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 a series of status indicators on the front of your range extender.

Netgear Light

Range Extender with Netgear Logo highlighted.

Light Off
Netgear Logo OffNo power going to Range Extender.
Light On
Netgear Logo OnThe Range Extender is getting power.

Connection Lights

Netgear EX7000 Range Extender with primary status lights highlighted.

5 GHz Green
5 GHz GreenThe range extender has an optimal 5 GHz connection to your router..
5 GHz Amber
5 GHz AmberThe range extender has a good 5 GHz connection to your router.
5 GHz Red
5 GHz RedThe range extender has a weak 5 GHz connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
5 GHz Off
5 GHz OffThe range extender does not have a 5 GHz connection to your router.
2.4 GHz Green
2.4 GHz GreenThe range extender has an optimal 2.4 GHz connection to your router..
2.4 GHz Amber
2.4 GHz AmberThe range extender has a good 2.4 GHz connection to your router..
2.4 GHz Red
2.4 GHz RedThe range extender has a weak 2.4 GHz connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
2.4 GHz Off
2.4 GHz OffThe range extender does not have a 2.4 GHz connection to your router.
Link Green
Link GreenThe range extender is connected to a computer or a Wi-Fi device..
Link Amber
Amber link indicatorThe range extender is starting or applying changes to the Wi-Fi settings. This should turn green in one minute..
Link Off
Link indicator offThe extender is not connected to a computer or a Wi-Fi device.

Ethernet Port Indicators

Each of the 5 Ethernet ports has its own indicator lights.
Range Extender with number indicators highlighted.

On
Number indicators litWhen the light is green, there's a device connected to the Ethernet port.
Off
Number indicators offWhen off, there's no Ethernet device connected, the device is turned off, or isn't talking to the Range Extender.

USB Indicator

Range Extender with USB Indicator highlighted

On
USB Indicator onA USB device is connected and detected by the Range Extender.
Off
USB Indicator OffNo USB device is connected or detected.

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.
    Netgear EX7000 Range Extender with primary status lights highlighted.

  2. Check the Wi-Fi and Link indicators on the front of the range extender:
    5 GHz Green
    5 GHz GreenThe range extender has an optimal 5 GHz connection to your router.
    5 GHz Amber
    5 GHz AmberThe range extender has a good 5 GHz connection to your router.
    5 GHz Red
    5 GHz RedThe range extender has a weak 5 GHz connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
    5 GHz Off
    5 GHz OffThe range extender does not have a 5 GHz connection to your router.
    2.4 GHz Green
    2.4 GHz GreenThe range extender has an optimal 2.4 GHz connection to your router.
    2.4 GHz Amber
    2.4 GHz AmberThe range extender has a good 2.4 GHz connection to your router.
    2.4 GHz Red
    2.4 GHz RedThe range extender has a weak 2.4 GHz connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
    2.4 GHz Off
    2.4 GHz OffThe range extender does not have a 2.4 GHz connection to your router.
    Link Green
    Link GreenThe range extender is connected to a computer or a Wi-Fi device.
    Link Amber
    Amber link indicatorThe range extender is starting or applying changes to the Wi-Fi settings. This should turn green in one minute.
    Link Off
    Link indicator offThe extender is not connected to a computer or a Wi-Fi device.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to the following address: mywifiext.net
  3. Enter the password when requested.
  4. The Network Map tab will display the range extender's connection to the router, its operation mode 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 idea if it is currently positioned well:
Netgear EX7000 Range Extender with primary status lights highlighted.

5 GHz Green
5 GHz GreenThe range extender has an optimal 5 GHz connection to your router.
5 GHz Amber
5 GHz AmberThe range extender has a good 5 GHz connection to your router.
5 GHz Red
5 GHz RedThe range extender has a weak 5 GHz connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
5 GHz Off
5 GHz OffThe range extender does not have a 5 GHz connection to your router.
2.4 GHz Green
2.4 GHz GreenThe range extender has an optimal 2.4 GHz connection to your router..
2.4 GHz Amber
2.4 GHz AmberThe range extender has a good 2.4 GHz connection to your router.
2.4 GHz Red
2.4 GHz RedThe range extender has a weak 2.4 GHz connection to your router. It should be placed closer to your router.
2.4 GHz Off
2.4 GHz OffThe range extender does not have a 2.4 GHz connection to your router.
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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