hiding the Netgear_ext SSID of their Netgear extender in order to keep it safe from unauthorized users. In order words, your SSID broadcast won’t be visible to anyone even if they are sitting right in front of your WiFi extender.

However, doing this not just hides your network name from others, but also yourself. This means that you can’t connect your mobile or some other device with the extender’s network if it isn’t currently connected.

Considering this, surely a question might have arisen in your head.

‘How to connect to the extender’s network when SSID broadcast is disabled?’

Well, to get the answer to your question, walk through this blog post. Here, we’ve mentioned the step-by-step instructions that you need to follow in order to connect to the network of your device when SSID broadcast is disabled.

So, with no further discussion, let’s get started then, shall we?

Steps to Connect to Extender’s WiFi When the Network Name Isn’t Visible

1. Update the Firmware of the Extender

Before you learn how to enable the network name of your Netgear WiFi extender, it is important that you update the firmware of your device. Doing so will ensure that you face no trouble while enabling the network name.

For those of you who are wondering how to update the firmware of your extender, here are the steps that you need to go through:

Note: Make sure that your device has access to a blazing-fast internet connection. Only then you will able to successfully update the firmware of your WiFi device.

  • Ensure that the extender is well connected to your home router.
  • Switch on your laptop and open Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Access the administrative page.
  • Enter the default username and password in the given fields and hit Enter.
  • You can refer to the Netgear manual for the admin credentials.
  • Go to the Settings option located in the top right corner.
  • Navigate to Administration > Firmware Update.

By following these steps, you’ll be able to update the firmware of your Netgear extender. After you update the firmware of your device, you’ll be taken to the www mywifiext net setup wizard to connect to the network of your device.

In case you get stuck at some point, feel free to get in touch with our experts and get all your doubts cleared.

2. Open an Internet Browser on Your Laptop

Once you update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender, open a new tab in the web browser that you’re currently using. Make sure that the web browser you’re using is up-to-date. Also, clear its cache, cookies, and browsing history for better performance.

3. Go to the Settings option

  • In the new tab, log into your Netgear extender by using
  • Then, go to Advanced > Administration > Settings.
  • Once the Settings page opens, go to the Wireless Settings option.
  • Under Wireless Settings, click on ‘Enable SSID Broadcast’
  • Do not forget to click on the Save button.
  • Within a few seconds, then changes will get saved.

Once the changes get saved, you might have to restart your Netgear WiFi range extender. After accessing the Netgear Genie setup wizard, you can easily connect to the WiFi network of your device.

Note: Once you connect to the WiFi network, it is recommended that you go to the Settings option and click on the ‘Disable SSID broadcast’ option to secure your extender from unauthorized users.

In case you aren’t able to access the Settings option, then you know what to do. Contact us via chat or email. Our highly qualified technicians are available 24/7 to assist you.

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