How to Connect WiFi Extender to Starlink Router (Updated)

How to Connect WiFi Extender to Starlink Router (Updated)

If we talk about WiFi range extenders, then it won’t be an overstatement that they are boon to the networking world. Just couple them with your existing gateway, preferably, your router and see how it miraculously expands the WiFi coverage. But, the connection process is never easy as it is sounding. In this blog, we are going to discuss the key highlights about how to connect WiFi extender to Starlink router. For easy understanding of the concept, we have taken the example of a Netgear WiFi range extender. You are required to make use of yours and its respective values in case you do not own one brought in by Netgear.

And yes, the process of connecting a Netgear extender to the Starlink router will be all about configuring/installing the extender. In other words, you will have to go through the Netgear extender setup once again. This time not with your previous router, but with the Starlink router! With that being said, you should reset the Netgear extender first. Although the instructions can be easily executed by taking reference from the product’s user manual, you can follow those given in the upcoming section in case you want to go for an easier path.

Resetting Netgear Extender Before Connecting It to Starlink

The process of resetting the range extender will make sure that it will not try to run on the settings of the router you previously own. Here’s how you can reset your WiFi range extender to the default settings:

  • Disconnect all the devices accessing the extender’s network.
  • The next thing is to locate the Reset button on the extender.
  • Press the Reset button with the help of sharp object.
  • Hold the button for 7 seconds and release it to complete the reset process.

Your range extender has now been reset and you are all set to connect it to the Starlink router. But, before that have a look at those values on which your extender has returned. You’ll need them during the connection process.

The Default Username and Password: admin and password (in lowercase only)

The default IP Address:; you can use or mywifiext.local as its alternative when needed

Factory Set Network Name: Netgear_ext and the WiFi Password is given on the product’s label.

How to Connect WiFi Extender to Starlink Router?

The previous section made you aware of the most basic requirement you have to complete before connecting the WiFi range extender to a Starlink router. In this section, we will touch the core of the topic. But, before that, power down your Netgear extender and Starlink router. Ensure that your Starlink router and extender are in the same room and you have access to a working Ethernet cable.

  • Run the Ethernet cable from the LAN1 jack of your Starlink router to the Netgear extender’s Internet or WAN port.
  • Be sure that you are creating a finger-tight connection.
  • It’s turn to switch on your devices. The router must be powered on before the extender.
  • Now, head over to your PC and open WiFi settings.
  • Connect to the network named “Netgear_ext” using the default network key.
  • Open a web browser and visit (Windows) or mywifiext.local (Mac).

Mywifiext Does Not Load?

May be mywifiext does not load when you attempt to connect your Netgear extender to the Starlink router. In that scenario, you should use the extender’s default IP address to make things possible. But, due to the hardwired connection between the devices, the extender might have got a unique IP from the router. To know about it, you should access the management panel of your Starlink router via and view the list of connected devices. The IP of the extender will be written there.

  • The moment you successfully access the login address of the Netgear extender, the New Extender Setup portal will show up.
  • Clicking the button will let you choose whether you want to set up the extender as an access point or as an extender.
  • Once selected, you will have to assign an admin password to the extender. Ensure that it is unique and does not match the WiFi password.
  • Choose the network you wish to extend now. It is Starlink for obvious reasons. Also, input the Starlink router WiFi password and save the changes.
  • Check for the extender firmware updates and install them. Also, set SSID and password for 2.4 and 5GHz frequency bands of your range extender.
  • When the Internet Status will be Connected on the extender’s BASIC Home screen, you must know that the setup is successful.

The Concluding Thought

It is not an ordeal to connect WiFi extender to Starlink router if you carry out the process very carefully. Since we’ve tried to cover every bit of the connection process, we are being hopeful that you won’t let us down and will be able to connect your WiFi devices successfully. Once that happens, you can relocate the extender so that its signal can approach the farthest areas of your house. But, be sure that it is present in the Starlink router’s range.

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