The Netgear Nighthawk extender setup boosts the wireless signal and turns your dead zones into fun zones. The Netgear Nighthawk extenders help you to keep your computer; mobile devices and media players connected to a wifi with a reliable connection and expand the coverage in every corner of the house. You can improve the wifi connections with Netgear extenders that can broaden your network coverage.

In this particular blog, we will discuss the Netgear Nighthawk extender setup and how to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender. The Netgear extender setup is very simple; you just need to follow some easy steps. You can set up your Netgear extender with two easy methods- WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) method and Netgear installation Assistant method. In this blog, we will discuss about how to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender and Netgear Nighthawk setup process via the WPS method.

Netgear Nighthawk Extender setup using WPS method

To set up your Netgear Nighthawk extender by using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) method, you need to follow these below-given steps:

  1. Attach the Antennas:

Remove the caps of the antennas and attach the antennas to the connectors and turn them in the clockwise direction in order to tighten.


  • Turn on your extender:


Place your extender in the same room as your wifi router and plug it into an electrical outlet. Press the power button.


  • Connect to the wifi router:


Press the WPS button on the extender and wait for LED to light ‘Green.’  After two minutes, press the WPS button on the wifi router as well. The 2.4 GHz Link LED light will turn into green after few seconds indicating a good connection between a router and extender.


  • Add a wifi band:


If you want to extend the band and your router supports 5 GHz, repeat step 3 and check the 5 GHz link LED turns to solid green indicating a good connection.


  • Choose a location and check the signal strength:


Once your new Netgear extender is connected to the router, move it to a new location to boost your wifi range. Make sure that the location you choose, it must be within the range of your existing wifi router network.  The Link-rate LED on your router will help you to find a good spot where extender to router connection is optimal.


  • Connect your wifi devices:


Now, take your device to a location where the wifi coverage is poor. Connect your wifi enabled device to the wifi network.

Note: The extender uses the same network settings as your existing wifi router for its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz extender networks

After the initial Netgear Nighthawk extender setup is completed, you can log in to your extender to view or change the settings of the extender.

How to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender?

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

  1. On your computer or wifi enabled device, launch a web browser and type in its address bar and press Enter.

Window based computer type www.mywifiext.local

MAC computer type http://mywifiext.local

Android devices type

  1. A login page will be displayed on your screen.
  2. Now, enter your email address and password and click on the option ‘Log In.’
  3. A status page will be displayed and by following the on-screen instructions you will be able to manage and configure the settings of your Netgear Nighthawk extender.


We covered Netgear Nighthawk extender setup using the WPS method in this blog. In case any issue arises during Netgear Nighthawk setup or you have any more queries in How to login to the Netgear Nighthawk extender, you can call us on our 24*7 toll-free numbers. We have a team of extender/router experts who can resolve any technical issue for you.


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