Are you thinking about hiding the SSID of your Netgear WiFi range extender? If so, then think no more because this post is meant for you. In this post, we have mentioned some easy-to-execute instructions that will help you secure your Netgear WiFi range extender by hiding its SSID with great ease. Thus, without much delay – let’s get started!
Steps to Hide Netgear Extender SSID
Step 1: Power on the Extender
- First things first, plug in your Netgear extender to a working wall outlet.
- Make sure that the power outlet you have used is in working condition.
- Once you’re done, press the power button on your Netgear extender.
- Wait patiently for the power LED to become stable.
- Ensure that the wall plug you have chosen for your Netgear extender is within the reach of your existing router.
Step 2: Connect Your Devices
Once you’re done with powering on your Netgear device, grab an Ethernet cable and connect your WiFi range extender to the router. Make sure that the Ethernet cable connecting your router and range extender isn’t worn out or damaged. You can also connect your devices using a wireless source.
Done? Check the connection between your devices whether it has been successfully established or not by accessing mywifiext setup page on a desktop or laptop.
Step 3: Turn on a Device
- As soon as you are done with connecting your Netgear extender and router, turn on a device like a PC or laptop.
- After that, launch a web browser of your choice on it.
- Head over to the browser’s address bar, enter 192.168.1.250 IP without making any typing errors.
- Once you’re done, hit the Enter key.
- Netgear extender login page will display.
- Fill in the default extender login details into the respective fields and click Log In.
Step 4: Navigate to the Settings Menu
- As soon as you click Log In, the Netgear Genie setup wizard will appear.
- Head over to the extender’s Settings menu.
- Here, locate and click the Wireless Settings option.
- Uncheck the Broadcast this Network Name (SSID) option.
- Click Apply.
- Wait for your changes to get saved.
That’s it! By following the instructions provided above, you will be able to hide the default WiFi network name of your range extender, i.e. Netgear_ext SSID. On the off chance you experience any issues, follow the fixes highlighted below in order to troubleshoot them. Scroll down a little!
Can’t Hide Netgear_ext SSID
- If mywifiext refuses to take you to extender login page, then you are free to use 192.168.1.250 IP.
- Ensure that your Netgear device is receiving continuous power supply and the wall outlet to which your range extender is plugged in is damage-free.
- Make sure that the login credentials you are using to log in to your extender are correct. If you are not sure about the same, refer to the Netgear extender manual.
- Your router and Netgear extender must be well-connected.
- Ensure that your PC or laptop isn’t connected to an unknown or third-party WiFi network while initiating the process.
- Clear the browser cache, browsing history, and junk files from the internet browser as well.
- An outdated firmware version on your Netgear extender may also stop you from hiding the Netgear_ext SSID (default).
Still, facing issues while hiding the default Netgear extender’s SSID? No worries! Power cycle (restart) your Netgear extender once. Yes, you read it right! A minor technical glitch in your Netgear extender may also stop you from making changes to your device. For power cycling, simply disconnect your Netgear extender from your router and other connected devices. Unplug the extender from the wall socket. Wait for a couple of minutes. Plug-in back the extender. Now, connect your router to the extender and try to hide the default SSID of your Netgear extender by following the instructions listed above.
Here’s to hope that our guide on how to hide the SSID of your Netgear extender ends here. In the event that even after following the instructions mentioned above, you are unable to hide the default network name, let us know your concerns via comments.