The Netgear wireless range extender extend the Wi-Fi signal of our existing hoe Wi-Fi router. Due to that reason the, the Wi-Fi network that is extended by the Netgear wireless range extender has a default name like your home Wi-Fi network name_EXT. That means the Wi-Fi network extended by the Netgear wireless range extender is on the extension of our existing Wi-Fi network. It is not the primary network but only a extension of home Wi-Fi router an that’s why it has a network with _EXT name.
Changing the Wi-Fi name of Netgear extender
If we ant to change the name of Wi-Fi network of Netgear wireless range extender, we have to log into first. For that we have to connect any of our Wi-Fi device with the wifi network of Netgear extender and we have to put www.mywifiext.net on the address bar of any web browser, and search it. After searching, we will be asked to log into our Netgear extender. So, we have to put the username and the password for our Netgear account. Then, we have to click on the Log In option. Within few seconds, we would be logged into our Netgear extender.
Change the settings
After logging in, we have to got o settings followed by wireless settings. On the wireless settings, we would see a field that will display the current Wi-Fi network name for the Wi-Fi network of Netgear wireless range extender. We just have to click on the edit option and enter any name that we want set for the Wi-Fi network of Netgear extender. After entering the name, we have to save it and click on the Apply Settings option. Then, it will take up to a minute to apply all the settings and after that the name will get changed for the Wi-Fi network extended by the Netgear wireless range extender.
Default name is appropriate
The default name given to the Wi-Fi network of Netgear wireless range extender is appropriate. Because it reminds us that the Wi-Fi network that we are using is only the extension of our existing Wi-Fi network. Its not the primary Wi-Fi network but only an extension of an existing one. By the default name, we could easily connect our Wi-Fi devices with that Wi-Fi network easily. We could choose a same Wi-Fi password for the Wi-Fi network of Netgear wireless range extender as we have on our home router wifi network.