There were times when we needed a software or a CD to setup our routers and extenders. Buts after setting up our routers and extenders, we used to lose the CDs and when in future, we try to set up the Wi-Fi devices again, we were not able to find the CDs. That was too hassle to keep the CDs safe. To overcome these problems, the need of any software or CD was eliminated needed to setup the router or wireless range extender so, we could set up our Wi-Fi devices easily.
No need of a CD to setup Netgear extender
These days, we do not need any CD or software to setup the Netgear wireless range extender. We can set it up without any CD with the help of two ways. The first way is the manual configuration and the other is the automatic configuration. For the manual configuration, we should use the web browser setup. But, if we want to setup the Netgear wireless range extender automatically, we certainly have to use the wireless protected setup. We could use any of thee one to setup the Netgear wireless range extender but, the wireless protected setup is faster than the Web browser setup.
Web browser setup
Web browser setup is a manual configuration in which first, we have to connect our computer to the Wi-Fi network of Netgear wireless range extender. After that, we need to put www.mywifiext.net on the address bar of any web browser on that computer. After putting www.mywifiext.net, we need to search it. After searching, we would see the New extender setup button. We just need to click on that and the setup will get started. Then, we just need to follow few instructions on the computer screen and then it will start working.
Wireless protected setup
To use the wireless protected setup the first thing we have to do is to locate the WPS buttons on the Netgear wireless range extender and on the home router. Then we need to place both of these devices in a same room till the time setup get completed. After that, we have to press the WPS button on the router first for 3 seconds and then we have to process the WPS button on the Netgear wireless extender for 3 seconds as well. Then, it may take up to two minutes to apply all the settings. After couple of minutes the Netgear wireless range extender will start working and we could place it as per our choice.