How to Fix a Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 WiFi Repeater
- Resolve basic problems you may encounter with your Netgear EX7000 Range Extender.
- Be near your Range Extender.
- Be prepared to test both your connection to your home's Wi-Fi network and your Range Extender's network.
1 Check Devices Off Range Extender
Before checking your range extender at all, it's best to make sure the rest of your home network is functioning properly.
Test your connection using a computer, smartphone, or tablet that is not connected to the range extender. Preferably, it's best to test using a device that is directly connected to your router via Ethernet cable. If this is not possible, use a device that's connected wirelessly to your home's Wi-Fi network.
A home computer that is hard-wired to your router via Ethernet is ideal for this test. Otherwise, make sure the wireless device you're testing with isn't connected to the range extender's Wi-Fi network (this usually contains "_EXT" in the network name).