New Extender Setup

netgear extender setup | My Wi-Fi Extender Setup

Netgear Wi-Fi range extender setup can be done easily by using or http://mywifiext.local As it is a local web browser not an internet one which makes your Netgear range Extender setup process more way easy. is the website by which your Netgear extender can be configured. By default, login address for Netgear router extender is . Once you are on all you need to do is click on NEW EXTENDER SETUP that will automatically redirect you to On- Screen instructions or genie setup wizard of Netgear which will guide you throughout the setup process.

Cable connection setup for Netgear router using Smart Wizard

  1. Plug your modem cable to the internet port of the Netgear router and connect your computer system to any of the LAN ports.
  2. Note: Restart all of your devices again and Wait for all of them to finish booting up.
  3. Open any of the web browsers and type the router's IP address in URL bar which would be either or  and press Enter.
  4. You are prompted to log into the router.
  5. Note: The default username is admin and the default password is password. Remember, these are case-sensitive.
  6. From the Dashboard Click Setup Wizard.
  7. Select Yes and click Next.
  8. For cable internet connections, the Setup Wizard detects Dynamic IP.
  9. Click Next. The router saves the settings.
  10. Note: Your Internet service provider gave you specific DNS information that must be configured to change the default settings of the router.
  11. In the end, you should check your IP address. Look at the IP Address field to see if you have a valid IP address (that is, not blank or filled with zeroes, such as

Setup for Netgear router using WPS

New Extender Setup can be completed via two ways: manual method or web browser setup and WPS setup. Let’s discuss both the methods one by one.

1. Place and Plug-In your Netgear Extender

Plug-in your Netgear extender device to power switch and Turn it ON.

Place it nearby your Wi-Fi router for better performance and good signal strength.

Once, Power on, Green light starts blinking.

2. Connect your Extender to your router with WPS

Now, Press WPS button located on the extender for at least 2 minutes, soon the Netgear extender will be connected to the Netgear Router.

Once it gets connected to your router, connect your device to Extender using same credentials your router has.

The default Username and password for Netgear Extender is ‘admin’.

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3. Choose best Signal location and place device.

Now, you may place your device anywhere you want. Keep in mind it will always remain in router’s coverage.

Extender Setup using Netgear Genie App

How to install Netgear Genie Mobile app using iTunes on your iPad or iPhone Device

  1. Open the App store of your iPhone device and search for Netgear Genie.
  2. Tap on Free App Button.
  3. It will ask you for your iPhone ID, Fill your credentials i.e., Username and Password.
  4. After your successful Login, it starts downloading process.
  5. Once it gets downloaded, Close download Screen.
  6. Genie app will reflect automatically on one of your homepage Screen.
  7. Tap the Genie App icon to get started with Genie Mobile app.

How to install Netgear Genie Mobile app using Google Play Store on your Android Device

  1. Open Google Play Store on your Android Device and search for Netgear Genie.
  2. Tap on INSTALL Button
  3. Tap the Accept & download button to accept any terms and conditions
  4. Once it gets downloaded, Close download Screen.
  5. Genie app will reflect automatically on one of your homepage Screen.
  6. Tap the Genie App icon to get started with Genie Mobile app.
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Netgear Genie app for Desktop

The desktop apps run on Windows XP SP3, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10, and Mac OS 10.6 or later. You can use the Netgear Genie app for the following needs:

  1. Automatically repair your common wireless network issues on your own.
  2. Get simple access to router services like Parental Controls, guest access, broadband utilization meter, speed test, Air Print compatibility, and more.
  3. Use the system network map to see all the devices on your home network.

1. How to Install Genie Desktop app

  1. Open one of the browsers of your system and Go to the NETGEAR genie web page at
  2. NETGEAR genie icon (green lantern).
  3. Click the appropriate Download button.
  4. Once it gets downloaded it will open automatically, you may open or choose open later Option.
  5. Whenever you want to use Netgear Genie app just click on Green Lantern icon to get started.

Note: New Router firmware Updating is needed to manage your router settings effectively.

Note: Issue you may face after Desktop App installation

Automatically app start-up after system Restart/Reboot

  • Right-click the genie app icon.
  • Select Settings option.
  • Clear the Enable AutoStart check box.