Failed to Detect Netgear Extender SSID Name Here is the Fix

Are you failed to find out your Netgear extender’s SSID network name? Want to know about the reasons, factors, and guide to enable your Netgear extender’s network SSID name and tips to fix the issue, then this post, we have included everything you need to know about. So, let’s step ahead. 


Why Can’t I Find My Netgear Extender SSID? 

Firstly, you must understand that is a local web address to access Netgear extender setup web page. You can also try to find out the network name of your home WiFi extender via the mywifiext web address. 

Here are the most common reasons behind why you are unable to detect your Netgear extender SSID network name: 

  • Disabled wireless switch. 
  • Corrupted wireless network software or driver. 
  • Poor wireless signal strength. 
  • Wireless network adapter is not installed correctly. 
  • Long distance between the existing router and WiFi extender. 

How to Enable Netgear Extender Network SSID? 

In order to make your network SSID name visible, it is mandatory to broadcast the network name. Here are the following steps to do so: 

  • Connect your Netgear extender to router via an Ethernet cable. 
  • Run your desktop or computer and launch any web browser. 
  • Type Netgear IP in the address bar and press the ‘Enter’ key. 
  • Enter the default Netgear extender login details, and then press the ‘Log In’ button. 
  • Once you are on the mywifiext setup web page, hit on the ‘WiFi’ settings. 
  • Checkmark on the WiFi settings to enable 5.0GHz and 2.4GHz bandwidth SSID name. 
  • At last, click on the save button to apply the changes. 

Still Failed to Find the Netgear Extender SSID Name? Try These Out! 

On the off chance that your desktop or laptop failed to find the WiFi extender’s network name, then it’s time to follow the advanced troubleshooting tips. However, prior to that, you have to follow the underneath-given things with your WiFi range extender, router, and the computer. 

  • Might be your WiFi range extender is receiving proper power supply. 
  • Check the LED lights on both your existing home WiFi router and extender. They must be solid green or white color. 


But what if the Netgear extender’s LED is blinking red? Don’t worry! Just consider the underneath instructions: 


  • Press the reset button present at back or side panel of your extender with the help of a paper pin clip to bring the device back to default settings. 
  • After that set up your WiFi range extender. During the Netgear extender setup make sure that your extender is connected to router via an ethernet cable. 
  • If you still facing same error, then try to download the latest Netgear firmware using TFTP software. 
  • Connect your WiFi extender to router using an ethernet cable. 
  • Log in to your Netgear range extender GUI via a web browser to check the assigned IP. 
  • Run the command prompt and type the Netgear extender default IP to check the connectivity. 
  • Change the static IP address to DHCP again. 
  • Also check your computer’s settings. For that, click on the Start button > Services > Applications, and then choose the WLAN auto-config option. 
  • Finally, check the router’s wireless settings too. 
  • Select, the network that is configured to broadcast, country/region, and network SSID.