What are the Steps to Configure Nighthawk Extender?

“I bought a Nighthawk WiFi extender, but I don’t know what are the steps required to configure it. Can you please provide me the step-by-step Netgear WiFi extender setup instructions?”

Yes, we will! Please keep scrolling down!

Here are the instructions to configure Netgear Nighthawk extender:

The first step: Right off the bat, you have to unbox your Netgear Nighthawk WiFi range extender and keep it aside. Till then, choose a well-working wall outlet that is near to your existing router.

“Oh no!”

What happened? Is there something wrong?”

“Yes, I do not have a wall plug near to my router!”

Why worry! You can use an extension to make things happen!

“What is the use of extension?”

An extension will help your extender and router to connect firmly using an Ethernet cable.

“Can’t I connect my devices wirelessly?”

Yes, you can! But, the risk of WiFi signal interference would be high.

“What can I do to prevent WiFi signal interference?”

By keeping your Netgear WiFi extender away from baby monitors, Bluetooth speakers, smart HDTV, gaming console, and so on.

Now, there would be no interference!

“Fab! Thank you!

Pleasure! And, no need to thanks! It’s our honour!

The second step: After connecting your Nighthawk extender and router, you have to turn on a device. Computer, laptop, any, and check for the software updates available on it. If you find any, update the software of your device right away.

“But, the software of my device is already up-to-date!”

Then please ignore this step!

The third step: On your device, open a web browser of your choice and head over to its address bar. But, prior to proceeding further, make sure that the web browser version is up-to-date as well.

“The web browser also!”

Yes, the browser also!

“And, what after that?”

The fourth step: Clear cache and browsing history from your browser and restart your device.

Once you are done, relaunch the web browser and enter mywifiext.net in the URL bar to reach the Netgear Nighthawk setup page.

The fifth step: Provide the default login credentials of your Netgear Nighthawk WiFi range extender into the fields provided and click Log In.

That’s it! Follow the Netgear WiFi extender setup instructions as per the model you have and get the extended range of the internet like never before.

“What if mywifiext.net doesn’t work for me?”

Use 192.168.1.250 IP instead to log in to your Netgear WiFi range extender.

“And, what if 192.168.1.250 IP doesn’t work for me as well?”

  • Take care of the typing errors. To prevent typos, you can copy mywifiext.net or 192.168.1.250 IP from here and paste in the URL field of the web browser.
  • Do not use the browser’s search bar because doing so will not take you to the Netgear Nighthawk setup page.

“Then where will I get taken to?”

To a third party website instead of the extender’s login window.

“Ok, understood! But, what if I don’t want to go with the manual method? It seems a bit tricky.”

If you don’t want to go with the manual method to set up your WiFi range extender, then download and install the Netgear Nighthawk app, provide your device model number, and follow the on-screen instructions.

“Wow, that sounds easy!”

So, which method you used to configure your Netgear Nighthawk WiFi range extender? Please share your answer with us! Apart from this, we also request you to share your feedback with us.

“What kind of feedback?”

That the information we provided you in this post was helpful or not!

“Oh! Of course I will!”