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connecting netgear range extender to U-verse router

how do i connect a netgear wifi range extender to the U-verse NVG589 ROUTER

 

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‎02-04-2019 12:37 PM

Re: connecting netgear range extender to U-verse router

Hi @wmcgowen,

 

To connect the Netgear range extender, all you need is to access the settings and put in the U-verse WiFi information located on the sticker on the gateway.

 

I found these instructions on their site:

 

To connect the NETGEAR WiFi Extender manually:

If you have a NETGEAR WiFi Extender with an Ethernet port (EX6100, for example):

  1. Use a computer to connect to NETGEAR WiFi Extender via Ethernet cable.
  2. Login to the web user interface of your NETGEAR WiFi Extender using http://myWiFiext.net.
    You will be prompted to enter a username and password.
    Default login credentials are:
    • Username: admin
    • Password: password
      Note: Username and password are case sensitive.
  3. Once you have successfully logged in, go to Setup > Wireless Settings.
  4. Check the value in the Password (Network Key) field under Security Options.
    If the password is not same as your Access Point (AP) password, change it so it matches your Access Point password.
  5.  Click Apply. (Extender and AP password need to match)
  6. Reconnect your Wi-Fi devices to the NETGEAR WiFi Extender using either the WPS button or manual connection.

 

If you have a NETGEAR WiFi Extender without an Ethernet port (WN1000RP, for example):

  1. Reset your NETGEAR WiFi Extender back to factory default settings.
    To do this, press and hold the Factory Settings button on the side panel for 7 seconds.
  2. Connect via Wi-Fi to your NETGEAR WiFi extender
  3. Login to the web user interface of your NETGEAR WiFi Extender using http://myWiFiext.net.
    You will be prompted to enter a username and password.
    Default login credentials are:
    • Username: admin
    • Password: password
    Note: Username and password are case sensitive.
  4. Walk through the setup wizard to setup your connection to your Access Point. (Do not use WPS when reconnecting to the Access Point)
  5. Reconnect your Wi-Fi devices to your NETGEAR WiFi Extender using either the WPS button or manual connection.

Hope this helps.

 

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Re: connecting netgear range extender to U-verse router

So I went through the instructions and connected my two Wi-Fi networks and passwords but now I have for possible wifi networks that I can connect to? When I am in a weak or area in my house do I now connect to one of the the new EXT wifi connection now showing or stay connected with my original wifi network?

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Re: connecting netgear range extender to U-verse router

 Find out How to setup Netgear range extender to U-verse route. 

  1. Unbox The Range Extender And Plug the Extender to Power Outlet and Turn the device on.
  2. Now Go to Your Computer And At The taskbar, you can see WiFi Icon Please Click On That Wireless Icon. You may see many networks including New network by the name of Netgear.ext. 

    3- Now Please Click On Netgear.ext and Connect With It. Once You Connected Please Open Your Browser Like Chrome, Firefox Or Microsoft Edge

    4- On The Top of your Browser Please Type Mywifiext.net And Press Enter Or Go. Now It Will Take You to Netgear Configuration Portal.

    5 – Please Click On New Extender Setup And Register Your Extender With Netgear Using Your Email. Please Create the Account.

    6- In The Next Portal Will Ask You To How you want to use your extender Please Select WiFi range extender 

    7- Now It Will Search For Network And it may give you a list of wireless networks. Please Select Your Main Router Network name And Hit Next 

    8- Please Input Your Existing Network Password (Main Router Wireless Password ) And Click On Next 

    9- Now You Can Change the network Name In Next Page As Well As Password for Netgear extender Than Click Next it

    will Apply All Settings And It Will Show you all information about New Extender.

    10- Once the settings Have Been Saved Please Restart All Devices And Place The Extender With In The Range of the main router anywhere.

    Congrats, Bravo Your Netgear extender has been setup And You Can Use it With Any Of Your Device

    To know more info How to setup Netgear range extender

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List of following option to connect to Netgear extender with U-verse Router

 

Wireless PROTECTED SETUP (W.P.S) 

  • For using Wireless protected setup (W.P.S) method make sure that your Netgear Wifi Range Extender and the wireless router are in the same room.
  • Push the Wireless protected setup button on the router and simultaneously push on your wireless extender to sync up both devices.
  • Wait for 2-3 minutes when the Wireless protected setup (W.P.S) process is completed Netgear Range Extender will have three solid green lights which indicate that your Netgear range extender is properly synced with your existing wireless network and your wifi range extender is connected successfully with your existing wireless network.
  • Connect your wireless or wired devices with the range extender to get the better speed.

Note: Follow the given below option if your existing router or modem didn’t have the Wireless protected setup (W.P.S) button.

 

MANUAL CONNECT 

 

  • Plug the Netgear extender into the power outlet and turn on the wireless extender.
  • Use a Laptop or a desktop computer for installing the Netgear range extender.
  • Connect your device with Netgear_Ext network and it will give you a Mywifiext Setup login screen of New extender setup.
  • Create an account and follow the instruction to set up the wireless range extender.
  • After the installation process is completed wifi extender will have four solid green lights which assure that your Netgear range extender is connected successfully with your existing wireless router or modem.
  • Connect your peripheral devices with the wifi extender to fix the connectivity problems throughout your home or office.

To know more How to Setup Netgear Range Extender

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