Netgear wireless range extenders come with default SSID and password. After setting up Netgear extender, it is important to change its SSID and password from default to something new and unique. Changing the default Netgear extender password and SSID will make your WiFi strong and secure.
Unfamiliar with the process of changing your Netgear extender SSID and password? Need not to worry! This troubleshooting post will make you familiar with the process of changing the extender SSID and password with ease. Keep reading!
Points to Remember
Before delving into the process of changing the Netgear extender SSID and password, note down the following points:
- Which device you are using? Android/ Windows or Apple/ MacBook?
- For changing your extender SSID and password without hassle, it is essential for you to know the correct web address. Yes, you read it right! Without correct web address, you won’t get access to the extender login page.
- Mywifiext.net or mywifiext is the local web address that is used for setting up Netgear extender and changing its settings. This web address can only be used by Windows or Android device. Whereas, mywifiext local is used for Apple devices.
Changing Netgear Extender SSID and Password
Power on Your Netgear Extender
Plug your Netgear extender into a working electrical outlet and turn it on. Make sure that the wall plug you are using to connect your Netgear extender is not damaged. Plus your Netgear extender must receive continuous WiFi signals from your main router.
Connect Your Extender
The next step in this troubleshooting post is to connect your Netgear extender to your router using an Ethernet cable. Make sure that your extender is turned on. Also, keep this in mind that the cable you are using is not damaged.
Have access to a Web Browser
Turn on a desktop or a laptop. Open any web browser of your choice in it. Ensure that the web browser you are using is running the latest software version.
Login to Extender
Your Netgear extender has the default web address i.e. mywifiext.netBy using this default web URL, you set easily configure your extender and modify the settings of an already configured one. As soon as you open an internet browser of your choice, type the web address into the URL bar field and press the Enter key.
The displayed login screen will ask you enter the default Netgear extender login details. Enter the details correctly and click on the Log In button.
Change the Netgear Extender SSID and Password
After getting into the Netgear extender login page, locate for the Settings option. Once found, click on Wireless Settings. Now, enter the new SSID and under the WiFi password, click on use a different password, select your Security Type, enter your password/ passphrase into the given fields.
You’re all Done!
You have successfully change the SSID and password of your Netgear WiFi extender with ease. However, if you are unable to change the Netgear extender SSID and password, make sure that you have entered the URL mywifiext correctly. Typos in the URL will redirect you to an unknown source instead of the extender login page. Plus, ensure that you haven’t used the browser’s search bar.
Tips of Benefits
We recommend you create a long and unique password. Let’s have a quick glance at some tips given below for creating a strong password for your Netgear extender:
- Avoid using birth date, nick name, spouse name, or mixture of names in your password.
- Don’t use mobile number as the password.
- Use special characters in Netgear extender password.
- Add lower case, upper case, digits, and numbers in your password.
After changing the Netgear WiFi extender password, it is suggested to disconnect your connected devices to the network and reconnect them using the new password. Hopefully, the tips given in this post have helped you out? If you are still facing issues while changing the extender password or getting into mywifiext setup page, feel free to contact our well-versed technicians anytime via comments.