The simplest way for extender to connect to your new router is to use the same SSID and password you were using on the existing router. The extender will connect to the router without any problem. Yes, if you are having any problem, then you might up this process.
If you were earlier using 5 GHz band on your router and extender and the new router doesn’t support this band, then you will have to select 2.4 GHz on your extender. For this, you need to go to the Netgear genie page for changing the extender settings. Click on ‘How to connect with Netgear genie extender’ link in case you need information for login. You can change the SSID, Wi-Fi network name and adjust the band according to the new router.
If you are a bit confused with the primary settings, then instead of getting fussed with it, simply factory reset the extender. A factory reset can be done by pressing the ‘Reset button’ from the back of the extender. Press this button for 5 seconds until the lights start blinking. To check the process, go to product manuals.
After this, follow the on-screen instructions to set up the extender with the new router.
If the problem still exists, then try to bring the extender closer to the router or Vice versa. Make sure that the extender firmware version is updated and the same condition should be satisfied for the new router. You can check the version of firmware installed by getting into the settings of each device respectively. You can even check the latest firmware version from the device manufacturer’s website.
If the problem is still not fixed, then there are several reasons why you are experiencing this problem. The most common ones are:
- Wrong Wi-Fi channel used.
- The wrong band selected on the devices.
- The poor signal from an Internet service provider.
For any information or support related to the above mentioned topics, you can contact the Netgear experts available round the clock.
The instructions to install WN3000RPv3 as a range extender are discussed in the blog post using the Netgear genie smart setup.
How to setup WN3000RPv3:
- Place the extender and the router in the same room.
- The internet connection must be available from the router end.
- Plug the extender into the outlet and wait for the LED to become solid. If the extender is still not turning on, then press the On/off button.
- Connect the wireless device to the range extender either wired or wirelessly. Search for Netgear_Ext as an SSID in the network list.
- Open a web browser and start installing the Netgear genie extenderusing Range extender and press Continue.
Note: If you dont find any setup wizard, then enter Mywifiext or IP address of the extender in the address bar. You need to enter the username and password.
- Wait for the extender to display the available networks in the range. Select the Network followed by Continue.
- Enter the password for the main network and press Continue.
- The SSID by default is Netgear_Ext. Select the same security and password for the range extender as that for the existing network. If you want, you can change the SSID and the password of your wireless network. You will even get a pop-up window prompting you to change the SSID of your range extender.
- Dont forget to uncheck the box given next to Use the same security and password. Once the changes are done, press Continue.
- You will get the notification for the same on the screen.
- Press Continue.
- Now, you need to check the LED status on the extender and see if there is a good internet connection or not. If the connection is proper, you can click on Finish to end the setup.
This is all about the process to install the WN3000RPv3 as a range extender. The steps are discussed in a simplified manner so that the user can easily understand. In case you are getting any problem feel free to contact the extender experts. They will even let you know the optimum location for the placement of the router and extender that will help to boost its performance.