If you want to perform Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 setup in a hassle-free way, you have to connect it to your host router. However, 9 out 10 users face issues while connecting their extender and router. If you are amongst them, then this post can be of great help to you.
Here, we have highlighted some of the best troubleshooting tips that will surely help you connect your Netgear Nighthawk extender and router from the comfort of your home. Let’s get started!
Note: Don’t bother if you don’t have an AC1900! Yes, that’s correct! Just in case, you have any other model of Netgear Nighthawk extender except AC1900, then also you can apply the tips provided here. So, stick to reading!
Fixed: Nighthawk Extender Not Connecting to Router
Fix 1: Check the Power Supply
This is the basic fix yet most important fix!
Make sure that your Netgear Nighthawk extender is plugged in to a damage-free wall socket.
Secondly, the wall socket into which the extender is plugged in must not be damaged.
The Wall socket must provide an adequate power supply to the extender.
LEDs on the extender must be stable.
Keeping the above-mentioned points into consideration, try to connect your Netgear Nighthawk extender to router again and see if this fix helped you out or not. On the off chance, you are still going mad because of the same issue, then we suggest you don’t scroll away. There are couple of fixes more that can help you for sure.
Fix 2: Lessen the Distance
Where have you placed your WiFi range extender and router? Are they placed at a distance? If yes, then it is obvious to face the issue. Therefore, it is suggested that you place your WiFi range extender in the same room as of your router.
To prevent connectivity issue, avoid placing your devices inside the show window or your cabinet. Moreover, you will also face issues while connecting your devices and to make the most out of extender’s WiFi if you have placed them on a lower or congested surface. Therefore, place them openly over a higher area.
If you have plug in your devices on the opposite side of walls, then you can connect them wirelessly. But, if you have kept them closer, then we suggest you opt for Ethernet source.
Just insert one end of the Ethernet cable into your router and the other end into your extender. Avoid using damaged wire!
Fix 3: Power Cycle Your Nighthawk Extender
You may also face the issue if there is a technical glitch in your WiFi range extender. To get rid of the issue and to connect your extender and router while relaxing on your couch, we suggest you power cycle your Nighthawk device.
Given below are the guidelines that will help you complete the power cycling process in minutes:
First things first, if you have accessed the Netgear Nighthawk extender’s SSID on any of your smart devices, kindly forget/ disconnect it for the time being.
Once you are done doing that, power off your WiFi range extender and unplug it from its respective wall outlet.
Wait for a few minutes.
Plug in back your WiFi range extender and power it on.
Wait for the power LED on the extender gets stable.
Have access to the extender’s SSID again.
Now, check if you are able to connect your Netgear Nighthawk extender to your router. If yes, then it will be a great thing for you. So, without waiting much, enjoy the extended WiFi signals from any corner of your house, even from those areas that were declared as blind spots.
We really hope that you find this article easy and helpful?