This new article of Netgear provides you with the troubleshooting tips if your WiFi-enabled devices fail to detect the Network SSID name of your range extender. This can only take place if your Netgear WiFi extender is not broadcasting the network SSID name or your range extender fails to boot up successfully.

Before moving further, try to reboot your Netgear WiFi extender and try to connect it again. If your wireless devices fail to detect the Network SSID name of your range extender. Check if your extender is broadcasting its SSID name or not.

How to Check if Your Netgear Range Extender is Broadcasting Network SSID?

1. Connect your desktop or laptop with the range extender with the help of an Ethernet cable.

2. Open a web browser and visit setup.

3. You will be prompted to Netgear extender login page. Enter the default Netgear extender login credentials.

4. Once you entered into the extender configuration setting page, go to the Wi-Fi settings. Check whether the 2.4GHz WiFi or 5GHz WiFi is enabled. If not, check to mark them and click on the Save button.

5. Confirm the Network SSID name of your Netgear range extender and ensure you are looking for the same and correct network SSID.

Blinking Power LED Light

1. Ensure that your range extender is connected well with the power supply.

2. Reset your Netgear WiFi extender either following soft reset procedure by visiting or via hard reset using a paper clip to reset the extender

Note: It is important to do a hard reset on the Netgear range extender before proceeding for the firmware recovery to make sure that the Netgear extender device is on its default settings.

3. If the extender power LED is still blinking, download the latest range extender firmware and update your range extender.

4. Connect your desktop or laptop hardwired with a range extender and check if it will give you a valid IP address or not. Assign a static IP address to your desktop in the range of extender’s IP address.


IP address:

Subnet Mask:

Default Gateway:

Leave the DNS boxes empty or type DNS 1: and DNS 2:

5. Power cycle your desktop or laptop.

6. Once your desktop is ready to use, open the command prompt or CMD and try to ping the default IP address of range extender i.e.

7. If you have successfully able to ping the range extender successfully, proceed to next step. If not, the firmware extender is beyond the recovery procedure.

8. Run the TFTP file.

9. Type the IP address in the Server box and security key in the password box.

10. On the file section, click on the browse button and choose the latest firmware.

11. Tap on the Upgrade button and check the message that will pop-up.

12. If a successful upgrade message pop-up on the screen, now you can change the IP address of your desktop to DHCP again.

13. Perform another hard reset and set up your Netgear range extender normally again.

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