The Netgear AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi Range Extender amplifies and boosts the Wi-Fi signal with its Fast Lane 3 technology with speeds up to 3Gbps. It helps in elimination of Wi-Fi dead zones and extends the Wi-Fi range to areas experiencing no network signal or low Wi-Fi signals. Its positive feature is that is works well with any Wi-Fi router. It provides enhanced Wi-Fi range and speed without any drop in the bandwidth. Unlike other extenders, Nighthawk X6S – AC3000 extender creates a seamless network all around your home using the same Wi-Fi network name (SSID) as your home router.
For extending the range of your Wi-Fi network using the Netgear AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi Range Extender, you must connect the extender to your existing home Wi-Fi network in one of two ways of Netgear extender setup or Netgear Nighthawk AC3000 router setup
- Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or
- Using NETGEAR installation assistant
Setting up your Netgear AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi Range Extender using the NETGEAR installation assistant:
- Plug in your Netgear extender into the power source and turn it on. Let the power LED on the extender light green indicating it is receiving power. If the power LED does not light up, press the power button.
- Place your Netgear extender close to your home Wi-Fi router.
- Connect your networking device – computer or mobile phone to the extender using either a wireless connection over Wi-Fi using no password for Wi-Fi connectivity or wired connection over Ethernet cable that connects the Ethernet port on the Netgear AC3000 extender to an Ethernet port on your computer.
- From the connected device, launch a web browser to log into the Netgear extender’s setup page using local web address www.mywifiext.net.
- The NETGEAR installation assistant will automatically display on mywifiext.net login.
- Follow the onscreen prompts to connect your Netgear extender to your existing home Wi-Fi router network for extending the wireless network.
- Move your Netgear AC3000 extender to a new location which should be halfway between your router and the area having a poor or no Wi-Fi signal.
Ensure that the location for placement of your Netgear extender must be within range of your existing Wi-Fi router network which is to be extended. Take the help of the Link Status LED to choose an optimal location where the extender-to-router connection is maximum.
- Check the Link Status LED to ensure optimal extender-to-router connection, which should light stable white.
- Finally, connect your client devices to the Netgear AC3000 extender’s extended Wi-Fi network.
Routerlogin.net : Netgear troubleshooting Steps
If your NETGEAR router is giving you trouble then consider the following steps:
- Try to restart your internet modem and the router. To do this you have to unplug the power cable from both devices that are from router and modem. After about 10 seconds plug it back and then restart your computer also.
- After waiting for about a minute check the Internet light on your modem. If it is on that means your modem is working fine and you are connected to the network. Also, check the Internet Light on Your Router.
How to test Internet Service Provider Connection And Modem?
- Establish a connection between your computer and modem with the help of an Ethernet Cable.
- Ensure that your wireless router is turned off. Now Restart Your Computer And Modem
- Once your computer restarts, open the web browser and go to the internet to check your connection, network, and modem.
If the above mentioned basic troubleshooting steps fail, you can try the following:
Resetting the Netgear Router
First, we will explain the steps for soft reset:
- Make sure your computer and Netgear wireless router are connected to each other.
- In the address bar of your browser type the default Gateway Web Address routerlogin.net or192.168.0.1 and login to your Netgear Router Setup Console.
NOTE: if the above web address does not work then try www.routerlogin.com or 192.168.1.1
- You will be asked to enter the login credentials. Enter the default username =admin and default password = password.
- Once you login to your Netgear Router go toBackup Settings in which you will find an option for revert to Factory Default settings.
- Below this tab, Click On This will reset your Netgear wireless router to factory default settings. You may be asked to reboot. So for this restart your Netgear router and modem and try to set up the router again.
Now let us take you through hard reset for your Netgear router. This method is another way for those users for whom the soft reset did not work.
- Press the Reset Key located at the back of your Netgear Router. With the help of a paperclip or pen and press and hold for 20-30seconds until you see that all the lights start blinking together.
- Restart your router and try to set it up again.
Why do you need Netgear router firmware update?
The update is required because your old firmware might be outdated. Let us guide you more on the update procedure:
- Make sure you are connected to the Internet
- Enter the web address for default gateway- routerlogin.net or192.168.0.1 If these do not work then you can try www.routerlogin.com or 192.168.1.1
- Now you will log in to your Netgear router setup page to check for the updates.
- When prompted to enter username and password, type the default username=admin and default password= password.
- Once you finish the update please restart your computer and the router.
I am sure this blog will help you solve your Netgear router problems.