After Netgear EX2700 setup, the next step is to connect your WiFi devices to the extender’s new extended WiFi network. But after installing Netgear extender, 3 out of 5 users report that their WiFi devices fail to detect the SSID of EX2700. If you are sailing on the same boat, then here’s the rescue plan for you. Here, we have provided a number of troubleshooting steps that can help you in fixing Netgear extender’s SSID issue. Scroll down.
Solved: Unable to Detect Netgear Extender WiFi Network or SSID
Prior to going through the troubleshooting fixes given below, ensure that you have set up your Netgear extender correctly.
Fix 1: Confirm whether your Netgear Extender is broadcasting the Network Name
One of the common yet main reasons why your WiFi devices fail to detect the extender’s SSID or network name is that may be your EX2700 fail to broadcast the network name. To confirm whether your EX2700 is broadcasting the SSID, go through the steps given below.
- Establish an Ethernet connection between your Netgear extender and your router.
- Power on both the devices by plugging them into a working wall outlet.
- Open a PC or laptop.
- Launch a web browser in it.
- Head towards the browser’s web address bar.
- Enter mywifiext
- Press the Enter key.
- Log in to your Netgear WiFi extender by using the default EX2700 admin credentials. If you have customized the Netgear extender login credentials, use them instead.
- Netgear extender setuppage displays.
- Locate the Advanced Settings option.
- Click on the check box that says “Enable SSID Broadcast”.
- Once done, click on the Save button and apply the changes.
Note: Ensure to connect your WiFi devices to the correct extender’s SSID. Apart from this, make sure that you have not hid the EX2700’s SSID. On the off chance that you have hide the Netgear extender’s SSID, then your WiFi devices will not be able to detect your extender’s SSSID.
Fix 2: Confirm if your Netgear EX2700 Extender’s Power LED is Stable
If your Netgear EX2700 extender is showing amber or red light, it means that your device is not getting enough power supply or the firmware is corrupted or outdated. As a result, your WiFi devices fail to detect the extender’s SSID. Let’s have a look at a few fixes to troubleshoot with the issue.
- Ensure that your Netgear WiFi extender is plugged into a damaged-free electrical outlet. Besides, make sure that your EX2700 device is getting continuous and fluctuation-free power supply.
- Be sure that your Netgear extender is placed in reach of your WiFi router and receiving uninterrupted signals from it.
- Update Netgear extender’s firmware to the latest version and see whether it resolve the issue for you or not.
On the off chance that the same issue is troubling you, then reset your Netgear extender back to the factory default settings.
The Netgear extender reset process is quite easy. In case you don’t know how to reset your EX2700, follow the steps given below.
- Keep your Netgear extender plugged in. Just disconnect it from your main router and other connected WiFi devices.
- Find the reset hole on your Netgear WiFi range extender and push it with the help of any thin and pointed object.
- Hold the Netgear extender reset hole for a short while and release it slowly.
Congrats! Your Netgear EX2700 WiFi extender has been reset successfully. You can now connect your WiFi devices to the extender’s network and enjoy the uninterrupted internet range to the fullest.
To confirm whether your devices are connected to the extender’s WiFi network successfully, access mywifiext. net web page on Android or Windows device and mywifiext. local on Apple or iOS device.