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If you wish to extend the range of your existing configured network then you need a new Netgear extender. The Netgear extender can be configured on the wifi network, so you must connect it to the existing wireless network. The Netgear Nighthawk extender turns your dead zones into fun zones. These Netgear Nighthawk extenders improve your wifi connection to broaden your network connection.

In this blog, we will provide you information related to Netgear Nighthawk extender setup and How to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender. There are two methods to connect the Netgear Nighthawk extender range extender to the network which includes- WPS (Wi-Fi Protected setup) method and Netgear Installation Assistant method. In this blog, we are going to discuss the Netgear Nighthawk extender setup via the Netgear installation assistant method.

Netgear Nighthawk extender setup using Installation Assistant method:

To set up your Netgear Nighthawk extender using the installation assistant method, you need to follow these below given steps:

  • Attach the antennas:

Remove the caps of your extender’s antennas. Then, attach the antennas to the connectors and in order to tighten turn them into clockwise direction.

  • Turn on extender:

Turn your extender and place it in a close proximity to the wifi router. Plug your extender into a power supply and wait for the power LED to light green. If the LED does not light Green even after two minutes, press the power button.

  • Connect to the extender:

Using a wifi or Ethernet connection, connect a mobile device or computer to the extender.

WI-Fi- Open the wifi connection manager on your wifi enabled mobile device or computer, locate and connect to the extender network called NETGEAR_EXT.

Ethernet- With the help of an Ethernet cable, connect the Ethernet port on the extender to the Ethernet port on the computer.

  • Connect the extender to the router using a web browser:

For Netgear Nighthawk extender Login, launch a web browser and enter http://www.mywifiext.net. The Netgear installation will be displayed on the screen, follow the on-screen instructions to connect the extender to the existing wifi network.

  • Choose a correct location and check the signal strength of extender:

Move your extender to a new location which is a midway between your router and the area with poor wifi network. Make sure that the location you choose must be in the range of your existing wifi router network. Take the help of Link LED on your router to find a good spot where extender to router connection is optimal. In case, you get a poor connection or no connection at all, try moving your extender closer to your router until the Link LED lights amber or green. Connect your devices to the extended wifi network, after you find the best location for your extender.

After the initial Netgear Nighthawk extender setup is completed, you can log in to your extender to manage and configure the settings of your extender.

How to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender?

In order to know how to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender, follow these simple steps which are given below:

  1. On your wifi enabled device or computer, open a web browser and enter www.mywifiext.net in the URL and press ‘Enter’ key.

Windows based computer: http://www.mywifi.ext.local

MAC computer: www.mywifiext.local

Android devices:

  1. On your screen, a login page will be displayed.
  2. Next, enter your email address and password and click on the button ‘Log In.’
  3. A status page will be displayed on your screen. Follow the on-screen prompts to manage and configure the settings of your Netgear Nighthawk extender.


In this blog, we covered the Netgear Nighthawk extender setup using the Netgear installation assistant method. In case, any problem arises while setting up Netgear Nighthawk extender or If you have any more queries in How to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender, you can call us on our 24/7 toll-free number. We have a team of extender/ router experts who are available round the clock to resolve your issues.

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