Want to extend the range of the Frontier router to reach the areas where you get no internet connection? You can easily connect WiFi extender to Frontier router to widen the network coverage and get rid of WiFi dead spots. This very blog post highlights how you can make the connection between the Netgear WiFi extender and the router and complete its setup using mywifiext.net or IP.
We have taken the Netgear WiFi extender as reference; however, the steps to connect the WiFi extender to the main router remain almost the same. So, even if you are trying to connect any other make and model of the WiFi extender, then also you can rely on the same steps.
Let’s Connect WiFi Extender to Frontier Router
If you have an old extender that you are going to connect then you should reset it first. Clear out the old configuration from the device first and then go to the next step. So, if it is an old extender that was connected to another router then perform a Netgear extender reset first.
Follow the steps given ahead and get the WiFi extender and router connected to each other:
- Use a LAN cable and connect the Internet port of the extender and the LAN port of the router.
- Now, power on the router and then the WiFi extender. Observe the power lights on both the extender and the router. Solid power lights indicate the devices are fully booted up.
- Use your computer to reach the Netgear extender setup page using mywifiext.net or mywifiext.local or IP. Make certain the computer that you are using is connected to the WiFi extender’s network
- On the setup page, you need to follow the setup instructions that are prompted on the screen.
This completes the Netgear extender setup with the WiFi router on a web browser. The WiFi extender is now connected to the router and is ready to extend its range.
You can also connect WiFi extender to router using the WPS buttons on the devices.
How to Connect WiFi Extender & Router Using WPS Buttons?
- Both devices i.e. the WiFi extender and host router should be placed nearby.
- Gently push the WPS button on the router.
- Next, within two minutes, press the WPS button on the WiFi extender.
- You can also log in and press the virtual WPS button in the interface of the router or extender in case of the absence of the same on the respective device.
Your Netgear WiFi extender is now connected with the Frontier router using the WPS method. After the Netgear WiFi extender setup is done, you can relocate the extender to a new location and remove the dead WiFi spots in the home.
Do This Now!
Once the setup of the extender is completed, you can connect to the WiFi network and enjoy internet connection. However, there is something else that you can do.
1. Update Firmware
You should check for updates for both devices. That means update the firmware on your Netgear extender and Frontier router. You need to log in to their interface on browser and check for updates. If there are updates pending then get them installed on the respective devices. Firmware upgrades on router and extender are very important. They are meant to enhance the overall performance of the devices. Thus, make sure that you have the latest firmware version running on them always.
2. Change Default Password
The Netgear extender and Frontier router have been assigned default passwords for admin login and WiFi connection. You should ensure that these values are changed during or after the setup is completed. Why because the default values can be used by anyone to access your devices’ admin interface and WiFi. So to have a secure WiFi network, you must change the default values. Note down the updated values to refer to in case if you forget the password. Under any circumstances, you forget the admin or WiFi password of your router; you will need to reset it to the factory values.
Wrapping Things Up
This way you can connect WiFi extender to Frontier router using either the web interface or WPS buttons. Make sure that you are following the right steps in the right manner. Now, go ahead, connect to your WiFi extender’s network and enjoy seamless internet connection.