Procedures to Update Netgear Extender Firmware

Are you looking for guidance to update the firmware after performing the Netgear extender setup? If yes, then you have landed on the right post. In this write up we will walk you through the two most effective and quick methods to update the firmware of Netgear extender.

Well, by updating the firmware you will see an improvement in the performance of your device. Firmware secures the WiFi network and also adds new features that enhance the internet experience. It fixes all the minor bugs and alerts the device about the issues. Overall, updating the firmware increases the productivity of the device.

However, now let’s move further to learn the methods to update Netgear extender firmware in a hassle-free manner.

Procedures to Update Firmware

To your knowledge, there are two most effective methods that you can use to update the Netgear extender firmware. The names of the processes are the web interface and the Nighthawk app. You can execute any one of them according to your comfort.

Now we start with the web interface procedure. First, we would like to tell you about the prerequisites that you will require during the process.

Prerequisites | Netgear Extender Firmware Update

Here we make a list that contains all the important requirements that you need while updating the firmware of the Netgear extender.

  • Wall outlet which supplies the fluctuation-free power supply.
  • Stable and strong internet connectivity from the internet service provider.
  • A device like a smartphone, computer, or laptop.
  • An updated internet browser.
  • Default web address to access the login page.
  • Admin details for logging in to the device dashboard.
  • A bit of your time.

That’s all are the things that you must have before starting the firmware update process. Now let’s start the manual method.

Netgear Extender Firmware Update | Manually

In this method, you need to access the IP address or web address You can use any one of them, to access the default address you need to follow the following steps:

  • First, make sure the Netgear extender is well-connected to the wall outlet.
  • Connect the extender and the host router.
  • Open the web browser on the computer or laptop.

Note: The device you use should have an updated browser because outdated browsers cause issues in the process.

  • Download the firmware version file according to your device model number.
  • Save the file at the desired place.
  • Now, open the new tab and insert the default address.
  • Press the Enter key to access the login page.
  • Here, fill in the username and password in the on-screen fields.
  • Hit the Log In button.
  • The dashboard of the device will open.
  • Navigate the Menu settings.
  • Select the Administration setting > Update Firmware
  • Click on the Manual update > Upload the firmware file.

Note: While updating the firmware do not press the unnecessary button or close the window. Otherwise, you are not able to update the firmware.

  • In the end, click on the Save button.

In this way, you can update your Netgear extender firmware via the manual method.  If you feel hard to perform this method, then try the next method.

Netgear Extender Firmware Update | Nighthawk App

  • First, unlock the mobile and go to the Google play store or App Store.
  • Search the Nighthawk app and put it on the downloading.
  • Wait for some time until the app is downloaded and installed on the mobile.
  • Once the app gets installed, create a Netgear account using your details like username, password, and email.
  • Now, log in to the extender by using the default credentials.
  • Tap on the Log In button.
  • The Basic Home Screen will come into view.
  • Go to the Menu settings.
  • Select check for update.
  • Download the available firmware update.
  • Now wait until the device firmware is updated successfully.

In this manner, you will be able to update the Netgear extender firmware by using the Netgear Nighthawk app.


To get the best performance from the Netgear extender for a long time, it needs to be updated regularly. You can easily update your device firmware by following the above-mentioned steps. However, you can also drop a comment regarding the post for your fellow readers.

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