Has your Netgear extender suddenly choked? Are you unable to connect your WiFi devices to the extended network of your extender? Generally, rebooting your Netgear extender can troubleshoot the problem. However, in some cases, there is a need to reset your Netgear WiFi extender to the default factory settings. You can also do this if you are facing slow and sluggish internet connectivity even after the successful Netgear extender setup. Walkthrough the tutorial to know how to factory reset your Netgear extender.
There are two different methods through which you can restore your Netgear WiFi range extender to the factory settings. First, by pressing the physical Factory Reset button on your extender and second, via the web GUI. Let’s make you aware of both the methods one by one.
Netgear Extender Reset
A Word of Caution: This procedure will wipe out all the customized settings made by you. So, make sure to create a backup of all the important settings in advance.
The Netgear extender is properly turned on and getting full power supply.
The extender should not be connected to your WiFi router.
You have taken the backup of all the existing extender's settings.
Reset Your Netgear Extender Using Reset Button:
In the event that restarting your WiFi extender doesn’t benefit and your extender is still behaving weirdly, you may be thinking to give the factory reset process a shot. Performing the process will restore your Netgear WiFi range extender to its primary manufacturer settings. Here’s how to reset the extender using the physical Factory Reset button.
Get access to a pin or paper clip.
Next, find the Reset button on your Netgear extender.
Press the Reset button.
Let your Netgear extender reboot.
Once done, the extender will set back to its default factory settings.
Reset Your Netgear Extender Using Web GUI:
In order to reset your extender using the web user interface, walk through the steps highlighted below:
Pull up your preferred web browser on a PC or laptop. You can select between Mozilla, IE, Safari, and Chrome.
Type the default mywifiext web address in the address bar of your browser to continue.
You will be on the Netgear extender login page.
Fill the details properly into their respective fields and hit the Log In button.
You are now on the Netgear extender's dashboard.
After that, head towards the settings of your Netgear extender.
Find the Reset button under the Settings section and click on Yes to proceed further.
Let the web GUI complete the Netgear WiFi extender reset process.
Whether you fail to complete your Netgear EX3700 setup or can't recall the password of your Netgear extender, you can reset your extender to the factory settings.
Points to be Noted:
Netgear extender reset process will erase all the customized settings made by you.
The login details of your Netgear extender will be reset to their default values. So, the next time you try to access the Netgear extender login page, you are advised to enter the default credentials.
Update all your WiFi devices to the modified WiFi settings.
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