Can't Detect Netgear Extender Network Name? Here's The Solution

Netgear Extender

If you are unable to find out the Netgear extender network name, know the reasons, guidelines to enable SSID or network name and tips to troubleshoot this issue. In this post, we have included everything mentioned above. Here we go.

Why Can't I Find My Netgear Range Extender's SSID?

First of all, you must know that mywifiext net is the default local web address to access your Netgear extender. Through this, you can set up and configure your Netgear WiFi range extender with ease. You can also find the network name of your WiFi extender via this web address.

Here are the most common reasons why you are unable to detect range extender network name (SSID):

  • Disabled wireless switch
  • Corrupted network driver or software
  • Poor WiFi network or signal strength
  • Wireless adapter not installed properly
  • Long distance between your extender and router

How to Enable Extender Broadcast SSID Function?

In order to make your WiFi extender's network name visible, it is important to broadcast its SSID. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Connect your extender to a computer using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Launch a web browser and go to smart wizard.
  3. Use the correct login details. If you can't remember the login username and passphrase, reset your extender to the default factory settings.
  4. Once you are on the GUI of Netgear extender, click on WiFi settings and checkmark the boxes namely: Enable 5.0GHz WiFi and Enable 2.4GHz WiFi.
  5. At last, check the SSID of your extender and make sure you're utilizing the right one.

Still Can't Find Netgear Extender Network Name? Troubleshoot It Now

On the off chance that your computer is still unable to find the range extender's network name, it's time to go for advanced troubleshooting. However, prior to that, let's check for the under-given things with your extender, router as well as computer:

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  1. Ensure that the extender is getting proper power supply from the wall socket.
  2. Once done, check the LED lights on both your extender and router. They must be visible in solid green or white color.

But what if the extender's LED is blinking in red color? Worry not! Just go through the following instructions to fix the issue:

  1. Press the reset button on your extender with the help of a pin and restore all the default factory settings.
  2. After that, set up your Netgear extender. If you own N300 model, then make sure to connect your extender with the router during Netgear N300 setup.
  3. If you still face the same issue, download the latest firmware version on your extender using TFTP software. You can also take the help of experts for this.
  4. Now, connect your extender to computer using hard-wiring.
  5. Log in to the GUI of your range extender through a web browser to check the assigned IP address.
  6. Open the command prompt and type the ping command followed by the Netgear extender IP.
  7. Enter the login details in the prompted window and click on update button.
  8. Now, change the static IP address to DHCP once again.
  9. You can also check the computer's settings. For this purpose, click on the Start menu > Services > Applications. Next, select WLAN autoconfig option.
  10. Finally, check the router's wireless settings as well. These settings include network that is set to broadcast, country/region and SSID.

And that's it! With these steps, you should be able to find out the Netgear extender's network name or SSID. If not, you can contact the technical experts and fetch instant solutions.