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    The Power LED  blinks.
    2.  Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your router or access point.
    When the extender connects to your existing WiFi network, the WPS LED on\
     the 
    extender lights solid green and the Router Link LED lights. If the Route\
    r Link LED does 
    not light, try again. If it still does not light, see Connect With Web Browser Setup  on 
    page   12. 
    3.  Unplug the extender and move it to a new location that is about halfway \
    between your router 
    and the area with a poor router WiFi signal.
    The location that you choose must be within the range of your existing W\
    iFi router 
    network.
    4.  Plug the extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the Power LED t\
    o light green. 
    If the Power LED does not light, press the  Power On/Off button on the side of the 
    extender
     .
    5.  Use the Router Link LED 
     on the front panel to help you choose a spot where the 
    extender-to-router connection is optimal.
    6.  If the Router Link LED doesn’t light amber or green, plug the extende\
    r into an outlet closer 
    to the router and try again.
    Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Route\
    r Link LED lights 
    amber or green.
    7.  On your computer or WiFi device, find and connect to the new extended Wi\
    Fi network.
    The extender’s new WiFi network name is based on your existing WiFi network name,  with _EXT at the end of the name.
    For example:
    • Existing W
     iFi network name . MyNetworkName
    • New extended network name. MyNetworkName_EXT
    Use the same WiFi password that you use for your WiFi router.
    8.  T
    est the extended WiFi range by moving your computer or WiFi device to th\
    e area with a 
    poor router WiFi signal:
    a. Leave your computer or WiFi device in the area with a poor router WiFi s\
    ignal and 
    return to the extender
    
    . 
    						
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    b. Check the Client Link LED  on the extender:
    • If the Client Link LED is solid green or amber
     , your extended WiFi network 
    reaches the area with a poor router WiFi signal and your network setup i\
    s 
    complete.
    • If the Client Link LED is red, your extended WiFi network does not reach\
     the area 
    with a poor router WiFi signal.
    You must move the computer or WiFi device closer to the extender until th\
    e Client  Link LED turns solid green or amber
     .
    Connect With Web Browser Setup
    You can use a web browser to log in to the extender and set up its WiFi c\
    onnection to your existing WiFi router.
    To connect with web browser setup:
    1.  Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or WiFi device to find and conn\
    ect to the 
    extender WiFi network NETGEAR_EXT
    
    .
    After the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established, th\
    e Client Link LED
     
    lights.
    2.  Launch web browser
     .
    3.  Enter  www
     .mywifiext.net in the address field of the browser.
    The New Extender Setup page displays.
    4.  Click the  NEW EXTENDER SETUP  button. 
    						
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    5. Complete the fields and click the  NEXT button.
    6. Click the  WIFI RANGE EXTENDER  button.
    The extender searches for WiFi networks in your area and displays a list\
    .
    7.  Select a WiFi network to extend and click the  NEXT button.
    8.  In the Password (Network Key)  field, type the existing WiFi network password (also called 
    passphrase or security key) and click the  NEXT button.
    9.  Set the network name (SSID) and password for your new extender WiFi ne\
    twork and click 
    the  NEXT button.
    Wait for the page to display a list of available extended WiFi networks, \
    which might take 
    up to one minute.
    10.  Use a WiFi network manager on the computer or WiFi device to connect to \
    the new 
    extended WiFi network.
    You must connect your computer or WiFI device before you click the  Continue button.
    11.  Click the  Continue  button.
    A message displays confirming that the extender is connected and ready.
    12.  Click the  Next button.
    The registration page displays.
    13.  Complete the registration fields and click the  Finish button to complete the setup.
    If you do not want to register your extender, click the Skip Registration link. Note that 
    you must register your extender before you can use NETGEAR telephone sup\
    port.
    The Status page displays.
    14.  Unplug the extender and move it to a new location that is about halfway \
    between your router 
    and the area with a poor router WiFi signal.
    The location that you choose must be within the range of your existing W\
    iFi router 
    network. 
    						
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    15. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the Power LED  to light green. 
    If the Power LED does not light, press the Power On/Off button.
    16.  Use the Router Link LED 
     to help you choose a spot where the extender-to-router 
    connection is optimal.
    17.  If the Router Link LED doesn’t light amber or green, plug the extende\
    r into an outlet closer 
    to the router and try again.
    Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Route\
    r Link LED lights 
    amber or green.
    18.  Reconnect your computer or WiFi device to the new extended WiFi network.\
    19.  T
    est the extended WiFi range by moving your computer or WiFi device to th\
    e area with a 
    poor router WiFi signal:
    a. Leave your computer or WiFi device in the area with a poor router WiFi s\
    ignal and 
    return to the extender
    
    .
    b.  Check the Client Link LED 
     on the extender:
    • If the Client Link LED is solid green or amber
     , your extended WiFi network 
    reaches the area with a poor router WiFi signal and your network setup i\
    s 
    complete.
    • If the Client Link LED is red, your extended WiFi network does not reach\
     the area 
    with a poor router WiFi signal.
    You must move the computer or WiFi device closer to the extender until th\
    e Client  Link LED turns solid green or amber
     .
    Connect an Ethernet-Enabled Device
    After the extender is connected to your existing WiFi network, you can c\
    onnect a wired device to the extender using an Ethernet cable. The device can then access your existing 
    network through the extender’s WiFi connection.
    Extender
    WiFi router Blu-ray player
    Figure 4. You can connect a device to the extender’s Ethernet port 
    						
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    Use the Extender in Access Point Mode
    You can use the extender as a WiFi access point, which creates a new WiFi\
     hotspot by using 
    a wired Ethernet connection.
    Router
    Extender
    Figure 5. Extender in access point mode
    
    To use the extender in access point mode:
    1.  Use an Ethernet cable to connect the Ethernet port on the extender to a \
    router Ethernet LAN 
    port or a remote Ethernet LAN jack with LAN access.
    2.  Plug the extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the Power LED t\
    o light green. 
    3.  If the Power LED does not light, press the  Power On/Off button on the extender
     .
    4.  Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or WiFi device to find and conn\
    ect to the 
    NETGEAR_EXT (SSID) WiFi network.
    After the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established, th\
    e Client Link   LED 
     lights.
    5.  Launch a web browser and enter  www
     .mywifiext.net in the address field.
    The New Extender Setup page displays.
    6.  Click the  NEW EXTENDER SETUP  button. 
    						
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    7. Complete the fields and click the  NEXT button.
    8. Click the  ACCESS POINT  button.
    The extender checks for an Internet connection.
    9.  Set the network name (SSID), security option, and password for the acc\
    ess point network 
    and click the  NEXT button.
    Your settings are applied and the extender is ready to be used as an acce\
    ss point.
    10.  Use a WiFi network manager on the computer or WiFi device to connect to \
    the new access 
    point network.
    11.  Click the  Continue button.
    A page displays that says you successfully created an access point.
    12.  Click the  Next button.
    The registration page displays.
    13.  Follow the onscreen instructions to register your extender
     .
    Log In to the Extender After Installation
    After installation, you can log in to the extender to view or change the\
     extender’s settings.
    To log in to the extender:
    1. Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or WiFi device to find and conn\
    ect to the 
    new extended WiFi network.
    After the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established, th\
    e Client Link   LED 
     lights.
    2.  Launch a web browser
     .
    3.  Enter  www
     .mywifiext.net in the address field of the browser.
    A login window opens.
    4.  Enter your email address and password and click the  LOG IN button.
    The Status page displays. 
    						
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    Run Smart Setup Installation
    You can use Smart Setup to change the extender settings. This is an easy way to connect the 
    extender to a different router or to change the extender WiFi network name (SSID) or WiFi 
    password.
    To run Smart Setup:
    1. Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or WiFi device to find and connect to the 
    new extended WiFi network.
    After the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established, the Client Link LED 
    lights solid green.
    2. Launch a web browser.
    3. Enter www.mywifiext.net in the address field of the browser.
    A login window opens.
    4. Enter your email address and password and click the LOG IN button.
    The Status page displays.
    5. Click the SMART SETUP button.
    The Welcome page displays.
    6. Click the WIFI RANGE EXTENDER button.
    The extender scans for WiFi signals and finds the WiFi networks in your area and 
    displays a list.
    7. Select your WiFi network and click the NEXT button.
    8. When prompted, enter the password to connect to your WiFi network and click the NEXT 
    button.
    A message displays when the extender connects to your existing router’s WiFi network.
    9. Click the NEXT button.
    The extender applies your settings to its WiFi network names and WiFi passwords. 
    During this change, the extender disconnects you from its WiFi network. 
    10. When prompted, connect your WiFi devices to the extender WiFi network and click the 
    CONTINUE button.
    The registration page displays.
    11. Complete the registration fields and click the FINISH button to complete the setup.
    If you do not want to register your extender, click the Skip Registration link. Note that 
    you must register your extender before you can use NETGEAR telephone support.
    The Status page displays. 
    						
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    3.   Extender Network Settings
    This chapter covers the following topics: 
    •View Connected Devices 
    •View WiFi Settings 
    •Change the WiFi Network Name 
    •Turn Off the SSID Broadcast to Create a Hidden Network 
    •Disable or Enable the WiFi Radio 
    •Change the WiFi Speed 
    •Customize the Extender’s WiFi Coverage Area 
    •Use WPS to Add a Computer to the Extender’s WiFi Network 
    •Deny Access to a Computer or WiFi Device 
    •Set Up an Access Schedule 
    •Set Up the Extender to Use a Static IP Address 
    •Use the Extender With MAC Filtering or Access Control  
    						
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    View Connected Devices
    You can view a list of devices that are connected to the extender network\
    .
    To view connected devices:
    1. On a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the extender network, \
    launch a web 
    browser
    
    . 
    2.  In the address field of your browser
     , enter www.mywifiext.net. 
    3.  When prompted, enter your email address and password.
    The Status page displays.
    4.  Click the  Menu icon 
    .
    The extender menu displays.
    5.  Select  Settings > Connected Devices .
    View WiFi Settings
    To view the WiFi settings:
    1. On a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the extender network, \
    launch a web 
    browser
    
    . 
    2.  In the address field of your browser
     , enter www.mywifiext.net. 
    3.  When prompted, enter your email address and password.
    The Status page displays.
    4.  Click the  Menu icon 
    .
    The extender menu displays. 
    						
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    5. Select  Settings > WiFi.
    Change the WiFi Network Name
    To change the WiFi network name:
    1. On a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the extender network, \
    launch a web 
    browser
    
    . 
    2.  In the address field of your browser
     , enter www.mywifiext.net . 
    3.  When prompted, enter your email address and password.
    The Status page displays.
    4.  Click the  Menu icon 
    .
    The extender menu displays. 
    						
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