Netgear Extender Not Working After Power Outage? Let’s Fix It!
Millions of people install Netgear extenders in their houses. The reason is the need for a superfast internet connection. However, not every user is lucky enough to make the most of his/her WiFi device. Some users face problems using their Netgear range extenders. A weird problem reported by a Netgear user these days is that the extender stopped working after a power outage.
If you have also Setup Netgear Nighthawk extender and are facing the same kind of problem using it, it is recommended that you read the information provided in the article. Here, we have summed up the reasons causing the problem and the troubleshooting solutions to fix it.
[Reasons] Netgear Extender Not Working After Power Outage
There can be numerous reasons for making your WiFi extender non-working after a power outage. But, the most common one is damage caused to the power source after an electricity outage. There is a high chance that the power socket into which your WiFi extender is plugged has become damaged after the outage. So, you are suggested either to call up an electrician to repair it or simply connect your Netgear extender to another but working wall outlet.
Just make sure that the newly chosen wall socket lies in the range of the WiFi signals emitted by the home router. Otherwise, the extender won’t be able to amplify the signals of the router and facilitate you with a poor internet connection.
In case the wall socket is all well, then there is some other reason that has brought your Netgear extender into a non-working state. What’s that reason and what can be done from your end to resolve the issue, let’s find out.
[Solved] Netgear Extender Not Working After Power Outage
1. Reset the Extender Manually
There is a chance that during a power outage, some settings of your range extender have become corrupted forcing it to become non-working. The only solution that can be adopted in this case is a factory default reset of the extender. You cannot opt for the soft reset method as it will require you to access the dashboard of the extender which might not be possible for you in the current scenario.
So, without waiting for anything, find the Reset button on the extender and push it very carefully. FYI, the button needs to be pressed with the help of a paper clip or pin and needs to be held for at least 15 seconds. After that, your extender will reset and you will become ready to implement the next troubleshooting technique i.e. the Netgear extender setup once again.
2. Set Up the Extender Again
The setup process of the Netgear extender requires you to connect the device to the main router through an Ethernet cable. So, you should have access to the same. Apart from this, you are suggested to power down your router and extender before starting the setup process. It will provide them with some rest and eliminate technical glitches that can emerge during the setup process. Once done, switch on your extender followed by the router.
Now, load an internet browser on your computer and access the http://192.168.1.250 IP address. Your computer must be connected to the network broadcasted by the Netgear extender. Otherwise, you are likely to come across the default Netgear password not working issue while setting up the extender. You can also choose to establish an Ethernet connection between the extender and the computer. After accessing the IP address, use password as the password to complete the login process, and follow the on-screen prompts. However, before that, you need to select the network to be extended i.e. your router’s WiFi network.
The Final Words
That’s all about what to do if your Netgear extender is not working after a power outage. We hope that now you have learned that the extender does not work when it is connected to a non-working power socket. There is also a possibility that your extender’s settings have been affected due to a random power outage. Thus, you should reset and reconfigure the extender in that case.
So, is your extender now? We assume that it is. Now that your WiFi device has started working again, we advise you to use a UPS to power it up as it will prevent the settings from getting erased as a result of the power outage.