If you are on this article, then chances are your Netgear WiFi range extender has become a pain in your head by constantly rebooting. But, need not to worry! We are here to help you in any manner. So, without much delay, follow the fixes highlighted below and fix the issue in a jiffy. Read on!
Why My Netgear Extender Keeps Rebooting
There can be various reasons why your Netgear extender keeps rebooting. Below, we have listed some of the most common yet major reasons. Continue reading!
- The firmware of your Netgear extender is outdated
- Your Netgear device is not getting sufficient power supply.
- Loose or faulty cable connections.
- Your Netgear extender is overheated.
- You haven’t configured your Netgear extender properly.
- The extender hardware is faulty.
- Distance between your extender and router is too much or you have placed them too closer.
That’s all! These were some of the common yet major reasons behind the issue. Now, let us proceed a little further to fix the issue. Scroll down a little!
Fix: Netgear Extender Constantly Rebooting
Update the Firmware of Your Netgear Extender
Bear in mind – an outdated firmware version on your Netgear extender can be a reason that is preventing your extender from performing well. So, it is recommended to update the firmware of your Netgear extender right away. Here’s how to do that:
- Plug in your Netgear extender into a working wall outlet.
- Once you’re done, switch on a PC or laptop.
- Access the Settings page of your Netgear extender using www.mywifiext.net or mywifiext web address. Note this down, if you are a using an Apple of iOS device to update Netgear extender’s firmware, then use mywifiext local.
- Once you logged in successfully, locate and click on the Firmware Update option.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
After updating your device firmware, check whether your Netgear extender keeps rebooting. If you nod in yes, give the below-mentioned troubleshooting tip a shot.
Check the Wall Socket in Which Your Netgear Extender is Plugged In
Chances are that your Netgear WiFi range extender isn’t getting enough power from its respective wall outlet. Say bye-bye to the issue by checking the wall socket in which your range extender is plugged in. It must not be damaged or fluctuated. Also, ensure that the Ethernet cable that you have used to connect your Netgear extender and router isn’t damaged.
To check the Ethernet connection whether it has been properly established or not, log in to your Netgear extender using www.mywifiext.net or mywifiext web address.
Disconnect Unknown Devices from Your Extender’s WiFi
This is one of the most common issues behind Netgear extender constantly rebooting issue. So, to fix it and to get the most out of your extender’s WiFi, disconnect all the unknown devices from Netgear-Ext (extender default SSID). Doing so will somehow help you fix the rebooting issue.
Perform Factory Reset on Your Extender
None of the aforementioned troubleshooting fixes helped you out to fix Netgear extender constantly rebooting issue? Worry not! In that case, it is recommended to reset your Netgear WiFi range extender back to its factory default settings.
Here’s how to reset your Netgear extender:
- Provide your Netgear extender a proper power supply. But, don’t forget to disconnect all the devices from Netgear_ext (if connected).
- Once done, press the extender reset hole and wait for a few seconds prior to releasing it.
- The LEDs on your extender will become stable after blinking.
Once you reset your Netgear extender, don’t forget to configure it again. For this, you have to log in to your extender using www.mywifiext.net or mywifiext web address and follow the instructions.
On the off chance if the resetting process doesn’t help you fix the issue, without wasting much time, drop us a line into the comments section.
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