How to Connect 2 WiFi Extenders to a Single Router?

Do you want to connect 2 WiFi extenders to your host router? If your answer is a big yes, then this post can help you in a big manner. Allow you have to do is to follow the instructions outlined here and make your 2 WiFi range extenders connected to your router in a flash. Let’s get started!

Instructions to Connect 2 WiFi Extenders to Router

Note: You need to set up both the extenders separately. Keep scrolling down! We will help you with the process.

Connect Your 1st Extender to Router using Wired Method

First, we will provide you instructions to connect your 1st extender to your router and configure it with ease:

Step1: First of all, you have to power on your Netgear WiFi range extender (the 1st one).

As soon as you power it up, the LEDs on it will start blinking green rapidly. Wait patiently will they get stable.

Step2: Are you done with powering up your extender? Are the LEDs on it lit and green? Yes? Okay! Now, ensuring a stable power supply to your WiFi extender, grab an Ethernet cable and connect its one end in your WiFi extender and other end in your router.

Step3: Turn on your computer or a laptop. Take another Ethernet cable and use it for connecting your WiFi extender and router.

But, what if you don’t have other Ethernet cable? In such a case, you can make a wireless connection between them. How? Open your client device and navigate to the WiFi settings. After accessing the settings of WiFi, you will see a list of active networks. From the appearing list, select your extender’s WiFi, Netgear_ext and connect your client device with it.

Step4: Open an internet browser. Ensure that the browser you have opened is up-to-date.

Step5: Head towards the web browser address bar and there you need to type mywifiext.net or 192.168.1.250, and press the Enter key.

Step6: Netgear extender login page will display. Provide the default admin details of your extender in the required fields, and click Log In.

And, there you are! Netgear extender setup wizard displays. Follow the on-screen instructions and set up your WiFi range extender like a pro.

Once your Netgear extender is successfully configured, you can place your devices (1st WiFi extender and router) at the different locations.

Fab! You are all set to enjoy uninterrupted WiFi signals throughout your home.

Connect Your 2nd Extender to Router using Wireless Method

Here are the instructions that will help you connect your 2nd WiFi range extender to your host router wirelessly.

Step1: First things first, place your 2nd extender and your host router closer.

Step2: After placing them closer, look for the WPS button on your host router.

Step3: Once you find it, means the router’s WPS button, press it.

Step4: Wait for 2-3 minutes.

Step5: Now, press the WPS button on your 2nd WiFi extender.

Step6: The WPS LED on your Netgear WiFi extender will start blinking. Once it gets stable, your 2nd extender will be connected to your host router.

Unplug your Netgear extender and router and place it anywhere in your home or where you need to access the internet the most.

Pro Tips

  • Place your host router at the center-most area of your home. DO NOT place the router under a cabinet.
  • Once you are done with correct placement of your host router, place your 1st WiFi extender near to it or at a distance of 20-30 feet.
  • Then, take your 2nd WiFi extender to the first floor and fell free to place it there. Your extender will have no difficulty catching WiFi signals of your router.

But, avoid placing your devices (extenders and router) on congested, lower, suffocated / hot areas.

Endnote

Our article on how to connect 2 WiFi extender to a single router ends here. We hope that the two methods along with the instructions we have provided here to connect your devices were helpful. Just in case, your devices suddenly stopped working after successfully connecting then, then you can try restarting them. How? Unplug them from their respective wall sockets, wait for 20 minutes, and then plug them back in again. Your devices will remain connected and start working.

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