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Struggling With Not Working Issue?

Mywifiext is the default web address that helps Netgear extender users not only configure their devices but also access their settings without any hassle. Unfortunately, many users report that they are unable to access the web address of their extenders and getting redirected to third-party sites. If you are also struggling with the same issue then this troubleshooting guide can be a savior for you.

Here we are going to break down various reasons causing not working issue along with their possible solutions. So, without any further ado, scroll down and get a fix for the issue at hand.

Reasons Why Not Working

  • Technical Glitch in Your Extender or Router

  • Connectivity Issues

  • Improper Power Supply

  • Outdated Web Browser

  • Wrong Web Address

  • WiFi Interference

  • Partial Installation

As you now know the reasons why is not working for you, let’s now make you familiar with the troubleshooting tips that can help you fix the long-going problem.

Troubleshooting Tips to Fix Not Working Issue

  1. Reboot Your Extender and Router

Start with rebooting your devices. For this, simply turn them off and unplug them from their sockets. After the gap of a few minutes, plug the devices back into their sockets and set the power buttons to the on position. Now, try accessing mywifiext and see if you can access the web address or not.

  1. Check Connectivity

You may also find yourself stuck into the not working issue if the connection between your router and extender is not established properly. Thus, if an Ethernet cable has been used for establishing the connection – make sure it has no cuts. Or, if you have connected your devices wirelessly then keep in mind to establish a proper connection. You can also check the LEDs of your devices for checking connectivity status.

  1. Verify Power Supply

Make sure the wall sockets you have used for plugging your devices are offering sufficient and fluctuation-free power. If not, then either get them fixed or plug in your devices to different sockets.

  1. Update Your Web Browser

Next reason why refused to connect could be related to your web browser. Therefore, make sure the web browser you are using is updated with the latest software version and is not congested with the junk of browser cache and cookies. FYI, can be accessed using any web browser. To avoid the hassle of updating and cleaning your current web browser, you can also switch to another web browser that is already up to date.

  1. Cross-check Web Address

It has been found that users, in hurry, sometimes make typing mistakes while entering the default web address of their Netgear extenders. So, we suggest you cross-check the web address after entering it into the address field of the web browser. Also, make sure you are not inputting the details into the search field.

  1. Keep WiFi Interference Away

Bad placement of your extender can also get you caught in the problem of not working. Hence, make sure you place the extender within the range of your router as well as away from things causing WiFi interference. To name a few, you can keep your Netgear extender away from appliances like microwave ovens, Bluetooth speakers, baby monitors, cordless phones, metallic things, aluminum studs, reflexive surfaces, etc.

  1. Reset and Reconfigure Your Extender

If you are still looking for the solution for the not working problem then chances are your extender is not configured in a proper manner. For fixing this, you need to reset your extender to default factory settings by pressing the Reset button on your device for a few seconds. Once done, configure your extender again and check if you can now access the web address or not.

Concluding Thought

It is expected that the hacks given in the article will help you get the not working issue fixed.

Pro Tip: You are suggested to keep the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender always updated in an attempt to keep various extender-related issues at bay. However, make sure you update the firmware of your extender as per its model availability.

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