Installing a Netgear extender in the house is all about connecting it to a WiFi router offering a reliable connection and then connecting your client devices to Netgear_ext to enjoy the enhanced internet coverage. But, what if the user does not own a router and have a modem installed as the main access point? In that scenario, he/she is left with an alternative of installing the modem to work as a router and then go for Netgear extender connection with it. This blog will take an example of the Netcomm NF20mesh and will reveal how to connect Netgear extender to Netcomm modem in a few simple steps.
You cannot set up your Netgear extender to work with a modem or another gateway until you make it run on the default factory settings. The point is exception when the extender is brand new. However, go for a factory default reset when the extender was previously configured to work with another router.
The factory reset of a Netgear range extender is not a rocket science. It just requires you to hold a paper clip or a pin and use it to press the extender’s Reset button. Once you release the button after pressing it for 7 seconds, you will notice that the Power LED of the extender has become stable. It is a sign that the reset process is successful and you are free to connect Netgear extender to the Netcomm modem. Move to the upcoming section of the blog to learn necessary steps.
The steps to create a connection between a WiFi range extender and Netcomm NF20mesh are mentioned below. But, before you start the process, get your hands on a LAN cable that is free of damages. If possible, arrange 2. The second cable will be utilized for connecting the Netgear range extender and the computer. The setup process is likely to get successful if you use the wired connection between PC and extender instead of a wireless one. For now, let us focus on the steps that you are suggested to follow to connect Netgear extender to Netcomm modem:
Note: The mywifiext.net address is supposed to be replaced with the mywifiext.local address if the PC you are using is running on the Mac OS. Or simply, opt for the IP address of your range extender.
Once you select the Connect button, a few on-screen prompts will appear on the computer screen. You are supposed to follow them. One of them will be about Netgear firmware update. Do not skip that.
Our guide discussing the instructions to connect Netgear extender to Netcomm modem (Netcomm NF20mesh) ends here. After you are done following them, you can relocate your range extender and place it at a location where you are getting low-quality signals. This will help you access internet in dead zones too. But, make sure that your extender is placed in the Netcomm NF20mesh modem’s range. Also, it must be away from interference-creating factors.Tags: Netcomm NF20mesh, Netgear_ext