How to Install NETGEAR N300 WiFi Extender Model EX2700


NETGEAR N300 WiFi Extender Model EX2700 – Install WiFi Extender


The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender increases the distance of a WiFi network by boosting the existing WiFi signal and enhancing the overall signal quality over long distances. An extender repeats the signals from an existing WiFi router or access point.


Install WiFi Extender


Place the extender, apply power, and connect it to your WiFi network.

Place the Extender and Apply Power

Place your extender in the same room as your WiFi router.Proximity to the WiFi router is required only during the initial setup process.

Plug the extender into an electrical outlet. The Power LED lights green. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power button.

Connect to an Existing WiFi Network

To extend the range of your WiFi network, you must connect the extender to your existing WiFi network. You can do this in one of two ways:


Connect with WPS


Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) lets you join a secure WiFi network without typing the network name and password.

Press the WPS button on the side panel of the extender. The WPS LED blinks.

Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your router or access point.The WPS LED on the extender lights solid green, the Router Link LED lights, and the extender connects to your existing WiFi network.

Find the new extender network name.The extender’s wireless network name (SSID) changes to your existing WiFi network name, with _EXT at the end of the name, for example:

• Existing WiFi network name. MyNetworkName

• New extended network name. MyNetworkName_EXT

Connect your WiFi devices to the new extender network. Use the same WiFi password that you use for your WiFi router.

Unplug the extender and move it to a new location closer to the area with a poor WiFi signal.The location that you choose must be within the range of your existing WiFi router network.

Plug the extender into an electrical outlet.The Power LED lights green. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power button.

Use the Router Link LED on the front panel to help you choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.


Connect with Web Browser Setup


Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or mobile device to find and connect to the NETGEAR_EXT (SSID) WiFi network. After the connection with the computer or mobile device is established, the Device Link LED lights.

Open a web browser window from the same computer or mobile device.The browser takes you directly to the NETGEAR genie Smart Setup. If you are not automatically directed to NETGEAR genie, launch a web 8browser and type www.mywifiext.net in the address field. Enter admin for the user name and password for the password

Select a WiFi network to extend and click the Continue button.

Type the network password (also called passphrase or security key) in the Password field, and click the Continue button.

In the Name field, type the name (SSID) for your new extender WiFi network and click the Continue button.

You can use the same security settings as your existing network by selecting the check box.The settings are applied and the following screen displays.

Use a WiFi network manager on the computer or mobile device to connect to the extender’s newly created WiFi network. Repeat this step for all of your computers and mobile devices.

If the screen is still displayed on your computer or device, select the check box at the bottom of the screen and click the Continue button

Unplug the extender and move it to a new location closer to the area with a poor WiFi signal.The location that you choose must be within the range of your existing WiFi router network.

Plug the extender into an electrical outlet.The Power LED lights green. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power button.Use the Router Link LED to help you choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.

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