In order to make any modifications to the Netgear extender settings, you need to access the Netgear Genie smart setup. But what if you are not able to access the admin dashboard (Netgear Genie smart setup) for some reason? You can’t make the desired changes. Isn’t it a frustrating situation? Suppose you want to update the Netgear extender firmware but can’t get into the settings because the Netgear WiFi extender password is not working. This is a possible situation and many Netgear users have reported about it.
So, we have penned down various troubleshooting hacks that worked well to fix the issue at hand. Find in this guide the detailed information about what you can do if the Netgear WiFi range extender login password does not let you access the Netgear extender admin dashboard.
Let us now help you fix this issue with your Netgear WiFi range extender. Follow the guidelines mentioned below for same:
In order to access the Netgear Genie setup wizard, you need to first log in using the admin password. Netgear extender provides its users with a default password to complete the initial setup process. During or after the setup process, you have the option of changing the default login password. It is necessary also, as the default Netgear WiFi extender password is easily available on the internet. So, perhaps you have changed the login password for the same reason or for some other reasons. And now you may be using the default or incorrect password to access the login page.
If this is the case, then try using the changed and correct login password now. In another instance, you may be making typing errors while entering the password. Or maybe the Caps Lock key is enabled. Entering the password in the incorrect field can also be the reason that the Netgear WiFi extender password is not working. So make the necessary amendments and see if the password works this time.
There is a possibility that you have entered the incorrect web address in the address bar of the web browser and ended up landing on some other page wherein you are using the Netgear extender password to log in. Or perhaps, you have typed the login web address mywifiext.net in the search bar of the browser and then randomly clicked on an anonymous search result that appeared in front of you. In both situations, the Netgear WiFi extender password will not work.
Thus, it is required that you enter the correct web address right in the URL bar or the address bar of the web browser and then see if the password works.
Using a web browser with accumulated junk data will also prevent you from accessing the Netgear admin dashboard.
Thus, get to the browser’s settings and wipe out the cache, cookies and browsing history right away.
If the web browser that you are using to access the Netgear admin dashboard using the Netgear WiFi extender password is running on an older version, then also certain issues may occur.
Simply get the browser updated to its most recent version and see if the issue gets fixed or not.
Technical glitches with the Netgear range extender can also cause Netgear WiFi extender password issues.
Simply reboot the extender by powering it off and again powering it on after a couple of minutes. Once done, see if the login password takes you to the Netgear extender admin dashboard.
Perhaps the device that you are using to access the Netgear extender login page has some technical issues with it.
Restart it and then again try accessing the login page.
Follow this solution only if no other solution works. This is the final resort that you should use. Resetting the device will restore the default factory settings on the extender and delete all the personalized data. That means even the changed password will get deleted. So, press the Reset button on it to reset it. Once done, access the login page using the default login password and again configure your extender.
Bonus Tip: Right after you have set up your Netgear range extender, change the login password from default to a secure one. After that, update the firmware on the extender to the latest one. This will help you avoid any such issues in the future.
With this, we put a full stop to our troubleshooting guide. The aforementioned hacks should help you in fixing the Netgear WiFi extender password not working issue. Under any circumstances, if this issue is still giving you pain in the neck, then consider getting in touch with our technical experts.