July 17, 2024


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I Can’t Update Netgear Extender Firmware? What to do?

Need not to worry! We are here to help. This article will provide you with one of the best tips that can help you update the firmware of your WiFi range extender in minutes.


The Tips


Here are the tips that you can follow to update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi ranger extender:


The first tip that you have to apply is to supply a continuous power supply to the extender. Stop working on the extender if you find ups and downs in the electricity.


The second tip that you have to apply is to connect the Netgear extender and router using an Ethernet cable. While the firmware update process is going on, you cannot connect your devices wirelessly.


The third tip – you have to wait for the extender’s LEDs to become stable. Just in case, you find any of them blinking, please wait till they become lit.


Once the LEDs on the extender become stable, head over to the fourth tip!


Now, here’s the fourth tip – turn on a device you own and launch a web browser of your choice in it.


The fifth tip – The Netgear extender firmware update process will not be downloaded and installed if the software version on your device is outdated. So, update the device software and then take the plunge to update and install the extender’s firmware.


The sixth tip – after updating the firmware of your device, you have to update the web browser (that you are about to use) as well.


The seventh tip – Hover the mouse cursor over the browser’s address bar and enter the correct web address, i.e. mywifiext.net.


Bonus Tips


Wait! Before proceeding further, we would like to share some important things with you.


Till the second tip, users don’t face any issue, but as soon as they reach the third tip, alas! The issue continues. So, if you get any sort of issues after applying the third tip, then you can use these to fix the issue as soon as possible.


If the LEDs on the extender continue to blink, restart it once. But, don’t forget to disconnect it from your main router prior to resetting the extender. This is the fix for the third tip.


The fix for the fourth and fifth tips we have already mentioned above, right? But, before proceeding further, let us tell you that the web address, mywifiext.net will not work if you have entered it into the browser’s search bar or entered it with typos (in the URL bar). If the web address still does not work for you, then you can use IP instead. Just in case, the extender’s IP doesn’t work for you as well, then you can try clearing the browsing history and closing all the unwanted opened and pinned tabs. After applying this tip, both the web and the IP address will work for you.


You might be thinking – why we have provided you the fixes in between and interrupted the tips of updating the Netgear extender’s firmware process in between, right? The reason behind this is very simple! We don’t want you to get stuck at any step. That is why we have provided you the fixes along. We don’t want you to close this article in search of fixes on Google.


Once you have fixed all the issues that come in the path of updating the Netgear extender’s firmware, the eighth tip that you have to apply is to hit Enter in order to get redirected to the Netgear Genie setup page.


The ninth tip – provide the default username and password of your Netgear WiFi range extender into the given fields and click Log In.


The Netgear extender firmware update page will be displayed. To avoid any inconvenience, we suggest you to follow the firmware update instructions as per the extender model you have.


Your Netgear extender will restart automatically once the latest firmware version gets updated on it.


Now, can we hope that you are now able to update the Netgear extender’s firmware? No matter what would be your answer, it will be important for us.