My Netgear Extender Is Not Accepting Password. Please Help!

What, your Netgear WiFi extender is not accepting password? Why are you worried? If you are on this post, it means that all your worries have gone away. Here, we will provide you everything that your Netgear extender will get forced to accept the password. First of all, ensure that you are connected to Netgear_ext. And, even after connecting to Netgear_ext, you are still getting the same error, don’t just stop reading. By the end you reach this article, your extender will allow you to login by accepting the password. Trust us!

Why Netgear Extender Not Accepting Password?

Here are some topmost reasons:

  • Technical glitches in your Netgear extender
  • Wrong entrée of the password or typos in it
  • Your Netgear extender is placed at a very bad location
  • Router and extender are not placed near to each other
  • Connection between the devices is improper

You might be thinking, why we have provided you the reasons, don’t you? Look, knowing the reason will make it easy for you to troubleshoot the issue, right?

Fixed: Netgear Extender Not Accepting Password

First is, Technical Glitches

We have already mentioned this in the list of our reasons! Technical glitches can also cause the issue. So, if you want to get rid of technical glitches, you have to restart your Netgear WiFi range extender. This process is called power cycling.

To power cycle your Netgear extender, do the following:

  • If you are connected to Netgear_ext, kindly get disconnected.
  • Once you are done, separate your extender and router for some time.
  • Then, unplug your Netgear extender and allow it to take some rest.
  • Thereafter, plug the extender back in.
  • Reconnect your extender and router and get connected to Netgear_ext again.

Now, see if your Netgear extender is accepting password.

After applying this fix correctly, 99 percent of users won’t desire for other fixes. Still, if you are struggling with the same, just continue reading. We won’t leave you until and unless you get success.

Second is, Wrong Password

If the password is wrongly entered by you, then also you will get to face the issue. So, just check the password entrée. Ensure that the password is correct and there are not any typing errors in it. And, if your extender has accepted the password, log in to the extender using it (the password) and web address. Once you are logged in, you can make changes to the extender accordingly.

If the password is still default, why don’t you see the extender’s manual? And, if you have changed it, kindly use it. By any chance, you have lost or forgot the password, recover it using the password recovery feature. Hope you have recovered it? If not, then you have no option left to reset your Netgear extender. Don’t worry! We are here, we will provide you complete reset instructions.

To reset the extender, press and hold the reset hole on the extender and the device will reset back to factory default values.

Now, after completing the reset process, use the default password to reach the Netgear Genie setup page. You might be thinking, why the Netgear Genie setup page, right? Well, don’t you want to reconfigure the extender? After resetting, the configuration of the extender is very important and you can only complete it by applying the instructions provided on Netgear Genie setup page.

So, if your Netgear extender is accepting password? If yes, then as we promised, you have the fix in hand and the article hasn’t ended yet. After the configuration process, please change its default password, make a sticky note, and enable the password recovery feature.

Bonus Tips

Apart from this, if you face the same issue in future, then you can apply the fixes provided here. For this, you have to bookmark this page. And, what’s more? Never exceed the distance between your Netgear extender and router. Always place them in close proximity and keep them connected always. Moreover, keep in touch with your ISP 24×7. Slow internet can also let you experience the same issue.

You might be thinking, why we are providing you more tips, isn’t it? As you are a valuable user of us, so we don’t want you to experience any sort of issue with Netgear extender. And, trust us, the tips we have provided here is useful for fixing any big or small issue with Netgear extender, be it firmware update failed, no or red LED, extender not working, or extender connected but no internet.

Now, we are putting this article an end. We hope that you are now relaxed. If yes, that’s all we want. Hope you will share this article with your friends and relatives who own a Netgear extender and facing issues with it.

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