How to Use a Netgear EX2700 N300 WiFi Repeater

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your Netgear Range Extender.
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Make sure your device is connected to your Range Extender via its Wi-Fi network, or physically using an ethernet cable before continuing.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. In the address bar at the top, enter www.mywifiext.net and press Enter or Return.
    Chrome browser with address entered and highlighted.
  3. Enter the Email Address and password you set for your range extender, and select Log In.
    Log in with email address password and log in button highlighted.
  4. Select Status on the left.
    Range Extender menu with Status highlighted.
  5. On the right, scroll down to the Access Point Wireless Settings (2.4GHz) and Access Point Wireless Settings (5GHz) sections. The Network Name, also called the SSID, is listed, and the password is listed just below.
    Range Extender settings with network name highlighted.
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 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.
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.
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.

There are four status lights for your range extender.

Power Light

Power LED

Green
GreenThe range extender is powered on.
Amber
OrangeThe range extender is booting.
Off
OffThe range extender is powered off.

WPS

WPS Indicator

Green
GreenWi-Fi security is enabled (WPA or WPA2).
Blinking Green
GreenA WPS connection is being established.
Off
OffWi-Fi security is not enabled.

Router Link

Each Ethernet port on the back of your Range Extender has a small light.

Router link indicator

Green Router Link
"GreenThe range extender has an optimal connection to your router.
Amber Router Link
Amber IndicatorThe range extender has a good connection to your router.
Red Router Link
Red IndicatorThe range extender has a weak connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
Router Link Off
Indicator is offThe range extender does not have a connection to your router.

Device Link

Device link indicator

Green Device Link
Green IndicatorThe range extender has an optimal connection to your device.
Amber Device Link
Amber IndicatorThe range extender has a good connection to your device.
Red Device Link
Red IndicatorThe range extender has a weak connection to your device. It should be placed closer to your range extender.
Device Link Off
Indicator is offThe range extender does not have a connection to any devices.

You can check the status of your range extender in two ways:

  • On the device itself,
  • On a computer.

The type and amount of network related information that you get depends on which method you use.

On Your Range Extender

  1. Locate the network status indicators near the front of the range extender.
    Router link and device link indicators
  2. Check the Router Link (1) and Device Link (2) indicators on the front of the range extender:

    Router Link Indicator (1)

    Green Router Link
    "GreenThe range extender has an optimal connection to your router.
    Amber Router Link
    Amber IndicatorThe range extender has a good connection to your router.
    Red Router Link
    Red IndicatorThe range extender has a weak connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
    Router Link Off
    Indicator is offThe range extender does not have a connection to your router.

    Device Link Indicator (2)

    Green Device Link
    Green IndicatorThe range extender has an optimal connection to your device.
    Amber Device Link
    Amber IndicatorThe range extender has a good connection to your device.
    Red Device Link
    Red IndicatorThe range extender has a weak connection to your device. It should be placed closer to your range extender.
    Device Link Off
    Indicator is offThe range extender does not have a connection to any devices.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to the following address: http://www.mywifiext.net
  3. Enter the password when requested.
  4. The Network Map tab will display the range extender's connection to the router and connection to your devices.
    Network Status

Finding the most optimal location for your Range Extender in your home is important for both maximizing your signal range and wireless coverage. Your Range Extender has a spot finder during the setup process to help you locate the best location for your device.

You can move your Range Extender from outlet to outlet using the spot finder as a guide for selecting locations that will provide the best wireless performance in your home.

You can also look at the light on the front of the range extender to get a quick at-a-glance idea if it is currently positioned well:

Range extender with network status indicators highlighted

Router Link Indicator (1)

Green Router Link
Green LEDThe range extender has an optimal connection to your router.
Amber Router Link
Amber LEDThe range extender has a good connection to your router.
Red Router Link
Red LEDThe range extender has a weak connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
Router Link Off
LED is offThe range extender does not have a connection to your router.

Device Link Indicator (2)

Green Device Link
Green LEDThe range extender has an optimal connection to your device.
Amber Device Link
Amber LEDThe range extender has a good connection to your device.
Red Device Link
Red LEDThe range extender has a weak connection to your device. It should be placed closer to your range extender.
Device Link Off
LED is offThe range extender does not have a connection to any devices.
In general, you want your Range Extender at least six feet away from your router. At most, you want it half-way between where your router is, and where you want the signal to reach. Finding and testing multiple locations may be necessary if wireless interference is a factor within your home.
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