How do I Reset The Netgear WiFi Extender to The Default Settings?

 Are you facing slow internet issue while playing games or watching your favorite series even if you have installed Netgear extender? Does your internet lag while taking an online presentation? Is your Netgear WiFi extender not performing well? No worries! You can fix it all by resetting the Netgear WiFi extender to the factory default settings. But do you know how to do it? The process has some similarities with the Netgear extender setup. We will help you with the complete process from the beginning to the access of your WiFi extender (SSID) on your mobile or computer.

Steps to Reset The Netgear WiFi Extender to The Default Settings

You can reset the Netgear WiFi extender to the default setting by two methods:

  1. By reset button on your Netgear extender

  2. Hard reset method

Note: Resetting the Netgear WiFi extender to the factory default settings will remove all the customized data (passwords and settings done by you). So, before performing the resetting process, make sure you back up all the data of yourWiFi extender.

How to Reset The WiFi Extender to Default Settings By Reset Button?

To reset the Netgear WiFi extender to the factory default settings, you don't require a PC or Laptop. So, you don't need to perform login, and you can save a lot of time too. Do the following steps to reset your Netgear WiFi extender using the reset button:

Choose the Perfect Location For Your Extender

The wrong location of your Netgear WiFi extender affects the performance of your internet. To select the perfect location for your extender, keep these points in mind:

  1. Choose the proper location for your Netgear extender near the wall socket.

  2. Place the extender at an equal distance from your PC or Laptop and your router.

Connecting Cables and Powering Your Extender

After selecting the perfect location for your Netgear WiFi extender, you need to power on your extender.

  1. Connect the power adapter to your extender and plug it into the wall socket.

Note: Make sure the extender is getting enough power supply.

  1. Switch on the button.

  2. Wait for the LED lights on your extender to glow green.

Note: There should not be any connection (wired or wireless) between your router and extender as it may interrupt the reset process.

Reset Your Extender

  1. Locate the Reset button on your Netgear extender.

  1. Press it with the help of a pin-like device.

  1. Press the Reset button very carefully and hold it.

  1. Allow the extender to reboot.

  1. Wait for the LED lights to become stable. This will take approx 10 seconds.

  1. Now, take out your phone. Connect it to WiFi and start using the internet.

How to Hard Reset Your Netgear WiFi Extender?

You can use the Hard reset method if you cannot find the reset button on your extender. For Hard reset of the Netgear WiFi extender, follow these steps:

Select The Correct Location For Your Extender

  1. Choose the location for your extender near a socket and a perfectly ventilated space.

  2. Place your extender within the range of the router.

  3. Remove any interference like metal objects, Bluetooth speakers, and a microwave oven that can affect the extender's performance.

Power Your Extender

  1. Connect the power cable to your extender.

  2. Then, insert the power adapter in a wall socket and switch on the button.

  3. Allow the LED lights to turn green.

Use the Web Address of Your Netgear Extender to Reset

  1. Turn on your PC or Laptop.

  1. Open a web browser. You can use any browser like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer can be used.

  1. Update your browser if it has any updates.

  1. Go to the address bar and type

  2. Press Enter.

  1. A login screen will appear.

  1. Fill in the default credentials of your Netgear WiFi extender.

Note: Default credentials of your Netgear extender will only work if you haven't changed them in the past. Otherwise, fill in your customized credentials.

  1. Click the Log In button.

  2. The Netgear Genie setup wizard will prompt.

  3. Go to settings and look for the reset option.

  4. Click Yes to confirm your selection.

  5. Wait for the process to complete.

  6. Congratulations! You have reset the Netgear WiFi extender to the factory default settings.


That's all about the methods by which you can reset the Netgear WiFi extender to the default settings. Thanks for reading this article. If you find this post informative, give us some appreciation in the comment box.

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