Well, the screen of NETGEAR Extender Firmware allows you to manage the latest updates after the process of your NETGEAR Extender Setup. You just have to select the ‘Firmware Update’ under the maintenance of main menu screen. After that, check for the following options.
- Check For New Version Form The Internet
NETGEAR range extender automatically checks the database for a newer firmware image file and compares with your latest installed version. Do not turn off your computer, range extender, router, and the modem. If there is no firmware available for your device, you will see a ‘No New Firmware Version Available’ message.
- Check For New Version Upon Login
If the mentioned option is selected by default, the range extender will check the NETGEAR database for a newer and latest firmware image file every time you log into its homepage. In case, you don’t want this feature anymore, consider clearing the ‘checkbox’.
- Locate And Select The Update File From Your Hard Disk
To manually check for new firmware updates, use this field and browse the ‘update’ buttons.
- Connect your computer with the range extender.
- Log into its web user interface.
- Select ‘Wireless Extender Status’.
- Go net and select ‘downloads’.
- From the ‘production selection’, select the make and model number of your device.
- Check for the most recent firmware version.
- Once done, ‘right-click and save to download’.
- Select ‘firmware update; under the maintenance of the main menu.
- Click ‘browse’.
- Once done, click ‘upload’ and send the updated firmware software to the range extender.
Updating the Firmware Bypassing the NETGEAR Genie Setup Wizard
- Connect your range extender with the latest and updated firmware of router.
- Plug them both in and after that connect your computer with the range extender.
- Open a web browser and type net into field of the address bar.
- Now, navigate to ‘maintenance’ followed by ‘firmware update’ with NETGEAR Genie web interface.
- Browse to download the ‘firmware file’. Once done, hit ‘upload’.
Upgrade the Firmware on a NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender
- Connect your computer with the NETGEAR range extender.
- Log into your extender by opening a web browser of your choice. Once opened successfully, type mywifiext into field of the URL or address bar.
- Enter your default username and password into the displayed status page.
- Now, your browser displays the ‘menu icon’. We need you to ‘click’ on it.
- When the firmware update page displays, click and select ‘firmware update’.
- Once done, click on the icon ‘check online’.
- It will update you if the new firmware is available for your device. Just keep following the onscreen instruction to update your range extender.
Upgrade a Firmware by using the Manual Setup
- Use a router that is updated by the latest version of technology and connect it with your range extender.
- Connect your computer and log into the web interface of your NETGEAR Extender Setup by typing 168.1.250 (NETGEAR extender default IP address) into field of the address bar of a web browser.
- Now, you will be prompt to enter default login credentials of username and password.
- Once you are on the home page of NETGEAR Genie, go to ‘setup’ and click on ‘wireless settings’.
- Once you are successfully done with the above-given process, click ‘apply’.
Note: The default details are very important for mywifiext.net login. So, it is strictly recommended to our users that do not change the login credentials before the process of installation, configuration, and firmware update.
If there are any queries and issues left related to your firmware update, NETGEAR Extender Setup, and mywifiext.net setup, feel free to call our tech support executives any time of the day or night on toll-free number 1-888-927-2661. We will be happy to help you.