How to Fix Connection Issues With Netgear EX2700 WiFi Extender

Why is my internet slow? Why don’t my WiFi devices connect to my Netgear  EX2700 extender? Why can’t I stream videos and movies on my HDTV? How can I fix the slow internet connection issue? If you are facing the same issues, you have landed on the right post.

This post will guide you on how to fix the connection issues with Netgear EX2700 WiFi extender. Continue reading.

Reasons behind slow internet can be:

1. Netgear EX2700 extender is not set up properly.

2. EX2700 extender not receiving signals from your existing WiFi router or gateway.

3. Wrong location of Netgear extender and router.

4. Outdated firmware on Netgear extender or router.

5. WiFi or Ethernet connection not established successfully.

6. Interference in the path of your extender’s WiFi signals.

The above-mentioned reasons can be baffling and difficult for a newbie to fix. But, we can help! All you have to do is to follow the troubleshooting tips outlined below in exact order to get the job done on your own. Let’s get started!

Problem 1: Netgear EX2700 extender not setup properly

Quick Fix: There are many things affecting your WiFi signals. One of the main reasons is improper Netgear EX2700 setup. To fix this:

Make sure that your Netgear WiFi extender is receiving adequate amount of power supply.

The lights especially the power LED on Netgear EX2700 extender shouldn’t be blinking.

Your router and the Netgear extender must be connected properly with each other during Netgear WiFi extender setup process.

The web browser you are using to access portal shouldn’t be outdated.

Admin details used for Netgear extender login should be correct.

If you are following the manual for setting up your Netgear extender, make sure to follow it in exact order.

Problem 2: EX2700 extender not receiving signals from your existing WiFi router or gateway

Instead of cursing your devices and getting rid of them, consider the following fixes given below.

During Netgear extender setup, you have to place your devices within the reach of each other.

Problem 3: Gap Between your Netgear extender and router

Quick fix: Have you hiden your devices just because they look ugly? If so, then don’t do that. First of all, place your extender at the middle location of your house and then make sure that it is in the reach of your WiFi router. The distance between your router and the extender must be approx. 50 feet. On the other hand, placement of your devices must be on a higher shelf or table; not behind or in a cabinet.

Problem 4: Outdated firmware on Netgear extender and router

Quick fix: In the event that Netgear extender firmware is outdated, then chances are you might face connectivity issues. Also, outdated firmware on your router might give you trouble. So, to get rid of the issue, update the firmware on your devices and give your WiFi a boost.

Note: If you are not aware of the firmware update process, it is suggested – seek for technical help. A wrong firmware update process can harm your devices and also put you WiFi into a big problem.

Problem 5: WiFi or Ethernet connection not established

Quick fix: During Netgear AC2700 setup, it is important to connect your router and your client devices to the extender using a Wireless or wired connection.

When you log in to extender via, an error will message pop-up “you are not connected to extender’s WiFi network”. Right? It is because there is a mistake while connecting your devices. To fix it, follow the troubleshooting steps given below.

1. Your router and the Netgear WiFi extender should be connected properly with each other via Ethernet cable.

2. Your client devices should be connected to your Netgear extender’s WiFi name only. If you selected a wrong WiFi name, then it can be dangerous. So, make sure that you are connected to your extender’s WiFi network name only.

To do so:

Go to the WiFi connection list.

Find and connect to Netgear_Ext. If you have personalized your extender’s WiFi name, get connected to that one.

Problem 6: Interference in the path of your extender’s WiFi signals

Quick fix: If there is interference in the path of your extender and router’s WiFi signals, then also you can face connectivity issues. To fix it, simply change the WiFi channel number on your devices. Also, keep your extender and router away from unknown WiFi devices.

Useful tip: Use guest network feature to allow only those devices to connect with your WiFi network to whom you give permission.

Is everything up to the mark? Has the troubleshooting steps given in the post fixed connectivity issue? Do share your answer with us through the comments section.