Slow downloading speeds, websites are taking ages (or not at all), lagging online gameplay, and videos and movies that won’t stop buffering at all. All of these are signs of a poor internet connection. To speed up my internet range and speed, I bought Netgear Nighthawk EX7500 WiFi mesh range extender. Yes, you read it right! I too have the same device. But, look, buying EX7500 to improve your existing internet range is not enough! Truly you have to set it up completely. And, the Netgear WiFi extender setup will only meet the successful end if you have the correct configuration steps.
So, if you are a newbie and don’t know how to setup Netgear extender, then you can see the EX7500 manual and get the complete configuration instructions there.
But, note down that 99 percent of users fail to go with the Netgear WiFi extender setup instructions that are provided in the manual. So, just in case, you failed to setup Netgear extender by using the instructions provided in the manual, you can apply the instructions provided here. Just bookmark this post for future use (if you wish).
Instructions to Setup Netgear Extender
Here are the methods to perform Netgear WiFi mesh range extender EX7500 setup process:
- Manual Method
- WPS Method
You can use any one of the above-mentioned methods to setup Netgear extender which you find easy.
First, I will guide you with the WPS method to setup Netgear extender. Scroll down a little!
Netgear EX7500 Setup
The WPS Method
Note: For setting up Netgear extender using the WPS method, note down that your existing device i.e. the router must be WPS-capable too. If your router isn’t WPS-capable, then you can set up Netgear extender using the manual method. For the Netgear WiFi extender setup manual method, you can scroll down the article to the last.
Step 1: Power on your Netgear extender and router.
Step 2: Ensure to place them within reach of each other.
Step 3: Press the WPS button on your EX7500 device and wait for several minutes.
Step 4: Upon pressing the WPS button on your Netgear device, the WPS LED on it will definitely start blinking. Please wait till it gets stable.
Step 5: Once you get the stable WPS LED on your EX7500 device, press the WPS button on your main router as well. I am sure that it (router) is WPS-capable?
Fab! You aren’t a newbie anymore! You have successfully setup Netgear extender using the WPS method.
As I send earlier, if you don’t have a WPS-capable router, then you can perform a Netgear WiFi mesh range extender EX7500 setup using the manual method.
Here’s how to do so!
Netgear EX7500 Setup
The Manual Method
Step 1: Connect your Netgear EX7500 extender and router via Ethernet source.
Step 2: Open up your Windows computer or laptop. iPhone or iPad will also work.
Step 3: Make sure to access Netgear_ext (WiFi network name) prior to proceeding further.
Step 4: Type mywifiext.net in the address bar. If you are using iPhone or iPad for Netgear WiFi extender process, use mywifiext.local instead of mywifiext.net.
Step 5: Upon hitting on the Enter key, you will be taken to Netgear Nighthawk setup window. Is that correct?
Step 6: Reaching here, just go through and apply a couple of instructions and your extender will be configured by the next minute for sure.
In a Nutshell
Once your extender gets configured, you will have no issues while accessing the internet. Trust me, after the Netgear WiFi mesh range extender EX7500 setup, all the blind spots in your home will be covered with lag-free internet.
Now, before I end this article, there is one more important thing that I need to share, may I? Look, you have successfully configured your range extender. That’s very good, that’s amazing! But, it is not only enough! Yes, that’s correct! To make the most out of it, you have to update Netgear WiFi mesh range extender EX7500 firmware on regular basis. And, apart from this, keep giving Netgear WiFi mesh range extender EX7500 a fresh start by power cycling it once a week.
That’s all! Wishing you a super-duper happy experience with Netgear WiFi mesh range extender EX7500!