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Netgear Extender Setup via Default Gateway IP Address

Netgear Extender Setup

If you want to gain success while troubleshooting home networking issues, default gateway especially router of your home and business network would be least important. In most cases, the default gateway IP is known as a private IP address assigned to you by the manufacturer of WiFi device. Also, Netgear Extender Setup uses the default IP address to communicate with the local home network and its security system.

In this post, you will learn the complete process of Netgear WiFi range extender setup. Read on.

Steps to Setup Netgear WiFi Range Extender

  • Connect your range extender with the existing and updated version of router. Plug them both in.
  • Now, in the address bar of the web browser, type the default IP address of range extender.
  • Hit enter.
  • Fill in the default login credentials.
  • Once done, hit login button.
  • Now, a smart wizard will open which provides you with on-screen setup instructions.

That’s how you can setup your Netgear WiFi range extender using the default IP address.

But here the question arises, how to find the default IP address? Well, you can find the default gateway by following some simple steps described below:

Find the Default IP Address in Windows

Go to control panel

This is the very first step to find the default gateway through which you can complete your Netgear extender setup.

Go to control panel appears on your home screen, and go further with other options. Click on ‘Network and Internet Connections’.

In the Network and Internet Window

If you are using Windows 7, 8 or 10, hit ‘Network and Sharing Center’.

Hit Manage ‘Network Connections’ for Windows Vista. On the Network Connections Screen, locate the network connection that you tend to view the default gateway IP. On the other hand, your wired network connection is labeled as ‘LOCAL AREA CONNECTION’ or an ‘ETHERNET’, whereas the wireless connection is labeled as ‘wireless’ or ‘WiFi network connection’.

Moreover, it may also interest you to know that:

  • Windows also have the capability of connecting a number of networks at the same time. You can also see several connections on the windows screen particularly if your connection is up-running and working. You can prohibit that connection also, which says Disabled or Not Connected.
  • After that, double click on the network connection and grab your Ethernet Status or any other that depends on the same name as your Network/ WiFi Connection.
  • Now, you can see the status that the connection window is open or enabled. You need to hit on the Details button in order to proceed further with Netgear extender setup process via

Note: For Windows XP, click on Support Tab.

  • Now, on the Network Connection Details Window, establish either IPv6 Default Gateway or IPv4 Default gateway under the property column. It depends upon the current network in use.
  • The IP address is listed as the Value for that property, which is the default gateway address of the current window you are currently using.
  • You can now use to use the default IP address to troubleshoot any problem related to the WiFi connection.

Note: The instructions given above are only required to find the default gateway on wired and wireless devices for Netgear extender setup.

Find your default IP on Linux PC or MAC

On a MAC OS computer, it would be very easy for you to find its default gateway by using the netstat command.

  • Accomplish netstat –nr| grep default from the Terminal Application.
  • Now, on the Linux-based computers, you can get the default IP by executing IP route | grep default via terminal.