How to Reset and Reconfigure an Extender After Power Outage

You were working on some important task on your laptop and power gone? Worst of all, your laptop is not having enough battery to complete the task? We are extremely sorry to know about!

There can't be anything worse than interruption in work due to power outage. Power outage can happen anytime making our electric devices shut down. But, when it comes to extenders, power outages can disturb internet connection making it unstable.

In such a case, only resetting and then re-configuring the WiFi device can help you. If you don't know the process, this how-to guide will help you.
Note: Here we are taking Netgear extenders as an example.

How to Reset Your Netgear Extender
  • Locate the Reset button on your WiFi extender.
  • Get access to a pin-like device or paper clip.
  • Press and then release the button using the pin.
That's it! Your extender resets to default settings.

Once you are done with the resetting of your WiFi device, you need to reconfigure your device to make use of it. For this, follow the steps below.

How to Reconfigure Your Netgear Extender
  • Plug in your extender to an electrical outlet and turn its power on.
  • Connect it to your existing router either using an Ethernet cable or wirelessly.
  • Launch a web browser on your device.
  • Type the default web address in the address bar and hit Enter.
  • People using iOS devices are advised to access the login page of their extender via mywifiext local.
  • As soon as you reach on the Extender login page, you'll be asked to enter your credentials.
  • So, do the same. Here, default credentials will work.
  • If you don't know the default credentials, check them out from the manual you got while purchasing your Netgear extender.
  • After entering the details, hit Log In.
  • Hitting the button will redirect you to the Netgear Genie Smart Setup Wizard.
  • To make you familiar, this is the dashboard of your extender.
That' it! If you follow the aforementioned steps as given, you will be able to reconfigure your extender without any hassle.

After doing the successful set up of your extender, you are free to tweak various settings of it, whether it is about changing the default password or toying with speed test.

Note: If mywifiext is not working for you, you can access the login page of your extender using the default IP 192.168. 1.250.

While re-configuring your extender, you need to keep various points in mind. They are:

Check-points While Doing Extender Setup
  • Make sure your web browser is updated to the latest version.
  • If mywifiext is not supporting your current browser and showing an error message, then switch to another browser. You can choose between Safari, Edge, Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer as per the availability as well as your preference.
  • Clear cache, cookies, and browsing history from the browser you are using to access the extender login page.
  • Keep both your router and extender in the same room and in close proximity. However, later (after setup) you can relocate your extender as per your needs and requirements.
  • If you have used an Ethernet cable to connect your devices, then check it properly for cuts. If any, replace it with the new one.
  • Keep your extender away from devices that can create interference like baby monitors, microwaves, refrigerators, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, etc.

Keeping all these points in mind while doing the extender setup, you can avoid many extender setup-related issues.

If after resetting and re-configuring your extender, you are still facing the same unstable internet connection, then only contacting a proficient and well-trained technician can save you and make you free of the issue.