5 Tips to Fix Netgear Extender Slow Internet Speed

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Are you getting slow internet speeds after installing a Netgear WiFi extender? This is something you should be a little worried about. But only a little, since the issue can easily be fixed by giving a try at the hacks given in this very article. You need to have the admin credentials handy since you should log in to the admin panel using mywifiext.net URL to make some required changes to the settings. Let’s get started without wasting any more time.

How to Fix Slow Internet Speed from Netgear Extender?

1. Consider the Relocation of the Extender

You should consider relocating your Netgear WiFi extender if the place where it sits right now is not an appropriate one. Now if you ask how to decide on an appropriate location for the extender, then let us help you with this. Here are a few tips that you need to keep in mind before deciding whether or not to move your device:

  • If the extender is connected to the host router wirelessly, then the extender must sit within its boundary line.
  • It has to be placed on a higher shelf for better signal propagation.
  • Keep it in an open place and not in a corner or congested place.
  • It should be away from heavy building materials like thick timber walls or reflexive surfaces.
  • Place it far from large water bodies. eg. swimming pool or fish tanks etc.
  • There should be many walls or other furniture in between the extender and the connecting devices. Signal obstruction is the major reason why you get poor signals.
  • Keep the extender away from other electrical appliances and networking devices to ditch signal interference.

2. Perform a Firmware Upgrade

The Netgear wireless range extender must be updated to the latest version of firmware which helps it boost its performance. Firmware is software that helps the extender’s hardware do its functions. This should be running on the latest version all the time, hence Netgear keeps on releasing its updates regularly.

We suggest you access the router login page and install the most recent firmware on your extender immediately and notice a drastic improvement in its performance post the upgrade.

3. Make a Wired Connection

As you know wired connections are always more reliable than wireless ones, we suggest you opt for a cabled connection between the extender and router. Till now there has been a wireless connection between these two devices and hence there are more chances of disconnections. With using a wired connection, there are almost zero chances for signal disconnections. Thus the resultant extended signal that you get from the extender will be much better.

Therefore, use a LAN cable to join the extender and the router. Ensure to make a firm connection.

4. Give it Some Reset Often

This is an essential step just like a firmware update. When you keep on using your device for a longer period of time without giving it any rest, its performance will deteriorate for sure. You should thus reboot your Netgear extender from time to time. Switch it off and wait for some time and again switch it on. This completes the reboot process.

The tips and tricks given above should help you fix the poor internet connection from the Netgear extender. However, if the signal still is very poor and there is no improvement then reset your extender to the factory values. Refer to the user manual to know how to reset Netgear extender.


Upon resetting the extender to the default values, you must set it up once again from the very beginning. We are sure after following the hacks given above you will be able to get better signals from your extender.

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