Netgear range extenders are one of the amazing devices which allow users to amplify the WiFi signals of their home router. It has the ability to turn WiFi dead zones into live zones. But, at times, users get stuck with issues that make their internet connection work slower than expected. If that’s the case with you too and facing a slow internet connection with your Netgear WiFi extender, then this below-given information will help you a lot to resolve this issue.
Reasons for Slow Internet Connection
- Incorrect placement of your Netgear Extender
- Improper cable connections
- Unstable power supply
- Outdated web browser
- Overcrowded connections
- Outdated Netgear extender firmware
- Incomplete Netgear extender setup
These are some reasons why you are facing a slow internet connection with your Netgear extender. To troubleshoot the slow internet connection issue, here we have listed some of the troubleshooting methods. Just have an eye at the below section, you might find it useful.
Fixed: Slow Internet Connection
Choose an Optimal Location
You need to be very careful while selecting the location of your Netgear extender as it needs to be placed away from the objects which emit radio-frequency to avoid any kind of disturbance in your WiFi signals. Objects like refrigerators, microwaves, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and other smart home appliances are some objects of which you need to take care. Moreover, avoid placing your Netgear extender under the table or any reflexive walls to minimize WiFi interference in your signals.
Verify Your Internet Connection
Ensure that your device is well connected to the Internet. While using a physical connection, inspect your Ethernet cable. Sometimes damage to the coax cable can cause your Netgear extender to work slowly. Therefore, if you find any damage to the coax cable, swap it with the new one. Additionally, if you accessing the internet using a wireless connection, then make sure that the placement of your WiFi extender is within the range of your Netgear router to get interrupted WiFi signals.
Important Note: To avoid any connection issue, we suggest you prefer a coax cable for connection while accessing the new extender setup wizard.
Check the Power Source
Make sure that the power socket through which your Netgear extender is connected is not damaged or short-circuited. Else, you’ll face a power outage that affects your Internet connection speed. So, we suggest you plug in your Netgear extender to another power socket to avoid any further issues. Moreover, you need to check the AC cable, any damage to the cable can be a reason for the outcome of the issue.
Update Your Web Browser
Check whether you are accessing the Internet through an updated version of the Internet browser. If not, then update your web browser to the latest version to improve the internet connection speed. If you are already using an updated internet browser, then try to switch to another browser. This might fix the issue you are currently facing.
Remove Unwanted Connection
We suggest users disconnect the unwanted device from their extender connection. Sometimes issues can occur when too many devices are connected to a single network which may affect the speed of your Internet connection.
Upgrade Your Netgear Firmware
Always keep your Netgear extender updated to the latest version. Sometimes issue occurs when you are
accessing an outdated version of Netgear extender firmware. If you don’t have any knowledge of how to update your Netgear extender firmware, then go through the below-mentioned information to update the firmware of your Netgear extender without any trouble.
- Turn on your Netgear extender and computer device.
- Then, browse to the Internet browser and type 192.168.1.250 in the address field.
- Hit the Enter button.
- You’ll be directed to the Netgear extender login page where you need to enter the default username and password in the respective field and click Log In.
- Once you have successfully logged in, you will see a Netgear extender setup wizard on your screen.
- In the Netgear extender setup wizard, take your cursor to the Advanced tab.
- Under the Advanced tab, you need to click the Administration and then select Firmware Update.
- Then, you are required to click the Check button to search for new updates.
- If the new updates are available, click the Yes button to start the update process.
- Now, you just need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update of your Netgear extender.
Finally, your Netgear extender is updated to its latest version. Now, check whether the issue you are currently facing has been resolved or not. If not, then head further to the next method.
Reset and Re-configure your Netgear extender
Sometimes incomplete mywifiext setup is also one of the reasons behind the slow internet connection of your Netgear extender. Therefore, we suggest you reset your Netgear extender to the default factory settings and re-configure it again from the scratch.
To Reset :
- Search for the Reset button on your Netgear extender.
- Using a pin-pointed object, press and hold the Reset button till the LEDs start blinking.
- Then, your Netgear extender will restart automatically and is restored to the default factory settings.
Now, re-configure your Netgear extender using the default IP or URL.
Hopefully, after implementing these troubleshooting methods, the slow internet connection issue with your Netgear extender is successfully resolved. If you are aware of any other troubleshooting techniques which we forgot to mention in this post, just let us know through the comment section.