How to Update Firmware on Netgear WiFi Extender?

The firmware integrated into your Netgear WiFi range extender applies/works on various networking and security protocols. Netgear often delivers firmware updates to enhance the implementation of the device functions as well as to remove the previous flaws and bugs within the firmware software. Firmware updates also provide new features or enhancements.

If you encounter problems while attempting to update your Netgear wireless range extender, then you are on the right page for the solution. Here we will shed some light on the handy and best steps of how to update firmware of your favorite Netgear WiFi extender.

So, let's break the ice!

How Do I Update the Firmware on My Netgear Wireless Extender?

  • Turn off your home WiFi router, the computer, and the Netgear range extender.
  • Connect your Netgear WiFi range extender to the router with the help of an Ethernet cable.
  • Now, try to connect your computer to the Netgear WiFi extender with another Ethernet cable.
  • After the completion of wired setup, turn on your WiFi router and the computer.
  • Once both the device properly boots up, turn on your Netgear WiFi range extender.
  • Launch any web browser on your computer. I prefer the Google Chrome for the Windows OS and the Safari for the MAC or iOS.
  • Type mywifiext local in the web address URL bar and hit the 'Enter' key.
  • You will land on the Netgear extender login web page.
  • Enter the correct default Netgear extender login credentials, if you have not changed.
  • Hit on the 'Log In' button.
  • You will be prompted on the Netgear extender admin panel.
  • Click on the 'Menu' icon.
  • Access the firmware update page, then select Settings > Firmware Update.
  • Hit on the 'Check' button.
  • If any new firmware version is available, follow the onscreen instructions to update the extender firmware.

How do I Update the Firmware on My Nighthawk Mesh Extender?

If you have a Nighthawk mesh extender, go through with the following steps to update the firmware.
  • Follow the same above-guided wired setup procedure for your WiFi router, computer, and the range extender.
  • Open any of your preferred web browsers and visit new extender setup web page.
  • Enter the Netgear extender login credentials, and then hit on the 'Log In' button.
  • Click on the 'Menu' icon.
  • Choose the 'Maintenance', and then 'Firmware Upgrade' option.
  • Click 'Check Online' option.
  • If any new firmware is currently available, simply follow the on-screen instructions to update the Nighthawk mesh extender firmware.
How Important a Firmware Update Is

Firmware update improves the performance of the device. The firmware update makes the device more efficient, leading to increase speed and performance.

Firmware updates enhance the operational functionality and features of a product. It also provides fixes for various issues that may be developed during the various previous software updates.

Every day new devices with some new feature release in the market, so meet up with the advanced features, the firmware update of your current device will allow you to compete with these new devices.

We hope our article on firmware update will clear your most of the doubts. If still, you have any query or question feel free to share with us via comments.

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