My Netgear Extender Not Accepting Password. What to Do?

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If your Netgear WiFi range extender isn’t accepting password, then you are pretty much lucky because you have redirected in the right post. Here, we will provide you complete instructions to fix the issue in no time. Thus, without much delay, let’s get started!

Before giving any troubleshooting tip a try, let’s first make you familiar with the reasons that why you are getting the issue.

  • You are not connected to Netgear_ext. On the off chance if you are using your extender using an unknown or free WiFi hotspot, then it will not accept the password. So, to deal with the issue, ensure to get connected to your extender’s WiFi only.
  • You are using incorrect login details or there are typing errors in the Netgear extender login credentials. So, if you are using the default password, refer to the extender manual for the correct login details. And, if you have changed it – ensure to use the correct ones.
  • You have turned on the caps lock key. Bear in mind that the extender login details are case-sensitive. So, ensure to enter the extender username and password in small letters.
  • You have changed the login credentials and still using the default ones.
  • You have forgotten the personalized password.

Fix: Extender Not Accepting Password

Fix 1: Ensure to change the Netgear extender login credentials frequently.

Fix 2: Set a unique, hard-to-crack but easy password for your Netgear extender.

Fix 3: Opt for guest access network. Chances are – your guest has shared your WiFi password with someone and the third person is the culprit and has changed the password. So, it is better to create a separate network for your guest – so that your bandwidth and your personal information will remain safe. Although you have created a separate network for guest, it is important to change the extender password after sharing it every time.

Fix 4: As discussed earlier – chances are that your WiFi password has been hacked and due to which it is not accepting the password. So, to get it fixed, update the extender’s firmware. Yes, you read it right! Updating the firmware of your devices comes with extra advance features along with enhanced security. So, without much delay – visit setup page, search for the firmware updates available for your extender, and if you found any, update it right away and secure it from on-going potential threats.

Fix 5: Disable remote access. Chances are that someone else has access to your device and that is why your extender isn’t accepting the password. So, to secure your WiFi range extender, disable the feature right away.

Still the same? Chances are that you have forgotten the extender password, right? So, in that case – the only option you are left with is to reset your Netgear WiFi range extender back to the factory default settings.

To reset your WiFi range extender, follow the step-by-step guidelines listed below. We suggest you follow the reset instructions in exact given order in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Step 1: Disconnect your Netgear extender from router and other devices in your home (if connected).

Step 2: Then, locate the reset hole on your device. Usually, reset hole is located on the back or side panel of Netgear extender (depending upon the model you are using).

Step 3: Once you’ve found the reset hole, press it – hold it, and then release it.

Step 4: Your extender gets reset successfully. Now, you can refer to its manual or visit Netgear Genie setup wizard using mywifiext web address for complete configuration instructions.

Note: You have to perform the Netgear extender setup process using the default login details. After setting it up, we suggest you change the extender’s password immediately. Write down the login details somewhere. Make a sticky note on your PC or laptop. Just in case you forgot them – you get them.

Even if trying the aforementioned hacks, you are still getting the same issue, without delay – drop all your concerns into the comments section.

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