If your internet connection is not working smoothly, websites are crawling, files are taking ages to download, or you can’t play online, then you need to power cycle or reboot your Netgear WiFi range extender. Whatever the reason is, power cycling or rebooting the Netgear extender gives it a time to cool down and rest.
Wondering how to power cycle your Netgear extender? Not anymore! This post covers the process of how to power cycle to reboot your Netgear extender with ease. Stick to this 3 minute post.
First of all, the question arises – when to power cycle your Netgear extender?
Power cycling or rebooting is one of the best and easiest fixes to troubleshoot WiFi connection, mywifiext local not working, hardware or software-related technical glitch with your Netgear extender. The rebooting process will also fixes issues if you haven’t performed or completed the Netgear extender setup process.
But, bear in mind – power cycling or rebooting process should be performed in a correct manner in order to fix issues with your Netgear WiFi extender (whatsoever you are facing). Just in case, if your range extender is not rebooted in a proper manner, you may loose access to mywifiext net login page and internet connectivity completely.
The power cycle process will help you get rid of the following issues:
- Unable to access internet on connected devices
- Cannot connect to extender’s SSID
- Netgear_ext not broadcasting
- Red or amber LED on extender is blinking continuously
- Failed to connect extender with router
- 192.168.1.250 IP or mywifiext not working
- Can’t complete Netgear extender setup process
- Failed to update Netgear extender firmware
Now, follow the step-by-step instructions highlighted below and know how to power cycle or reboot your Netgear extender correctly.
Step 1: Turn off your Netgear range extender.
Step 2: Disconnect all the currently connected devices from your extender’s WiFi.
Step 3: Unplug your WiFi range extender from its respective wall outlet.
Note: Do not press the button/ hole on your Netgear extender names as “Reset”. Doing so will reset your extender back to factory default values and also erases all the customize settings made by you during Netgear extender setup process.
Step 4: Wait for some time. Let your Netgear extender take some rest.
Step 5: Plug in your range extender. Make sure that the wall plug in which your extender is plugged in isn’t damaged or fluctuated.
Step 6: Wait for the LEDs, especially the power become stable. They will take longer time than expected to become stable.
That’s it! You have successfully rebooted your Netgear WiFi range extender in a successful manner.
Connect all your WiFi-enabled devices to your Netgear extender. Don’t forget to connect the extender and router with each other using an Ethernet cable.
Now, you can log in to your Netgear device using 192.168.1.250 IP or mywifiext.net web address and make changes to your extender settings as per preferences.
Don’t know how to log in to Netgear extender? Need not to worry! We are here! This post covers that as well.
Follow the instructions highlighted below and know how to log in to your Netgear extender with ease.
How to Log in to Netgear Extender?
- Connect your extender and router using an Ethernet cable.
- Open a web browser on a PC or laptop.
- Hover the mouse cursor to the browser’s address bar.
- Carefully input mywifiext or 192.168.1.250 without typos. To prevent login issues, it is strictly recommended – avoid using the browser’s search bar.
- Press Enter.
- Netgear extender login window appears. Have you changed your extender username and password? If so, then use them instead. Or for default login admin name and password, refer to the Netgear extender manual.
- Provide the extender’s default login credentials into the required fields.
- Click Log In.
Kudos! You have successfully logged in to Netgear extender.
Stuck ant any step while power cycling or logging into your Netgear extender? Drop your queries into the comments section right away.