I have a Netgear WiFi extender that worked pretty well with my previous router. My old router began showing a red light and then stopped working. I had to replace the router with a brand-new Spectrum router. But the WiFi extender does not seem to like my new router. They are not connecting. I have tried using the WPS method to set up the extender, but there is no WPS button on the router. Later I used MyNetgear installation assistant to complete the process but to fail every time. Why is the Netgear WiFi extender not working with Spectrum router? What should I do to get my extender connected to the new router? – Netgear WiFi extender user.
This is a very common scenario. After a user replaces the old router with a new one, the WiFi extender stops working. This blog will help you connect your extender with the new router by Spectrum.
Netgear WiFi Extender Not Working with Spectrum Router: Fix
Your Netgear extender was working well with the previous router, but not with the new router. The extender still has the previous configurations saved on it. You need to first change them. That said, you should start from scratch. We will help you with this. Follow the steps given below to connect the Netgear extender with the new Spectrum router.
Before you begin, make sure that you have already set up your Spectrum router.
1st Step: Reset the Netgear Extender
Since the Netgear extender is running on the old configuration settings, you need to erase them first. You should reset it to the default factory settings. This will delete all the customized settings from it. After the reset is done you can use the Netgear setup assistant via mywifiext.net or the IP address to complete the setup process. Use these steps to reset the extender:
- Turn the extender on.
- Press the Reset button on the extender using a sharp and pointed object.
- Hold it for 15 seconds.
- Release the button.
It is now running on the factory settings. You can now connect it with the new router.
2nd Step: Set Up Extender with Spectrum Router
After this step, you will no longer complain about the Netgear WiFi extender not working with Spectrum router. It is now time you get your extender connected to the Spectrum router. You should connect your PC to the extender’s network using Netgear_ext SSID and carry out the further process using the steps given ahead:
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect the extender to the router.
- Turn the devices on.
- Connect the PC to the Netgear extender network.
- Launch a browser and access mywifiext.net.
- If the URL doesn’t work, then use the IP address.
- You will land on the Netgear extender setup wizard.
- Follow the steps that you see on the screen.
This completes your Netgear WiFi extender setup with the Spectrum router.
Has the Extender Still Not Connected to the Router?
In case you are still facing issues in connecting the Netgear extender to the router, then try these steps now:
Reboot the Devices
We recommend you power off the Netgear extender and the Spectrum router. Unplug their power cables as well. Wait for some time and then power them on once again. This process will help you now. Go ahead and try the setup process now.
Update Firmware on Router
If the Netgear WiFi extender not working with Spectrum router issue is not yet resolved, then consider updating the firmware on your router. You should log in to your router using its login details and then get its firmware updated. Check its user manual to get in detail information about the entire process. Once the router is updated, you can connect the router to the extender without any hassle.
We are sure you can get your Netgear WiFi extender connected with the new Spectrum router that you just purchased. We suggest you log in to your extender via the login URL or the IP address 192.168.1.250 and update its firmware as well.
Wrapping Things Up
At any point in time, you may feel the need to replace your old networking device with a new one. If you have replaced your router with a new one and facing issues in connecting it with the existing WiFi extender, then this post has the best solution for you. We are sure that after you have followed the steps given in this guide, you will no longer be troubled by the Netgear WiFi Extender Not Working with Spectrum router issue.