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Why Can’t I Connect My Laptop to Netgear Extender’s WiFi?

If you can’t connect your laptop to the extender’s SSID (WiFi network name), then it can be due to any of the reasons outlined underneath:

  • The extender’s SSID isn’t enabled
  • You have not configured your Netgear extender in a proper way
  • There are many WiFi networks active within the range of your extender’s SSID
  • By mistake, you have forgotten or disconnected the extender’s WiFi instead of other

The list of reasons doesn’t end here! But, if you have fixed it in hand, you can deal with every reason whatsoever that might have caused the issue. Let’s start over!

The Fixes!

Fix 1: After configuring your Netgear extender, you will get a new extended SSID. The SSID will appear on the list of active networks. Make sure that the SSID isn’t hidden. That’s it! Once the extender’s SSID is enabled and displayed on the network list, you will have no issues while accessing it.

Fix 2: If the SSID is still not appearing on the list of networks, then chances are that you haven’t configured your Netgear extender in a proper manner. Yes, that’s correct! We have discussed this with you earlier also. Only after the extender configuration, you will get the new extended SSID. And, if your extender isn’t properly configured, then how will you get the next SSID? So, to cope with the issue, all you have to do is to ensure that you have configured your extender using the web address.

Bonus: Just in case, you get the not working issue, then instead of the web address, you can use IP for your extender’s configuration.

Fix 3: Are there many WiFi networks active within the range of your extender’s SSID? If yes, all you have to do is to forget all the WiFi networks and only get connected to your extender’s SSID.

Fix 4: If the same issue is troubling you again and again, then we suggest you power cycle your Netgear extender, including your existing router, and laptop. Yes, this small process is enough to rectify the issue. To power cycle your device, take a quick look at the instructions highlighted below:

  • First of all, you have to disconnect all the devices that are connected to each other via Ethernet or wireless source.
  • Then, you have to turn off their power.
  • Once you are done with the above-mentioned two steps, wait for some time. Let your devices take some rest.
  • After that, turn on your devices one by one.
  • We suggest you turn on your router and then your Netgear WiFi range extender.
  • Once you turn on your devices, open your laptop, go to the WiFi settings, locate and search for the extender’s SSID, and once you find it, connect your laptop to it.

Here’s to hope that you are now able to connect your laptop to the extender’s WiFi. To verify, try to access the extender’s settings page using web address.

Getting not working issues? As mentioned earlier, if you get, not working issues, you can use the extender’s default IP instead. What? Extender’s default IP not working as well? Then, the reason might be something else. If the extender’s default web or the IP address is still not working even after connecting to the extender’s SSID, then make sure that:

  • There aren’t any typos in the extender’s default web or the IP address
  • or IP isn’t entered in the browser’s search bar
  • Your extender and existing router are properly connected using a wireless or an Ethernet source
  • The browsing history is cleared from the internet browser
  • The web browser version you are using isn’t outdated
  • The software on your laptop is up-to-date
  • There is only one tab open
  • Unpin all the pinned tabs as well

So, this article helped you to connect your laptop to the Netgear extender’s SSID. Let everyone know your feedback. If you have any more fixes that can help others, feel free to share them as well.

Eleena Wills
Hi, I’m Eleena Wills. Being a writer and blogger, I strive to provide informative and valuable articles to people. With quality, constructive, and well-researched articles, one can make informed choices. I cover a wide range of topics, from home improvement to hair styling and automotive.


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