Updating the firmware on your Netgear extender is an important step to ensure that it continues to perform optimally and that any bugs or security vulnerabilities are fixed. Firmware is the software that runs on your extender, and updating it is a straightforward process. In this article, we’ll take you through the steps for Netgear extender firmware update.
Step 1: Determine Your Netgear Extender Model Number
The first step in the Netgear extender firmware update process is to determine your extender model number. You can find this information on the label at the bottom or back of the extender. Note down the model number before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2: Download the Latest Firmware
Once you have determined your extender model number, head over to the Netgear website and navigate to the support page. From there, search for your extender model number and look for the firmware update. Download the latest firmware for your extender and save it to your computer.
Step 3: Connect to Your Netgear Extender
The next step is to connect your computer to your Netgear extender’s network. To do this, open your computer’s Wi-Fi settings and connect to the extender’s network. The network name should be something like “NETGEAR_EXT” or “NETGEAR_EXT5G.” Once you’re connected, open a web browser and enter “www.mywifiext.net” in the address bar. Press Enter to access the extender’s web-based setup page.
Step 4: Login to the Extender
You will be prompted to enter your login credentials on the extender’s setup page. If you haven’t changed the default login details, enter “admin” as the username and “password” as the password. If you have changed the login details before, enter your updated username and password.
Step 5: Upload the Firmware Update
Once you’re logged in to the extender’s setup page, navigate to the “Firmware Update” section. Click on the “Browse” button and select the firmware update file that you downloaded earlier. Click on the “Upload” button for starting firmware update process. Wait for the update to complete, which may take a few seconds.
Step 6: Reboot the Extender
After the firmware update has been completed, the extender will automatically reboot. Wait for the extender to fully restart, which may take up to a minute or two. Once the extender has restarted, check that everything is working as expected.
Updating the firmware on your Netgear extender is a crucial step to ensure that it continues to perform optimally and that any security vulnerabilities are fixed. The process is straightforward, but it’s essential to follow each step carefully to avoid any issues. By updating your firmware, you can be sure that your Netgear extender will continue to provide excellent Wi-Fi coverage for all your devices.