Changing the network settings of a Netgear WiFi range extender by accessing the login address is one of the coolest things. Not only this, but users can also perform extender reset through the management panel which is the least known thing. Well, all these are the secondary steps. The first step still demands the user to access the mywifiext.net or the 192.168.1.250 IP. For your knowledge, both are the default Netgear extender login address to manage a Netgear extender home network. The problem might arise when the Netgear ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error shows up during the process as it appeared in the case of the following user.
“I am unable to access the mywifiext address because when I attempt to all I get is an error message saying broken SSL/TLS. The IP address is also not working for me. Now, the question is what IP address is my Netgear extender using and how do I get rid of this TLS or SSL error?”
It would be a great thing if you understand the problem before trying to fix it. This is for your knowledge that the error message generally shows up when the browser you are using does not like what it is seeing. What we mean to say is that you are trying to access an unsupported version of the website.
If you dive a little deeper then you will find that the ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error generally shows up due to older operating systems or browser versions.
Thus, you are suggested to first of all install an up-to-date version of the web browser on your computer. And after that, check if there is a pending software update. If yes, then download it and wait for it to get installed.
With this step, we are entering the most crucial part of the troubleshooting process. But, before that we have an important thing to tell. There are chances that you are trying to access an incorrect URL or IP address. Keep in mind that for managing a Netgear extender via a Windows PC, use mywifiext.net whereas if you want to use a Mac system, go with the mywifiext.local address. But, these addresses will keep giving you ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error if your extender has been assigned a new IP address by the host router that happens in 99% cases.
This point will help you only if you have connected your desktop or laptop in use to the Netgear_ext network. Wired connection between devices will also work. To know about your extender’s IP, you have to load Command Prompt and type this command – ipconfigall. Upon hitting Enter, you will see numerous results. The set of digits separated by periods in front of the default gateway option will be the IP on which your extender will run. You can now use this IP address to access the extender’s web panel. The CIPHER MISMATCH error would have been resolved now.
Quick Tip: There is one more way to find the IP address of your range extender. For that, you need to connect your PC to router’s WiFi and check the IP address assigned to the connected devices.
When it comes to connecting a PC to the Netgear extender for home network management, users have two options in hand – wired connection or WiFi. The wired connection demands the user to join the extender’s LAN port to the computer’s LAN port tightly. The only condition is that the cable should be non-damaged. When it comes to WiFi connection, the user is only supposed to make use of correct WiFi credentials.
But, the main thing that must be kept in mind is that only one connection source is allowed. Using both connections can result in IP address conflict and outcomes can be eerier in terms of home network management. Thus, do the needful and see if you are still getting the Netgear ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error.
Reboot the Extender: Glitches are common entities that exist in the networking realm and are able to ruin the entire networking experience. To get rid of them and resolve unexpected errors with the extender, you should reboot it occasionally by keeping it unplugged for 5-10 minutes.
The Cipher Mismatch error can show up while accessing any website. But, the main thing is that how handle that. If the error shows up with the website you own, you should definitely check the version of its SSL/TLS certificate. Syntax of the URL should also be examined. However, if the Netgear ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH shows up on your web browser, the aforementioned tips will surely work. Apart from this, you can choose the path to temporarily disable the antivirus program installed on the PC. There are stances when such programs prevent the user’s access to networking sites.
One more thing we want to reveal before we wrap up everything, ad-blockers can also force you to meet the same fate. Thus, you should also disable them before attempting to access the login portal of your range extender.Tags: ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH, netgear extender login