Are you facing issues while connecting the Netgear EX6150V2 extender to the newly purchased Xfinity XB8? This blog post can be of help to you! If you have replaced your old router/modem with a brand new one but can not connect it to the existing WiFi extender, then walking through this post can help you find a solution. Here we have covered why EX6150V2 not connecting to Xfinity XB8 along with the fixes that will help you get rid of the issue. Read further so that you can carry out the Netgear WiFi extender setup with the new modem.
Netgear EX6150V2 Can’t Connect to Xfinity XB8: Let’s Fix!
At any time, you may feel like replacing the existing technical device. Like you replaced your existing modem with an Xfinity XB8. Now you are trying to connect it with the already in place WiFi range extender but failing to do so. See what you can do to eliminate this problem:
Consider This First!
We hope you have already configured your Xfinity XB8. This is the first step that you should accomplish. After that, try to connect it to the Netgear WiFi extender using mywifiext.local page.
If the case is otherwise, and you still can not connect Netgear EX6150V2 to Xfinity XB8, then there is a possibility that the extender still runs on the previous configurations. That means it still has the old modem’s settings saved on it. What you should do in that case? Wipe these settings! To wipe the settings, you should reset it.
Reset Netgear EX6150V2 WiFi Extender
To reset your Netgear EX6150V2 WiFi range extender, use the steps highlighted below:
- Disconnect the devices (including the modem) connected to the extender.
- Ensure powering up your Netgear WiFi extender. Once the extender is booted up completely, proceed further.
- Find the button labeled Reset.
- With the help of a sharp and pointed object, press and hold the button for some time.
- Release it and your extender is reset. The current settings are wiped out.
Your Netgear WiFi extender is now running on the default factory settings. It is ready to be connected to the Xfinity XB8 modem. Connect the devices, access the extender setup page using the IP 192.168.1.250, and follow the setup steps.
Netgear Extender Can’t Connect to XB8 Even Now?
Are you still not able to complete the connection between the devices? Are you using the right steps? Did you try the WPS connection? Try it now!
Netgear Extender WPS Setup
- Place the Netgear EX6150V2 WiFi extender near the Xfinity XB8.
- Consider turning them on now. Ensure providing stable electricity to them.
- Wait till the extender and router are booted up completely.
- Now, locate and press the WPS button on your Netgear extender.
- Likewise, press the WPS button on the Xfinity XB8. Do this within two minutes of pressing the WPS button on the extender. Don’t delay much.
Netgear extender should be connected to the modem now.
Reboot the Devices
Power off the Netgear extender and the Xfinity modem. Take out the power cable also. Wait for some time and then again power up the devices. Turn on the modem first and then the extender. Try connecting the devices now.
Check the Cables
You should check the cables that are connected to the Netgear extender and Xfinity XB8. All the connections should be stable and secure.
If you have connected the extender to the modem using an Ethernet cable, then see to it that the cable is in good condition. Do not use a damaged or worn-out cable. Also, make certain that the cable is inserted in the right ports on the devices and is making finger tight connection.
Besides, we recommend checking the power cables and the power sockets. Power cords shouldn’t be loose. Use alternative wall outlets to plug the devices but make sure that both devices are fully powered up and receiving non fluctuating electricity supply.
In a Nutshell
After you have fixed the internet connection and the power supply, you will no longer face any issues while connecting the Netgear EX6150V2 to the Xfinity XB8 modem. This wraps up our helpful troubleshooting blog post meant to help you fix the extender and modem connectivity issue. Connect devices in your home to the extender’s WiFi and begin surfing the internet the way you fancy. We recommend you update the firmware on your extender to enhance its performance. Download the latest firmware using mynetgear official page and install it on your extender.