Why can't i connect to mywifiext.net
okay, nevermind throwing out the old router...we have a great new one, industrial strength! And we still have not dead zones, but not fully powered zones....so you can use the extender...it really works well, (even on not so strong wireless routers) once you get it set up that is...a little frustrating to say the least, it's not exactly plug and play, at least it wasn't for us.
Make sure you start by resetting to factory settings, just in case...get paper clip, unfold, stick one end into the reset hole for 6 seconds. Okay, now plug in...wait for the power light to come on first it is orange and then green. okay, now go to any computer or tablet...(you have to have a router that is wireless capable running of course) search for networks wirelessly...you should see your regular router SSID (name here) now there should also be one called NETGEAR_EXT, that is the extender. double click on that...it should ask you for username and password, well, kb.netgear.com is asking you for it which for the factory reset extender, should be admin for the username, and password for the password. It will ask you for the very same thing on the next screen! And you insist...type in admin for username, and the word password for the password, just like before you have to punch in the same info twice, on two different screens...and then presto! The extender control/info screen comes up! This is where you want to be! Now you have to fill in the information, and your hard work will be rewarded, the extender will be connected to the router (once you fill in the ACTUAL username for the router, and the password...what you would normally fill in for the actual router)
Then the extender will get the name of (yourROUTERNAME_EXT) happens automatically...it is all good. Just be patient and let the screen apply the settings. When finished, look for networks to connect to, you will see yourROUTERNAME_EXT in the list. This means that now your wireless device can talk to the extender, which talks to the router. All three lights will be solid green (not flashing) on the extender.
Sep 30, 2011 |
NetGear WN2000RPT Repeater