How to Connect WiFi Extender to Vodafone Router?

Vodafone provides broadband services to 27 plus million customers across the continent. Given, a large proportion of the globe has invested in Vodafone broadband services. They are known for manufacturing Vodafone Intelligent WiFi Hub, Ultra Hub, MiFi routers, and several general routers which when run as per the internet plan and provide the user with a lightning fast WiFi connection. All of these devices can be connected to a range extender that will then extend their WiFi signals in hard-to-wire areas of your house. Through this post, we will try to make you learn about the steps involved in the process to connect a WiFi extender to Vodafone router.

You must know that the process of connecting a range extender and other Vodafone devices we’ve mentioned here is quite similar. Thus, you can follow the steps given here. Also, for your easy understanding, we have taken the example of a Netgear range extender. You can use the one you own.

To Connect WiFi Extender to Vodafone Router

Below is the breakdown of the steps explaining how to create a Vodafone router and a Netgear WiFi extender link. This is for your information that you will need to access the portal for connecting your devices. Thus, keep an upgraded web browser handy.

1. Place Your Devices Closer

Be very sure that your devices are off in the initial stage. Once confirmed, bring them into the same room and connect them to working power sockets. However, you are not supposed to plug your devices very close. If you have an Ethernet cable, run it from the LAN port of your Vodafone router to the Internet port of your Netgear extender. FYI, using Ethernet cable connection will make it easier for you to connect devices successfully. After hardwiring, you can switch on your Vodafone router and then the Netgear extender.

2. Connect PC to Netgear_ext and Note Down Its IP

Now, you need to switch on your laptop or a WiFi-enabled computer and open its WiFi network list. You should look for the network named, Netgear_ext. This is the WiFi name of your Netgear extender. If you do not connect to this network, you won’t be able to connect WiFi extender to Vodafone router. The password to connect to the Netgear extender network is given on the extender’s label. After the connection, the next task is to note down the IP assigned to your extender. This needs to be done only if you have connected your devices (router and extender) through an Ethernet cable because the extender gets an IP from the router in this case. This makes the default IP – inaccessible. For IP,

  • Open Command Prompt on your PC.
  • Type the command – ipconfigall and hit Enter.
  • The IP given adjacent to the default gateway field will be your Netgear extender IP.

3. Complete the Extender Login Process

Open an internet browser now and navigate to the address field. You are suggested to pick a web browser that runs by default on your PC. Type the IP address you’ve just noted and press Enter. You will see the login page where you have to input these details and select Log In:

Complete the Extender Login Process

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

Note: Both details are in lowercase and must be typed carefully because they are case-sensitive.

4. Perform New Extender Setup

The New Extender Setup page or the Netgear WiFi Extender setup page will open now. You will be asked to choose the operating mode for your extender. Go with the Extender mode and let the Netgear extender scan the available networks. Can you see the Vodafone router SSID? If yes, connect to it using its respective WiFi password. Otherwise, refresh the list. FYI, if you have hidden the router’s SSID, you will have to input it manually. After the connection, you will have to:

  • Create new SSIDs and WiFi passwords for the 2.4 and 5GHz frequency bands.
  • Upgrade the firmware of your range extender,
  • Set up FastLane Technology.
  • Give a new admin password to the extender and set security questions.
  • Your Netgear extender and the Vodafone router will get connected.

In this way, you can connect your WiFi extender to Vodafone router. If you connected them through an Ethernet cable in the initial stage, you can disconnect that cable and place your extender at a new location. Relocation is also suggested in case no Ethernet cable was employed. You are also advised to register your extender at myNetgear to ensure that you receive latest updates regarding the product.

The Concluding Thought

As we are now about to wrap up the post that revealed the steps to connect WiFi extender to Vodafone router, we are doing it with a hope that you succeed. Before closing, we would like to tell you that you these instructions do not apply to MiFi routers as they are mobile hotspots. And yes, the instructions will fail to assist you if you do not reset netgear wifi extender before connecting it to the router.

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