How To Enhance Your Netgear WiFi Extender's Performance

Is your Netgear WiFi range extender causing trouble?

Is it getting difficult for you to enjoy a strong and uninterrupted WiFi signal?

If yes, then scroll down and learn about a few things you need to be aware of when it comes to boost the performance of your Netgear WiFi extender. But, before you do that, make sure that you have successfully set up your Netgear WiFi extender using the default web address

Ways To Give Your WiFi Performance A Boost

Choose A Good Place For Your Extender

What you need to keep in mind is that not all places are suitable for placing your Netgear WiFi range extender. Make sure that you keep your extender away from metal appliances, including microwaves and Bluetooth devices. This is because they emit electromagnetic waves which might end up being a hurdle and disrupt your WiFi signal.

Additionally, other problematic appliances like dryers, televisions, and heaters can also influence the signal of your Netgear WiFi extender. So, wherever these appliances are placed in your home, ensure that your WiFi extender is as far away from those areas as possible.

Keep Your Extender Up-To-Date

If you are someone who stays updated with the latest news, then you would know that virus attacks are bringing down millions of businesses each year. And if your Netgear extender gets infected, it will surely pass on the infection to the other devices connected to it. That's why it is important to keep your Netgear extender updated with the latest firmware version.

Create a Strong WiFi Password

One of the most important things to boost the performance of your Netgear WiFi extender is to keep it password-protected. In a time where more than half of the generation is relying on WiFi, do not assume that your neighbors won't try to steal it, my friend. Maybe they already have, who even knows?

To know how to protect your Netgear WiFi range extender with a strong password, keep the following key points in mind:

  • Include a mixture of uppercase and lowercase characters while creating the password.

  • DO NOT use common passwords like 123456 or qwerty.

  • Ensure that the password of your Netgear WiFi range extender is at least 8 characters long.

Avoid using personal information in the password like your date of birth, your name, etc.

Switch To 5GHz

The 5GHz wireless frequency is much faster and less congested as compared to the 2.4GHz wireless frequency.

To know how to boost the performance of your WiFi by switching the Netgear extender's WiFi band to 5GHz, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Start by logging in to the Netgear WiFi extender by using

    Note: If you are getting the not working error, then change the web browser that you are currently using.

  • Then, go to the Settings option followed by opening the Wireless Settings tab.

  • Next, switch the band from 2.4GHz to 5GHz and click on the Apply button.

  • Once done, restart your Netgear WiFi extender and wait patiently for the new settings to get applied.

Once you have tried all the measures mentioned above, you will instantly notice a boost in the performance of your Netgear WiFi range extender.