How to Set Up a Netgear EX2700 N300 WiFi Repeater

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Set up your Netgear range extender.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your home Wi-Fi network name and password.
  • Be at your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
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1 Physical Set Up

  1. Connect the three antennas, and either attach your Range Extender to the stand, or put the small non-slip pads on the bottom.
  2. Place your Range Extender about half-way between your Router, and the Wi-Fi device.
  3. Plug the range extender into the wall.
    Range extender plugged into wall
  4. Turn on the Range Extender by pressing the power button on the side.
    Power button
  5. If you are using a Wired device where the Range Extender is located, plug it into the Ethernet port now, as well.
    Ethernet Port

? What kind of device are you using to setup your Range Extender?

  1. Desktop
  2. Laptop
  3. Tablet
  4. Smartphone

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Set up your Netgear range extender.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your home Wi-Fi network name and password.
  • Be at your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
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  1. Connect the three antennas, and either attach your Range Extender to the stand, or put the small non-slip pads on the bottom.
  2. Place your Range Extender about half-way between your Router, and the Wi-Fi device.
  3. Plug the range extender into the wall.
    Range extender plugged into wall
  4. Turn on the Range Extender by pressing the power button on the side.
    Power button
  5. If you are using a Wired device where the Range Extender is located, plug it into the Ethernet port now, as well.
    Ethernet Port

There are 2 main Operating Systems for personal computers currently available, Windows and macOS.

Windows
Windows runs on computers produced by multiple companies, such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Acer, and Sony.Windows 10
macOS
Apple is the only company that makes macOS computers.macOS Mojave

A wired connection is provided by an Ethernet cable. Most commonly, these are used by desktop computers and other equipment you don't move around often.

Ethernet cable plugged into device

If you don't connect a cable between your computer and your Range Extender, you are using a Wireless connection.

  1. Open your preferred browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Type in www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.
    Chrome address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Select New Extender Setup.
    Netgear Extender Welcome screen with New Extender Setup highlighted.
  4. Create your account. This is used to log in and change settings on your Wi-Fi Range Extender in the future. When you're done filling this out, select Next.

    This password has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connectivity, it's only used to manage the Range Extender in the future. Choose one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

    Initial administration account creation with each field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Your Extender can be used as an Access Point; connected with an Ethernet cable that's run a long distance to your router. We're setting up as a range extender, without an extra Ethernet cable. Select WiFi Range Extender.
    Setup type with WiFi Range Extender highlighted.
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    List of Wi-Fi networks
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi password for your router's network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, then select Next.

    These are the passwords you'd normally use to connect to your home Wi-Fi connection.

    Password field and Next button highlighted
  8. You'll be asked to name your extended networks, and give them passwords. These are the names you'll see when you connect to the range extender, and the password you'll use. Once setup as you want, select Next.

    By default, the extender will add _EXT, _2GEXT, or _5GEXT to the end, and use the same password as your router's Wi-Fi. These are perfectly fine choices!

  9. Your range extender will reboot with the new settings in place.
Windows 10 may show slightly different options, but the steps should be similar across all versions of Windows 10.
  1. Select the Network icon in the bottom right.
    Windows 10 System Tray area of task bar with network icon highlighted.
  2. Select NETGEAR_EXT from the list.
    Windows 10 Wi-Fi networks list with NETGEAR_EXT highlighted.
  3. Select Connect.
    Connecting to NETGEAR_EXT network with Connect button highlighted.
The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
  1. Open your preferred browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Type in www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.
    Chrome address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Select New Extender Setup.
    Netgear Extender Welcome screen with New Extender Setup highlighted.
  4. Create your account. This is used to log in and change settings on your Wi-Fi Range Extender in the future. When you're done filling this out, select Next.

    This password has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connectivity, it's only used to manage the Range Extender in the future. Choose one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

    Initial administration account creation with each field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Your Extender can be used as an Access Point; connected with an Ethernet cable that's run a long distance to your router. We're setting up as a range extender, without an extra Ethernet cable. Select WiFi Range Extender.
    Setup type with WiFi Range Extender highlighted.
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    List of Wi-Fi networks
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi password for your router's network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, then select Next.

    These are the passwords you'd normally use to connect to your home Wi-Fi connection.

    Password field and Next button highlighted
  8. You'll be asked to name your extended networks, and give them passwords. These are the names you'll see when you connect to the range extender, and the password you'll use. Once setup as you want, select Next.

    By default, the extender will add _EXT, _2GEXT, or _5GEXT to the end, and use the same password as your router's Wi-Fi. These are perfectly fine choices!

  9. Your range extender will reboot with the new settings in place.
Windows 10 may show slightly different options, but the steps should be similar across all versions of Windows 10.
  1. Select the Network icon in the bottom right.
    Windows 10 System Tray area of task bar with network icon highlighted.
  2. Select the the network name you setup during the extender setup.
    Windows Wi-Fi connections with extender network highlighted.
  3. Select Connect.
    Connecting to extended network.
If you're asked for a password, it's the one you just setup on your range extender.

A wired connection is provided by an Ethernet cable. Most commonly, these are used by desktop computers and other equipment you don't move around often.

Ethernet cable plugged into device

If you don't connect a cable between your computer and your Range Extender, you are using a Wireless connection.

  1. Open your preferred browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Type in www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.
    Chrome address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Select New Extender Setup.
    Netgear Extender Welcome screen with New Extender Setup highlighted.
  4. Create your account. This is used to log in and change settings on your Wi-Fi Range Extender in the future. When you're done filling this out, select Next.

    This password has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connectivity, it's only used to manage the Range Extender in the future. Choose one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

    Initial administration account creation with each field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Your Extender can be used as an Access Point; connected with an Ethernet cable that's run a long distance to your router. We're setting up as a range extender, without an extra Ethernet cable. Select WiFi Range Extender.
    Setup type with WiFi Range Extender highlighted.
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    List of Wi-Fi networks
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi password for your router's network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, then select Next.

    These are the passwords you'd normally use to connect to your home Wi-Fi connection.

    Password field and Next button highlighted
  8. You'll be asked to name your extended networks, and give them passwords. These are the names you'll see when you connect to the range extender, and the password you'll use. Once setup as you want, select Next.

    By default, the extender will add _EXT, _2GEXT, or _5GEXT to the end, and use the same password as your router's Wi-Fi. These are perfectly fine choices!

  9. Your range extender will reboot with the new settings in place.
macOS may show slightly different options, but the steps should be similar across all versions and themes on macOS.
  1. Select Wi-Fi from the menu bar, then select NETGEAR_EXT.
    macOS Wi-Fi menu with NETGEAR_EXT highlighted.
The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
  1. Open your preferred browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Type in www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.
    Chrome address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Select New Extender Setup.
    Netgear Extender Welcome screen with New Extender Setup highlighted.
  4. Create your account. This is used to log in and change settings on your Wi-Fi Range Extender in the future. When you're done filling this out, select Next.

    This password has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connectivity, it's only used to manage the Range Extender in the future. Choose one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

    Initial administration account creation with each field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Your Extender can be used as an Access Point; connected with an Ethernet cable that's run a long distance to your router. We're setting up as a range extender, without an extra Ethernet cable. Select WiFi Range Extender.
    Setup type with WiFi Range Extender highlighted.
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    List of Wi-Fi networks
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi password for your router's network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, then select Next.

    These are the passwords you'd normally use to connect to your home Wi-Fi connection.

    Password field and Next button highlighted
  8. You'll be asked to name your extended networks, and give them passwords. These are the names you'll see when you connect to the range extender, and the password you'll use. Once setup as you want, select Next.

    By default, the extender will add _EXT, _2GEXT, or _5GEXT to the end, and use the same password as your router's Wi-Fi. These are perfectly fine choices!

  9. Your range extender will reboot with the new settings in place.
macOS may show slightly different options, but the steps should be similar across all versions and themes on macOS.
  1. Select Wi-Fi from the menu bar, then select the extended network you just setup.
    macOS Wi-Fi list with extended network highlighted.
If you're asked for a password, it's the one you just setup on your range extender.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Select NETGEAR_EXT from the list.
    Android Wi-Fi networks list with NETGEAR_EXT highlighted.
    The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
  1. Open your preferred browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Type in www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.
    Chrome address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Select New Extender Setup.
    Netgear Extender Welcome screen with New Extender Setup highlighted.
  4. Create your account. This is used to log in and change settings on your Wi-Fi Range Extender in the future. When you're done filling this out, select Next.

    This password has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connectivity, it's only used to manage the Range Extender in the future. Choose one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

    Initial administration account creation with each field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Your Extender can be used as an Access Point; connected with an Ethernet cable that's run a long distance to your router. We're setting up as a range extender, without an extra Ethernet cable. Select WiFi Range Extender.
    Setup type with WiFi Range Extender highlighted.
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    List of Wi-Fi networks
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi password for your router's network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, then select Next.

    These are the passwords you'd normally use to connect to your home Wi-Fi connection.

    Password field and Next button highlighted
  8. You'll be asked to name your extended networks, and give them passwords. These are the names you'll see when you connect to the range extender, and the password you'll use. Once setup as you want, select Next.

    By default, the extender will add _EXT, _2GEXT, or _5GEXT to the end, and use the same password as your router's Wi-Fi. These are perfectly fine choices!

  9. Your range extender will reboot with the new settings in place.
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Select your extended network from the list.
    Android Wi-Fi networks with extended network highlighted.
    If you're asked for a password, it's the one you just setup on your range extender.
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Apple iOS devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Select NETGEAR_EXT from the list.
    iOS Wi-Fi network list with NETGEAR_EXT highlighted.
    The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
  1. Open your preferred browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Type in www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.
    Chrome address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Select New Extender Setup.
    Netgear Extender Welcome screen with New Extender Setup highlighted.
  4. Create your account. This is used to log in and change settings on your Wi-Fi Range Extender in the future. When you're done filling this out, select Next.

    This password has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connectivity, it's only used to manage the Range Extender in the future. Choose one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

    Initial administration account creation with each field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Your Extender can be used as an Access Point; connected with an Ethernet cable that's run a long distance to your router. We're setting up as a range extender, without an extra Ethernet cable. Select WiFi Range Extender.
    Setup type with WiFi Range Extender highlighted.
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    List of Wi-Fi networks
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi password for your router's network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, then select Next.

    These are the passwords you'd normally use to connect to your home Wi-Fi connection.

    Password field and Next button highlighted
  8. You'll be asked to name your extended networks, and give them passwords. These are the names you'll see when you connect to the range extender, and the password you'll use. Once setup as you want, select Next.

    By default, the extender will add _EXT, _2GEXT, or _5GEXT to the end, and use the same password as your router's Wi-Fi. These are perfectly fine choices!

  9. Your range extender will reboot with the new settings in place.
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Apple iOS devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Select the extended network you just setup from the list.
    iOS Wi-Fi list with extended network highlighted.
    If you're asked for a password, it's the one you just setup on your range extender.
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