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10-Step Guide to Perform AC1200 Netgear Extender Setup

Mar 24th 2020 at 11:09 PM

Are you looking for ways to set up your Netgear AC1200 range extender? Not able to access the login page of your range extender? Is not working for you? Well, this post will help you configure your Netgear range extender with ease. Let’s get started.

Netgear Extender Setup Guide

Before starting the process, you are advised to follow the steps as mentioned in the post. If you tweak with the setup steps, you may face issues with the set up your Netgear WiFi range extender. Now, let’s have a nudge on all the steps you need to follow for making the configuration process a success.

Step 1: Unbox your extender and attach antennas if available. Make sure the antennas are installed properly.

Step 2: Plug in your AC1200 range extender into a power outlet and turn the power on. You are advised to choose a working and fluctuation-free wall socket.

Step 3: Next, connect your AC1200 range extender to your router. Though you can connect both the devices wirelessly as well as using a wire, we recommend you establish the connection using an Ethernet cable for successful completion of the Netgear AC1200 setup.

Step 4: Once done with connecting all your devices, log in to your computer/laptop and launch your preferred web browser on it.

Step 5: Type in the web address bar and hit Enter.

Step 6: Netgear extender setup login page will appear on your system’s screen. Enter the default username and password to proceed further.

Step 7: As soon as you hit the Log In button, you will land on the Netgear Genie Smart Setup wizard.

Step 8: It’s time to follow the on-screen prompts to complete the Netgear extender setup process.

Step 9: Once done, unplug your range extender and relocate it to the area where you need extender WiFi networks.

Step 10: Now, connect your client devices to the extended network of Ac1200 range extender and start using the internet the way you fancy.

This is how you can make your AC1200 range extender up and running. If you don’t want any kind of a mess while executing the process, then you need to ensure:

Tips for Successful Netgear Extender Setup

  • At the time of setup, your extender is in the same room where your router is.
  • Your extender is getting any signal interference from things at your home like electronic devices, metal appliances, Bluetooth speakers, fish tanks, reflexive surfaces, etc.
  • The system you are using to access the login page of your extender is not infected with any viruses or malicious content.
  • The web browser you are using to perform the new extender setup is running the latest software version, be it Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, or IE.
  • Your web browser is not having any clutter like cache, cookies, and browsing history.
  • You are entering the default web address mywifiext in the address bar of your web browser.
  • You are using mywifiext.local, if you are using a MAC or iOS device.
  • You are entering the default username and password in a correct manner. Confirm the credentials by accessing the Netgear extender manual.


If you will follow the Netgear AC1200 extender setup instructions as listed in the articles, we assure you that you would be able to complete the configuration process without any hassle.

If you are not so techie and need assistance while doing the Netgear AC1200 setup, you can anytime reach out to us. Simply drop us a message in the comments and we’ll be in touch with you to help you make the most of your Netgear range extender.

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