“I have Netgear extender (WN2000RPT). I have seen its reviews and I find WN2000RPT one of the perfect WiFi devices. So, let me be honest! I am a newbie and I am unable to setup Netgear extender WN2000RPT. Please guide me with installation instructions as I want to make the best out of my range extender.”
You might be thinking why I started the article like this, is that correct? Well, think no more! This is the query which I have received with one of our precious users this morning. I know you also have the same thing in mind i.e. how to setup Netgear extender WN2000RPT and that is why you are on this post. Am I correct? If you nod in yes, then keep scrolling down to get the steps to setup Netgear extender WN2000RPT.
There are two easy methods to setup Netgear extender WN2000RPT. Go through them once! And, once you are done with reading them, just apply that method which you find easy.
Before I provide you the steps to configure your range extender, I would like say, no matter which method you use to setup Netgear extender, gaining access to Netgear_ext (WiFi network name). If you don’t have access to Netgear_ext, you will never complete the Netgear extender setup process.
So, without much delay, let’s begin with the installation of your Netgear extender.
Netgear WN2000RPT Setup
Using the WPS Method
This is one of the most easiest methods. Setting up Netgear extender is honestly as simple as counting 123. Even a kid of 7th class can perform this process. Yes, you read absolutely right! So, keep scrolling down to grab the WPS method to configure your Netgear extender.
Step 1: First of all, you need to power on your Netgear WN2000RPT extender and wait till the LED on it to get stable.
Note: The LED will surely take longer time than usual to become stable. So, you have to be calm and have patience. Do not restart your Netgear extender to fix this type of issue. Yes, restarting process works in this case, but not every time. So, if it takes more than a longer time, you can restart it.
Step 2: After performing the first step, you have to locate the WPS button on your WN2000RPT device.
Note: Make sure that your WN2000RPT is plugged in within reach of your existing router.
Step 3: Now, look, one you find the WPS button on your Netgear extender, press it and wait for a few minutes. Let the WPS LED on it start blinking.
Step 4: Once you find the stable WPS LED on your WN2000RPT device, press the WPS LED on your existing router as well.
Step 5: Wait for the router’s WPS LED to get stable as well.
Fab! Who said you are a newbie? You are a professional! I didn’t even know when you have configured your WN2000RPT using the WPS method. Now, what you can do, navigate to the WN2000RPT setting page using 192.168.1.250 IP and change its default settings in order to prevent it from unauthorized access.
Here comes the manual method to configure WN2000RPT extender.
Note: This method is for those users who don’t have the WPS-capable router.
Netgear WN2000RPT Setup
Using the Manual Method
Step 1: Connect your existing router and WN2000RPT device using an Ethernet cable.
Step 2: Turn on a Windows PC or laptop. Make sure that the device has access to Netgear_ext.
Step 3: Launch a web browser. Make sure that it is up-to-date and browsing history and cache are all clear. You will come to know the reason behind suggesting this in the next step.
Step 4: Take the mouse cursor over the browser’s address bar. Click on it and enter mywifiext. This is the reason! The web address mywifiext will not work on an outdated browser. Apart from this, it will not work will loaded browsing history and cache. Also, if it is entered in the search bar or with typos, it will give you non-working issue. So, I personally suggest, copy mywifiext and paste in the URL bar.
Step 5: Press Enter.
Fab! You are almost there!
Step 6: New extender setup page is displayed, right? So, without much delay, provide your Netgear Extender WN2000RPT default password and click on Log In.
Step 7: Upon clicking on the Log In button, you will be taken to Netgear extender WN2000RPT smart wizard.
That’s it! Just click on a couple of positive responses and you are done with Netgear WN2000RPT setup process.
In a Nutshell
Netgear WN2000RPT extender is truly a one of the most finest WiFi devices. One you are done with the configuration process of your WN2000RPT device, you will surely able to enjoy the extended internet range all over.
Before I end this article, I would like to share an important thing with Apple, iPad, and iOS users. Like mywifiext web address is used to setup Netgear extender manually using Windows computer, mywifiext.local is the web address that is used to configure the WN2000RPT using Apple device or iPad.