Stuck with Not Working Issue?

Stuck with Not Working Issue?

Here’s the Fix!

Do you often get welcomed by the not working error message while trying to log in to your Netgear WiFi extender? Well, this can happen due to various reasons — poor internet connection, incorrect web address, incorrect login details, an unstable connection between WiFi devices, outdated firmware, etc.

Regardless of what might be stopping you from logging in to your WiFi range extender, the below-mentioned steps will help you troubleshoot the issue. So, read on.

Resolved: Not Working

Use the Correct Web Address

One of the major reasons why you’re stuck with the not working issue is because of a wrong web address. Didn’t you cross-check the default web address before clicking on the Enter button? Probably. So, make sure you type the correct web address into the address bar of your web browser.

Note: If you are using a Mac device to log in to your Netgear WiFi range extender, then using won’t work for you. The reason being, is not compatible with Apple devices. Thus, try to access mywifiext.local instead.

Use the Default IP Address

If typing the correct web address didn’t work for you, then chances are that something is wrong from the back end. Therefore, we recommend you use the default IP to log in to your Netgear WiFi range extender.

Update the Firmware

Updating the firmware of your Netgear extender is another thing that you can do to get rid of the not working issue. Updating the firmware of your device ensures that it functions properly. In order to update the firmware of your WiFi device, you simply need to refer to the user manual.

Bring the Extender Close to the Router

If your Netgear extender is placed away from the WiFi router, know you’re bound to face issues like the one you’re facing right now. Therefore, make sure that your WiFi devices are placed close to each other. But, not close enough! Otherwise, their WiFi signals would clash!

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Keep the Web Browser Updated

If your web browser isn’t updated, then regardless of what you try, you’ll keep on facing issues while trying to access Thus, make sure that you update your web browser before trying to log in to your WiFi device.

Also, make sure that the cache, cookies, and browsing history of your web browser are cleared. Doing so will eliminate at least one reason why the not working issue is bothering you.

Check Your Internet Connection

How can we forget this one! A poor internet connection is the biggest reason why you aren’t able to log in to your Netgear range extender. Therefore, waste no more time in contacting your Internet Service Provider. Confirm whether the internet issue is from his side. If it is, then give him some time to get the issue fixed.

If you still cannot access, then you are left with only one option to fix the issue. And that is, performing factory default reset.

Reset Your Netgear Extender

Resetting your Netgear WiFi range extender will restore it to its factory default settings. Walk through the steps mentioned below to reset your WiFi device:

After resetting your WiFi device, don’t forget to again perform Netgear extender setup.

Summing Up

We hope that the troubleshooting steps mentioned in this article helped you troubleshoot the not working issue. Now, you are free to log in to your device and explore its settings.