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When the Netgear Extender has been integrated into your wireless network, it extends the wireless network to include the area outside the range of your existing router.

Place the Netgear Extender and Apply Power

1.Place the Extender an equal distance between your router and the wireless device located outside the range of your router.


If you have to use a different location, move the Extender closer to the device, but still within the wireless range of the router.Position the Extender’s antennas up as shown in the previous section, Hardware Features.

2.Plug in the Extender, and wait 1 minute. The Status LED turns green.

Set Up Two Wireless Connections

The first wireless connection is between the Wifi Range Extender and your router. The second wireless connection is between your computer or wireless device and the Extender. How you set up these connections depends on whether or not your wireless equipment supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

Using WPS to Connect the Extender to Your Router

1.First, press your router’s WPS button.

2.Within 2 minutes, press and hold the Extender’s WPS button until its WPS LED on the front starts flashing.When the Extender connects to your router, the Link Rate LED lights up. The Extender’s wireless network name (SSID) changes to your router’s SSID with _EXT at the end. The Extender uses the same wireless security settings as your router.

3.After the Extender is connected to your router, use your computer or wireless device to join the Extender’s wireless network.

Manual Connection without WPS

1. Use a computer to join the NETGEAR_EXT wireless network. The PC to Extender LED turns green.

2. Open a browser window from the same computer, and it automatically takes you to the Smart Wizard. Follow the Smart Wizard steps to connect the Wifi Range Extender Extender to your home router’s network.

3. Then follow the wizard steps to join the Netgear Extender network at its new name (the Smart Wizard name with _EXT at the end).

4. If you want to make changes after using the Smart Wizard, use your browser to go to www.mywifiext.net

5. If prompted, log in as admin with password as the password.

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  • At 2011.12.02 13:03, tina said:

    i have a netgear router….needed more distance so purchased the netgear universal wifi range extender wn3000rp …….. initially tried to set up as per quick set up…. could not locate a wps button on the router ….. so tried the manual connection without wps ……could not make connection between extender and laptop ….. unable to get smart wizard to launch….. pushed factory reset button on extender but still unsuccessful!!…… HELP!!!!!

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