Hello and welcome to another tutorial about How To Setup Netgear Extender. In this tutorial, we’re going to read about WiFi Range Extender in general and how to get them to work. For the scope of this tutorial, we’re going to use How To Setup Netgear Ex7000 Extender to explain how to set up WiFi range extenders.
Do you need the Netgear EX7000 range extender?
There are two main reasons why people consider installing a WiFi Range Extender. Here are both of them:
- Limited range of the existing WiFi router: If you are using a budget on mid-range WiFi router, it is natural for it to have a limited range. So, if you want to connect a device that is placed far away from the WiFi router, you need an additional device called a Range Extender to get things done. Connecting a Netgear EX7000 range extender with your WiFi router boosts its range by a huge margin.
- Device limit of existing WiFi router exceeded: The number of devices connected to a WiFi network should always be below the maximum permissible value. If you connect more devices than the WiFi router can handle, your network will be less stable. You start noticing random disconnections in your network.
Using WiFi Range Extender like Netgear EX7000 range extender is something that you cannot avoid if you want to solve your problem without upgrading to a new WiFi router. Using the Netgear EX7000 range extender is the most cost-effective solution that you can find.
You can check out our article which explains how to extend the capabilities of your WiFi routers without getting a range extender. See: How To Improve TP-Link Wireless Router Speed Or Range?
The setup process of Netgear EX7000 range extender
There are two ways by which you can start the setup process of the Netgear EX7000 range extender. Here are both methods:
- Wired connection: If your priority is speed and latency, a wired connection is what you need. If you use your PCs for gaming or work, having a wire connection makes more sense. A wired connection is always more reliable than the wireless counterpart. For a wired connection, you will need a PC or a laptop that has a LAN port.
- Wireless connection: If you want to connect a lot of mobile devices to the WiFi network, then you should proceed to setup using the wireless connection. The only advantage of the wireless connection is that you will not need any wires to access the internet. For a wireless connection, you will need a device that has WiFi support like a laptop, PC with WiFi card, smartphone or tablet.
Interfacing the Netgear EX7000 range extender with the setup device
- First of all, start the setup process of the Netgear EX7000 range extender by connecting the power adapter to the device.
- If you plan to connect your Netgear EX7000 range extender by a wired connection, then you have to plug in the ethernet cable to your PC or laptop.
- If you plan to connect your Netgear EX7000 range extender by a wireless connection, then you have to just turn on the power cable and wait for the WiFi Range Extender to complete its initialisation.
Using the Install assistant to set up the Netgear EX7000 range extender
- After the initialisation is complete, open a web browser from your desktop and visit mywifiext.net from the web browser.
- You find a setup Wizard which will assist you through the setup process of Netgear EX7000 range extender.
- The first thing that you will be asked to do is to create a Netgear account. If you don’t have read your account already, enter your details and verify your email ID to create one. If you already have a Netgear account, log in to the account with the user ID and password.
- On the next screen, you will have to pick whether you want to set up a Netgear WiFi router or Range Extender. Pick the second option.
- Next, you will be asked to enter the details of the WiFi network that you want to extend. Enter the SSID and password of the WiFi network that you want your Netgear EX7000 range extender to connect to.
- Finally, select the frequency and proceed to the final status screen.
See if your Netgear EX7000 range extender works now
After following all the steps carefully, wait for the Netgear EX7000 range extender to complete its work. Then, use a wireless device that can connect to a WiFi network to see if the network that has been set up is working or not. Simply enter the SSID and password of the WiFi network that you wanted to extend and move away from the Range Extender.
If you have done everything successfully, you will be able to access the Local Network for the private network or the internet using the Netgear EX7000 range extender.
Avail Netgear Premium support
Every customer of Netgear EX7000 range extender is eligible for Netgear premium support. If at any step, if you wait stuck or something doesn’t work, you can contact the Netgear premium support team to assist you with the steps.
There are some rare occasions when your Netgear EX7000 range extender doesn’t work at all. In such a case, you can get it replaced from the store that sold you this device. Check the replacement policy of the story from where you purchased the Netgear EX7000 range extender.