Probably all of us get worried when the question comes to the internet and safety of the networking devices. Everybody in today’s modern world needs a reliable WiFi connection that follows their every inch wherever they roam around in the house. If you are a Netgear user and tend to configure your device, then you will be glad to know that you have arrived at the right post. Yes, here we will guide to complete the process of Netgear Extender Setup successfully. You just have to follow some valuable steps in order to fix the entire setup safely and securely:
- Choose a neat, clean, and dry location to place your router and the range extender.
- Connect them both with each other via Ethernet cable and plug them into an electric wall socket. Avoid fluctuation and high-voltage.
- Once you plugged in, you will see that the LED lights on your range extender start blinking. Here, what you have to do, grab your laptop or PC and pull up an internet browser onto it.
- Now, in the address bar of the internet browser type mywifiext or mywifiext.net.
- Next, you will be prompt to enter default login credentials in order to proceed further. If you don’t have the details, then have a look onto Netgear WiFi Range Extender Manual or call our tech support team.
Before anything else, we would like to ask you something. What are you supposed to do in order to prevent your wireless network from neighbors or unidentified people/ devices? Well, need not to worry and follow some rose-petal points given below:
- Enable WPA2 Encryption on your Device
If you haven’t turned on the wireless security on your device, then it is strictly recommended to turn it on as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will be no option left for you to restart your entire system and change all wireless settings again. For this, you have to go through login details once and enable WPA2 security on your wireless networking device. Similarly, if you have enabled the security and are using an outdated version of WEP encryption then WEP would be very easy to be tracked by anyone within couple of minutes. To get rid of such issue, you just have to use the latest version of WPA2 security. After that, set a strong password for more than 15 characters filled with digits, numbers, alphabets and lack of dictionary words.
Note: This process also helps for a successful and secure mywifiext.net login.
- Change the SSID and Protect your Wireless Network
You might have given a name to your wireless network (SSID). Note it down that this step is very important as you are supposed to change this, after getting it from your device manual from default to something strong and reliable. Well, changing or altering the name will definitely help it users to avert leeches from finding definite vulnerabilities connected with your smart WiFi device. It may also threat you to know that, in case malicious people are aware of the brand name of your device, then there are chances that definitely they could find a way to use and exploit it.
Also, memorize our point that the brand name you carry also helps in determining the default credentials of your device. Remember, it would be an open invitation for unidentified people to enter into your network without your permission.
To fix this issue, you just have to change the network name (SSID) from default to something random and try building it as long and strong as possible. Moreover, you are more than a welcome to ask our tech support team anytime of the day or night.
Relief Note: It may also interest you to know that with the help of Netgear Genie setup page, you can also repair, control, and manage the entire security system of your device and wireless network as well. To access this app, you have to open a web browser and type 192.168.1.250 into field of the URL bar.
- Disable Admin via Wireless Feature
This would be the extra added security, to protect your wireless device against mysterious or unidentified people. You just have to turn off or disable “Allow Admin via Wireless” feature on your device. This will also take the control from an unauthorized source who tries to direct, manage, and control your device and network as well. Alternatively, disabling such feature will only permit those devices that are connected with your home network. You know what that is supposed to mean? It means that by doing this, such strange people first have to enter your house and then have full access to our network.
Doesn’t that sound great to you? As soon as you have gone through with the process and hid your network from unknown people, then it will be glad for you to know that outsiders will no longer get a free ride to access your bandwidth and you will have plenty of room to stream HD video’s, downloading lots of stuff, playing games, watching movies, and access Mywifiext etc. without any buffering or signal breakage.
Maybe our user needs a little more help and concern of ours. So, what are you waiting for? Just grab your cell-phone and have a word with our tech support team. Don’t worry we are here to help you in any manner. Don’t hesitate in asking us whatsoever is in your mind.