How Do I Connect Netgear Extender to Eero WiFi Router?

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Through this blog post, we will help you connect Netgear extender to Eero WiFi router using two different ways. In the first method, we will use the web interface on a browser while the second method uses the Netgear Nighthawk app to set up your Netgear extender. Bear in mind that the steps covered in this blog can be used for all Netgear extender models. Let’s begin.

Let’s Connect Netgear Extender to Eero WiFi

A WiFi extender connects to the host router and then expands the WiFi range of the router further. The extender can be used in Access Point mode or Extender Mode. Let’s tell you how you can carry out the extender configuration using the web interface.

Using Web Interface

  • Keep the WiFi extender next to the Eero WiFi router while connecting them. The extender can be moved elsewhere later on.
  • If setting up the extender in AP mode, use a LAN cable to join the two devices. Let them connect wirelessly when setting up the extender in extender mode.
  • Supply power to both devices now.
  • Connect your computer to the extender’s WiFi. Choose the default SSID Netgear_Ext and join the network. The default WiFi password should be password or none.
  • We suggest you connect to the extender’s network using a LAN cable to ensure reliable internet during the setup process.
  • Visit using a browser. Use the IP if the URL does not work.
  • Click New Extender Setup.
  • Accept Terms and Conditions by clicking on I Agree.
  • Enter admin username as admin and create an admin password for login. This password will be used to log in to your extender.
  • Answer two security questions and save the password.
  • Click Next and assign WiFi names and passwords for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network bands for your extender.
  • Save the settings and wait for some time.

This completes the Netgear extender setup with Eero WiFi router. Shift the extender to a new location now and connect your devices to it’s network.

Using Netgear Nighthawk App

Apart from using the URL or IP, you can also make use of the Netgear Nighthawk app on your mobile phone to connect Netgear extender to Eero WiFi router. The app needs to be installed first. Therefore, if you haven’t installed it yet then do it right away.

  • Follow the steps 1 to 3 from the previous method.
  • After that, connect your phone to the extender’s default WiFi SSID Netgear_Ext.
  • Run the app that you have just installed.
  • Use the Netgear account details to log in. If you do not have a Netgear account then create one immediately to access the app.
  • Upon logging in, tap New Extender Setup.
  • All you should do next is follow what the instructions on the app suggest.

This is all about how to connect Netgear extender to Eero WiFi router and complete the extender installation. In case you have not registered your WiFi extender then create a MyNetgear account and register the product. You can then post on the Netgear community and receive products related updates and notifications.