The Netgear N300 Wi-Fi extender helps to enhance the range of the wireless network connection to the areas where the Wi-Fi connection is weak. You have to connect the Wi-Fi extender to the primary Wi-Fi router network to achieve a wide range of wireless network connections. Use the procedure below to hook up netgear n300 extender;
The router you are using should have the (Wi-Fi Protected System) WPS button to use this method.
When setting up the extender, keep the Wi-Fi router and the hook up netgear n300 extender in the same room.
Turn on the Wi-Fi router network and then plug the extender to the wall socket.
Power on the extender and then press the WPS button on the extender.
The green LED flashes when the extender is scanning for the available router network.
Next, immediately press the WPS button on the router. After that, the extender connects to the router network, and the green LED light on the router indicates the extender connection.
By default, the Netgear extender uses the router’s network password.
Connect the computer to the router network and find the extender network having the same network name as the router network with the “_EXT” extension.
If you want to change the extender’s network name, then follow the below method.
Now, you can shift the Wi-Fi extender to another location for range enhancement
Method-2: Via web browser
With the help of the Wi-Fi network manager application, hook up netgear n300 extender network to your computer.
Next, open the web browser on the computer, and it automatically directs to the extender page; if it does not direct, then enter the official Netgear extender URL.
Enter the username and the password with admin and password, respectively.
A list of Wi-Fi networks appears on the browser; select your router network and click the Continue button.
Set the router network as the Private or Public Network and select Continue.
Enter the SSID of the extender Wi-Fi network in the Network Name field and continue with the extender setup.
Check the menu below to use the same security settings for the network and continue with the installation.
Connect to the newly created extender network through the Wi-Fi network manager application.
Then, confirm the extender network connection on the computer to continue with the setup.
After that, place the Netgear eN300 extender to some other optimal location for better use.
When you switch on the extender, the green LED blinks, and then the router’s LED light flashes to indicate the extender-router connection activity. If the router does not display any connection, then move the extender closer to your Wi-Fi router for hook up netgear n300.