Netgear has set a benchmark for its contemporaries by launching its WiFi range extenders. As the name suggests, the purpose of a range extender is to extend the WiFi range of the existing device (router or modem). That is why people prefer doing the Netgear EAX20 extender setup, Netgear EX6100 setup, Netgear EX8000 setup, etc. But, performing an extender setup in relation to any extender model by Netgear seems useless when the device suddenly stops working. Has your Netgear extender stopped working? If it is a yes that we’ve sensed, then walk through the troubleshooting tips highlighted in this post. Trust us! They will be able to help you change the working status of your Netgear WiFi device.
Why Netgear Extender Stopped Working?
Learning about the reasons behind the non-working status of your Netgear extender will make it easy for you to troubleshoot the problem. Here’s a list of the common reasons that might have been stopping your extender from returning to its normal working state:
- Minor technical glitches
- Damaged power socket
- Signal Interference
- Too much extender-router distance
- Weak Ethernet connection
Considering that now you are aware of the reasons behind the problem in the discussion, we’re now going to discuss the troubleshooting techniques to resolve it.
What to Do If Netgear Extender Stopped Working?
Reboot the Extender
Rebooting the Netgear range extender will resolve more than 50% of the problem you are facing with it. What’s the reason? It is because restarting the extender will kick off minor technical glitches that are trying to put your extender down. Thus, consider waiting for nothing and give a fresh start to your extender. For this, you are required to disconnect your extender from the power socket, wait for some time, and put it back on power. If the issue doesn’t resolve, you can take the help of the next tactic.
Change the Power Socket
Chances are that the power socket fulfilling the electricity requirement of your Netgear WiFi device has undergone damage due to which you are noticing its non-working status. To fix this, we recommend you connect your Netgear WiFi range extender to another wall socket. However, before that, ensure that chosen socket is not damaged and is capable of fulfilling the electricity requirements.
Cut Off Signal Interference
Signal interference is nothing but the disturbance in the paths of WiFi signals transmitted by your wireless range extender. Perhaps, your extender is surrounded by factors causing WiFi interference. FYI, some of the factors interfering with the path of WiFi signals of your Netgear device are televisions, refrigerators, microwave ovens, treadmills, baby monitors, other tracking devices, lenses, glasses, aquariums, Bluetooth speakers, etc. Thus, ensure that your extender is placed nowhere near these things. If possible, try to assign your WiFi device to the central location of your house.
Bring Your Devices Closer
Chances are that the value of the distance between your Netgear extender and the main router is so much that they hardly communicate with each other. Thus, what you are now supposed to do is reduce the value of that particular distance. However, we suggest you not reduce its value to zero. Else, there is a high possibility that their WiFi signals will clash.
Replace the Ethernet Cable
If we consider the weak Ethernet connection as the reason behind the Netgear extender stopped working issue, then it can occur due to two factors. Either the cable you’ve put to use is worn out or the connection created by you is not finger-tight. In the first context, we suggest you go with another but non-damaged Ethernet cable. However, you can make the second scenario right by making the connection strong at the Ethernet ports.
With the last hack of mending the Ethernet connection, we’re now putting an end to our guide disclosing the tips to fix the Netgear extender stopped working. However, if you have failed to fix it, then it is time for a new beginning. Reset your extender and use the http://192.168.1.250 IP to configure it. It will soon start working properly.