How to Connect WiFi Extender to Cox Modem/Router [2024]

How to Connect WiFi Extender to Cox Modem/Router [2024]

Due to continuous increase in the demand for a blazing-fast internet connection, people are tending towards WiFi range extenders. WiFi extenders when connected with gateways like modems or routers perform the task of amplifying the WiFi signals and taking them in hard to wire areas. These days, the number of people combining their Cox modem/router with a WiFi range extender has increased. FYI, Cox gateways are finest networking devices that works as a modem plus a router. From this fact, a question arises – how to connect WiFi extender to Cox modem/router. In case you are also finding the answer to the same question, this post can be relied upon. Carry on reading.

Prerequisites of Connecting WiFi Extender to Cox Gateway

Without learning the prerequisites of connection, it will become difficult for you to complete the process. Thus, before everything else, we would like to make you familiar with the prerequisites that will help you go ahead with the process in a hassle-free way:

1. The WiFi Details of Cox Gateway: No matter whether you are doing Netgear extender setup or are in the quest of installing a WiFi extender from some other brand, you will need the WiFi details (network SSID and security key) to finalize the connection process. With this point, you also have got an idea that the connection between a Cox modem/router and WiFi extender is all about the extender setup process.

2. A Working Power Outlet: The most basic requirement for a WiFi range extender to work optimally is electricity. Nothing other than a working power outlet can help you do that. But, you have to be sure that the chosen one falls under the range of the WiFi signals emitted by your Cox modem/router.

So, these were the two most basic things that you will need to connect WiFi extender to Cox modem/router. Know that you will need an Ethernet cable for a hardwired connection between your devices. The default admin info of your extender will also be required if the connection process is being finalized via the manual method a.k.a. the Ethernet method.

Use WPS Method to Connect WiFi Extender to Cox Modem/Router

The WPS method or the Push-button setup method of connecting Cox gateway and a WiFi extender will come to your rescue if the Cox Panoramic gateway has a WPS button. To opt for this approach, you need to press the WPS button on your host gateway (Cox modem/router) first and then on the extender. FYI, the WPS button on the Cox gateway is located on its back above the telephone ports.

How to Connect WiFi Extender to Cox Modem/Router?

The previous section made you aware of the prerequisites/basic requirements of the connection. This section will talk about the steps involved in the process. Therefore, walk through these points and learn what’s necessary to connect a WiFi range extender to a gateway brought in by Cox:

Step 1: Create LAN Cable Connection

  • Get your hands on a Cat 6 cable (a non-damaged one).
  • Insert one end of the cable into the LAN port of your Cox gateway.
  • Connect other end to the WiFi range extender.

Note: Be very sure that you are making a finger-tight connection and that your WiFi router/modem and range extender are turned off during this step.

Step 2: Switch On Your Devices and Open a Web Browser

  • Now, switch on your Cox modem/router and then the range extender.
  • Once the LED lights on your extender as well as the Cox gateway are solid, switch on your PC.
  • Connect your PC to the range extender either via network SSID (WiFi) or through a LAN cable.
  • Thereafter, run an internet browser such as Edge.

Note: The default SSID (network or WiFi name) is mentioned on the extender’s label along with the network key, also known as the WiFi password. Also, make sure that the browser (here, the Microsoft Edge) picked by you is flaunting the latest software version.

Step 3: Access the Extender’s Default IP

  • Into the address field of the internet browser, input the default IP of your extender ( – Netgear).
  • Pressing the Enter key will take you to an administration portal.
  • Inputting the default login details is the next step (username – admin and password – password for Netgear range extenders).

Step 4: Finalize the Connection between Cox Gateway and Extender

Finalize the Connection

  • You will see the dashboard of your WiFi range extender.
  • Select the network name of your Cox modem/router and input its WiFi password.
  • After that, make other changes and finalize the connection.

Your extender is up and running now and is now finally connected to the Cox gateway. Make sure that you do not skip any instruction appearing on the screen. The connection process might get stalled.

The Ending Note

We hope that you’ve learned how to connect WiFi extender to Cox modem/router. Now, all you have to do is open the WiFi utility on your wireless clients and join the network of your extender to enjoy an enhanced WiFi connection.

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