How Do I Connect WiFi Extender with Google Nest WiFi Router?

Google Nest is a mesh WiFi router that comes with two access points. So, some people find it difficult to connect WiFi extender with Google Nest WiFi. Most WiFi range extenders like those from Netgear are universally compatible.

In other words, such WiFi extenders can work with all kinds of WiFi router. This blog will discuss the instructions that you will have to follow in order to connect a Netgear extender with the Google Nest WiFi router.

Steps to Connect WiFi Extender with Google Nest WiFi

Connecting a Netgear range extender to the Google Nest WiFi router will require you to access mywifiext. Thus, make sure that you have access to a WiFi-enabled computer or a laptop.

You will need the WiFi credentials (SSID and WiFi password) of your Google Nest WiFi to successfully connect it to the Netgear range extender. Thus, note down the router’s WiFi password.

Now, walk through the below mentioned steps to understand the connection process between your Google Nest WiFi and the Netgear extender:

Step 1: Apply Power to Your Devices

  • Start by placing the Netgear extender in the same room as your Google Nest main router.
  • Ensure that your router is turned off during the extender’s placement and the chosen room is neat and clean.
  • As soon as you are done plugging in your extender, switch on the Google Nest WiFi router.
  • Switch on the extender now and let its Power light go green.

Step 2: Load an Internet Browser

  • On your WiFi-enabled PC or laptop, open WiFi Settings and locate the network named Netgear_EXT.
  • To connect to network, enter the WiFi password that is given on the extender’s label. You can also check the default WiFi password in the user manual.
  • In case you do not have a WiFi-enabled PC, use an Ethernet cable to join it with the Netgear extender.
  • Once done, open an internet browser like Chrome, Edge, or Safari. Be sure that you chose an updated one.

Step 3: Accept the Terms and Conditions

  • Now, into the address bar of the internet browser, input
  • Press Enter and you will see the terms and conditions of using the Netgear extender.
  • Accept the terms and conditions.
  • The terms and conditions page won’t appear if you try to access on a Mac. You should access mywifiext.local on a Mac device.
  • Your Netgear extender will now start scanning the available networks.

Step 4: Enter the Google Nest WiFi Password

  • You should look for the Google Nest WiFi router SSID and select it.
  • Input the WiFi password.
  • Click Save/Connect.
  • After that, set the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network settings.
  • Assign other settings like admin password and security protocols.
  • Update the firmware and register your extender using MyNetgear account details.
  • You have successfully connected your Netgear extender to Google Nest WiFi router.

This is how to connect Netgear extender with Google WiFi. But, as we mentioned that Google Nest is a mesh WiFi router, adding an extender will only improve the network range. It is not going to act as a node for your Google Nest router.

Although you will be able to connect your devices successfully, if you fail, perform Netgear extender reset and initiate the connection process from Step 1.

To Sum Up

That’s all what we need to tell about the process of connecting a WiFi extender with a Google Nest router. Hopefully, you will be able to extend the Nest WiFi router range with the help of the listed instructions.

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