How to Update Firmware on Netgear WiFi Range Extender?

Does your Netgear WiFi extender start behaving weirdly? Extender connected but no internet? Is mywifiext not allowing you to access the new extender setup page? If yes, then the only way to fix the issue is to update Netgear extender’s firmware to the latest version.

There are two simple ways through which you can easily perform Netgear extender firmware update process. They are:

  1. Using the check button.
  2. Manual method.

Steps to Update Firmware on Netgear WiFi Range Extender

1. Using the Check Button

To update the latest version of firmware on Netgear WiFi extender via the check button, follow the steps given below:

  1. Power on your Netgear range extender by plugging it into a working wall outlet near to your WiFi router.
  2. With the help of an Ethernet cable, connect your devices (router and extender) with each other.
  3. Take a device like computer, laptop or a smartphone and turn it on.
  4. Then, launch an internet browser on it.
  5. Log in to your range extender using and valid username and password.
  6. Click on the Menu icon.
  7. The firmware update page displays.
  8. Select Settings > Firmware Update option.
  9. In case that option is not visible to you, select Maintenance and then Firmware Upgrade option.
  10. Click on Check Online option.
  11. If the new firmware version is available, follow the on-screen prompts and update Netgear extender’s firmware to the latest version.

2. Using the Manual Method

  1. Connect the main router to the Netgear extender and download the newest firmware version to a PC or laptop.
  2. To avoid issues while updating Netgear extender’s firmware, make sure that your devices are receiving proper power supply.
  3. Turn on your PC and navigate to Maintenance > Firmware Update within the Netgear Genie interface.
  4. Browse to the downloaded firmware file and click on Upload.
  5. Once the above-mentioned steps are completed successfully, the firmware on your Netgear extender will be updated to the latest version.

If you are struggling with issues while updating Netgear firmware, follow a few fixes given below:

  1. The firmware on your WiFi router should be up-to-date as well.
  2. Make sure that your WiFi router isn’t overheated.
  3. Also, place your router openly on a higher shelf away from interference-creating Bluetooth and WiFi devices.
  4. Use the default IP address of your Netgear extender instead of mywifiext.
  5. Power cycle your router along with the computer and your Netgear extender.
  6. Close the unwanted tabs from your web browser.
  7. Clear all the temporary files from your device and web browser.
  8. Try using a different web browser to make sure that it is not a web browser-related issue.

If you are still facing the same issue, consider resetting your Netgear extender once.

Netgear extender reset process is necessary when you are facing issues while updating the latest version of firmware on your device, accessing or mywifiext.local or with the default login credentials.

To reset Netgear extender:

  1. Power it on and disconnect it from your main router.
  2. Once done, grab a pin and put it into the Netgear extender’s reset hole.
  3. Hold it once and release it.
  4. Your Netgear device has been reset successfully.

Still have queries on how to update firmware? If yes, then without any delay, contact our technical department.