FAQCategory: QuestionsHow do I connect Netgear WiFi Extender using WPS?
EMILY asked 8 months ago

Installing the extender with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

mywifiext Staff replied 3 months ago

If your existing wireless network supports WPS, follow the steps below if you want to setup your extender using the WPS button.

Press and hold the WPS button on the Extender for 5 seconds. The WPS LED Imageon the front should blink.
Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless router, gateway, or access point. And wait for at least 2 minutes while the extender connects to your existing wireless network.
If successful, the WPS LED on your Extender turns solid green, the 2.4 GHz Link Rate LED lights up.

Note: If the 2.4 GHz Link Rate LED does not light up, repeat steps 1 and 2, or make sure your router supports WPS.

If your router supports the 5 GHz band, just repeat steps 1 and 2 to connect the Extender to the 5 GHz band. If successful, the 5 GHz Link Rate LED on your Extender should light up.
Once extender setup is complete, the extended network for each applicable band are broadcast as “network name_2GEXT” and “network name_5GEXT”. You can connect to the extender’s network using same password as that of the router’s network.
https://kb.netgear.com/22035/Installing-the-extender-with-WPS-Wi-Fi-Protected-Setup