Fix: WiFi Connection Issues With Netgear Nighthawk Extender

Netgear Nighthawk Extender
Why is my internet working at a snail’s pace? Why can't I connect my smartphone to my Netgear extender's network? Why am I unable to stream video without seeing the buffering icon on my device? How can I fix the internet connection issue with my Netgear extender? If you have any of these questions in mind, then you are not alone! Well, regardless of the fact that the WiFi device offered by Netgear is leading the industry for providing great internet speed, it can sometimes lead to internet-related issues. To help you fix such issues on your own, we’ve come up with this troubleshooting guide. 

Here we will discuss all connection issues with Netgear Nighthawk extender. You can use the troubleshooting tips for any Netgear extender model you own. Let’s begin!

How to Fix Internet Connection Issues

There can be various reasons behind the internet connection pfroblem. Let’s discuss all the problems and their solutions step by step.

Problem 1:

In your living room, the WiFi connection is working great. But when you step into the kitchen or bedroom, the WiFi signals become spotty. In such a case, how can you fix your internet connection?

Solution : There is an array of reasons causing your Nighthawk extender signals to drop. However, the major culprit can be signals interference. To fix this:

  • Keep your Netgear Nighthawk extender away from obstructions like fish tanks, electronic gadgets, Bluetooth speakers, baby monitors, etc.
  • Have you ever imagined that things like mirrors and glasses can also interrupt the signals coming from your WiFi extender? So, make sure you place your Nighthawk range extender away from reflexive devices.
  • For getting the best WiFi signals, you are advised to locate your Netgear Nighthawk extender in the central area of your home that too in the range of your existing router.

Problem 2:

After completing the Netgear Nighthawk setup, you are trying to connect your client devices to the extended network of your extender. But, only your computer and laptop got connected. At the time of connecting your smartphones, you face issues. Well, check the fix for the issue below:

Solution: If you are not able to connect your smartphone to your extender, you are suggested to fix the issue by restarting your internet connection. Once done with rebooting, try to establish the connection again. We hope that this time you would be able to connect your Android/iOS device to your extender.

Problem 3: 

Can’t stream videos on your devices in a seamless manner. This is the most common issues faced by users owning Netgear extenders. 

Solution: Here’s how to fix the issue so that you can stream videos on your devices the way you fancy:

  • Ensure that you have completed your Netgear Nighthawk extender setup properly.
  • Check if you have enabled UPnP and DLNA features on your existing WiFi router.
  • Make sure you have connected limited client devices to the network of your extender. If a hoard of devices is connected to the network, then also you can face the issue.
  • You can also navigate to QoS and WMM settings to make some changes to your video/audio content streaming.

So, that's how you can fix connection issues with your Netgear Nighthawk WiFi range extender. Which issue you were facing and how did you resolve that? Share your experience with us via the comments section.