How to Connect WiFi Extender to Optus Network?

Here we will help you connect WiFi extender to Optus network using two different methods. The first one involves logging into web interface via mywifiext URL and the second method uses the WPS buttons on the devices to make the connection. Let’s begin without any more delay.

Let’s Connect WiFi Extender to Optus Network

We have taken a Netgear WiFi extender for referential purposes. The same steps can be used to install a WiFi extender of any brand. Only the login URL and credentials will vary. The rest steps should remain almost the same.

Do This First!

Reset your Netgear WiFi extender first. The extender should have the default values running on it while you are trying to connect it to the Optus modem. Thus, press and hold the Reset button by inserting a sharp object inside the pinhole. Release the button approximately after 10 seconds and let the device reboot. It is now ready to be connected to your WiFi router.

Using Web Browser

Now follow these steps to connect WiFi extender to Optus modem router.

  • The WiFi extender should be placed next to the WiFi router while you are trying to connect them. Later on, move them apart.
  • Make use of an Ethernet cable to link the LAN port of the router and the Internet port of the extender. Make a finger-tight connection.
  • Plug in the devices and supply power to the router first and then the WiFi extender.
  • It is time you join your extender’s network on a device. You can use a computer or laptop as per the availability.
  • Visit on your favorite browser now. Use mywifiext.local if you are using a Mac device.

mywifiext.local interface

  • On reaching the login page, insert the admin username and password if prompted. Type admin and password respectively into both fields. Click Log In.
  • Accept User agreement to move further.
  • The Netgear setup wizard will now look for the available networks.
  • Select Optus router WiFi SSID from the available networks.
  • If it is a secured network, then insert the WiFi password.
  • Create SSIDs and WiFi passwords for both network bands.
  • Next, set the admin password for the Netgear WiFi extender. This password will be used by you later to log in to your extender to reach its settings.
  • Provide answers to two security questions. These will be used to recover the lost password in case you forget it.
  • If prompted to update firmware, follow the prompts to update your extender.
  • After the firmware update, the WiFi extender reboots itself.
  • You can now log in to your extender using the updated admin password. Customize its settings as you need. Apply the changes and you’re done.

You have successfully connected WiFi extender to Optus router. Your WiFi extender is ready to extend your router’s WiFi signals. You should now move it to a place where there’s no internet from the router so that it can widen the WiFi coverage in that area.

Using WPS Buttons

Let us now help you complete Netgear WiFi extender setup with Optus outer using the WPS buttons on them.

  • Place the devices next to each other and supply power to them.
  • Let the devices completely boot up.
  • Push the WPS button on your router and within two minutes of this, press the WPS button on the extender.
  • Repeat the process if the router supports the second network band.
  • Wait for some time and let the devices connect.

The Closing Thoughts

It is an easy job to connect WiFi extender to Optus router. The process can be easily executed if you carefully follow the steps that we have discussed in this post. It is expected that you have found this post helpful. With this post here we wrap it up.

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