5 Reasons Why WiFi Extenders Fails And Their Solutions

WiFi range extenders are a great way to expand the range of your wireless network. However, sometimes things go wrong. In this article, we will explain why the WiFi extender fails and how you can fix it. We’ll also show you how an ISP can help in cases where there is no internet connection or when there is a slow speed problem within the home network.

#1 Intermittent Wireless Connection

If your wireless connection isn't working correctly, you may be experiencing an intermittent connection. This means that your internet connection will briefly drop out for a few seconds and then return.

This can happen for a few different reasons:

  • Your router is too far from where you're trying to connect.
  • There are too many other devices on your network simultaneously (like your neighbor's TV or another wifi-enabled device).
  • Your router needs to be reset. 

You'll want to check the signal strength on your device first. If it's weak or low, there are a few things you can try:

  • Move closer to the router.
  • Make sure your router is in active connection with the internet via a cable (not just wirelessly). This will help boost the signal strength between the two devices and make it stronger overall.
  • Update your router's firmware. If an update is available, this could also help improve performance in general and make it more stable. If you have a Netgear extender, you can update the firmware through  mywifiext net. 

#2 Unable to Detect a WiFi Network

If your WiFi range extender is not able to detect your existing WiFi network, there could be a few reasons for this.

  • Ensure that the WiFi range extender is on and is linked with the same router as your computer. You can easily confirm this by turning on the power button on your WiFi range extender and checking if it begins blinking green lights.
  •  If no lights are blinking, ensure you have an active power connection with your Wi-Fi repeater. Additionally, confirm that it has a stable connection through its wireless network adapter with an available wireless connection at home or work.
  • After verifying all connections are working correctly, try resetting the modem/router. Simply unplug it from its wall socket for 15 seconds and then plug it back into place again.
  • If you're still having trouble connecting after doing everything above, check if there's another device nearby trying to access your network. It may be another laptop/desktop computer or mobile phone. They may be set up on different channels than yours due to interference from other devices. Change channels using mywifiext.local portal until you find one with fewer interference possibilities before trying again.

#3 Wrong Wireless Name or Password

If you are using a WiFi extender, it is important to ensure that your wireless name and password are the same as your router. This will allow the extender to connect to the network and effectively access all devices on that network. If your wireless name or password is different from the main router, then it will not function properly and may even cause other problems with some devices on the network.

#4 Overlapping Channels

You should avoid overlapping channels as much as possible. Overlapping channels can cause interference. If you have a WiFi range extender, check for an option that allows you to change channels. In case there is no option for changing channels, then contact your extender’s manufacturers. Ask if they have the latest firmware available that will allow you to change the channel of your device remotely.

Check with your router's manufacturer if you connect directly through a WiFi router. See if changing its default channel settings is possible. Make changes in the settings as per the location of the router in relation to other routers nearby and their signal strength. Some routers are able to scan for other signals automatically and adjust themselves accordingly, but not all.

#5 WiFi Range Extender Won’t Connect to the Router

  • Contact Your ISP: If you can't connect to the WiFi range extender, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). They may be able to help you fix the problem.
  • Contact the WiFi Range Extender Manufacturer: If it's not a problem with your Internet connection, then contact the manufacturer of your new extender setup for support.
  • Try a Different Network Connection: Make sure that your computer is connected directly to your router via an Ethernet cable and not wirelessly. This will help ensure that there are no issues with wireless interference or compatibility problems between devices that might affect connectivity.
  • Try Another Router/Network Switch/Bridge: If all else fails, try connecting your computer directly through another router or network. Sometimes they just don't work well together!

Final Words

You should remember that a WiFi range extender can sometimes be unreliable. You need to consider its placement and ensure it does not interfere with other electronics in your home or office. However, if none of them work for you, then contact your ISP or support provider for additional assistance.