Since their inception, Netgear extenders are working wonders among users by providing them access to a high-speed internet connection. However, some users are unable to make the most of their WiFi extenders. The reason being, their extenders keep rebooting.
If you are also struggling with the same issue, then this write-up will put an end to your misery. So, read on.
How to Avoid Constant Rebooting of Netgear Extender?
1. Check the Power Outlet
You might be witnessing the constant rebooting of your Netgear WiFi range extender due to an insufficient power supply. It can happen because of a damaged wall socket.
So, check whether the power outlet in which you have plugged your Netgear range extender is working or not. If not, consider plugging your Netgear extender into another wall outlet.
Quick Tip: You can also use a UPS to power up your Netgear range extender if your area suffers power outages a lot.
2. Verify the Ethernet Connection
Perhaps, the Ethernet cable you’ve used to connect your Netgear extender and the router is damaged that has led you to the issue you’re currently facing. So, check for the same.
Just in case our assumpt is true, discard the old Ethernet cable, and use a new one to connect your WiFi devices. In addition, keep in mind that the connection should be finger-tight.
3. Perform Netgear Firmware Update
Do you know that your Netgear WiFi extender operates on a software known as firmware? Well, now you do. Chances are that your Netgear WiFi extender is operating on an outdated firmware. To get rid of the issue, perform Netgear firmware update as soon as possible.
Given below are the instructions to update the Netgear extender’s firmware by accessing www.mywifiext.net:
Switch on your computer and launch a web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, etc.
Now, download the firmware file for your range extender and save it at a convenient location on your PC.
Thereafter, launch a new tab on the web browser and access mywifiext.net.
Reach the Netgear Genie setup wizard using the default admin details.
Once there, head over to the Settings tab and find the Maintenance section.
Click the Firmware Update option.
Now, you will be prompted to upload the firmware file.
Locate the Netgear range extender’s firmware file and select it.
Lastly, click the Upload button.
The firmware of your Netgear range extender will get updated.
After updating the firmware, check if your Netgear range extender is still rebooting. If yes, then give the next troubleshooting hack a try.
4. Change the Extender’s Location
Looks like you’ve placed your Netgear extender in a closed space due to which it is overheating and constantly rebooting. So, it is time to change the location of your Netgear extender and place it in a well-ventilated area.
Also, make sure that your extender is not placed near corners, thick concrete walls, metal objects, objects with a metal coating, and objects containing a large amount of water. Doing so will reduce the chances of dampening of your extender’s WiFi signals. Apart from that, keep your Netgear range extender away from devices that emit radio-waves. To name a few, place your extender away from tracking devices, Bluetooth speakers, microwave ovens, refrigerators, baby monitors, cordless phones, etc.
Note: Consider cleaning the air vents of the Netgear extender. It will prevent overheating as well as the constant rebooting of your WiFi device.
5. Reset and Reconfigure
None of the aforementioned troubleshooting hacks bring you success in resolving the issue? Don’t feel out of luck. The problem can be resolved by resetting your Netgear range extender. The process of resetting will erase all the personalized settings from your WiFi device. So, you need to perform Netgear extender setup again.
Have a look at the below-mentioned instructions in order to restore your Netgear WiFi extender to factory default settings:
Ensure that the Netgear extender is getting an adequate power supply.
Thereafter, start searching for the Reset button on the extender.
As soon as the search for the button ends, press it using a sharp object.
The moment you release the Reset button, your WiFi device will be restored to the factory default mode.
Now, configure your extender from scratch by accessing the Netgear Genie setup wizard. This time you will definitely be able to get rid of the issue.
Rebooting has been one of the finest solutions to get rid of various issues related to a Netgear extender. But, it can be worrisome if rebooting itself becomes an issue. Hopefully, the aforementioned tips will help you in avoiding the constant rebooting of your Netgear WiFi extender.