Resolved: You are Not Connected to Netgear Extender’s WiFi

While you are trying to do Netgear extender setup or gain access to its login page using the extender’s default web address,, you might get “you are not connected to the extender’s WiFi” error message. This is because you do not have accessed the Netgear extender’s WiFi network yet.

Well, there can be a vast number of reasons that may prevent you from accessing the WiFi network of your device. What are those reasons and how to deal with them? Are you thinking about the same? If yes, then you are on the correct page. Here, in this write-up, we will provide relevant solutions for the issue you are currently experiencing. Let’s get started!

Why Can’t I Access Netgear Extender’s WiFi?

First of all, let us make you familiar with the reasons that are preventing you from accessing your Netgear extender’s WiFi network. Scroll down a little!

  • Your Netgear extender has become a victim of technical glitches

  • Poor power supply to your WiFi range extender

  • Netgear extender and your host router are not connected properly to each other

  • Unstable internet connectivity also leads to the issue

  • The SSID of your Netgear extender is not visible or it has been changed

  • You have not done configuration process of your Netgear device in a proper way

  • The WiFi signals of your Netgear extender are getting interrupted

Now, you are well aware of the reasons causing the “you are not connected to the extender’s WiFi”, right? Scroll down a little and grab the fixes to get rid of it in a flash.

Fix 1: Power Cycle Netgear Extender

Sometimes, minor technical glitch in your Netgear extender can also prevent you from accessing its SSID. But, you can easily get rid of technical glitches by simply power cycling the WiFi extender. Just unplug your Netgear extender from its respective wall outlet, wait for a few seconds, and plug it back in again.

Now that you have successfully restarted (power cycle) your Netgear extender, see if you are able to access its WiFi network. Verify the same by accessing Netgear extender’s default web address, mywifiext.

What happened? You are getting mywifiext not working issue? If so, it means the issue hasn’t been resolved yet. In that case, you have to give the other hack highlighted below a shot.

Fix 2: Check the Power Supply

Think about it! If your Netgear WiFi range extender is not receiving a steady power supply from its respective wall socket, then also you will get issues while accessing its SSID. So, check the extender’s power supply. Make sure that it (electricity) is steady and fluctuation-free.

The reason being, if your extender is not powered on, then how will its SSID be visible to you? And, if its SSID is not visible, then how will you access it? So, , you have to provide a steady power to your Netgear device from a working power outlet.

Let us explain to you with an example. If I want to share my personal mobile hotspot and my smartphone is turned off, then will you be able to access it? No? Because my smartphone is supposed to be turned on, right? The same is the case with the Netgear extender! It should be powered on and receiving continuous electricity.

Need More Help?

  1. If you are getting the same issue again and again, then it means that your Netgear extender and router are not connected to each other. So, to do away with the problem, connect them using an Ethernet or a wireless source.

  2. Contact your ISP! Sometimes because of poor internet services, you may get issues while accessing your Netgear extender’s SSID. Yes, you read it right! You will only get the extended Netgear extender’s WiFi network if you are receiving stable internet connection from the end of your ISP.

  3. Is the SSID of your Netgear extender visible? Please verify it! Chances are that you have hidden the SSID of your Netgear extender. So, enable or unhide the Netgear extender’s SSID! On the other hand, if you have changed it, ensure that you are accessing the correct one.

  4. You need to change the location of your Netgear extender, It seems like your WiFi signals of your device (the extender) are getting interrupted due to which you are experiencing “you are not connected to the extender’s WiFi” issue.

  5. Last, but not least, if you have not configured your WiFi range extender in a proper way, then you won’t get the extended WiFi range. So, ensure to do Netgear extender setup in a correct manner so that you can get its SSID to access.

Thank you for staying connected with our write-up! We hope that you are now able to access the Netgear extender’s WiFi on your devices.

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